Today's postings

  1. [Baren 29587] New woodblock print ("robert")
  2. [Baren 29588] thoughts on chinese new years exchange (carole baker)
  3. [Baren 29589] My first proof (Nels Johnson)
  4. [Baren 29590] Re: My first proof (Barbara Mason)
  5. [Baren 29591] Re: thoughts on chinese new years exchange (Charles Morgan)
  6. [Baren 29592] Re: thoughts on chinese new years exchange (Bette Norcross Wappner)
  7. [Baren 29593] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "robert"
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 21:16:31 +0000
Subject: [Baren 29587] New woodblock print
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Hello everyone!
I have just finished printing my first real color moku-hanga woodblock! This is for Le Greens print exchange, so if you are in that and you don't want to see it ahead of time, don't look at the link!!
I feel that this was my first real attempt for the upcoming exchange #27. The others I have done have been almost monochromatic and the snowflake I made was single color, black.
So, it is not great but I am happy with the results. I will definately be ready for exchange #27.
Ok peace
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Message 2
From: carole baker
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 12:32:46 -0900
Subject: [Baren 29588] thoughts on chinese new years exchange
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As I prepare my Year of the Dog prints to mail out , I'm feeling a bit
despondent over the number of people on the new list whom I have not
received prints from past exchanges ...I'm not referring to just the
2005 one...I trust that some of those will be coming. And I never stop
hoping that another horse or sheep or monkey might join the others. The
delight of receiving the 70 or 80 percent of prints that are sent out
has been well worth the time and expense and I will send one to all on
the list again this year, though I'm sorry to say, reluctantly. When I
printed my rooster earlier this year, I didn't have enough passable
ones so didn't send to 7 people . I have printed some more and will
send them out now too, though I"m tempted not to as I haven't received
one from any of those 7... hopefully they are waiting for me to send
one before they send one to me...I know some people do this.

I thank all of you who have sent your prints....I do enjoy them and
appreciate your effort. There are some real gems.

And I hope the rest of you (your good intentions must still be there)
will get to printing.

I will be sending my SSNWS exchange print together with the dog one
to some of you (20 of you are also signed up there) to save on postage.

Sorry for these negativity in this season of giving, but needed to
express my feelings.

Carole Baker
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Message 3
From: Nels Johnson
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 17:15:40 -0600
Subject: [Baren 29589] My first proof
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Baren members,

As previous promised, I have scanned and posted to my blog the proof
of my first woodblock since taking the summer course at Druckstelle
in Berlin, Germany this past summer. For the most part I am pretty
happy with it. However, there are a few problems with it as
mentioned on the blog. I would very much appreciate your taking a
look, and letting me know what your thoughts are.

Thanks much!

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Message 4
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 15:59:07 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 29590] Re: My first proof
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I think this looks pretty darn good. The blotchy problem is caused by a couple of things but mostly by the paper. Western paper has internal sizing, it is in the pulp. Japanese paper for woodblock has the sizing added on top of the paper. This gives you a very smooth area to print on, one that takes pigment very evenly. I think that too much paste can cause this effect also, as can not enough. The idea is that you need about one drop of paste to three to five drops of pigment and maybe not every time. It just depends on what is happening with the block and paper. The only real way to figure this out is to print one way and then another and compare the results. The more you print the easier it becomes to get the paste, pigment, water ratio correct. As you probably learned in your class beginners tend to have everything too wet, I certainly did and it took a long time for me to get it "just right" fact sometimes I am still struggling with it. But I have more successes n
ow than
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Message 5
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 16:07:46 -0800
Subject: [Baren 29591] Re: thoughts on chinese new years exchange
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My apologies to everyone about my rooster prints. I will be sending two, to
make up for being so tardy. One will be a puzzle block print, in keeping
with the emphasis on woodblock printing ... it is a bit more complex than
my previous puzzle block prints. The other print will be a screen print.
Both the block and the stencils are ready to go ... I, alas, am not ... I
am simply overwhelmed at the moment. But early in the new year you will get

I absolutely promise to do better with my dog cards.

Cheers ... Charles
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Message 6
From: Bette Norcross Wappner
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 19:42:13 -0500
Subject: [Baren 29592] Re: thoughts on chinese new years exchange
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i apologize too for being late. my plan is to put them all in one
thank you for your patience and most of all for your friendships :)
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
bette wappner
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Message 7
From: Blog Manager
Date: 20 Dec 2005 04:55:05 -0000
Subject: [Baren 29593] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
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