Today's postings

  1. [Baren 28547] Re: Tengu Hanga (FurryPressII #
  2. [Baren 28548] Re:hanga exchange (Jan Telfer)
  3. [Baren 28549] RE: Baren Digest (old) V32 #3159 ("marilynn smih")
  4. [Baren 28550] Hanga exchange (carole baker)
  5. [Baren 28551] Re: Tengu Hanga (Sharri LaPierre)
  6. [Baren 28552] Re:hanga exchange (Jeanne Norman Chase)
  7. [Baren 28553] Re: Tengu Hanga (Jeanne Norman Chase)
  8. [Baren 28554] hanga (bridget pilip)
  9. [Baren 28555] Re: hanga (Daniel Dew)
  10. [Baren 28556] Re: hanga (Diane Cutter)
  11. [Baren 28557] Re: hanga (Daniel Dew)
  12. [Baren 28558] moku hanga exchange (Barbara Mason)
  13. [Baren 28559] Mall (Barbara Mason)
  14. [Baren 28560] Re: hanga (Wanda Robertson)
  15. [Baren 28561] Re: hanga (Barbara Mason)
  16. [Baren 28562] Re: hanga ("Dan Dew")
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Message 1
From: FurryPressII #
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 10:05:18 EDT
Subject: [Baren 28547] Re: Tengu Hanga
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I would be interested in doing a 'hanga' print but please make it without
a theme

john c.
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Message 2
From: Jan Telfer
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 23:11:17 +0800
Subject: [Baren 28548] Re:hanga exchange
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Dear Jeanne,

I don't think there will be any limit as to the number of blocks set
for the exchange prints. If you feel comfortable in doing just one or
two then that is your choice, but there were several last time that had
numerous blocks and they were a great inspiration to everyone
else........ one, two...........10 whatever.

You will only learn by trying it and if you have two or three blocks
then you will learn to register the colours too..... they don't have to
be "colour between the line" coloured blocks but give it a go. In
fact one of my first trials at hanga printing I did one block upside
down on two prints and didn't even notice till I was looking at them
later in the day!!!

Just have fun.



> I am up for another "dreaded " hanga print also.
> AND not four, three or two colors. How about black and white.
> I struggled and struggled with the last one but when it was finally
> finished, I actually like it in spite of all the "bad" words said to
> my block.
> I am eager to jump into the fire again. This time I might get singed a
> little but not burnt!!!!!!
> Jeanne
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Message 3
From: "marilynn smih"
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 08:27:42 -0700
Subject: [Baren 28549] RE: Baren Digest (old) V32 #3159
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There is something wonderful about a bold black and white print. I would hardley call simple stupid. I did a term paper on Milton Avery, a painter, and simple was what he did. In his case it was harder. I see no need to use over 3 blocks to create a nice multi colored hanga print and absolutely a one color print can be lovely. And it need not be black and white, some stunning things can be done on interesting paper with any color of choice. Why beat yourself up? Good art is not necessarily more complicated, it has a good composition and a good feeling, and often a creative touch to a simple design is better than a highly skilled piece that lacks creativity. I would encourage those with busy schedules and those who are beginners to enjoy your art. That means keeping your frustration level at a point where you can handle the details
of what you create. Overload means frustration, that is why I usually do only one exchange a year. I enjoy life and I enjoy creating, that is how I want it to be.
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Message 4
From: carole baker
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 07:36:05 -0800
Subject: [Baren 28550] Hanga exchange
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Yes! Yes! All Hanga.... the time is right.

Just black and white? .... no way!

And I'm not too wild about a Tengu theme.... maybe something less

Carole Baker
Gustavus, Alaska
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Message 5
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 10:21:03 -0700
Subject: [Baren 28551] Re: Tengu Hanga
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Just keeping it to four colors will be enough challenge for me, I
think. I was only doing 4 blocks last time and got carried away and
adding "just one more" until I got up to 8. That was way more than I
am capable of! I think 4 may be my limit!

Happy printing,
Sjarro (whoops) aka Sharri (when her fingers are on the right keys)
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Message 6
From: Jeanne Norman Chase
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 11:18:00 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 28552] Re:hanga exchange
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Sharrie, Jan and Marilyn and Carol
There is nothing so lovely as a black and white anything; drawing, painting, print, pattern, etc. So Marilyn I positively agree with you one hundred per cent.
However, thus said; a Hanga print is having interesting colors.
So I will jump in and do at least a 3 color print.
I would also like, as Carol suggested something other than tengu. Maybe another open exchange. Then everyone would do their best .
Perhaps just "Nature". That would leave the door wide open.
I will be hiding in the closet!!!!!!!!

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Message 7
From: Jeanne Norman Chase
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 11:20:11 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 28553] Re: Tengu Hanga
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I am with John, Without a theme for the Hanga print.

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Message 8
From: bridget pilip
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 11:29:34 -0700
Subject: [Baren 28554] hanga
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I think that having an *All* Hanga is "theme" enough...
Although i would definitely like to do it with a "nature" twist.
The tengu are a little complicated for those who haven't done much
hanga...(moi included)
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Message 9
From: Daniel Dew
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 14:41:19 -0400
Subject: [Baren 28555] Re: hanga
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What about an exchange on reduction blocks only, huh?
Never been done on Baren or anywhere that I know of.

P.S. I am working on my 29th color for my newest reduction block!
Quite fun for a print no bigger than 8" x 10".
I'll post a scan up on the Blog site soon.

Daniel L. Dew
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Message 10
From: Diane Cutter
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 11:54:28 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 28556] Re: hanga
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Wow! In theory that sounds great, but I've never been able to get a reduction edition to go beyond 15 prints... forget 31...

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Message 11
From: Daniel Dew
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 14:59:46 -0400
Subject: [Baren 28557] Re: hanga
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Something harder than Hanga?
No way!

Daniel L. Dew
Tampa, FL
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Message 12
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 18:38:58 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 28558] moku hanga exchange
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Hi all,
I don't think it is the amount of blocks but the way one prints demonstrated by Dave Bull in Kansas City. I had 5 blocks in my print and after Dave printed it, I was amazed at the difference between what I had done and what he was able to pull off the same blocks. Eat your heart out, printmakers. It was a lesson indeed! I am sure all who had Dave print their blocks felt the same. I might have been able to do it if I had known what to do or thought about what to do to make it look better. So lets do this hanga exchange and see if we can make Dave proud....I doubt I have suddenly become a better carver so that part will still be hard for me. But I will really think about the printing and spend a little more time looking at finished prints figuring out out how they did it. Seeing the step by step lessons on the site helps, but of course our blocks are different, so we still need to figure it out.

I do think simple is certainly easier. Lets get an ordinary shape so we are not challenged by the composition. That long narrow composition we did for #15 is hard no matter what you do if you have not done a lot of them. There is a printmaker here in Portland, George Johanson, who does amazing landscapes in this long narrow format. Somehow he makes it work. It is very hard for me, my mind does not work long and narrow very well.
Best to all,
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Message 13
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 18:49:50 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 28559] Mall
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Sorry for the second post on the same day.

If you placed an order with the mall and did not receive it in a timely fashion...that is within two weeks or so, please contact either myself or Bridget at the mall address. Things do go astray, but not often.

Right now Japan is having a week long holiday and Matsumura-san is that will delay all orders for a week, but this is unusual.

I just realized I had a paper order for Iwano-san paper that I did not ship. It came in when we were out of paper and somehow got filed in the done pile when it was not. So let me know if it does not show up. We cannot fix it if we don't know it is broken, or something like that.

I have two orders in limbo, one becaue I never got a check. This order is from June. One because the card did not we are waiting on getting this straightened out. If you did not hear from us within a day or two of ordering, your order probably went through exactly as it is supposed to. Bridget is an amazing assistant and right on top of this.

We aim to keep all happy, but we do make mistakes once in awhile. This is our little secret, though.
Best to all,
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Message 14
From: Wanda Robertson
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 20:24:08 -0700
Subject: [Baren 28560] Re: hanga
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Geez, Dan, can't you think of anything harder? If we did a
reduction print - I would have to start with 90 sheets of paper
to wind up with 31! :-)

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Message 15
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 22:01:01 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 28561] Re: hanga
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I agree....I started with 55 or so and ended up with barely 31 for the one I did with the trees. They don't call them suicide prints for nothing! Death by printmaking????? hahahaha
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Message 16
From: "Dan Dew"
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 06:53:38 -0400
Subject: [Baren 28562] Re: hanga
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About the same for me and Hanga.

d. dew