Be back soon

  We would like just to inform you that we are going to do some maintenance to Moleskinerie’s server during this weekend. Everything should be run normally during these days, but if you are going to encounter any issue do... Read More


Shhh…Do not disturb

It’s one of the most famous signs all over the world. You can find it in every hotel, bed and breakfast or place to spend the night. It’s the “Do not disturb” sign! Why not add classy touch while telling... Read More


The Hand Written Letter Project

We often talked about handwriting in the past and since we consider it more than just a way to communicate, we keep on exploring this involving field that not only can improve idea composition and expression but also aid fine... Read More


Uncovered Cover Art

Last week end we left you with the Urban Sketchers event and today we would like to keep on talking about sketching. We received an email from Heidi , a children’s book editor and art lover, who highlighted us the... Read More


Urban Sketchers in Lisbon

We just received this picture directly from Lisbon made by a couple of Italian bloggers (Domitilla and Maurizio) who are there for vacations. It’s from the  2nd International Urban Sketching Symposium where nearly 200 sketchers from more than 20 countries... Read More


Cortona on the move

CORTONA ON THE MOVE is a unique event  held from July 21st to September 4th 2011, which is meant to become a reference point for photography in Italy and internationally. This first edition of the festival is focused on photography... Read More


Pencil shaving art

Lately we have been talking about Art and its different way of expression. We have found the one of Kyle Bean really amazing. He is a Brighton based designer specialised in hand crafted models, set design and art direction. Here... Read More


The color of things

Thanks to swissmiss we found out the website: The Color of. As described on the website: this is a system created to find out the colour of anything, by querying and aggregating image data from Flickr. It is an attempt... Read More


An author a month: Rebecca Venn

After a little while you didn’t heard about it, we are back with the “Author a month” initiative and it comes with a looot of content for you all. As we wanted you to be more and more involved in... Read More

Most of my artistic education, other than the basic college degree, has been attained through self-education…this is different from self taught because I have sought out artists whose work I admire and who I felt had something I needed  to learn. I have always drawn and painted…watercolor is such a challenge and it really appeals to me with its quick intuitive response.  Most of my work is very intuitive, whether it be the figurative work, for which I am known, or the plein air which feeds my soul.

At present I am preparing for a solo exhibition of my figurative work, but as weather permits, you will find me with my Moleskine watercolor book sitting in some beautiful place and having my thoughts lifted and my eyes recharged.

1. How do you use your notebooks?

I have found the 5″ x 8″ watercolor notebook by Moleskine to be my favorite as I do watercolor when traveling or sometimes when I need to get outside and clear my head.  The paper takes the paint beautifully and I love the texture.  The size is perfect for just popping in a small bag and hiking through the woods or into the mangroves.  It is not heavy and, as with watercolor itself, less is more.

2. What inspires you the most during your creation process?

Nature.  All the many varied textures, the way the light changes and keeps my heart racing trying to capture a moment. The peace away from technology.  And the color…it is the color whether dark before the rain or the brilliant glow of a flower or light on the water.  And the music of nature.  I love the quiet of the breezes which calm my spirit and recharge my visions.  I find that painting outdoors recharges my sense of colors.  After spending time in nature my eyes are heightened when I return to the studio.

3. What are your sketching tools?

The less, the better.  Of course the Moleskine watercolor notebooks or drawing surface is my preferred support.  I carry a Winsor & Newton travel kit which contains an HB pencil, kneaded eraser, pencil sharpener and the pan paints which I use that come with the kit.  I refill the pan paints with tube paint as it disappears.  A small package of tissues and a thin black pen (permanent ink).  I use a travel brush #10 or #12 which keeps a good point.  I keep a small flat brush in the kit in case I need that kind of stroke but mostly I don’t use it.

At this point you could think it’s over…But, as we said, it’s not all.

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Not only we realized a custom Sleeve as before, but also created a custom Bookmark and left Rebecca the decision to fill up a blank Wise Dice or a M.Use Box. She realized a Wise Dice with some suggestions to follow to try to sketch like she does.

Just reach the MSK Templates section here and download the three files for free.


Lost and Found: Car tires proof

This is the story about Jeff and his lost Moleskine notebook. Jeff lost his notebook, someone found it thanks to the “In case of loss” page (you can download and print for free on our MSK Templates area) that Jeff... Read More