Today's postings

  1. [Baren 31446] Baren Summit (Jan Telfer)
  2. [Baren 31447] Cairn update! ("Maria Arango")
  3. [Baren 31448] Re: Cairn update! ("Robert Viana")
  4. [Baren 31449] Re: Cairn update! (Charles Morgan)
  5. [Baren 31450] Re: Cairn update! ("Ellen Shipley")
  6. [Baren 31451] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  7. [Baren 31452] Re: Cairn update! (Diane Cutter)
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Message 1
From: Jan Telfer
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1970 10:11:34 +0800
Subject: [Baren 31446] Baren Summit
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To Sharri, Barbara M and all the Bareners who have work at:

> North Bank Gallery: 1005 Main St., Vancouver (360-693-1840). Japanese
> woodblock printing by gallery members. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Fri.
> Hours: 11:30-4 p.m. Thu-Sat. Through 8/26.
Congratulations.... I hope we will be able to get a glimpse of the work
from someone please.

My Best wishes to everyone able to attend the Summit in Portland. My
spirit will be there with you all and I hope to read a lot of what will
happen in the digest next week and beyond.

If I could put my little submarine spy glass through the globe I would.
If I could crawl through even better......last time it took me 23
hours just to get to Vancouver and that was by plane!

Thinking of you all,
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Message 2
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 13:42:15 -0700
Subject: [Baren 31447] Cairn update!
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Okay, so we had a slight's okay, I'm in charge and I forgave
myself. I had dog problems...the surgical kind, and I now have a $5000 dog
that can't yet walk without help. Poor Yuki, all 85 lbs of her; poor Maria's
lower back. (for the curious)

Anyhow! The design was completed last night and cutting proceeds today and
possibly tomorrow.
Here are the pictures and update:

This time I am going to coat the block with walnut ink and oil so that the
blocks will be easier to carve and perhaps not so conducive to proofing. Not
that you absolutely can't proof, I understand the need, but cutting a tinted
block should be easier for all to see.

There were three blocks this time, divided into 79 pieces. Most pieces are
around 5-6 inches in diameter (12-15 cm) so don't think big! As it is, with
79 participants and three blocks, I will have to print 237 prints plus
proofs just to give one set of three to each participant. If I feel
energetic at the time (or some unexpected help shows up :-) nudge, hint,
hint) I may print an extra set for everyone to make it two complete sets per
participant or 574 prints. Yikes...we'll see.

Other than that, the paper this time will be a nice tan to go along with the
pile of rocks theme. Black ink again, the oily kind. By the next puzzle
project I will have a bigger press and thus be able to accommodate larger
pieces for each participant, but not this time unless I have an outstanding
fall festival season.

That's about it, off to the jig-saw party. Will continue to update the
website, promise.

PS Looks like I won't make it to the Summit due to the aformentioned
dog-problem, Yuki hand-feeding and rehab is scheduled 5 times daily.

Maria Arango
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Message 3
From: "Robert Viana"
Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2006 18:58:16 -0200
Subject: [Baren 31448] Re: Cairn update!
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Awsome Maria!
I can't wait! I think that I am not alone when I say that your hard work is much appreciated!
Cheers, Rob
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Message 4
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2006 16:56:14 -0700
Subject: [Baren 31449] Re: Cairn update!
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Darn it, Maria. I was so looking forward to having you in the tin teepee
campground. And I did want to see your stone printing. Bring the dog along.
I will have my new and ailing puppy with me, and we can compare vet bills.

Cheers ..... Charles
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Message 5
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 18:00:39 -0700
Subject: [Baren 31450] Re: Cairn update!
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Hurray for the Cairn project. Oh no for Yuki. Bummer for missing the
Summit. Can't you bring her along? ;- ]

My sister just had surgery on her nearly-$5000 stray Rhodesian Ridgeback
mix. No accounting for the love we lavish on our four-footed pals. Hope
Yuki is doing all right. Knee surgery by any chance?

So sorry you won't be at the Summit. I was looking forward to meeting you
in person. Hope to meet a whole lot of you next week. 8-]


print blog:
sketch blog:
dog blog:
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Message 6
From: Blog Manager
Date: 10 Aug 2006 03:55:08 -0000
Subject: [Baren 31451] 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. (23 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Amy Stoner's Fine Art Blog

Author: Amy Stoner
Item: The joy of drawing


[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:

For reference, sites/blogs currently being checked are:
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Message 7
From: Diane Cutter
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 05:42:13 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 31452] Re: Cairn update!
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Oh, Maria... I'm so very sorry you won't be at the Summit... how disappointing! But I'm glad the dog is recovering and I'm really looking forward to my wood...