Today's postings

  1. [Baren 24492] Mounting Paper (Woodblocksteve #
  2. [Baren 24493] enchange 19 (FurryPressII #
  3. [Baren 24494] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V26 #2575 (Mar 7, 2004) ("carol wagner")
  4. [Baren 24495] Jugalbandi ("April Vollmer")
  5. [Baren 24496] please unsubscribe ("Sandra Block")
  6. [Baren 24497] Re: Subject: RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V26 #2573 (Mar 5, 2004) (Sharri LaPierre)
  7. [Baren 24498] Re: Jugalbandi (Aqua4tis #
  8. [Baren 24499] Re: Jugalbandi (Bette Norcross Wappner)
  9. [Baren 24500] Re: Kent's big block! (Jan Telfer)
  10. [Baren 24501] Re: undaunted (Daniel Dew)
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Message 1
From: Woodblocksteve #
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 08:04:15 EST
Subject: [Baren 24492] Mounting Paper
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Hi Everyone,

With Japanese paper being generally quite thin is it normal to paste it to a
heavier paper after printing?

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Message 2
From: FurryPressII #
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 08:47:09 EST
Subject: [Baren 24493] enchange 19
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a thank you to everyone who sent in their prints all 29 of you. A GREAT
BIG THANK YOU TO JULIO -- without his help i might not have been able to get
them out.

they have been assembled and ready to be put into the envolopes

On the baren boxes, i was given a list of 12 names but was sent 16 boxes?

john center
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Message 3
From: "carol wagner"
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 08:08:20 -0800
Subject: [Baren 24494] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V26 #2575 (Mar 7, 2004)
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Wow! I think bill Richie's advice to you is right on target. I can't think of
a young artist I know of at the moment, who has the energy, ability, and
drive to attempt such a needed approach to printmaking in academic
settings. You go girl...

Carol in Sacramento
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Message 4
From: "April Vollmer"
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 12:50:03 -0500
Subject: [Baren 24495] Jugalbandi
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It is always a little sad to see a show end, but it was also a relief to
take down the Jugalbandi show last night, since I am so busy now. I had to
gallery sit on weekends, which was nice because I had visitors like the
renowned Sarah Hauser. (see photo at: )

I made two new woodcuts for the show, "Breathing In" and "Breathing Out."
Since the show was an Indian/American exchange show, I thought pranayama was
appropriate. We had a good response, saw a lot of friends, made some new
ones, and even sold a little art. I put photos on my website at

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Message 5
From: "Sandra Block"
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 10:07:11 -0800
Subject: [Baren 24496] please unsubscribe
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Unsubscription notice.

(Archivist's Note: This is not the way to unsubscribe. Go to:
then click on "JOIN (or leave) [Baren]")

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Message 6
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 10:26:37 -0800
Subject: [Baren 24497] Re: Subject: RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V26 #2573 (Mar 5, 2004)
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Patti PC,

I forgot to mention WSU Vancouver (it is my back yard, for heaven's
sake -) The instructor there is doing a great job of combining
computer and printmaking. I don't know how much woodblock is involved,
but you can take it that direction, and he would be a great guy to work
with. His name is Harrison Higgs and you could talk to him about it.
Let me know if you're interested and I'll hook you up with him.

As usual, Bill Ritchie has the winning idea! You go, Bill :-)

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Message 7
From: Aqua4tis #
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 19:41:58 EST
Subject: [Baren 24498] Re: Jugalbandi
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April Vollmer wrote:
looks like a great show april i wish i could have been there to see it in
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Message 8
From: Bette Norcross Wappner
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 22:25:03 -0500
Subject: [Baren 24499] Re: Jugalbandi
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Thank you thank you, April! I really enjoyed the photos of the show.
All of the art was gorgeous.

Wish I could have just popped in. Looks like everyone was having a
super time. And 'you' always do!

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Message 9
From: Jan Telfer
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 20:09:25 +0800
Subject: [Baren 24500] Re: Kent's big block!
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Bette and Kent,

> Dear Kent-o,
> I'm jealous of your new possession.
> You could carve and print a life size profile of yourself!

How big did you say that block was?!!!!!
> I can also see a nice vertical scroll hanging printed off of it.
> But then it leads to a quest for a nice long piece of quality paper.
> **You could host the next Baren Summit II and use it for a
> collaborative project for each member to carve onto it!

> You could carve your favorite images into it, and incorporate it into a
> table top. Carve and print off of it, then hang it above your mantel.
> At any rate, let us know what you do with it.
> Have fun :)
> All the best,
> Bette.

Bette, this, for Kent, is one big challenge..... You have just thrown him
a bigggggg challenge..... Kent never does things by halves and it just
wouldn't surprise me if he just did what you have suggested!! I would
like a print of the finished article please Kent.... I'll even pay the

Send me an invite when you have finished it and I'll even try to get
there to help you print it, but you have Mrs "Experience" already in
Portland with large prints and I am sure she would be willing to help
you too.....

I'd like to see that! :-))

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Message 10
From: Daniel Dew
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 07:54:37 -0500
Subject: [Baren 24501] Re: undaunted
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Hi Steve,
I didn't see a response, so I thought I might chime in. First though,
I think we need to break it down.
The first thing I learned, it takes about 4 to 6 impressions before the
end result begins to look "right", sometimes more depending on the wood
and sometimes less if you're using lino. So, you gotta print a few,
using the same paper and ink, to see if it's O.K. or not. Then, if it
still isn't working, start breaking it down.
I usually start with the paper. I try dry, then damp, then a different
brand, etc...
Then I try the ink; out of the tube, more extender, more retarder,
At some point in the process, I usually figure it out.

I could be more helpful with details, like brand of ink and paper, but
remember, have fun!

Dan Dew