Sunday, August 17, 2008

Moleskine Storyboard Notebook

One of my purchases during my recent bout of BEAS disease *(Buys Excessive Art Supplies) was a Moleskine Storyboard Notebook there are 82 boxes 2.1875" x 2.75" or for you metric types 5.5 cm x 7 cm. I have labeled each of the first 82 boxes with EDM challenges 1-82. I have completed six of the challenge boxes with little drawings. Actually the bag is not yet done and the lamp is overdone -- never-the-less --I plan to complete the remaining 76 boxes -

But.... there are 152 smaller boxes- four per page - on the last 38 pages. They are 1.1875" x 1.435" or 3.7 cm x 3.9 cm - What were they thinking? those are really very tiny boxes - I don't know if I can work that small - what can I do with the last ONE HUNDRED FIFTY TWO tiny boxes??? --bug drawings?? any suggestions will be appreciated.

14 comments:

Kathleen said...

maybe I can do 5 illuminated alphabets --hmmmm

kazumiwannabe said...

Real size small objects? (Like coins, buttons, paper clip...?) Your first five challenges are fantastic, and this book with boxes really works well for the challenges!

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Eyes... you could do drawings that span the boxes... so 4 boxes for one drawing of an apple say...

Katy said...

Great idea for the notebook! I was going to suggested illuminated letters or letting practice for the small boxes. I like Capt. Elaine's idea too.

Ann said...

This is really cool - I like the boxes. Now I want one of these too :)
Your drawings are wonderful. In the really small boxes - there are already good ideas - really small objects, or different views or sections of the same object, or drawings that span the boxes. Should be fun!

Sandy said...

What a cool little moly - but project to fill each tiny box, Whew that is quite a challenge. Maybe one tiny item each day that has meaning for that day??

seesue said...

Maybe you could also treat them like panes of a window? Your small challenges are delightful!
ps I've just popped by my blog "http://seesue.blogspot.com" and saw your question regarding palate for a TINY paintbox. My answer is tinfoil. You can fold it up tiny over and over and it's a pretty good representation of colour as well.

laureline said...

Ha! I suffer from that disease, too! I also have one of those storyboard books,but have yet to do anything with it. It's fun to read your commenters' suggestions. I wish I could help you with my own suggestions.... I do like what you've done so far.

CrumpledPaperbirds said...

This moleskine with windows is great, I'd like it for EDM challenges as well, must look around town:)
Lovely sketches, the teddy especially*
I have some ideas, too, for the little window...you cam make collections of really small objects every two pages..like your jewelery, leaves, what you find on a walk...or as CEM said, draw over the boxes, and write comments in the boxes...or, getting a bit more ambitious:)...why not draw a picture story?:) I'm getting excited myself:)) I MUST find this window moleskine!!

purplepaint said...

How cool is that?! Love your sketches!

mia said...

Hi Kathleen!

I use the storyboard notebook too--for the smaller boxes I did close-ups of stuff. If you want to check it out my blog is www.miasketchbook.blogspot.com I love what you've done! Really fun!!

Mia

lyn said...

Try anything! I've learned to work small doing jewelry. Tiny trees and forests, animals, fish, I do gold painted giraffes on earrings 1 inch high! I remember seeing a post about "inchies" sp? somewhere. You learn to simplify. Good luck.

Lisa Reed said...

Great idea for the EDM challenges. For the tiny boxes, how about drawing only a small portion of a subject? We will be watching to see what you decide!

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