Today's postings

  1. [Baren 26328] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V29 #2836 (Oct 31, 2004) (Lana Lambert)
  2. [Baren 26329] Re: #21 ("Diane Cutter")
  3. [Baren 26330] update on portfolio cases (Barbara Mason)
  4. [Baren 26331] japanese papermaking ("Eva Pietzcker")
  5. [Baren 26332] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V29 #2836 (Oct 31, 2004) ("Ramsey Household")
  6. [Baren 26333] Re: Bingata ("David Stones")
  7. [Baren 26334] Re: Bingata (FurryPressII #
  8. [Baren 26335] Gallery 451 Printmakers opening (Lawrence Finn)
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Message 1
From: Lana Lambert
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 06:27:26 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 26328] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V29 #2836 (Oct 31, 2004)
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*Sigh* it's been a while since I've spoken. Shame on
me. Anyway, I've got an issue that needs addressing.
A lot of times, I'll go onto ebay and drool over the
moku hanga that gets posted that I'll never afford :)
One such venture revealed a set of 12 "calendar"
prints in a beautiful jacket. Each of them was
vibrantly colored and the jacket was exquisite.
Something looked off about it though and I recognized
the strangeness from another experience. Stuffed away
in a cabinet drawer somewhere in the Corcoran Print
Studio is an absolutely beautiful book that was bought
at an auction for 16.00 dollars. The Jacket is sturdy
with bone clasps and wooden guard slat. The inner
book is a thick manual bound in the japanese 5-stab
bound fashion. It is a manual covering Japan's paper
making districts and the processes and samples. The
words are printed both from japanese and english
letterpress and the images are prints that are loosely
glued at the top margin of the print. The prints are
vibrant and delicate but the fashion is unfamiliar to
me. Like the "calendar" set, something was off. A
little more research revealed it to be "BINGATA". All
I learned about this is the fact that it was used
frequently in the textile industry and for making
kimono's. Can anyone clarify this process for me? Is
it ligitimate for print making and would it be in bad
form to mix this with moku hanga?
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Message 2
From: "Diane Cutter"
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 10:09:10 -0500
Subject: [Baren 26329] Re: #21
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What a wonderful treat!!! The exchange 21 portfolio arrived in yesterday's mail. In fact, it took me five minutes to extract it from my mailbox. Usually the mailman gives me a package notice. This is one time I'm glad he didn't.

The folder is absolutely wonderful, Bette. I'm so impressed. This was my first exchange so I had no idea of what to expect. I love them all. The quality of everyone's work is lovely. Thank you to all of you... I'm so glad I'm in #22 and so disappointed to be on the waiting list for #23. No wonder there is such an international scramble to get on the list each time.

My creative juices are definitely roiling with this visual treat:

So inspiring, re-opening,
My little ribbon gets overtime.

Thank you and muchas gracias...
Diane... -- New oil paintings (calla lilies and abstracts) - internet artist community
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Message 3
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 08:32:23 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 26330] update on portfolio cases
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Good morning all and happy halloween or all hallows eve,

Those of you who get an extra hour today due to the time change, make good use of it!

The new portfolio maker is making us a sample and if they are ok, we will be placing our order for those who wanted cases and did not get them for 20, 21, 22 and the upcoming 23.

I will be posting a list of who ordered what and you can correct me if need be, also who has paid and who has not paid. I plan to order extra oban and chuban cases (maybe 5 or 6 of each size) to have on hand if anyone needs an emergency case and if you want one for a past exchange you will be able to fill in.

I will be shipping them from Oregon this time only to each person. For #23 they will go to the coordinator and ship with the work like always. I hope this will work smoothly and we can again just order these as we have in the past.

We are no longer going to do special orders of larger sized portfolio cases for colleges or universities, I will forward those queries directly to the case maker. We like to be able to help out, but it is a worry for us and it does make us responsible financially over something we have no personal control over. I think I am getting too old to worry about this kind of stuff, just doing our own stuff is enough for me to worry about.

So, this is your halloween treat...portfolios! Ha! Better than a trick.
Best to all,
Barbara - mall manager

PS....again if you have a mall order you have concerns over, let me know right away and I will check on it...sometimes things do not appear in a timely fashion for lots of reasons, but I am ashamed to say, sometimes it is an oversight on my part. I can miss one, even though I try very hard to keep on top of it and log them all in immediately. Sad but true, I am not perfect. Do not mention this to my husband....
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Message 4
From: "Eva Pietzcker"
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 18:28:35 +0100
Subject: [Baren 26331] japanese papermaking
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Dear Bareners,

I would like to invite you to visit our updated website where I present now a report about Japanese papermaking, which I studied this year in Japan:

With kind greetings,

Eva Pietzcker

Eva Pietzcker
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Message 5
From: "Ramsey Household"
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 09:41:42 -0800
Subject: [Baren 26332] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V29 #2836 (Oct 31, 2004)
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Art is supposed to be innovative. Go for it!!

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Message 6
From: "David Stones"
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2004 10:53:51 +0900
Subject: [Baren 26333] Re: Bingata
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Dear Lana and All,

Bingata. A long-ago visit to Okinawa was remembered and a visit to one of
the stencil-dying workshops... After a bit of searching, I've also found the
book mentioning it so you can make your own decision on the process.
Directly quoted though: "The Okinawan style of Katazome characterized by
bright colours and distinctive patters" ("Katazome" being stencil
dying/paste-resist stencil dying).

According to the book, and memory, the stencil is cut and the colours
are/can be added by (dabbing the pigment onto the cloth with) small
brushes... but as this woodblock printer has never done it, please check the
book (if possible):

The book mentioned it is "Japanese Stencil Dying" (sub-titled Paste-Resist
Techniques) by Eisha Nakano with Barbara B. Stephen. ISBN 0-8348-0169-8. The
publisher is Weatherhill. 1982.

Good luck.

David S
Okazaki, Japan
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Message 7
From: FurryPressII #
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 21:00:22 EST
Subject: [Baren 26334] Re: Bingata
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akio paper supply in chicago has a lot of info and material for doing this
art form.

john center
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Message 8
From: Lawrence Finn
Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2004 16:59:43 +1100
Subject: [Baren 26335] Gallery 451 Printmakers opening
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Just a note to let you know that I'm opening the gallery tomorrow night
(Nov 2nd 2004) from 6-8pm. Patsy Payne, Martin Stanley and myself will all
have work on show.

I've finally finished and editioned the series "a history of the bastard
children of empire" and I'll send you a link to the images once I post them
to my website in case you can't make the show.

Hope to see you at the opening.


Lawrence Finn

Gallery 451
Gallery 451, 118 Camden St, Newtown NSW 2042 Australia. Phone +61 02 9565 5931
Viewing by appointment only (except opening nights & Saturdays from