Today's postings

  1. [Baren 28366] print compettition (marciacsanttos)
  2. [Baren 28367] Blog is Good ("Tom Kristensen")
  3. [Baren 28368] RE: Blog ("Bill H. Ritchie, Jr.")
  4. [Baren 28369] Re: Blog ("Matt Laine")
  5. [Baren 28370] Blog Apologist (ANDY ENGLISH)
  6. [Baren 28371] Which Blog is best? (Bette Norcross Wappner)
  7. [Baren 28372] Re: Which Blog is best? (T & P Rashid)
  8. [Baren 28373] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  9. [Baren 28374] Jim and Annie's prints (cucamongie #
  10. [Baren 28375] Re: Jim and Annie's prints (Jrlarimer #
  11. [Baren 28376] Re: Jim and Annie's prints and the Dreaded Blog... (Ragtaghorde #
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Message 1
From: marciacsanttos
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 10:40:28 -0300
Subject: [Baren 28366] print compettition
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International Print Exhibition of Croquis Publishing House – 2005.

Croquis Publishing House invites world’s printmakers, majority age, to
participate of International Print Exhibition of Croquis Publishing House –
2005. The exhibitions will take place at Casal de Catalunya- Chacabuco 863-
Buenos Aires-Argentina.

Entry Requirements:

1- Size of paper shall not exceed A4 paper. The theme and technique are
2- Each artist shall submit until 3 works. The works shall be preliminary
submitted to a jury for admission in the contest and exhibition
3- The exhibition shall have place between September 1to 14, 2005.
Finished the exhibition, the artists living at foreign countries will be
contact the Croquis to ask about return of works.
4- Entry fee: the artists will pay 20 dollars to one work and 30 dollars to
two or three works. Entry fee should send by Western Unión or other similar
way. The entry fee is non-refundable.
5- The Judging Panel will be composed by Mr. Martín Gil, Mrs. Rosa Faccaro e
Mr. Osvaldo Mastromauro. The Judging panel can be change if necessary
without previous communication to artists.
6- Awards:
1º, 2º e 3º Print’s awards – Certificate and note inside Croquis magazine.
Honors mentions – The jury reserve the right to give them.
Certificate to all artists.
7- Works should be send by mail to the following address so that they arrive
after July 15 and no later than August 26, 2005:
Adddress: Editorial Croquis
Castelli 941 Dto.4
Ramos Mejía (1704)
Buenos Aires –Argentina
Works must be sent together with entry form fully completed in block
Works must be sent by registers mail, without frames, and as “printed
Matter, bearing the declaration “No Commercial Value.
All insurance costs and shipping expenses incurred during delivery and to
return to artists will be at his/her expense.
The organizers shall not be responsible for any unforeseen loss, theft or
damage incurred during the travel or handling..
8- The artists living at Argentina must be send his/hers works to:
El Casal de Catalunya, Chacabuco 863
They must arrive between august 29 and 30, 15:00 to 18:oo pm.
9- The organizers retains the right to change what will be necessary to be
better as possible.
The artist who participate shall accept all the conditions of the rules of
the International Print Exhibition of Croquis Publishing House – 2005. The
artist have sent the works constitutes the acceptance of the conditions
stipulated in the present rules.

For further information, please contact:
Editorial y Galerías Croquis
Teléfono: 4464-1075

International Print Exhibition of Croquis Publishing House – 2005.


Fisrt name:______________________________________________________


Zip code:________________________________________________________


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I maintain to be aware of all clauses of the present regulations and accept
them in taking part in this event.




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Message 2
From: "Tom Kristensen"
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 00:26:25 +1000
Subject: [Baren 28367] Blog is Good
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A great big Hello to all the people who prefer a chatty email to the new baren blog. This being a print forum, why you wouldn't want to look at prints beats me. In any case, the good people who actually construct this quite complex information resource - baren forum, digest, mall, archives etc - have gone to quite some trouble to set up something new and exciting. Anyone who is connected to the internet should be capable of going to and from there take a look at the new blog page. You might be pleasantly suprised, you might even contribute something.

(from the lesser-known Southern Hemisphere)
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Message 3
From: "Bill H. Ritchie, Jr."
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 09:08:29 -0700
Subject: [Baren 28368] RE: Blog
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Greetings from Rainy Seattle -

IMHO, blogging is one way of keeping a journal. And if you're particularly
high on woodblock printmaking at the moment, your journal entry (aka blog)
will perhaps interest others who appreciate woodblock printmaking.

Many journal-keepers never think about other people reading their journals,
and before blogs came along, it was unlikely that anyone ever would. That
doesn't matter to a journal keeper. It's just a routine activity. If we're a
printmaker and journal keeper, about as many people will see our prints as
read our journals.

Blogs are just a way of sharing writing without obligations; yet if an
artist also writes, he or she is also fulfilling a service to the community
by making it free and painless to share words.

I have ten blogs that go along with my ten-part "journal" area of an
imaginary place where I go called Emeralda. I picture a little room where I
can write to my heart's content on anything that interests me at the time.

Another new and interesting thing to come out of the Internet system is the
wiki. In fact, it might be what the baren forum really is, just different in

And just when you started to "get it" about blogs, along comes wiki!

- Bill
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Message 4
From: "Matt Laine"
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 15:18:34 -0400
Subject: [Baren 28369] Re: Blog
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Okay, I'll bite -- what's a "wiki"?
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Message 5
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 20:40:02 +0100 (BST)
Subject: [Baren 28370] Blog Apologist
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I agree that there has been something of a blogdemic
recently and I plead guilty to starting another one
about the restoration of my press. Here are my
arguments in favour:

Firstly, I use my engraving blog as a kind of
illustrated diary of my work. It is for my own
benefit, up to a point, as otherwise, I just sit and
talk to the press or the wall. However, it may be of
interest to some others as I try to include practical
tips. It is a bit like sending out a message in a

Secondly, I find it much easier than updating a
website. I can do it online in a few minutes, whenever
I choose. Updating my website is such a pain that I
simply have not done it for a couple of years.

Finally, people opt to read it. I would seldom want to
share my working day through a list such as Baren as
it would seem to me to be an imposition.

I suppose that, ultimately, one either loves or hates
blogs. I enjoy writing mine as reading others. It is
another way of giving me a sense of community with my
peers and, heavens, sometimes I really need that.

The mention of which reminds me that, this time next
week, I will be in California and looking forwards to
enjoying the society of several local Bareners - I
will be emailing soon to start to arrange contact
details. Blogs are great but a shake of the hand or a
kiss on the cheek are much nicer eh?

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Artist Printmaker

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Message 6
From: Bette Norcross Wappner
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 16:56:14 -0400
Subject: [Baren 28371] Which Blog is best?
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I'd like to set up my own Web Blog.
Which Blog site is best?

Welcome to all new Baren Members!
Thank you to all those who are sharing their work. Its interesting and

Bette Wappner
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Message 7
From: T & P Rashid
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 17:11:19 -0400
Subject: [Baren 28372] Re: Which Blog is best?
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I think I'm catching blog fever too....

I recently bought a book at Barnes and Noble called "Publishing a Blog with
Blogger". The book is about 12 or 13 bucks and an easy read with pictures
and stuff. Anyway, it obviously recommends

Its free and seems easy enough.

As soon as I organize my thoughts I will blog away.

BTW , if interested please check out my updated website. I added two new
etchingsin my Impressions Gallery page. Hopefully this upcoming year will
be the "Year of the Print" for me, with special emphasis on woodcuts and

Jacksonville, FL
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Message 8
From: Blog Manager
Date: 22 Jul 2005 22:55:03 -0000
Subject: [Baren 28373] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
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This is an automatic update message being sent to [Baren] by the forum blog software.

The following new entries were found on the listed printmaker's websites during the past 24 hours. (6 sites checked, just before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Item: Pause and Assess


[Baren] members: if you have a printmaking blog (or a website with a published ATOM feed), and wish it to be included in this daily checklist, please write to the Baren Blog Manager at:
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Message 9
From: cucamongie #
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 21:07:43 -0400
Subject: [Baren 28374] Jim and Annie's prints
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Hi all, as I can't quite deal with the blogging concept yet, I am responding to the above blog pages on this forum instead, hope you don't mind!

Annie, as an "animal person", I really enjoy your prints, I think the pig is my favorite. I love what you've been able to achieve with the safety cut blocks.

Jim, the wildflowers print is lovely, I love the interchange of positive and negative space-

happy printing all!

best wishes
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Message 10
From: Jrlarimer #
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 21:24:44 EDT
Subject: [Baren 28375] Re: Jim and Annie's prints
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Thank you, Sarah! I agree with some the others who have spoken to the
positive aspects of "blogging." It is a way of sharing what we are doing with a
wide audience and also serves the same purpose of a web site in many ways. Plus
it is free and is also interactive, so that there is the possibility for
interaction and ongoing dialogue. Also it is another way in which we can stroke
our Ego's! Jim
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Message 11
From: Ragtaghorde #
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 08:05:29 EDT
Subject: [Baren 28376] Re: Jim and Annie's prints and the Dreaded Blog...
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Thank you for the compliments, Sarah! I'm rather fond of the pig myself :^)

As for the pros and cons of the barenblog I can't really think of any cons.
As far as pros I can think of a few - it is REALLY easy to post to, I am a
total technological failure (I have never managed to set up a homepage or blog on
any other site - not yahoo, not eblog, not blogger, not even compuserve's
homepage program - they all crash or lockup or refuse my entries - I am cursed!
Cursed, I tell you!) and with a little bit of tweaking by Julio (Thank you,
Julio!) I managed to get my images up where people could see them.

That getting to see them is the whole point of the blog as far as I am
concerned - I want to see the art people are producing, to see their take on things.
Without seeing my work what does it mean to you when I say I am primarily an
animal artist? I could be doing anything from "Hello Kitty" to Degas
racehorses! Since I don't have a website yet the barenblog is a great way to
introduce myself.

I also really like the works in progress aspect - most people don't put wip
up on their websites, and I find seeing the process as interesting as the final

I don't think anyone is suggesting that the blog replace the forums, just
that it is a good addition to them.


Annie Fitt
& the Ragtag Horde ~ Whippets of Mass Destruction!
Wake, Virginia