Today's postings

  1. [Baren 34608] Re: Baren Digest (old) V41 #4145 ("Marilynn Smith")
  2. [Baren 34609] Jeanne's post (Cucamongie #
  3. [Baren 34610] Re: Baren Digest (old) V41 #4145 (ArtfulCarol #
  4. [Baren 34611] Re: Baren and strange messages ("Maria Arango")
  5. [Baren 34612] Baren Summit ("Jean Womack")
  6. [Baren 34613] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Marilynn Smith"
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 06:24:11 -0800
Subject: [Baren 34608] Re: Baren Digest (old) V41 #4145
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Someone asked about the summits and what we do at them. We have just come
into the summit and found ourselves a work space and gotten aquainted with
one another, it is great fun to put faces with names. Than we work on
carving and printing whatever project we have brought along with us or we
can choose to just wander about, socialize and view what others are working
on. I highly suggest that one brings wood and pigment for carving or
printing and working on at least one project. You will get advice and
suggestions from other members as you work, it is most helpful. We had some
very interesting presentations and demonstrations at both summits. It is a
place to ask questions of others, to listen and learn. The more experienced
in the group openly share their skills. If you have the opportunity to
attend one of these events you will come away very inspired and full of new
knowledge. The gentle caring and giving from the members in this group is
outstanding. Some folks will even leave you with one of the prints they
create during the summit and others will share supplies openly with you. For
example at the last summit I was given some paper to work with, very kind.
We have been blessed with some wonderful volunteers who have given space in
their studios for us to gather and others who have helped to organize and
even feed us all. I also should mention that we have taken side trips to
museums and other places of interest, such as places to buy supplies. These
have not been highly scheduled events and you can freely choose how you want
to spend your time. If you do not bring or rent a car there are usually
several in attendance that will help you get around and those of us gifted
with a ride usually pay for gas for the driver, only fair. Attending a
summit is a very win win event and I have not heard of anyone who has come
and left disapointed, but rather wanting to have another as soon as
possible! These events are well worth the time and the money to attend.
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Message 2
From: Cucamongie #
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 09:56:06 EST
Subject: [Baren 34609] Jeanne's post
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Jeanne, are you printing or painting the sign?

I have printed woodblock using Akua Kolor and it dries fairly quickly,
though dispersed pure pigment will dry faster. If you are painting and not
printing, I would use acrylics. fyi, the akua kolor will not be waterproof if you
are concerned about that.

feel free to email me offlist with more questions etc.

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Message 3
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 11:17:11 EST
Subject: [Baren 34610] Re: Baren Digest (old) V41 #4145
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I agree with everything Marilynn said!
My only regret is that I did not go out carousing, or whatever you folks
did, at night. in Kansas City.

I stayed in my room, also enjoying socializing and chatting with Jeanne and
Sue, who were in my same motel.
Composing in the room (no carving!) resulted in the print Lefties Can Carve.
Carol Lyons
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Message 4
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 09:17:23 -0800
Subject: [Baren 34611] Re: Baren and strange messages
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What Julio said!

And let's not forget the true literal meaning of the word "amateur".


Maria Arango
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Message 5
From: "Jean Womack"
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 10:08:54 -0800
Subject: [Baren 34612] Baren Summit
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[Baren] Daily DigestBea, I would love to attend a Baren summit at Asilomar. I have never been there but I always hear great things about it. Isn't it on the Big Sur coast (California)? Please count me in.
Jean Womack
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Message 6
From: Blog Manager
Date: 7 Dec 2007 04:55:22 -0000
Subject: [Baren 34613] 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: mLee Fine Art

Author: m.Lee
Item: Merry Christmas!


Site Name: Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

Item: Watercolor: Summit Path


Site Name: Amy Stoner's Fine Art Blog

Author: Amy Stoner
Item: Hands are for making


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