Today's postings

  1. [Baren 35160] final requests for #35 ("Mike Lyon")
  2. [Baren 35161] inks (cucamongie #
  3. [Baren 35162] Re: inks (Barbara Mason)
  4. [Baren 35163] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V42 #4246 (Feb 21, 2008) (Jae Sullivan)
  5. [Baren 35164] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  6. [Baren 35165] Obata's woodcuts ("Jean Womack")
  7. [Baren 35166] Chinese prints exhibition -- last days (David Harrison)
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Message 1
From: "Mike Lyon"
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 14:51:15 -0600
Subject: [Baren 35160] final requests for #35
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OK, this should be the LAST time you hear from me - I don't want to be a
'broken record' - Prints should go out as soon as I can finish up the
colophon - I'll try to get them to the post office by the end of next week.


1. Julio Rodriguez
2. Robert Viana

PHOTOS: (thanks to the 16 who've responded)!

Would STILL like to have photo of YOU (if you haven't already sent one) -
email me the photo OR send me a link to one I can grab on-line

STORIES (thanks to most of you for sending your 'fairy tale' telling!)

If you have NOT already sent me a narrative (something about your fairy tale
- could be the fairy tale itself - whatever) - please send SOMEthing?!?


1. Bobette McCarthy (need details)
2. Sharen Linder (need details)
3. Julio Rodriguez (need prints and details)
4. Robert Viana (need prints and details)


Exchange Manager Maria Arango has ruled "NO" to the idea of donating our
extra sets to Baren after one of us asked that prints be returned and not be
donated . Sorry it didn't work out - I will dutifully return ALL
undistributed prints (1 to 3 extras).\

I'm honestly only waiting for Julio and Robert and then for ME to get the
colophon done - PLEASE send me your photo and details and story if you
haven't already - PRETTY PLEASE??? With sugar on it???


Mike Lyon
Kansas City, MO
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Message 2
From: cucamongie #
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 20:18:34 -0500
Subject: [Baren 35161] inks
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Judith, if you use the waterbased Akua Kolor, you can print many colors on top of each other.

I am imagining that when you describe the Akua inks you are speaking of the oil-based ones.
I have created prints with many blocks using Akua waterbased inks -- though if you are to go in the waterbased direction
you might want to try pure dispersed pigments such as those which you can purchase from Guerra.

happy printing!

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Message 3
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 19:18:49 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 35162] Re: inks
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Since Akua Kolor dries by absorption into the paper,
if you get too many layers it will not dry...I know
this from experience. But it would have to be heavy
layers and maybe 5 or so...the more transparent the
ink and the thinner layers the more colors you can use
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Message 4
From: Jae Sullivan
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 19:57:53 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 35163] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V42 #4246 (Feb 21, 2008)
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Dear Bareners,

I have been lurking around for awhile....and, in fact, have participated in a few exchanges. Thanks for many months of information.

I am trying to find a US source for double-sided relief printmaking vinyl (Japanese manufacturer) that is listed in the London-based Intaglio Printmaker catalog. It is 3.2 mm and available in 72" X 36" roll. Any idea where I could find this relief substrate rather than through the London source? Any comments on the material. I like to cut fast and lino is difficult for me and my wrist. Reply off-line, OK too.

Jae Sullivan
Ithaca, NY

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"The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives."
Sioux proverb

"It is never too late to become what you might have been." George Eliot

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Message 5
From: Blog Manager
Date: 22 Feb 2008 04:55:37 -0000
Subject: [Baren 35164] 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)


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: Third Reduction Done

Author: Annie B
Item: Swoon


Site Name: mLee Fine Art

Author: Marissa L. Swinghammer
Item: I'm Cold!


Site Name: pressing-issues

Author: Ellen Shipley
Item: Roots and Branches


Site Name: Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

Item: Linocut: Huntress


[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:

For reference, sites/blogs currently being checked are:
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Message 6
From: "Jean Womack"
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 22:37:16 -0800
Subject: [Baren 35165] Obata's woodcuts
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Yes, the viewing of Obata's exquisite woodcut prints is very enjoyable and
instructive. Obata was born in Japan but emigrated to the US in 1903.
Nevertheless, he was sent to an internment camp during World War II, where
he started an art school among the inmates. Later he resumed teaching art
at UC Berkeley. The woodblock prints were not actually made by his hand,
but by carvers and printers supervised by him in Japan. They were made from
his watercolors that he created in Yosemite. Yosemite had a very definite
aesthetic impact on him as it does on most people who go there. The quality
of some of the woodblock prints has a charming hint of stylization
reminiscent of Charles Burchfield.

Jean Womack

> From: Lynn Starun
> Hi Bareners,
> I have an opportunity to see an exhibit in DC of
> Obata's woodblock prints of Yosemite. Have any of you
> all seen this exhibit?...
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Message 7
From: David Harrison
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 10:17:24 +0000
Subject: [Baren 35166] Chinese prints exhibition -- last days
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If anyone is in this end of the UK during the next eleven days, there's a
great exhibition in the Ashmolean print gallery:

Whatever your take on the politics, try and view the propaganda pieces simply
as woodcut prints -- they are well worth a look.

It finishes on 2nd March. Sorry I didn't flag it earlier. Newborns and all,
y'know? :-)

all the best,

David H