Today's postings

  1. [Baren 28567] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V32 #3152 (Aug 8, 2005) ("Aimee Youmans")
  2. [Baren 28568] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  3. [Baren 28569] Re: hanga ("Kristine Alder")
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Message 1
From: "Aimee Youmans"
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 10:09:26 -0800
Subject: [Baren 28567] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V32 #3152 (Aug 8, 2005)
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Hello--Aimee in Alaska here---It has been a busy inn-keeping summer, so I
usually just read and run, but this time I had to note the similarity
between the tengu and Raven of the native mythology up here. Raven is a
trickster and the great creator, responsible for day light & the night sky,
the waters of the earth....He is also egoistic, vain, mischievous, cruel,
and all the attributes Tom has applied to tengu. In fact, I was speaking to
a Japanese sculptor who kayaked into our community the other day, about the
connections & similarities between the indigenous peoples of our countries,
and I was surprised to realize that there are many. Dunno why it would be a
surprise--after all, they are our near neighbors!

It would seem that many, if not every culture has similar stories...I guess
SOMEBODY has to be responsible for all this mysterious stuff that happened
before we were around to watch....

I hope I can be in the myth-or-monster exchange. Carole Baker and I will be
headed for Italy when the signup begins. Are you having a show in Tuscany,
Jan? Looks like we'll be there at about the same time...early-mid


>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.

>They sound like Loki in Norse legends, and Coyote in Native American
>legends..... all were clever and mischief makers.

>Would you say the Tengu are like Kokopelli or Loki or Puck?
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Message 2
From: Blog Manager
Date: 18 Aug 2005 03:55:03 -0000
Subject: [Baren 28568] 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. (8 sites checked, just before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: The Power of Tea - 4 More Impressions


Site Name: LarimerArt

Author: Jim
Item: Trip to PEI


[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 3
From: "Kristine Alder"
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 22:09:53 -0600
Subject: [Baren 28569] Re: hanga
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I love the idea of a reduction print exchange! Count me in on that one.

<^><^><^><^><^><^><^><^><^><^><^><^><^><^><^><^><^><^><^> Kristine Alder
Logan, UT
Art Educator/Printmaker/Book Artist/Graphic Design