Moleskine Postal Notebook
I recently got hold of these brilliant Moleskine Postal Notebooks samples from Moleskine and was thrilled with the possibilities. I could start a doodle conversation by mail with my nieces. I could fill the thing with original art and mail a surprise to a sketchy friend in Europe. Gifting a sketch among artists is one of the highest ways to appreciate one another and these little self sending notebooks are perfect for reconnecting. Sending something in the mail is such a romantic gesture these days. To stop, take time to write a note or doodle, fold it up in an envelope, mail it off and wait days for an unsuspecting recipient to respond. That’s how we REALLY say, “I was just thinking about you!”
Original Art – Snail Mail
I’ve been sitting on these all-in-one envelopes until now. Friday night is Wine-O-Clock in the studio and I wanted to make some quick and rapid visual noise. Since I scan all sketches that become large paintings, I had a body of work to reduce and scale to tell one cohesive story on each page of the notebook. As you know, I’m in love with bugs and I recently finished a large Goliath Beetle painting titled “Rorschach“. Expanding on the idea for that painting, I used the four pages to explore the concept further. You can purchase the original art filled notebook in my store by following this link. A set of 4 Matte Canvas Prints are also available here. Stay tuned, I’ll be posting new ones as they emerge from the studio.