Today's postings

  1. [Baren 33549] amazing lithos (Barbara Mason)
  2. [Baren 33550] Re: Dating prints ("Janis Carter")
  3. [Baren 33551] Re: Dave's new print..... (Julio.Rodriguez #
  4. [Baren 33552] Re: Dave's new print..... (Diane Cutter)
  5. [Baren 33553] Re: amazing lithos (georga garside)
  6. [Baren 33554] Cairn update ("Maria Arango")
  7. [Baren 33555] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  8. [Baren 33556] Brooklyn, Santa Fe and Mike's drawers ("April Vollmer")
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Message 1
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 05:59:56 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 33549] amazing lithos
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I was wondering around on the internet looking at Japanese prints and look what I found...
This guy is a French artist who copied the Japanese style...I could not believe these were not Japanese prints...see what you think
I was charmed by this work and it is really large in size.

I am so excited about Dave's new print....I have hoped for years that he would do his own compositions and here we are...finally. I can hardly wait to see the final piece.
Best to all,
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Message 2
From: "Janis Carter"
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 11:05:29 -0400
Subject: [Baren 33550] Re: Dating prints
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Janis Carter RN, MSN, MA, MA
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Message 3
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 14:24:24 -0500
Subject: [Baren 33551] Re: Dave's new print.....
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Barbara writes:
"I am so excited about Dave's new print....I have hoped for years that he
would do his own compositions and here we are...finally"

Me too !!! I know that Dave is a little nervous about how his new
original prints are going to be received but from what we seen so far they
are going to
be winners. I am a big fan of Shin-Hanga prints and for me it's like a
dream come true....I feel like I am back in the 1940's sitting in Kawase
Hasui' studio and discussing color blocks and color overlays. I wonder if
those guys back then go together and had the same kind of discussions and
questions like Dave is doing on his roundtable ????? Maybe not the
carver..but for sure the publisher, the designer and the printer had to
discuss such things... Ha...poor Dave, now he has to wear four hats !!!!

Dave's step-by-step descriptions and his slideshow showing printed block
upon printed block it's like going back in time. When was the last time
could see a 30 impression print come to life in front of your eyes ?

Every new block brings a surprise.....

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Message 4
From: Diane Cutter
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 12:51:53 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 33552] Re: Dave's new print.....
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I have to 'ditto' Barbara and Julio's comments about Dave's work. I love seeing such an accomplished artist doing his own work... and I'm very grateful for the step by step. I'm in awe of the patience he shows in making such little steps. I'm really looking forward to the finished artwork! This definitely speaks loud for the wonderful sharing world of the internet.

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Message 5
From: georga garside
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 13:56:41 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 33553] Re: amazing lithos
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you always find trhe best stuff. thanks for sharing this
good luck with you show
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Message 6
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 15:51:11 -0700
Subject: [Baren 33554] Cairn update
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Only 16 blocks left! Three of those on the way.
Thank you all for playing along.

Web page updated today with new arrivals:

Also, please don't forget to contribute at least for return mailing. Many
fellow members have been extremely generous and I certainly understand
poverty and such things but if you can send something to cover your own
paper and mailing costs, the project manager would greatly appreciate it.

Happy carving,

Maria Arango
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Message 7
From: Blog Manager
Date: 7 Jun 2007 03:55:20 -0000
Subject: [Baren 33555] 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. (33 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock RoundTable

Author: Dave Bull
Item: [River in Summer - 19] - Impressions 17~19


Site Name: m.Lee Fine Art

Author: m.Lee
Item: Overwhelmed

Author: m.Lee
Item: Moku Hanga (again)


Site Name: The Itinerant Artist

Author: Diane Cutter
Item: Watercolor figure gesture drawing (8"x5"), privat...


Site Name: Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

Author: Belinda Del Pesco
Item: Monotype: Nature's Staff


[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 8
From: "April Vollmer"
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2007 08:52:57 -0400
Subject: [Baren 33556] Brooklyn, Santa Fe and Mike's drawers
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You guys are so great! Barbara, I look forward to photos of the Walt Padgett
show. I enjoyed seeing your prints on line, too.

Next Tuesday, June 12, I am participating in a fabulous show "Singular
Objects" at the Brooklyn College Library, 2900 Bedford Avenue. The reception
is from 6:00 to 8:00. It is a big show, with many print and book artists.

Also, I wanted to mention that I will be teaching a woodblock class in Santa
Fe this summer from July 23 to 27.

As for the discussion of numbering, I TRY to be consistent! I am always
relieved when I can locate a print and it has a number and date on it so I
know how many I have and when I printed it. My understanding is that artists
number prints for information, so the buyer can put a print in context. I
find this information useful myself! Sometimes it does get complicated, as
when I occasionally return to a block after a few years. As usual, Mike is
more organized than most...I hope he will write an article about naming
proofs for Baren Suji!

Then I read his second email, where Mike casually mentions that he made all
these drawers! Well, I have seen Mike's drawers, and I have to say that, New
York girl artist that I am, I could NEVER hope to make such cool drawers! I
did find some nice used flat files in Brooklyn, though! You need storage.