Today's postings

  1. [Baren 23396] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V25 #2446 (Nov 19, 2003) (Emkaygee #
  2. [Baren 23397] Re: Mugshots (GWohlken)
  3. [Baren 23398] not a purist either (Margaret Szvetecz)
  4. [Baren 23399] Introduction (Barbara Campbell)
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Message 1
From: Emkaygee #
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 08:11:38 EST
Subject: [Baren 23396] Re: V25 #2446 (Nov 19, 2003)
Reply: To [Baren] | Privately

Hi Chris,

So sorry to hear about your loss. It's terrible when a mentor or colleague is no longer with us for insight, advice, or just plain encouragement. It leaves such a void. I have had some artist's mentor me that are getting older and I can't imagine what I'll do when the day comes and I am without them.

I'll keep Rob in my thoughts (and you as well).

Mary Green
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Message 2
From: GWohlken
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 09:34:28 -0500
Subject: [Baren 23397] Re: Mugshots
Reply: To [Baren] | Privately

Marilynn, I think as far as mugshots go, mine has turned out a failure from what I had intended. I took a photo of me and tried (through Photoshop) turning it into a vampire (for those who don't know me and the kind of prints I do, I have made two different sets of vampire prints -- one set of 12 for a book of poetry I had made, and another set of 10 for a lobby show at the local theater for their stage presentation of Dracula). Anyway, when the photo was larger, you could see the fangs and of course even now as a mugshot you can see the coloring overall as a ghastly greenish blue. But, when I saw it appear the first time in the mugshots in the html version of the digest, well, I think it looks like a regular person with smeary lipstick and bad teeth rather than fangs and blood. Ha. I might have to send in another one.

> >Yes, mugshots would be fun!

Welcome back, Amanda. It's always nice to see the faithful return :-)

Chris, I'm sorry about the loss of your neighbor whose love of Japanese prints has inspired you, too.

~ Gayle in Ohio
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Message 3
From: Margaret Szvetecz
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 07:50:48 -0800 (GMT-08:00)
Subject: [Baren 23398] not a purist either
Reply: To [Baren] | Privately

Amanda, I'm not a purist either. Like you, when I edition for Baren I don't vary the elements of the edition. However, in other work I've done, especially in grad school, I've used printmaking elements and combined them with mixed media.

I suspect we have other Baren forum members who do various combinations of printmaking and other media--just not for the exchanges!

I do really enjoy Baren--I love the technical expertise and the comaraderie. I especially appreciate Baren because being a part of it has helped me get back into printmaking, even though I no longer have access to a studio, a workshop, or a press.

Margaret Szvetecz
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Message 4
From: Barbara Campbell
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 07:50:48 -0800 (GMT-08:00)
Subject: [Baren 23399] Introduction
Reply: To [Baren] | Privately

Let me introduce myself. My name is Barbara Campbell. I live in Stamford and work in Greenwich Connecticut. I am a new subscriber to your wonderful and interesting group. I have been collecting Japanese prints since high school back in the 60's when a neighbor on Long Island gave me a pile of old books with Japanese wood block prints inside. From that day forward, I was hooked. Over the years my husband and I have been collecting Japanese prints and now have a very nice collection. I have been a painter on and off for the last 40 years but lately I have been participating a lot more in local art shows. (Now that my children are grown and gone) I mostly concentrate on oils and pastels. About a year ago I took a short one day course with April Vollmer and I was fascinated with the whole process of Japanese woodcut and printing. This summer I attended a wonderful workshop with Paul Furneau at the Center For Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Connecticut. I have since have been carving and printing in my spare time. I will be submitting a print for #19. I feel very privileged and excited to participant. I am a designer and planner by profession. I am currently on staff at a hospital in Connecticut as Director of Design and Construction. We are currently in the middle of a 15 year total replacement facility on the existing site. I love what I do and look forward to coming into the office every day.(Not everyone can say that) I also look forward to coming home every evening to spend a few hours in my small studio/guest bedroom, carving and printing. I know I have been one of those lurkers but one day I will jump into the discussions when I feel I have more to say.

Thank you , Barbara

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