Author a Month – Alena Kudryashova

After inspiring our Facebook fans, Alena Kudryashova was chosen as our Author-a-Month for June. We are happy to now present you a little more information about this talented artist. Feature: Tell us a bit about yourself? I’ve been drawing for... Read More


Author a Month is (finally) back!

myMoleskine “Author a month” initiative is back! You can help decide who will be the selected one for March 2012 among the three most active on myMoleskine authors View the artworks here: Martin | Macha | Nerderella Just vote on Moleskine Facebook page for one... Read More


3 questions for August’s “Author a month”

Previously with Rebecca and then with Alessandro, we featured them on Moleskinerie by letting you choose what to ask. Now it’s up to Vania Cazzagon, who is the winner of our Facebook pool and so the “Author a month” for... Read More


August “Author a month”

Pick your favorite and vote for the myMoleskine “Author a month” of August by choosing amongst the 3 most active users of myMoleskine community. She/He will be featured here on with a dedicated sleeve and bookmark, and will create... Read More


An author a month: Alessandro Ulleri

The July’s “Author a month” has been chosen by you on our Facebook official page. He is Alessandro Ulleri. If you can suggest someone who is starting drawing notebook for the first time, is there any rule to follow? I... Read More


July “Author a month”

As well as one month ago you’ll be the protagonist, as happened June, you’ll decide who will be the myMoleskine “Author a month” How? Visit our Facebook official page and then vote for one of the three top authors of this... 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.


3 questions for an “Author a month”

Since we want you to be protagonist of our community we decided that not only you had to pick up the new “Author a month”, as you did during last week, but also have to choose the questions that we... Read More


The Author a month is back!

myMoleskine “Author a month” initiative is back!! You’ll be the one to decide who will be the Author for this June. How? Visit our Facebook official page and then vote for one of the three top uploaders of this month. The... Read More