Today's postings

  1. [Baren 27755] Exchange 25 (a) vs (b) ("Love Me")
  2. [Baren 27756] Re: Blake (ANDY ENGLISH)
  3. [Baren 27757] Re: Exchange 25 (a) vs (b) (FurryPressII #
  4. [Baren 27758] Mrs Blake ("Harry French")
  5. [Baren 27759] Re: Blake (Wanda Robertson)
  6. [Baren 27760] Mike's work ("Robert Canaga")
  7. [Baren 27761] Window show in Sacramento ("carolwagner")
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Message 1
From: "Love Me"
Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2005 00:06:14 +1000
Subject: [Baren 27755] Exchange 25 (a) vs (b)
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Regarding John's plea from the holding pen, why not just enlarge the exchange? I am sure if we can make 31 prints we can stretch to 40. Or is that a recipe for chaos?

Alternatively, members in exchange 25(a) could be given a chance to also join 25(b), but then people in (a) who were also in (b) would be getting two copies of prints by people also in (a) and (b), unless people in (a) and (b) only received prints from people in (b) who are not also in (a). Simple.

Tom K
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Message 2
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2005 15:15:52 +0100 (BST)
Subject: [Baren 27756] Re: Blake
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I thought I would add a response to one or two
postings. They are all jumbled up as I am taking a
break from stripping down a broken press (happily not
the Albion).

Firstly, William and Catherine certainly seemed to
work in partnership in much of the production of the
illuminated books. This was on top of their normal
daily work (William made commercial engravings and
then relief etched these remarkable books in "spare"

It is most probably not true to say that Catherine did
the majority of the colouring but they certainly
worked in partnership and she is very likely to have
been involved in most stages of production. Blake's
style of colouring is well known from his other output
and it is recognisable in much of the colouring.
However, to say that a copy of one of the illuminated
books is likely to be wholly by William is not really
likely to be true.

It is most unlikely that Blake would have tried to
take the credit for any of Catherine's contributions;
he was rather enlightened for the time and this would
seem inconsistent with the fact that he made so much
of her.

There are, sadly, no Blake wood engravings of forest
creatures. A great shame, actually, as I would have
rather enjoyed them.

I'm sorry if any emails have not reached me. I do have
a very active spam filter but I do try to check these
files before thay are completely removed. My website
remained woefully out of date. I have about two and a
half years of work to add but there are simply not
enough hours in the day.

I did have a question to raise but I'll save that for
another post.

All the Very Best,


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Artist Printmaker
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Message 3
From: FurryPressII #
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2005 10:55:54 EDT
Subject: [Baren 27757] Re: Exchange 25 (a) vs (b)
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the last time it was done it was just treated like two different exchanges

simple enough

john c.
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Message 4
From: "Harry French"
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2005 16:23:16 +0100
Subject: [Baren 27758] Mrs Blake
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Greetings Bareners,
William Blake did teach his beloved Catherine to read, draw,mix paint and prepare plates and I believe she bound some of his books. Being married to a visionary and mystic must have been difficult as she once said " I have very little of Mr. Blake's company: he is always in Paradise".
My #23 exchange print" Tribute to a most influential printmaker" celebrates him on high in his revolutionary mood, complete with his famous French revolution liberty hat.
I find his literary works too complex, but anyone who quotes when holding an engraving tool that "my fingers Emit sparks of fire with Expectation of my future labours" has my support anytime.
William was associated with Tom Paine (Rights of Man) and Mary Wollstonecraft (feminist) so I don't think he would have deliberately taken all the credit for Catherine's prints, maybe she was not bothered with such worldly matters.
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Message 5
From: Wanda Robertson
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2005 09:03:56 -0700
Subject: [Baren 27759] Re: Blake
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Ooopsy - I realize now that I was thinking of Thomas Bewick, not
William Blake! About a century apart, ah well.

Sorry about the blooper - tired brain these days. Back to the carving
desk I go...

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Message 6
From: "Robert Canaga"
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2005 10:11:30 -0700
Subject: [Baren 27760] Mike's work
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Mr. Lyons (and those of you who have not seen them)
You are the proud owner of part the front page of my web site:)
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Message 7
From: "carolwagner"
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2005 16:49:47 -0700
Subject: [Baren 27761] Window show in Sacramento
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Carol Baker,

I have had an enquiry regarding the availability of your year of the
monkey postcard; would you please be so kind as to contact me off list?


Will try to get those pictures (JPEGS) to you by next
painting buddy just gave them to me on disc. I'm not quite sure how to
do this, would you please walk me through it? (Off list, of course...)

Best to all!
Carol in Sacramento