When I made that humongous Moleskine post last week it took me back to France, to when I exhibited my Moleskines. Obviously I've been showing my sketch books online for the last few years. But before the exhibition in France few people had ever seen them 'in the flesh'. And, at first, I was quite reticent to show them. Specifically my 'spare' Moleskine. I had never ever shown anyone this book before. You might have seen a few of the finished drawings from it but that's it. The reason for that is because, apart from those odd finished pieces, my spare Moleskine is full of lists, quotes, lyrics, doodles and thoughts. And that's quite scary. I've always felt that peering into that book is a bit like finding John Nash's shed in the woods and opening the door.
But, to my surprise, many people at the exhibition really enjoyed seeing these pages. Yes, they commented on the obsessive content but it struck a chord somewhere with folk. So, I thought maybe I'd show you some here. The top spread is one of those pages. It's where I chuck everything onto a page for future reference. Then below are some of the drawings that came from those seeds.
Is this stuff of any interest to you? Cos there's loads more of it.
You know, there could well be a lot of posts this week because somebody is desperately trying to avoid doing their tax returns. So let me know if you want to see more.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
door to the river
Posted by andrea joseph's sketchblog at 3:20 PM
Labels: AJ, andrea joseph, blue, brown and blue, bugs, doodles, insects, mail, my Moleskines, sepia, spare Moley
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Interested would be an understatement!!!! post'em all!!!!
Now i have to go wipe the nose prints off my screen :)
Just get them over with so you can write a celebration post! Good luck.
Yes please... I super enjoy seeing these :)
I would love to see more. . .thank you for sharing part of your process.
Yes please, I'd love to see all the drawings of all your Moleskines :)
I would love it! I'm a process junkie! :)
Does a bear poop in the woods?
MORE?!?! YES, PLEASE!!!!!!
Uh....un peu plus s'il vous plaît :)
Yes, yes, yes! What a rhetorical question!
I really love looking at your pages, trying to spot and admire every little detail. And I like the stories they tell!
Also, I find the idea of a whole parallel society of earwigs in my head highly amusing. :D (Although, at the first glance I read "earring". Which would be funny too.)
Yes, yes, yes!! I want to see more. These are fascinating!!
love it! this is my first visit and i'm hooked on your work. it's amazingly generous to show so much of yourself this way. are you familiar with barron storey's work? he exhibited dozens of his journals at the society of illustrators in new york. i made several videos and he gave me permission to post them. he, too, fills each corner with himself. here's one:
MORE PLEASE!!!!!! i love every.single.thing. you post :)
more? that's a rhetorical question, right? 'cause you know we love your drawings and can't get enough of them, lol ;)
i love them all, especially the ones that combine a sketch with lots of writing. those are so much fun to explore. i love the comment Genine said about nose prints on the screen, what an apt description, lol ;)
Tax schmax, let's see more!
YES YES YES!!! I love every little mark and line you put down on paper!!!So now I have to do the same as Genine...wipe the nose prints off my iPad screen :)
Yes, yes, yes ... you are truly inspiring and I love your wit!
Three certain things in life:
and Andrea constantly amazing us.
In a word, "YES!"
The tax prep will wait. I speak from experience.
verrry interested! It's facinating to see how different artists generate the ideas that lead to the images. And it's a seldome seen part...so it's a treat to get to peek into your books!
Thank you, folks. I'll post more. I still, of course, have not done my tax returns but I do have...um....3 dyas left! Yikes.
Thanks for the wonderful response guys. You really make my day.
I saw you and your drawings at Clermont-Ferrand, during the Biennale. Your notebooks are amazing!! Just want you come back and see them again!
I also want to thank you for your good mood :)
I hope you will do some little things to buy soon.
(sorry for my english...)
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