Today's postings

  1. [Baren 35085] Re: Sandblasting (Charles Morgan)
  2. [Baren 35086] Re: The Charles Project (Julio.Rodriguez #
  3. [Baren 35087] Re: The Charles Project (Charles Morgan)
  4. [Baren 35088] final notice - exchange #35 ("Mike Lyon")
  5. [Baren 35089] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 05:49:29 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 35085] Re: Sandblasting
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Thanks for the information, Tom. I urge you to try a few experiments with actual sandblast carving (as opposed to simple grain enhancement) and keep us posted on the results.

Cheers ...... Charles
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Message 2
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 10:37:09 -0600
Subject: [Baren 35086] Re: The Charles Project
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Charles alternative printmaking is a great source of inspiration to me. A
while back I got taken by the beautiful (and sometime unusual) stone
carvings at the local cemetery....for a while there I was sneaking around
doing 'rubbings' off 100 year old stones when no one was around.....I
collected a quite a few (50+) and eventually I like to get these rubbings
transferred to archival paper and even perhaps run an edition of prints
based on this theme.

Another alternative 'printmaking' project I have 'on hold' is capturing
the images of simple objects we find in our everyday lives......for
example manhole covers fascinate me...there is such a diversity and many
go back 50-100 years.... then there are manhole covers from other

Maria, the Cairn project is looking great....can't wait to see the prints

Finally, best wishes for a speedy recovery to our good friend Wanda. We
miss you !

Julio Rodriguez (Skokie, Illinois)
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Message 3
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 09:16:32 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 35087] Re: The Charles Project
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Mineo Yamamoto does lovely nature prints, but he uses the indirect method ... spread cloth over subject and dab with ink ... much like doing rubbings. He has done some interesting manhole covers in Japan.

Nice to hear you share my fascination with printing everyday things!!!

I, too, would like to add my warm wishes for a speedy recovery for Wanda.

Cheers .... Charles
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Message 4
From: "Mike Lyon"
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 12:17:54 -0600
Subject: [Baren 35088] final notice - exchange #35
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Exchange #35 closes tomorrow (Friday, Feb 15).

We're still waiting for three editions from:

* not received: Rahman Mohamed (has not responded to numerous emails
and posts)
* not received: Julio Rodriguez (has promised to get them here on
* not received: Robert Viana (has promised to get them here on time)

The rest of your prints have been collated and will ship out with or without
the remaining editions (hopefully WITH) as soon as I've received PRINT
(colophon information) from the following (and revised details from anyone
else - see below):

NEED DETAILS: Viza Arlington



NEED DETAILS: Diane Cutter

NEED DETAILS: Lana Lambert

NEED DETAILS: Sharen Linder


NEED DETAILS: Bobette Mccarthy

NEED DETAILS: Rahman Mohamed

NEED DETAILS: Julio Rodriguez



NEED DETAILS: Jennifer Schmitt

NEED DETAILS: Sylvia Taylor

NEED DETAILS: Robert Viana

NEED DETAILS: Steffan Ziegler

PLEASE - submit information about your print here:

Since this is a fairy tale exchange, many of you might like (in addition to
describing your process) to TELL THE STORY OF YOUR FAIRY TALE - if I get
enough good stories, I'll compile the stories and images into a PDF booklet
(printable) authored by all of us - that'd be pretty FUN, I think - might
take the place of the old gallery or might be in addition to. Anyway - take
all the space you want and let your print illustrate your story!!!

Thanks to all 27 of you who (so far) have gotten your prints to me in a
reasonably timely fashion, to MOST of you who included return labels,
postage or money, especially to a few of you who sent along special little
printy gifts (much appreciated) and for putting up with all my coordinator
WHIP CRACKING e-mails. You're going to LOVE each other's work, I think! As
usual, there's quite a range in technique, aesthetic, and printmaking level,
but overall the artwork is fabulous and there are several (to my eye)
absolute GEMS this time - WOWEY WOW WOW! You can start getting excited now!

We may have left a few printers behind, I'm afraid, but this exchange will
go out pretty close to ON TIME - we've have been slipping behinder and
behinder for a LONG time and we really need to get back to timely mailings!

Now I gotta get started photographing all your work and getting that
colophon assembled!!!!



Mike Lyon
Kansas City, MO
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Message 5
From: Blog Manager
Date: 15 Feb 2008 04:55:38 -0000
Subject: [Baren 35089] 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. (42 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: mLee Fine Art

Author: Marissa L. Swinghammer
Item: Sick


Site Name: Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

Item: Watercolor: Back Yard in New England


Site Name: Amy Stoner's Fine Art Blog

Author: Amy Stoner
Item: Wax Groupies


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