Today's postings

  1. [Baren 32555] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V38 #3754 (Jan 6 (Sharri LaPierre)
  2. [Baren 32556] New Year's Greetings ("April Vollmer")
  3. [Baren 32557] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V38 #3755 (Jan 7, 2007) (su tamsett)
  4. [Baren 32558] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V38 #3755 (Jan 7, 2007) (CJChapel)
  5. [Baren 32559] Great Cairn update ("Maria Arango")
  6. [Baren 32560] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  7. [Baren 32561] Plexi ("Jean Womack")
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Message 1
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2007 09:20:54 -0800
Subject: [Baren 32555] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V38 #3754 (Jan 6
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Welcome Su,
I don't have the explanation for why we must receive both versions of
the digest, but apparently there is no way to not get both of them.
Just delete the text version (or which ever one you do not need or wish
to keep) and read the other one. I am so adept at the delete key now
that my fingers fairly fly and sometimes I have to fly right over to
the trash and retrieve one version.

Happy Printmaking ~
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Message 2
From: "April Vollmer"
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2007 12:55:48 -0500
Subject: [Baren 32556] New Year's Greetings
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Welcome, Su! Nice to hear your voice! The digest always comes double, some
technical issue, so you just have to trash the 'old' one.

Su is a wonderful printmaker, by the way, she has done delicate, precise
aquatints, and used one as a basis for the print she did in my class.

I hope I will have a chance to catch up with Mike when he comes east to
teach! I just (finally) went to his website to see his movie of his Kansas
City reception last September. Fabulous prints, Mike is astonishing, the
prints keep growing, (and not just in size!). I have been thinking about his
laser cut technique. Great website!

I will have a show at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Steinhart Gallery April 7
to May 7, during the Cherry Blossom Festival. After ten years of
demonstrating moku hanga at the Sakura Matsuri, when I hung a small show for
a weekend, I was pleased that the Garden has invited me for a whole month in
their main gallery.

I will be teaching this summer at Anderson Ranch, at Frogmans, and (sometime
in August) at Maine College of Art in Portland, info on my website.

Best wishes to all for a surprisingly great 2007!

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Message 3
From: su tamsett
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2007 09:55:49 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 32557] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V38 #3755 (Jan 7, 2007)
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Thanks Barbara,

I will try to see if I can find a copy through my library exchange to check it out I
am looking for some good images of work by the leader of the "movement", though I
cannot recall his name at the moment. I recently saw some of his work at the Met and
at the Annual Printfair (both in NYC). I was blown away by his compositional and
color sense.


PS Still getting both versions of this digest. Can anyone help me cancel one without
affecting the other?
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Message 4
From: CJChapel
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2007 10:08:45 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 32558] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V38 #3755 (Jan 7, 2007)
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Hi su and Welcome.
I have the same problem with new and old versions of
the forum. So I just delete the old one after
attempting to change to new only several times. I
don't think my browser is compatable with the Baren
format so I read faithfully but the only way I've
found to post is with this email. We'll see if it gets
The people here are generous and encouraging and
friendly so I enjoy this contact even if it is rather
a "be seen and not heard" one. LOL

> From: su tamsett
> Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2007 06:56:04 -0800 (PST)
> Subject: [Baren 32551] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML)
> V38 #3754 (Jan 6, 2007)
> Hi!
> I joined both the formatted(new) and unformatted
> (old) forums on the 1st of this
> month. Thursday I tried to cancel the old version of
> this digest and
> to rejoin the
> new version. However, somehow I ended up canceling
> both. In the meantime,
> I posted
> an introduction and an inquiry on the forum (see
> below).

Imagination makes you see all sorts of things.
Georgia O'Keeffe

you are invited to visit

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Message 5
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2007 20:04:27 -0800
Subject: [Baren 32559] Great Cairn update
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Hello and new year greetings to all Baren folk!

Welcome all new members and don't forget that participation is key
to...participating :-o

Now, for the awaited Cairn update, some of you have emailed me about your
progress and I always appreciate those bits.
For everyone else, your new year's resolution numero uno:
-FINISH carving the Cairn block! and send to Maria on time for the deadline
which is roughly May 2007

I have about 8 blocks in the stack and I must say that this is going to be
an interesting pile of rocks. Thank you all for your contributions, both in
terms of the block and the growing paper/mailing "nest egg".

Just to review, the information page is here:

Happy carving,

Maria Arango
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Message 6
From: Blog Manager
Date: 8 Jan 2007 04:55:17 -0000
Subject: [Baren 32560] 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. (26 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: Slow Work, Fast Work


[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: "Jean Womack"
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2007 21:01:29 -0800
Subject: [Baren 32561] Plexi
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I too am using plexiglass but I have been etching into it with an electric engraver and scratching with an etching needle. There's no way to put down an aquatint that I can think of, but it's a very nice, non-toxic material. I did not think of printing it in relief, but of course you can print anything in relief. Does anyone have other methods of making marks in Plexi?
Jean Womack