Today's postings

  1. [Baren 29258] Re: One more link on a colaboration between Chuck Close and Yasu Shibata (Julio.Rodriguez #
  2. [Baren 29259] As seen on TV, ha! ("Maria Arango")
  3. [Baren 29260] Rudy ("Ellen Shipley")
  4. [Baren 29261] Re: Casien Ink (Erin Timothy Needham)
  5. [Baren 29262] Re: paste (Mary Brooks-Mueller)
  6. [Baren 29263] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 15:43:29 -0600
Subject: [Baren 29258] Re: One more link on a colaboration between Chuck Close and Yasu Shibata
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Here is one more link with printing description to a Chuck Close portrait
(Emma, 2001 ) done also by printer Shibata, 32 blocks used and a total of
132 color impressions on each sheet of paper.

Julio Rodriguez
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Message 2
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 14:57:37 -0700
Subject: [Baren 29259] As seen on TV, ha!
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In case you missed the premiere (and only) showing of HGTV "That's Clever!"
where upon yours truly made a so called "Mountain woodcut" or something very
close to that, here is the link:,,HGTV_3347_4227829,00.html

The filming took place waaaay back in the spring and the show aired November
11. Sorry I didn't announce it in advanced but life has not slowed down for
me as of yet, although all is good and well.

Interestingly, the filming of 12 air-minutes took around 7 exhausting hours
in my Vegas studio and involved me preparing the various steps involved in
making the woodcut in question. I had 8 sets of identical blocks in various
stages of development, which were swapped after the filming of each step was
completed and we moved on to the next step. Really gave me an insight into
how I work, since I never paid much attention to my own method before.
The director/producer had me repeat the same "scene" several times, even
when she liked the initial sequence. I had someone tape it for me on reg'lar
ol' VHS since the show is digitally locked to DVD recorders (also an
interesting learning experience). I don't have the hot little tape in my
hands as of yet but should be able to transfer it to DVD next week sometime
and actually view it for the first time since I was working hard out in the
elements during the show and missed the airing.

Anyhow, anyone interested in a copy of the DVD, I will post details at some
point later on how to contact me to get one. It will involve a blank DVD-R
on your part and pre-paid postage, no charge otherwise. I warn that contents
may be overly goofy and not suitable for serious audiences.

Life is settling nicely here in Phoenix in what has been termed "Studio
Lite". I will resume all Baren activities as soon as my season is over,
three (and counting) glorious festivals away.

Good tidings to all,

Maria Arango
Phoenix Arizona USA
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Message 3
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 15:48:48 -0800
Subject: [Baren 29260] Rudy
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Rudy is very sweet. I imagined Techno Rudy actually dabbed in those colors
(like a fish print!) and pressed on the paper. ;-> Now that would be an
interesting experiment....

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Message 4
From: Erin Timothy Needham
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 18:56:29 -0500
Subject: [Baren 29261] Re: Casien Ink
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Hi Dan,

I've done underpaintings with casein but never used it as an ink...
although I've thought about it. I think that open time would be the
issue. Once fully dried it can't really be re-wet (dissolved) except
with an ammonia solution. I'm not sure if Shiva makes a retarder or
not. In spite of what the marketing info says I find that it is more
opaque than transparent. If you're up for an experiment here's a link
for making your own casein binder which can be used for paint or glue:
Just add your own pigment (tube watercolors would, I think, be okay).
These directions talk about adding sour cream to skim milk and waiting
over night. I've seen others that just use an acid and heat to
precipitate the curds. If you do a web search I'm sure that you'll
find more recipes.

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Message 5
From: Mary Brooks-Mueller
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 16:11:27 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 29262] Re: paste
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I agree that rice flour is a mistake. It will flake up
and fall apart. If you use it for bookbinding or for
chine colle or collage or anything the project will
fall apart or at least will crack.

You need to obtain the starch from boiling the rice
grain itself. The liquid can be drained off with an
kind of screen, pasta drainer or even one layer of
cheeseclothe over a jar.

I have kept the paste (as it gels) in the fridge for
over a year. Also kept in on a cool shelf in my shop
for months due to forgetting to put it away.


--- Dayadevi Heart-Catterall

> Good morning Robert and Charles
> I would NOT use rice flour! Start by boiling the
> heck out of some
> short grain white rice with lots of water. You'll
> get all the paste
> you want. I run mine thru a strainer first and
> refrig. what i am not
> using and it keeps and keeps.......... and cant get
> cheaper than a cup
> of white rice! It is what was used in old time book
> binding.
> Peace Love and Blessings
> Carlton, Or 97111(rollin ~~ tole-in down the road in
> a 40' tin box,
> lovin' it!) Lakehead, California
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Message 6
From: Blog Manager
Date: 15 Nov 2005 04:55:03 -0000
Subject: [Baren 29263] 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. (10 sites checked, just before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Flights of Art

Author: Carol
Item: Monoprints


Site Name: Perfect Press

Author: Bill
Item: A Russian Visitor


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