Today's postings

  1. [Baren 32185] Thank you for exchange #29 ("Oscar Bearinger")
  2. [Baren 32186] Re: Thank you for exchange #29 (Barbara Mason)
  3. [Baren 32187] RE: New Baren Digest (HTML) V37 #3682 (Nov 5, 2006) ("Tyrus Clutter")
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Message 1
From: "Oscar Bearinger"
Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2006 10:33:55 -0500
Subject: [Baren 32185] Thank you for exchange #29
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Dear Friends

Thank you to everyone involved in making exchange #29 happen - especially the printmakers!

This is my first exchange participation and I am richly rewarded by all of your work. While I have been printmaking for a few years, this is my first edition using a (table-top) press. I can see how much I have to learn about printing with a press!

In the morning, I now have wonderful inspiration by looking over 10 or 12 of my favourite prints from this exchange, before I start my day's work in ink and carving.

Thanks for allowing me to participate in this activity.
Much thanks to the printmakers.

Happy carving,
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Message 2
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2006 08:11:27 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 32186] Re: Thank you for exchange #29
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This is the best of messages. That a fairly new printmaker is encouraged or inspired by the work of others. It is what the Baren Forum is really about, making information accessible to those who want it. Those who have a little more knowledge passing it on. You certainly made my day with your post of appreciation for Baren and the Baren printmakers!
Best to all,
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Message 3
From: "Tyrus Clutter"
Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2006 12:56:37 -0500
Subject: [Baren 32187] RE: New Baren Digest (HTML) V37 #3682 (Nov 5, 2006)
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Just wanted to share with you all my great find while visiting Assisi this week.

A friend who is researching St. Francis for a book project was taking me around town and said she wanted to stop into a "stationery store." Come to find out the shop was this little old man's and he does all these linoleum prints of views of Assisi and the life of St. Francis. He prints small ones on paper and envelopes that folks can use as stationery. He had an old electric press. It was kind of set up like a Chandler I have seen, but I couldn't see what it was and I have little ability with Italian.

Anyway, some images are not editioned, but others are. I purchased one larger (11" x 14" or so) print from an edition of 200 for 23.50 (euro) and two 5 x 7 images, uneditioned, for 5.50 each. They are really quite nice. When I get home I can scan them some people can see.

If you're ever in Assisi you have to check him out. My friend was able to tell him that I work with Woodcuts. I'm sure buying the larger piece really made his day. I was so happy to find something of such great value amid the tourist kitsch that lines the streets. Artists unite!