Today's postings

  1. [Baren 29674] Historical References Needed (Chele Martines)
  2. [Baren 29675] Re: Year of the monkey images ("Mindy Wilson")
  3. [Baren 29676] Simply going to the dogs! ("carolwagner")
  4. [Baren 29677] to number or not to number.... (Barbara Mason)
  5. [Baren 29678] Re: Year of the monkey images (Aqua4tis #
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Message 1
From: Chele Martines
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 17:25:34 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 29674] Historical References Needed
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I am looking for references on fabric printing in Medieval Europe. If anyone has information on Medieval fabric printing from other cultures (other than Japanese) I would be more than interested.

Thank you,
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Message 2
From: "Mindy Wilson"
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 19:12:52 -0700
Subject: [Baren 29675] Re: Year of the monkey images
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Thanks so much, for the links and information. I am going to check them out. I think I have memorized each line on the rooster prints from last year, and I simple love them!

Thanks again,
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Message 3
From: "carolwagner"
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 18:35:11 -0800
Subject: [Baren 29676] Simply going to the dogs!
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Frank T,

Your fine year of the dog arrived, and stuck to the back of it was the one
you sent to Jan Telfer! Sometimes those sorting machines in the Post Office
aren't watched carefully enough. I will re mail it for you. It was fun to
see the variety of dog images you used.


"...Giclees are ruining the painting world. Virtually destroying it and
making paintings worthless. OUR TIME IS NOW! Hands on printmaking, old world
meets new world techniques with a concentration on craft is the printmakers
I could not agree more with your soapbox stance...The chief reason I make
art is to use my hands, heart, and memory to create/celebrate or mourn
something important in human life. The marketing for me usually comes after
the creation.

Mindy, send me your e-mail off list and I'll send you my monkey image.

Best to all,
Carol in Sacramento
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Message 4
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 19:43:46 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 29677] to number or not to number....
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I think we have gone over this many times and all have different opinions...I number some and do not number others...I don't print very many, I usually set the editions at 20 and print only a couple....unless it suddenly sells, then I print more...hahahaha. Dave does not number his and seems to have little trouble with it, I think prints are not commonly numbered in Japan. He prints about 200 or so.....

The exchange prints I don't usually number...but sometimes I do. So I guess it depends on my mood. If it is a reduction block I number them as there will never be more. I am not much of a trendsetter, being sort of the grandmotherly type. I too have seen lots of prints at the good will and other places for little money and if inexpensive enough and the image is good I buy them. Now I am more concerned about my collection, which numbers probably close to 2000 prints, ending up at the goodwill, since my family won't care about it. I am raising grandkids to love maybe there is hope if I live long enough. One of my little grandaughters almost first word was "studio". She got an easel for Christmas like one I have here for her and painted for hours on Christmas morning. My fingers are crossed she will be the one to care about my print collection. I plan to live at least 20 more years, so we will see if I can get 4 little artists out of my 4 grandkids!

I do love the freedom of handing out these new years prints to whoever, sort of like a little bonus gift. Seems they have value, but not as much as my real work...maybe that is just in my mind and directly related to the larger print runs....who knows.
So number or do not...but do keep good records. Future collectors will be so pleased it you do!
Best to everyone,
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Message 5
From: Aqua4tis #
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 22:47:41 EST
Subject: [Baren 29678] Re: Year of the monkey images
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my sheep is not listed julio