Today's postings

  1. [Baren 28112] grant writing (l k)
  2. [Baren 28113] exchange #23 ("M Pereira")
  3. [Baren 28114] Re: Introduction (Mike Lyon)
  4. [Baren 28115] Art Guerra interview (Mike Lyon)
  5. [Baren 28116] Re: Introduction (Jeanne Norman Chase)
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Message 1
From: l k
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 06:52:09 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 28112] grant writing
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Jim...nice work....nice to know you're out there...
I don't speak up much, I've got more questions than solid information to share.
So, here's another question...sort of woodblock related:
Does anyone out there have any advice about grant writing?
I've got an opportunity to go to a grant writing seminar by a Dr. Lynn
Is attending a full day seminar worth it to have this information in my back pocket?
I know there are people who specialize in writing grants for artists,
but, are the odds such that an artist is rarely successful being his own
voice in applying for a grant...
and hiring a "voice" is highly advisable?

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Message 2
From: "M Pereira"
Date: Sat, 28 May 2005 06:42:52 -0300
Subject: [Baren 28113] exchange #23
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Maria Arango and all who made it (eXchange #23) possible
my many many thanks.
They arrived two weeks ago but only now I have time
to tell you.
The prints are beautiful, beautiful, oh..................
And the papers !!!!!!!!!????????
It seems like magic to be on it. It's a gift from Heaven.
Congratulations to all artists.
Thank you thank you
Don't forget I want to be in Summit next year.
Murilo in Floripa, the place that seems like a picture.
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Message 3
From: Mike Lyon
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2005 09:06:47 -0500
Subject: [Baren 28114] Re: Introduction
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Jim Larimer wrote:
>You should be able to access my website from here, but if not go to:
> I am
>enjoying and learning from "Baren" very much! Jim Larimer

Nice work, Jim! Enjoyed your site so much!

Particularly liked "Rusty", "Soup's On", "The Dancers" (wow!), "Woodcut for
Fun", and "Woodcut....experiment" Keep it up!

You might actually enjoy printing with water-color -- same technique,
almost -- but instead of rolling on the ink, you brush it on with some rice
paste or methyl cellulose as vehicle/retarder -- get some sumi from your
Denver art supply, dilute to the density you want with water, use a small
shoe brush to brush it out very thinly -- dampen the block first (just
damp, not wet), use much less fluid than you feel you need and give it a
try with very light pressure on the press -- if it squeezes out, you've got
too much water -- and your registration will be best if you dampen the
paper a few hours prior to printing so it doesn't grow so much as it picks
up the watercolors.

For additional color, you can use prepared watercolor in tubes to
experiment, but that's relatively expensive, so if you decide you like
water-based -- order your earth tones (or whatever you like) from Guerra
Paint and Pigment in New York -- you want their pigment suspensions and not
their binders or other stuff .

Contact information for Guerra and a bunch of other independent suppliers
recommended by Baren members is here:



Mike Lyon
Kansas City, Missouri
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Message 4
From: Mike Lyon
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2005 09:40:55 -0500
Subject: [Baren 28115] Art Guerra interview
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I noticed on Guerra Paint and Pigment's web site an 11 minute audio
interview with Art Guerra (and Todd Oldham) -- worth a listen.

The Guerra site itself is available at

-- Mike

Mike Lyon
Kansas City, Missouri
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Message 5
From: Jeanne Norman Chase
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 10:19:30 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 28116] Re: Introduction
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Welcome to the Baren, Jim

Very interesting woodcuts, hope you will be entering the exchanges real soon.

Jeanne N.