Today's postings

  1. [Baren 34261] Re: Exchange 33 and Blogs. ("Mark Mason")
  2. [Baren 34262] Re: Exchange 33 and Blogs. (David Harrison)
  3. [Baren 34263] Re: Exchange 33 and Blogs. (Julio.Rodriguez #
  4. [Baren 34264] Re: Problems getting uneven color ("claudiacoonen")
  5. [Baren 34265] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Mark Mason"
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 14:25:35 +0100
Subject: [Baren 34261] Re: Exchange 33 and Blogs.
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I was just wondering how Exchange 33 was progressing; any updates would be welcome. In the last posting on Exchange 33 it was mentioned that 2 people had dropped out, meaning only 28 in the exchange. That's a shame, but will participants recieve their 2 extra prints back, as I've a couple of friends who'd like a copy, and it would save me having to do a second print run?

Dear Blog Manager,

Regarding Blog notification, I don't want to force any postings that aren't specifically Woodblock related onto Baren members, and I do really value this online group. About a third of my blog is woodblock related, a third Animation and a third Insirational Artists (Some of whom are woodblock artists). I wouldn't say it was predominently "woodblock" but I would like to continue to let members see my woodblock posts.

Should I leave the list and just send a message to Baren Forum each time I have a print related post?

Cheers, Mark.
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Message 2
From: David Harrison
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 15:01:04 +0100
Subject: [Baren 34262] Re: Exchange 33 and Blogs.
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Hi Mark,

Just an idea -- most blog software lets you categorize blog posts by category.
You can then provide the Blog Manager with the link to your "Printmaking"
category's feed (or however you name it!), rather than the feed link for your
entire blog.

In fact I'd recommend this for most people if they have a mixed-content blog.
Readers who are interested enough in a given blog can always click on other
categories later if they visit the site.


David H
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Message 3
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 10:47:01 -0500
Subject: [Baren 34263] Re: Exchange 33 and Blogs.
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David's idea is a good one, I have to talk to Dave Bull to see if that's
something our software will allow....the idea here is to keep 'mostly' to
woodblock content
but w/o turning anybody away.

Speaking of blogs, there are some videos of Andy Englisg (UK engraver
extraordinaire !) which I blogged from YouTube last night...take a look at

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Message 4
From: "claudiacoonen"
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 07:34:21 -1000
Subject: [Baren 34264] Re: Problems getting uneven color
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I thought the grainy look came from not enough paste
but mixing pigments well to start with (using alcohol then water)
in David Bull's instruction's I found

When paste is mixed with pigment, the print shows a clear, uniform, deep colouring. Without it, the colour on the print is likely to give a porous effect, a dry, granular texture, known as goma (sesame). As long as the colour in the brush is sufficient, the starch paste is not added. It is added only when fresh pigment is put on the brush or on the block.
hope it helps

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Message 5
From: Blog Manager
Date: 16 Oct 2007 03:55:53 -0000
Subject: [Baren 34265] 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. (39 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: BarenForum Group Weblog

Author: Julio
Item: Andy English - Preparing the woodblock


Site Name: Mike Lyon's Moku Hanga

Author: Mike Lyon
Item: "Jim" Collaboration with Lawrence Lithography Workshop underway - special pre-pricing !


Site Name: Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

Item: Monotype & Watercolor: Persimmon & Vintage Whiskey Bottles


Site Name: Phare-Camp Art Journal

Author: Phare-Camp
Item: Altares del Mundo 2007


Site Name: Pistoles Press

Author: Pistoles Press
Item: Hand-pulled Harvey!

Author: Pistoles Press
Item: Kirin goes to class...


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