Today's postings

  1. [Baren 32957] Re: Baren Digest (old) V38 #3826 ("Marilynn Smith")
  2. [Baren 32958] Re: Baren Digest (old) V38 #3826 ("Bea Gold")
  3. [Baren 32959] New Web Page ("Jeanne Norman Chase")
  4. [Baren 32960] Re: You want boars? You get Baren boars ...dogs, roosters... (Julio.Rodriguez # walgreens.com)
  5. [Baren 32961] Re: You want boars? You get Baren boars ...dogs, roosters... (Anna Huskey)
  6. [Baren 32962] changing the way i work ("hanna_platt # excite.com")
  7. [Baren 32963] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  8. [Baren 32964] GreatArt Japanese ply offer info. ("Mark Mason")
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Message 1
From: "Marilynn Smith"
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 09:02:34 -0800
Subject: [Baren 32957] Re: Baren Digest (old) V38 #3826
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Check this out!!! Great boxes for prints and the prices are amazing.
http:///www.dickblick.com/zz169/68/

Marilynn
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Message 2
From: "Bea Gold"
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 09:26:56 -0800
Subject: [Baren 32958] Re: Baren Digest (old) V38 #3826
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They look very good Marilyn - have you used them yet?
Please look at my Blog - I m using it to keep up with my Retrospective
Show. Any and all Bareners, please come to the opening on April 7th. I
promises to be a lot of fun.
http://bea-gold-retrospective.blogspot.com/ Bea Gold
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Message 3
From: "Jeanne Norman Chase"
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 14:24:22 -0500
Subject: [Baren 32959] New Web Page
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Dear Baren People

My new Web Page is;

www.jeannenormanchase.com

Thanks
Jeanne

I have been MIA for awhile but will be active soon.
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Message 4
From: Julio.Rodriguez # walgreens.com
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 15:42:18 -0600
Subject: [Baren 32960] Re: You want boars? You get Baren boars ...dogs, roosters...
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Thank you Dave for posting the link to Matsumura-san's boar
prints....excellent prints as ever, such an inspiration and I am sure most
of them are
done in the traditional japanese style. What a treasure !

Thank you also to Sadako-san for all the hard work to get the prints
online for us...we don't see her post often on the forum but her behind
the scene work translating, helping with the mall, Matsumura-san's website
and I am sure many other details has been a real godsend to the Baren
group.

All the beautiful prints from Japan inspired me to get off my butt and
update the Baren New Year galleries...so there are now a whole bunch of
Roosters,
Dogs and Boars (and piggies too !) online...my thanks to Carole Baker for
lots of the behind scenes scanning & uploading images to the
Baren site...THANK YOU !

http://barenforum.org/new_year/index.html

let me know how the pages look, did we missed anybody's print and if they
load toooooo slooooowwwww foooorrrrrr youuuuuuu,


thanks....Julio Rodriguez
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Message 5
From: Anna Huskey
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 16:37:49 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 32961] Re: You want boars? You get Baren boars ...dogs, roosters...
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Hi Julio,
I just rearead my previous email and I did not mention
tht the print that I am talking about not seeing is a
PIG.
Thanks,
Anna Huskey
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Message 6
From: "hanna_platt # excite.com"
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 22:44:23 -0500 (EST)
Subject: [Baren 32962] changing the way i work
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Hi printmakers
I love all the little boars that have been showing up in my mail box! I hope to get mine out soon. I feel like my work is not very cohesive so i have decided to change the way i work. in the past i would have an idea, make a drawing, carve block, print edition, then move on to next subject, style, and or print medium. it seems like i have printmaking ADD. So i have decided to do a series of at least ten drawings first then carve all the blocks at once. i am hoping this will help. so far i have completed 6 charcoal drawings and they already seem to form two separate groups. oh well maybe i need to do twenty drawings. you can view them altogether here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/74294604@N00/sets/72157594404895500/
my plans for them as woodblock prints will be something like this:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/74294604@N00/192231986/
if my new way doesn't work out i think i will ditch the drawing on paper and go straight to the block. I would love to here how other people work.
Viza
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Message 7
From: Blog Manager
Date: 9 Mar 2007 04:55:17 -0000
Subject: [Baren 32963] 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. (32 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)

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Site Name: The Itinerant Artist

Author: Diane Cutter
Item: I cut a little 3"x2.5" all-shina block but, upon ...
http://theitinerantartist.blogspot.com/2007/02/i-cut-little-3x2.html

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Site Name: Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

Author: Belinda Del Pesco
Item: Watercolor: Shoes on the Sill
http://belindadelpesco.blogspot.com/2007/03/watercolor-shoes-on-sill.html

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Site Name: Blue Notes - A Printmaking Sojourn

Author: Jenn
Item: Leafy Simplicity
http://azuregrackle.com/blogs/index.php?blog=2&title=leafy_simplicity&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

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Site Name: Jaunty Rakes

Author: Jaunty Rakes
Item: Le Poissonnier (study)
http://jauntyrakes.blogspot.com/2007/03/poissonnier-study.html

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Site Name: Bea Gold Retrospective

Author: Bea Gold's Blog
Item: I DID IT!

I just reserved 6 non smoking rooms at ...
http://bea-gold-retrospective.blogspot.com/2007/03/i-did-it-i-just-reserved-6-rooms-at.html

Author: Bea Gold's Blog
Item: Moving Forward?

I'm putting my invitation card u...
http://bea-gold-retrospective.blogspot.com/2007/03/moving-forward-im-putting-my-invitation.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
http://williamleeholtfineart.blogspot.com
http://web.mac.com/g_wohlken/iWeb/Site/Blog/Blog.html
http://curiousmatthew.blogspot.com
http://laine.lainegreenway.com/index.html
http://azuregrackle.com/blogs/index.php?blog=2
http://blog.olansa.co.uk/
http://bea-gold-retrospective.blogspot.com
http://www.jauntyrakes.blogspot.com
http://sheiko.blogspot.com
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Message 8
From: "Mark Mason"
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 12:43:21 -0000
Subject: [Baren 32964] GreatArt Japanese ply offer info.
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I just thought I'd flag up an offer on Japanese Ply from "Great Art" a UK mail order and online art materials store.

They've just started a "Buy 3, Get 4th Free" offer on 5mm "Japanese Ply"

I haven't tried it myself, so can't vouch for it or tell you what kind of ply it is, but doing the maths on the offer sounds pretty good even if you only use them for colour blocks.

They have 3 sizes, 22.5x30cms @ 1.50, 30x45cms @ 2.35 and 45x60cms @ 4.30.
Each size is double the previous size, so I've worked out that if you have the means to cut the blocks ( A Workmate and Jigsaw), it's well worth buying 3 pieces of the largest size, and getting another piece free: Total 12.93 and then cutting each piece into 4 22.5x30cm blocks, giving you 16 of them. Priced at only 80p each instead of 1.50.

16 22.5x30cm blocks bought individually would cost 18.00 with this offer (24.00 otherwise).

www.greatart.co.uk