Today's postings

  1. [Baren 31759] use for cards (Cucamongie # aol.com)
  2. [Baren 31760] RE: use for cards ("Bea Gold")
  3. [Baren 31761] new website (Keiji Shinohara)
  4. [Baren 31762] Sore Knuckles using Murasaki Baren (GWohlken)
  5. [Baren 31763] Barens and Credit cards (baren_member # barenforum.org)
  6. [Baren 31764] Re: Sore Knuckles using Murasaki Baren (Keiji Shinohara)
  7. [Baren 31765] Re: Sore Knuckles using Murasaki Baren ("Ellen Shipley")
  8. [Baren 31766] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  9. [Baren 31767] lecture on paper (Barbara Mason)
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Message 9
From: Cucamongie # aol.com
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2006 09:15:26 EDT
Subject: [Baren 31759] use for cards
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Sue, that was such a sweet email, and your doggie was such an inspiration
that I think she made the print for me.

Maria, I don't know if these fake cards you mentioned work for the following
application, but I can tell you New Yorkers that your old Metro cards are
still good for something after they run out.

They can be folded in half and used for handling paper while printing (I
have not used these for hanga, but do for solarplate etching etc) so that your
fingerprints don't get on the paper. just put one folded card in each hand
and you use them kind of like clips to grab the paper. Being a rather messy
inky person, this has been a very helpful tip :)

happy printing!

Sarah
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Message 1
From: "Bea Gold"
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2006 06:40:48 -0700
Subject: [Baren 31760] RE: use for cards
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I use the cards for painting straight lines of equal lengths. I cut them
the size I need and dip the edge in paint and print the edge on the
painting. They are supposed to be good to unlock doors too but I haven't
tried it. Bea
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Message 2
From: Keiji Shinohara
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2006 10:31:17 -0400
Subject: [Baren 31761] new website
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Dear Baren friends,

Thank you so much for your nice comments on my website. Some folks
sent me suggestions and I appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Keiji
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Message 3
From: GWohlken
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2006 12:11:14 -0400
Subject: [Baren 31762] Sore Knuckles using Murasaki Baren
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Maria, you mentioned about your knuckles hurting with the Murasaki
baren. I was told once in a class that we aren't to use the knuckles
but the heel of the hand for pressure. I finally remembered to do
that, and it works very well.

Gayle
Northeast Ohio
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Message 4
From: baren_member # barenforum.org
Date: 8 Sep 2006 16:56:27 -0000
Subject: [Baren 31763] Barens and Credit cards

Message posted from: Dale Phelps

Ball bearing baren (from Baren Mall, the rough one) seems to give the most
"bang for the buck"

Before taking print classes at UNI I used to do greeting cards every December or January. I used a baren made by Speedball which is a nylon covered short cylinder with a handle. Recently I ordered a ball bearing baren. My grand children were here for a visit and we made prints by drawing on foam core and printing it. I was amazed that with this particular medium the Speedball worked as well if not better than the ball bearing baren. I do most of my printing on a press so hadnít used the two before side by side.

I also use credit cards for picking out bits of wood etc from the rolled out ink and the inked baren. They work for applying ink to an intaglio plate as well.

Dale Phelps, Waterloo, IA
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Message 5
From: Keiji Shinohara
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2006 15:45:26 -0400
Subject: [Baren 31764] Re: Sore Knuckles using Murasaki Baren
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Dear Baren friends,

In response to the question about painful knuckles: The correct way
is make sure you're applying pressure in the center of the baren, in
order to take advantage of the full diameter of the baren. In order
to do that, the pinky, ring, and middle fingers are most important to
push in the central area of the baren. If you use the heel it feels
easier to apply pressure, but you're only using part of the baren.
So eventually you'll wear out only that area and might create baren
suji. Believe me, I have sympathy for your painful experience-- when
I started as an apprentice I had many bleeding blisters. But after
you pass that stage, you'll get calluses and then you've made it.
Bandages and things will help a little bit... also make sure the
handhold is very tight, for if it's loose there will be more rubbing
against your knuckles.

Good luck,
Keiji
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Message 6
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2006 15:22:52 -0700
Subject: [Baren 31765] Re: Sore Knuckles using Murasaki Baren
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Thanx Keiji,

I have a sore tendon running from my thumb half-way up my arm. I assumed I
did it while at the Summit, either with the baren or the new long-handled
v-cut tool I bought (I suspect the latter). Still bothering me, but I'm
soldering thru. ;-]

Blisters, eh? No thank you! I'll go back to my press before that happens!

Ellen


print blog:
http://pressing-issues.blogspot.com/
sketch blog:
http://thepickledpen.blogspot.com/
dog blog:
http://dogblog-catchat.blogspot.com/
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Message 7
From: Blog Manager
Date: 9 Sep 2006 03:55:09 -0000
Subject: [Baren 31766] 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)

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Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: Thousands of Prints
http://woodblockdreams.blogspot.com/2006/09/thousands-of-prints.html

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Site Name: m.Lee Fine Art

Author: m.Lee
Item:
http://mleeprints.blogspot.com/2006/09/originally-uploaded-by-jared.html

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Site Name: Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

Author: bdelpesco
Item: Illustration Friday Topic for 9-8-06: FARM
http://belindadelpesco.blogspot.com/2006/09/illustration-friday-topic-for-9-8-06.html

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Site Name: Phare-Camp Art Journal

Author: Phare-Camp
Item: Absense
http://phare-camp.blogspot.com/2006/09/absense.html

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[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:
http://barenforum.org/contact_baren.php

For reference, sites/blogs currently being checked are:
http://barenforum.org/blog
http://woodblock.com
http://woodblockdreams.blogspot.com
http://studiodiary.blogspot.com
http://larimerart.blogspot.com
http://artflights.blogspot.com
http://printmakersmaterials.blogspot.com
http://mlyon.com/blog
http://room535.blogspot.com
http://mleeprints.blogspot.com
http://snowgum.blogspot.com
http://onthisblock.blogspot.com
http://pressing-issues.blogspot.com
http://www.1000woodcuts.com
http://theitinerantartist.blogspot.com
http://PLawing-Printmaker.blogspot.com
http://readdevine.blogspot.com
http://mokuhankan.com/conversations
http://mokuhankan.com
http://belindadelpesco.blogspot.com
http://vizart.blogspot.com
http://phare-camp.blogspot.com
http://amymstoner.blogspot.com
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Message 8
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2006 05:26:44 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 31767] lecture on paper
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those of you living in LA might go to this, I would if I was closer.
Best to all
Barbara

http://www.experiencela.com/calendar/eventmore.asp?key=9920