Today's postings

  1. [Baren 28489] Tengu, good or evil? ("Tom Kristensen")
  2. [Baren 28490] Re: Tengu, good or evil? ("Ramsey Household")
  3. [Baren 28491] Re: Tengu, good or evil? ("Ellen Shipley")
  4. [Baren 28492] kentos (l k)
  5. [Baren 28493] Re: kentos (ArtfulCarol #
  6. [Baren 28494] Re: kentos (Bette Norcross Wappner)
  7. [Baren 28495] Re: kentos (FurryPressII #
  8. [Baren 28496] Wood supply from Japan (Jan Telfer)
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Message 1
From: "Tom Kristensen"
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2005 00:11:02 +1000
Subject: [Baren 28489] Tengu, good or evil?
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More on the society of Japanese crow-featured humanoids:
Wanda asks whether Tengu are good or evil. The answer is not so simple. They are given to making mischief, abductions, and occasional violence. They are boastful, capricious, and easily upset. On the upside, they may re-direct politics or religious groups when they are corrupt. They also protect the forests from harm. If you think Harry Potter is evil then Tengu would also fit the bill. If, on the other hand, you enjoy allegorical folklore, the Tengu, and monsters of all sorts, are good value.

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Message 2
From: "Ramsey Household"
Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2005 07:25:27 -0700
Subject: [Baren 28490] Re: Tengu, good or evil?
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They sound like Loki in Norse legends, and Coyote in Native American legends..... all were clever and mischief makers.

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Message 3
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2005 10:51:58 -0700
Subject: [Baren 28491] Re: Tengu, good or evil?
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Would you say the Tengu are like Kokopelli or Loki or Puck?

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Message 4
From: l k
Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2005 14:09:39 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 28492] kentos
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Quick question...
and the answer probably has to do with ones own personal comfort level...
but when one is working on a vertical print...
are the kento's still at the bottom...
the bottom of the block as it is orientated correctly towards you...
and you can properly work on it with your colors...

(which would make sense for ease of printing...
you wouldn't have to turn the block each time...)

but, at what point do you have to consider cutting the kentos on the long side.
or do you ever?

I've become impatient with my slow connection, made a few phone calls....
sent out a few emails....and decided to just post the question.


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Message 5
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2005 17:18:04 EDT
Subject: [Baren 28493] Re: kentos
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This much I seem to know:
Kentos--it's about tradition. Lower right as you face the block and along
the bottom if you follow the tradition
Otherwise, do as you like...

Some of us clamp the paper onto the board and we know for sure it isn't
moving. Then we can flip the paper over and see the print and where it needs
more work.
We have not been arrested yet.

Carol L
Irvington, NY
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Message 6
From: Bette Norcross Wappner
Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2005 23:06:29 -0400
Subject: [Baren 28494] Re: kentos
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Welcome Linda,
I cut the kento along the longest side.
Bette Wappner
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Message 7
From: FurryPressII #
Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2005 23:19:36 EDT
Subject: [Baren 28495] Re: kentos
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john c.
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Message 8
From: Jan Telfer
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2005 20:40:39 +0800
Subject: [Baren 28496] Wood supply from Japan
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Hi everyone,

I am very pleased to announce that I have become the proud owner of two
very beautiful packages of shina plywood including 18 pieces of 2 feet
x 3 feet blocks 4mm thick and each packet just heavy enough for me to
lift!! A very proud Mum!

Now I have no excuse not to keep working........ I wonder how long
that will keep me busy? I was getting desperate and using the back of
some of my earlier print blocks that I didn't like just to fill in time
for this lot to arrive.

So I strongly recommend anyone living away from a shina supplier to get
a beautiful bulk order from Woodlike Matsamura

Woodlike Matsumura Ltd.
Kami-Shakujii 1-11-9,
Nerima-Ku, Tokyo
Japan 177-0044
Tel: 81-3-3920-2638

> "Woodlike Matsumura"

This lot cost me about $400 Australian.

I had also started carving on planks of jellutong (Indonesian packing
case wood), Mahogony and beech. All were suitable but I needed a
cabinet maker to make them up into broader widths for my use and it was
cheaper to import all this "ideal" wood than fiddle about with the
former types and pay the cabinet maker here.

So I am now a happy little chappie!! I have all the prints for my
exhibition ready now and framed, even though I have one that I would
have liked to have included, but now time is not going to be permitting
with my trip to Tuscany and Uni committments before my exhibition in
October...... it will have to wait for the next exhibition or guest
exhibitor request!!!

Thank you Dave for this wonderful supplier.

Perth, Western Australia

PS I have a Western Australian woodblock printer coming to visit her
parents and me next week who has been living and teaching school in
Japan for 13 years near Tokyo ........... we met on the Gocco printers
website!! Isn't it a small world?