Today's postings

  1. [Baren 27275] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V30 #2979 (Mar 3, 2005) ("Sales")
  2. [Baren 27276] Re: Exchange #22 Gallery on-line (Robin Morris)
  3. [Baren 27277] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V30 #2979 (Mar 3, 2005) (Robin Morris)
  4. [Baren 27278] apologies (Robin Morris)
  5. [Baren 27279] Dave's 2005 hanga treasures, Maria prints, books, Dard Hunter... (Robin Morris)
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Message 1
From: "Sales"
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2005 17:55:14 -0600
Subject: [Baren 27275] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V30 #2979 (Mar 3, 2005)
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Re: cutting plates/blocks with 5 year olds, you'd be well advised to use
the Speedball Linozip tools. These are student grade tools, but the
difference is that the tool is pulled towards the user rather than
pushed away. They are affordable, have 5 or so different blades, and are
much safer for kids. You can use them on almost any surface - lino,
wood, e-z cut etc. You can get them from Graphic Chemical & Ink Co.

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Message 2
From: Robin Morris
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2005 16:19:49 -0800
Subject: [Baren 27276] Re: Exchange #22 Gallery on-line
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Hi, Once again brings up an error page on my mac running OSX.2.3 and
browsing with camino.
I just tried with IE, same prob...maybe this link is no good?
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Message 3
From: Robin Morris
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2005 16:48:03 -0800
Subject: [Baren 27277] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V30 #2979 (Mar 3, 2005)
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This is helpful Dean, but because baren is supposed to not toot our own
horns commercially, and u are in sales at graphic, next time u might
include links to any other suppliers of similar tools, assuming u have
otherwise doesn't this kind of set a precedent for just selling to the
list directly? Someone clarify for me..
I don't wanna see any little kids cutting themselves either : )
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Message 4
From: Robin Morris
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2005 16:56:03 -0800
Subject: [Baren 27278] apologies
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I just did something I hate to see: I copied the whole durn Baren
digest into a short reply and hit send. I'll shut up for awhile. maybe
Wanda can catch this before tomorrow and axe it from the digest so its
not twice as long.

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Message 5
From: Robin Morris
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2005 17:53:03 -0800
Subject: [Baren 27279] Dave's 2005 hanga treasures, Maria prints, books, Dard Hunter...
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I am now working on my next print- a small and fanciful piece.
Meanwhile a report on two very wonderful things which happened on the
same day (yesterday)
1. I got the first three David Bull prints of 2005 here delivered .I
subscribed only a few days ago. he's efficient methinks.
They are so lovely, and the stand/box he has devised is a work of art
itself. Any schmoe can look like some truly with-it art collector with
one of these units on the coffee table. Dave, is it ok to like,
publicize your work over here in the states? Are you making some
I would be flabbergasted by the quality and beauty of these works if I
hadn't spent a lot of time in the past year watching DB work online,
and studying his prints at his incredibly well-featured site.
It took me quite a while just to read his biography, which is spread
through each issue of his archived newsletter, serial-fashion. But all
u guys know this stuff.
So I feel fortunate that life has allowed me to get my hands on some of
Dave's work, know him a bit and meet all of you .

The other wonderful thing was the second delivery of the day- from
I had become interested in Maria's work while perusing her 1,00
Woodcuts site.
I had a hard time deciding on a print to buy. I was drawn to several,
and there was a woodblock i wanted to buy- but it had been sold
I was hoping it wasn't bought by the customer with the "thick and thin
slices" concept u mention in yr blog, Maria...if so, don't tell me.
The page was so easy to use- I clicked "buy" and within 2 days the
prints were here. Wow.
but not having my first choice available i settled on two prints, they
can be seen at her site:
is the page with "my" print: Just Walk with Me.
and the print is very striking in its detail, depth and the beautiful
handmade paper in shades of mustardy brown, medium gray and translucent
It is fairly huge (20"x36" or larger if displayed differently) and done
in tryptych style, something I'm a sucker for...most u guys probably
saw this already, but if not go look!
it will be hard to figure out what arrangement to float the three parts
on the background. I'm thinking I'll rearrange them now and then for
better use.
The other print, "Light Hunter" is also nicer than it looks on the
site, with a feeling of white-line art and engraving brought to a
larger scale, and a neat vertical composition.
So with a few other prints and the ones from #23, I suddenly have a
print collection to go with my thousands of jpgs of prints I'm
collecting from online.
Pixels are cool, but...The real thing is, well, the real thing.

Also have ordered these 2 books:
The Ultimate Marbling Handbook
Papermaking: The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft

Also noted online: Oak Knoll Books and one other seller have some
copies of Dard Hunter and Son for Sale., they say there are about 40
copies left of the print run
This looks like an amazing book and I wish I could afford it.
The bad news is they want 675 semoleans for a copy.
Other books on papermaking like a pretty edition about Japanese
Papermaking at 600 drachmas is for sale, ( Dave, do u have this book?
Could I borrow it? hehe)and Hunter's bio at a mere 1800 wampum.
BTW the papermaking book( by Dard Hunter II) I picked up was paperback-
used- cost me 6 bucks incl. shipping.
There's a first edition hb online for just 250 smackers.