Today's postings

  1. [Baren 35144] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  2. [Baren 35145] Re: Ink (Sharri LaPierre)
  3. [Baren 35146] Re: New Book: Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo and an Exhibition ("Mark Mason")
  4. [Baren 35147] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V42 #4243 (Feb 20, 2008) (Jan Telfer)
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Message 1
From: Blog Manager
Date: 21 Feb 2008 04:55:33 -0000
Subject: [Baren 35144] 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. (43 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)

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Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: Swoon
http://woodblockdreams.blogspot.com/2008/02/swoon.html

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[Baren] members: if you have a printmaking blog (or a website with a published ATOM feed), and wish it to be included in this daily checklist, please write to the Baren Blog Manager at:
http://barenforum.org/contact_baren.php

For reference, sites/blogs currently being checked are:
http://barenforum.org/blog
http://woodblock.com
http://woodblock.com/roundtable
http://woodblockdreams.blogspot.com
http://studiodiary.blogspot.com
http://larimerart.blogspot.com
http://artflights.blogspot.com
http://printmakersmaterials.blogspot.com
http://mlyon.com/blog
http://room535.blogspot.com
http://mleeprints.blogspot.com
http://snowgum.blogspot.com
http://pressing-issues.blogspot.com
http://www.1000woodcuts.com
http://theitinerantartist.blogspot.com
http://PLawing-Printmaker.blogspot.com
http://readdevine.blogspot.com
http://mokuhankan.com/conversations
http://mokuhankan.com
http://belindadelpesco.blogspot.com
http://vizart.blogspot.com
http://phare-camp.blogspot.com
http://amymstoner.blogspot.com
http://williamleeholtfineart.blogspot.com
http://web.mac.com/g_wohlken/iWeb/Site/Blog/Blog.html
http://curiousmatthew.blogspot.com
http://laine.lainegreenway.com/index.html
http://azuregrackle.com/blogs/index.php?blog=2
http://blog.olansa.co.uk/
http://bea-gold-retrospective.blogspot.com
http://www.jauntyrakes.blogspot.com
http://sheiko.blogspot.com
http://studio-window.blogspot.com
http://alynn-guerra.blogspot.com
http://web.mac.com/barebonesart/iWeb/site/blog/blog.html
http://curiouslydrawn.blogspot.com
http://veloprint.blogspot.com
http://kathewelch.blogspot.com
http://serendipityartist.wordpress.com
http://ainescannell.blogspot.com
http://www.pistolespress.blogspot.com
http://1000woodcuts.com/latest.html
http://myhermitude.blogspot.com
http://jenniferscabin.blogspot.com
http://www.woodymoody.blogspot.com
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Message 2
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 23:39:56 -0800
Subject: [Baren 35145] Re: Ink
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Here's my two bits worth on the ink modification question. I prefer
etching inks and modify them with gel medium. They are already
transparent enough (not being as heavily pigmented as litho ink) and
I haven't noticed that the drying time was noticeably extended -
maybe a day or two at most. This is my preference since I also work
intaglio and this way I have a one size fits all kinda thing.
Setswell and I have never learned to get along, but miracle gel
reducer and I have a love affair going. I mix a little of it with
everything and it makes wiping easier along with its other
attributes. For relief I can layer colors that are transparent
enough to mix on the paper and haven't had a problem with shininess,
although I haven't done an image of more than 10 plates.

Hope that's worth two bits!
Cheers ~
Sharri
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Message 3
From: "Mark Mason"
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 10:01:11 -0000
Subject: [Baren 35146] Re: New Book: Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo and an Exhibition
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I've seen this book on Amazon, it's sounds like a huge tome: 52.4 x 37.8 x 5.4 cm, 20.6 x 14.9 x 2.1 inches !

Amazon UK have it at 52.80 & Delivered FREE in the UK.
Amazon US : $94.50

Anyone in the UK might be interested in an exhibition of Hiroshige prints from the British museum collection. "HIROSHIGE: THE MOON REFLECTED" is on at the Grundy Art Gallery in sunny Blackpool (Lancashire) from 8th March - 26th April.
I've got more details on my blog http://curiouslydrawn.blogspot.com/2008/01/hiroshige-moon-reflected-exhibition.html

"Presented in collaboration with Ikon Gallery Birmingham. This major exhibition of the later colour woodblock prints of 19th century Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), is curated by British artist Julian Opie, from the collection of The British Museum. "

Here's the British Museum info page on the Exhibition. http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/touring_exhibitions_and_loans/utagawa_hiroshige.aspx

I'm just throwing the idea out, but maybe some of Baren's UK members might like to bump into eachother at the exhibition, have a coffee and put real faces to the names?

Just an idea; not an arranged event, but just something informal.

Diane, sorry about being the umpteenth person to mention the measurements. I thought that was the first mention. Sincerest apologies.
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Message 4
From: Jan Telfer
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 21:46:26 +0800
Subject: [Baren 35147] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V42 #4243 (Feb 20, 2008)
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Dear Terry,

You were lucky to only have to pay 90cUS overseas on only three or four
envelopes if that........... I have to pay twice that on ALL of mine
except 2 for Australia and those in NSW will have the same costs as me
.... but one year if I sent them at Christmas time and we can get away
with them a little less....Merry Christmas! Please don't complain
about your postage... if you want to be in an exchange that is the
price you have to pay and I gladly dish out my postage just to belong
to Baren and be able to participate in an exchange from our isolated
little part of the world. (If I send them sea mail they would take 3
months!). I have had some very lovely Baren members who have offered
to post them from the US if I send them over in a bulk envelope, but I
like all your postage stamps and postage cancellations so I send mine
individually.

You should see me getting to the post office with the Baren Large Print
Exchange parcel that we were asked to send flat! $100 with insurance!!

I love being a Baren Member and once all my exchange pieces are sent,
and all the other printmaking exchanges I also do, I don't even give a
second thought to their cost..... one less shirt, one less dress, but
who needs them anyway when you are having fun?

Cheers, Terry, keep smiling,

Jan
Perth, Western Australia