Baren Digest

[Baren] - the International Forum for Woodblock Printmaking

Volume: 25 / Number: 2446

Wednesday, 19 of November, 2003

Today's postings:

  1. [Baren 23386] on e-mail lag and other matters (Alain Cislaghi)
  2. [Baren 23387] Re: on e-mail lag and other matters (Myron Turner)
  3. [Baren 23388] Re: editioning question (Frank Trueba)
  4. [Baren 23389] Re: Toshi Yoshida (Laughing Crow Studio)
  5. [Baren 23390] Re: Toshi Yoshida (ArtfulCarol #
  6. [Baren 23391] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) for Tuesday, 18 of November, 2003 ("marilynn smih")
  7. [Baren 23392] Re: Toshi Yoshida ("Chris Bailey")
  8. [Baren 23393] email addresses (Salsbury)
  9. [Baren 23394] Re: Toshi Yoshida (Charles Morgan)
  10. [Baren 23395] Reply from a lurker ("Amanda Yopp")

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Message 1
From: Alain Cislaghi
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 08:20:17 -0500
Subject: [Baren 23386] on e-mail lag and other matters
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This note simply to thank you, Gayle, for the heart warming welcome
(hopefully, I won't disappoint too quickly ;)) but, as far as I'm
concerned, my brief contact with this forum's been already quite fruitful,
in matter of learning or inspiration!

This said, I just gotta inform the group in general that you might see me
post from different e-mail accounts, from times to times, for such reasons
as e-mail lag, bein'in Beijing in about a week and preferring to rely on a
web based e-mail account, etc.


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Message 2
From: Myron Turner
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 07:34:09 -0600
Subject: [Baren 23387] Re: on e-mail lag and other matters
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At 07:20 AM 18/11/2003, Alain Cislaghi wrote:

>This said, I just gotta inform the group in general that you might see me
>post from different e-mail accounts, from times to times

I'm not sure, but that might not be possible without re-subscribing from
these different accounts.

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Message 3
From: Frank Trueba
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 07:02:00 -0800
Subject: [Baren 23388] Re: editioning question
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Thanks Charles, I'll have a go at those references.


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Message 4
From: Laughing Crow Studio
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 07:18:31 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 23389] Re: Toshi Yoshida
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I just received "Young Lions" in the mail and although it is a nice book,
I was disappointed that it is pastel instead of woodcut illustrations. I
have another of his on order from the library about rhinos and will be
interested to see what medium that one is. Speaking of children's books
do you know Keizaburo Tejima? He has done some wonderful woodcut books
for children including "Ho-LimLim; a Rabbit Tale from Japan" and "Fox's

Anyway, thanks Wanda for the tips - those effects are enough to make me
want to run out and tackle Hanga (yes, I am still doing Western-style).
And thanks Julio, for the lead on the Yoshida family book - I just ordered
it and will call it an early Christmas gift to myself!

Lezle Williams
Laughing Crow Studio


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Message 5
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 11:40:39 EST
Subject: [Baren 23390] Re: Toshi Yoshida
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In a message dated 11/17/2003 4:54:51 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:
My 2 cents:

Lezle, it looks like a Luan woodblock has been inked with light brown and
wiped off a bit where needed and then overprinted on the animals Anyway , that
is what I would try.

The books I have listed are:
Toshi Yoshida-Woodblock Printing: Tokyo, Sanseido 1939 (out of print)
Toshi Yoshida. Japanese Print-making: A handbook of Traditional and Modern
Techniques. Rutland VT. and Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle, 1966 (761 YZ)

Good luck
Carol Lyons

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Message 6
From: "marilynn smih"
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 09:13:06 -0800
Subject: [Baren 23391] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) for Tuesday, 18 of November, 2003
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Yes mugshots would be fun! I am leaving thursday, Nov.20 if all goes as
planned. We are driving to Nevada and than the Baja. I will be gone
somewhere close to a month. So since I know of no vacation hold for the
Baren I will resign the list temporarily. Hotmail has a size limit and also
there is no way I will catch up on all the reading. Sad to miss anything.
I love you all and will return when we get our server up in Mexico.

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Message 7
From: "Chris Bailey"
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 11:00:37 -0700
Subject: [Baren 23392] Re: Toshi Yoshida
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Hello everyone,

I just thought I would pass along this sad and odd little story,

With discussions regarding Toshi Yoshida sneaking back into the baren
postings, my thoughts turned to my townhouse neighbor. He was a very
nice older gentleman, who when he heard that I was doing woodcut prints,
invited me over to his house to talk. This was a couple of month's ago.
Rob (his name) has always had a very strong interest in and love of
Japanese prints. He has a beautiful original Toshi Yoshida print (this
one: on his wall and also
has a hand printed book showing different examples of printing
techniques that he showed me. I can't remember if the book was by
Toshi, or his son (does he have a son??). Both were very inspirational
and interesting to see and study.

And now the sad part, as I was reading yesterdays baren postings about
Toshi, an ambulance pulled up in front of Rob's house. The ambulance
didn't stay long, and a few minutes later the coroner's van came. I
know that Rob wasn't in the best of health and he was getting a bit
older, but I wasn't expecting anything like this.

I'm not sure why I felt I should pass this story along. Maybe just as a
small tribute to Rob and his love of Japanese prints. Possibly also to
remind us all that there are people out there who find great joy &
inspiration in the work that we do as artists and print makers.

=Chris Bailey=

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Message 8
From: Salsbury
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 13:08:25 -0600
Subject: [Baren 23393] email addresses
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Hello Wanda,

Tried to write you off list, but found that the new digest format doesn't
include email addresses. Could you contact me please.

Sue Salsbury

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Message 9
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 11:34:28 -0800
Subject: [Baren 23394] Re: Toshi Yoshida
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Hiroshi Yoshida was the father, and Toshi Yoshida was the son. They both
did exquisite work that will knock your socks off. The Victoria Art Gallery
has an extensive collection of works by both. They toured extensively and
made many prints of Canadian and US scenes, as well as European scenes.

Cheers .... Charles

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Message 10
From: "Amanda Yopp"
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 22:00:50 -0700
Subject: [Baren 23395] Reply from a lurker
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I got this message like many others and felt I needed to reply.
First, my name is Amanda Yopp. I was a Baren participant a few years back
but with graduate school- had to unsubscribe. Now that I am finished with
school I decided to try to be part of Baren again. While I still love
woodblock printing- I find myself mixing media with printmaking. I love
technology and using it in my prints (my favorite is the laser engraver, the
digital camera, and Photoshop... i know that pushes some buttons). I am not
a purist... infact, except for varied editions- I stopped editioning years
ago. I co-organized a print portfolio exchange titled "Impromptu" (every
print of the edition of 30 had to have atleast one element different) that
was shown at Southern Graphics. I will also appropriate images at the drop
of a hat. Clip art frequently finds its way into my work. Sometimes I use
text (usually appropriated) and am known to not filter out the bad language.
Now that you know something about me and my work- perhaps you are less
uncomfortable... unless you are a purist - in that case, you probably wished
I was still a "mystery" name. I would not say that I am or will be an
active participant (partially because I have dial-up and everything takes so
long... especially email). And while all this is true-- if I was able to
participate in an Exchange, I would stick to the guidelines to keep the
portfolio consistent. ... so while I may be mostly a lurker, I have as much
right to be part of an Exchange as any other subscriber- as long as I follow
the rules! You might be happily surprised of the print you get from one of
us "lurkers."

Happily Lurking-

>I received a note from one of the #19 participants asking whether each of
>the other participants was actively participating in Baren discussions... 
>If you have not been an active participant, please take this opportunity to
>introduce yourself to the group.  Tell us a bit about yourself and what you
>do.  Mention that you will be submitting a print for #19.  Stuff like
>that...  Our sign-up guidelines suggest:
>"One final point should be emphasized - the mailing list that makes up
>[Baren] is open to everyone to join, and the membership is thus made up of a
>mix of 'lurkers' and active participants in the forum. If you are
>considering signing up for an Exchange, please remember that this implies
>some active participation in [Baren] discussions ... if you remain a
>'mystery' name, it leaves everyone else feeling quite uncomfortable. "
>Please let me know directly if you have any questions at all.
>Mike Lyon,
>BarenForum Exchange Manager
>Mike Lyon

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