Today's postings

  1. [Baren 34153] Re: Redampening Paper, Blogs (L Cass)
  2. [Baren 34154] Re: Lighting (CFLs) and Qs About Working Large (Sharri LaPierre)
  3. [Baren 34155] Re: Redampening Paper, Blogs (David Harrison)
  4. [Baren 34156] Introduction ("Ivan Locke")
  5. [Baren 34157] Re: Introduction (Charles Morgan)
  6. [Baren 34158] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  7. [Baren 34159] Re: Introduction (Diane Cutter)
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Message 1
From: L Cass
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 12:34:01 -0400
Subject: [Baren 34153] Re: Redampening Paper, Blogs
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Nancy - thanks for your email and advice re paper - the paper I use
is sized and I'll try using newsprint for interleafing when I next print.
I do use the good Winsor & Newton watercolours which I think should
be bleed-proof ??

It was espec super to have a few days in Paris which I hadn't set
eyes on for 15 yrs.. the core hasn't really changed and I found the city
much pleasanter than London - finally! as I'd always yearned to live
in London again so that's one daydream smashed......the U.K is actually
pretty awful just now except for really rural areas - services are
poor as everything including airports are owned by non Brits..
trains, telephone
and post offices are in a sad state these days and TO actually seems
clean after the dirty streets of Bournemouth (where I stay with my
cousin and which apparently was once a pretty elegant resort).... so sad

I have close to 100 sketches for ptgs and prints from those 3 months
( and a sale at the chateau exhibit to cheer me on) I was really
content to be living out of 1 and a half suitcases and now yearn to
be living permanently in rural France which is so civilized.
However I must settle down to do the best I can for a projected show
here in TO next year............
bw Louise
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Message 2
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 10:21:45 -0700
Subject: [Baren 34154] Re: Lighting (CFLs) and Qs About Working Large
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When I printed large woodcuts I had a devil of a time getting the
paper onto the block. Once it is dampened there is no getting it to
do what it is supposed to, or at least, it would not behave for me.
My solution was to roll the paper towards me, leaving enough flat for
me get ahold of in the traditional fashion. Then balancing the roll
on to my hands and using my fingers to place it in the kentos I could
just flip my wrists and the paper would unroll onto the block. (If
it didn't want to unroll, I would nudge it with my nose!) I tried a
"carry sheet", but my paper was too large to cooperate with that, it
kept falling under the carry sheet the minute I would straighten it
to put it into the kentos. Rolling it onto a paper tube would also
work, though my paper was apparently large enough that it didn't need
a tube. (The latter was Richard Steiner's answer at his workshop last

Good luck! Can't wait to see these prints!

Cheers ~
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Message 3
From: David Harrison
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2007 00:20:50 +0100
Subject: [Baren 34155] Re: Redampening Paper, Blogs
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L Cass wrote:
> the U.K is actually
> pretty awful just now

Yeah, terrible. Don't know why I don't just move out after a verdict like that.

Baren-Suji needs you! If you'd like to write an article or suggest one,
drop me a line off-list or mail .
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Message 4
From: "Ivan Locke"
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 22:18:00 -0500
Subject: [Baren 34156] Introduction
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Hello Everyone,

I have been reading Baren for a while. I have found the forum very educational and a great source of information searching the archives when I have a question.

I have made a handful of prints, and almost as many homemade barens and presses. I like experimenting with all kinds of tools and techniques. In my current prints, I have been experimenting with wood pyrography printed relief or intaglio - a print I like is here . My current tool project is a pin press that I have only tested a little, but shows great promise (One of those projects that is going so well, it energizes you). You can see some information at . I have been posting at WetCanvas for a while and just started a website (At the moment it is just photos of past work. When I add new projects it will be more informational.). My website is .

I look forward to participating in the forum.

Ivan Locke
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Message 5
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 20:38:26 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 34157] Re: Introduction
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Welcome, Ivan ... Always good to have another experimenter on board.

Cheers ...... Charles
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Message 6
From: Blog Manager
Date: 1 Oct 2007 03:55:26 -0000
Subject: [Baren 34158] 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. (38 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock RoundTable

Author: Dave Bull
Item: [Seacoast in Autumn - 2] : The design ... (and Colour Your Own)


Site Name: m.Lee Fine Art

Author: m.Lee
Item: Weekend Update


Site Name: Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

Item: Monotype & Watercolor: Garden Bench


Site Name: Phare-Camp Art Journal

Author: Phare-Camp
Item: Eulogy for the Best Mouser I Ever Knew


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Message 7
From: Diane Cutter
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2007 05:04:23 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 34159] Re: Introduction
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Hi, Ivan... It's so good to see you over here. The Baren folk are wonderful and especially good at making lurkers feel at home. I especially enjoyed meeting a lot of them at last year's Summit. You should consider it (ie. starting saving money and vacation leave) for the one next year in San Antonio, I believe. I found just sitting, talking and working in the presence of so many talented people so inspiring.