Today's postings

  1. [Baren 34227] new addies ("claudiacoonen")
  2. [Baren 34228] Re: Theme for exchange #35 - FAIRY TALES ("Jenn Schmitt")
  3. [Baren 34229] Re: Hello again (Julio.Rodriguez #
  4. [Baren 34230] New printer ("Grassell, Mary")
  5. [Baren 34231] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "claudiacoonen"
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 10:33:40 -1000
Subject: [Baren 34227] new addies
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I recently changed my e mail address with things still filtering thru my old address. I realized Baren did not recognize my new address and posts were not going thru. So I un subscribed and then subscribed... manager, is this a correct way ?
and finally I have gotten to finish printing my Year of the Boar card (I know shame on me) and wish to send out. while traveling I remember getting some change of address posts, can those of you w/ a changed address on Boar card list let me (us ) know the new one again..Thanks!!

claudia g. coonen
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Message 2
From: "Jenn Schmitt"
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 17:09:26 -0400
Subject: [Baren 34228] Re: Theme for exchange #35 - FAIRY TALES
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Thanks Mike - I'm off to find my collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales and see
what might make an interesting print.

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Message 3
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 16:22:02 -0500
Subject: [Baren 34229] Re: Hello again
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Hi Lana,

Welcome back to Baren, sounds like you had a rough go of it since 'Shunga'
but we are all glad to have you back on the Forum and wishing you the best
going forward.....

Elizabeth.....happy Birthday !!! I too want a new press for my birthday !

Mike, great job choosing a theme for #35.... I think with our
international audience it will be interesting to see which Fairy Tales get

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Message 4
From: "Grassell, Mary"
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 18:32:37 -0400
Subject: [Baren 34230] New printer
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Greetings to all in the Baren Forum,

I am Mary Grassell, a new artist to the group, though I have been around for many years.

Currently I am a professor of Graphic Design at Marshall University in Huntington WV. In a parallel life I am also a printmaker, book artist, and letterpress learner. Next semester I will be teaching a class in Book Making and letterpress. I am excited to do this after so many graphic design and computer courses.

My printmaking method of choice is the woodcut. I have been working for the past 15 years on my technique and have had some success. I am currently in three shows at the moment, and I show my work constantly. I also do some illustration when I have the opportunity. I have an etching press in my studio at Main Street Studio in Hurricane West Virginia where I live. But my woodcuts are printed by hand. I use a combination of multiple block and reduction printing, and my prints are large (for woodcuts), have many colors, are quite complicated, and take a long time to complete. I have begun to combine woodcut with screen printing, embossing and monoprinting, as well as acrylic and watercolor. I am also a wood engraver and belong to the Wood Engraver's Network. I learned this from Jim Horton at the Frogman's Print and Paper Workshops in Vermillion, South Dakota.

I am thinking about what to do for the "Fairy Tales" which will be my first exchange with the Baren group. I have done other exchanges, and this one sounds like fun.

I have read emails for the last few months from the membership, and I feel that I know some of you. I especially paid attention to the "linoleum birthday party" exchange today as I work in linoleum, too.

Anyway, I wanted to introduce myself and plan to be a steady contributer.

Mary Grassell
Department of Art and Design
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington WV 25755
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Message 5
From: Blog Manager
Date: 9 Oct 2007 03:55:32 -0000
Subject: [Baren 34231] 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 Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: Randi Bull


Site Name: Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

Item: Watercolor: Mucha's Model Poses for Klimt


Site Name: Artist Printmaker on line

Author: ainesse
Item: Cobalt Series 1


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