Today's postings

  1. [Baren 35420] Re: Exchange 37 themes and CAIRN (David Harrison)
  2. [Baren 35421] Re: theme exchange #37 ("Clive.ca")
  3. [Baren 35422] Re: Your friendly monthly Exchanges update! (Sharri LaPierre)
  4. [Baren 35423] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V42 #4290 (Mar 26, 2008) (Lynn Starun)
  5. [Baren 35424] Akua Kolor (cucamongie # aol.com)
  6. [Baren 35425] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  7. [Baren 35426] Re: Exchange 37 themes and CAIRN (ArtSpotiB # aol.com)
  8. [Baren 35427] Re: Your friendly monthly Exchanges update! (georga garside)
  9. [Baren 35428] chuban size (Kris Wiltse)
  10. [Baren 35429] Re: Chops from Mr. Cui. ("Mark Mason")
  11. [Baren 35430] Theme for exchange ("Oscar Bearinger")
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Message 8
From: David Harrison
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 23:19:28 +0000
Subject: [Baren 35420] Re: Exchange 37 themes and CAIRN
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Silly question: on a chuban (7.5"x10"?) print, is there an ideal image size?

David H
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Message 1
From: "Clive.ca"
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 20:08:47 -0400
Subject: [Baren 35421] Re: theme exchange #37
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Guadalupe's suggestion that we do an exchange on the theme of Human
Rights or of Peace has kept coming back to me since I read it. It
would be very much in the spirit of (Western) printmaking to do
something along those lines; Western printmaking has a long,
illustrious history of commentary on political matters. Living as we
do in such political times it would be a challenge to you as
printmakers to make a statement on such politics.

Clive



Clive Lewis
www.clivelewis.ca
Packaging Marketing Graphics
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Message 2
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 19:41:15 -0700
Subject: [Baren 35422] Re: Your friendly monthly Exchanges update!
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Maria,
Being one I am strongly endorsing "FOOLS" as the theme for the next
exchange.t is the perfect theme for April 1. It has so many
possibilities I can hardly contain the excitement. LOL

Visa, (re/ ball bearing baren)
Try a little WD-40 and see if that helps, if not -- return it. It
must be defective, and should be replaced.

I'm hoping this finally goes through. I have been answering and
distributing my wealth of knowledge for weeks, and none of it has
made it to the Digest. More problems with Comcast.duds. As for the
wealth, it has dropped considerably along with the current market trend.

One of my little gems was to use just plain old alcohol for clean up
vs. Pampers diaper wipes, which have to be much more expensive and
probably have a similar product in them. You can't beat good old
rubbing alcohol for cleaning up. And, Viva paper towels last longer
than any of the others, especially the bargain brands.

Cheers ~ and here's hoping this finally goes through,
Sharri
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Message 3
From: Lynn Starun
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 19:41:36 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 35423] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V42 #4290 (Mar 26, 2008)
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Hi All,
Fools, harlequins, foolishness--I vote yay!!!

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5178551
http://www.lynnallisonstarun.com
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Message 4
From: cucamongie # aol.com
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 23:15:42 -0400
Subject: [Baren 35424] Akua Kolor
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Amanda, I can't remember if I answered your question about layering color.

As I print using thin layers of that are brushed onto the block and then printed on dampened, thin Japanese paper,
most of the color is absorbed into the paper rather than staying on top of the paper, so I have found that it is fine to
keep on printing. In this method, everything is wet on wet (but it is important to remember not to have too much
wetness either on the block or the paper, the paper is like a damp sponge).

Sometimes I do let the paper "rest" for a while and let the dampness even out if I have a large flat area which has been
printed. I have my stack of damp paper inside two damp blotters and surrounded by a plastic bag or plastic tarp or the like.

If you are rolling color onto the block and printing in a western manner, that is a different procedure, and
I'm sure that especially Barbara Mason could tell you about that, as she has worked w/Akua Kolor a LOT.
I also use pigment dispersions for this method, and they are less sticky in consistency than the Akua Kolor
and they dry faster.

best wishes
Sarah
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Message 5
From: Blog Manager
Date: 27 Mar 2008 03:55:36 -0000
Subject: [Baren 35425] 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: Gathering In Richmond
http://woodblockdreams.blogspot.com/2008/03/gathering-in-richmond.html

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Site Name: mLee Fine Art

Author: Marissa L. Swinghammer
Item: Not Good
http://mleeprints.blogspot.com/2008/03/not-good.html

Author: Marissa L. Swinghammer
Item: Bad News
http://mleeprints.blogspot.com/2008/03/bad-news.html

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Site Name: From the studio window

Author: Sue
Item: Back in the groove again
http://studio-window.blogspot.com/2008/03/back-in-groove-again.html

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Site Name: Kathe Welch

Author: Kathe Welch
Item: Four Oceans Press - Winter Print
http://kathewelch.blogspot.com/2008/03/four-oceans-press-winter-print.html

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Site Name: Artist Printmaker on line

Author: ainesse
Item: Printmakers from Brazil
http://ainescannell.blogspot.com/2008/03/printmakers-from-brazil.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:
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http://woodblock.com/roundtable
http://woodblockdreams.blogspot.com
http://studiodiary.blogspot.com
http://larimerart.blogspot.com
http://artflights.blogspot.com
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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://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
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http://azuregrackle.com/blogs/index.php?blog=2
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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://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
http://www.barebonesart.blogspot.com
http://amandagordonmiller.blogspot.com
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Message 6
From: ArtSpotiB # aol.com
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 01:02:08 EDT
Subject: [Baren 35426] Re: Exchange 37 themes and CAIRN
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Dear Maria.

Thanks ever so much for the update on the Cairn. I have had such bad mail
delivery that I feared it had gone astray.

Many many thanks for doing it.

I'd like to vote for "fool", please. I can do a self portrait?

ArtSpot Out
Benny Alba in Oakland, CA



There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare. -Sun
Tzu, general (6th century BCE)
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Message 7
From: georga garside
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 22:26:52 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 35427] Re: Your friendly monthly Exchanges update!
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if fools is the next theme id like to sign up. i already have a block carved
georga
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Message 8
From: Kris Wiltse
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 22:41:56 -0700
Subject: [Baren 35428] chuban size
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I was wondering the same about the image size vs paper size.


Kris

http://www.kriswiltse.com
http://kriswiltse.blogspot.com
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Message 9
From: "Mark Mason"
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 10:14:38 -0000
Subject: [Baren 35429] Re: Chops from Mr. Cui.
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Hi Imin,

I'd be very interested in having a chop made, please "sign me up" to any group approach; but I'd like to echo another post by dealing in such a way that doesn't cause Mr. Cui any conflict with his museum arrangement and commitments.

I really like my rubber stamp chops which I made (and can be seen on my prints from Exchanges 33 and 34), but a crafted stone chop would be especially nice.
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Message 10
From: "Oscar Bearinger"
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 08:36:36 -0500
Subject: [Baren 35430] Theme for exchange
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Bareners,

Human Rights and/or Peace as a value can be articulated through or within
any of the other themes. People are free to make statements about their own
perspectives in all themes.

As a theme, I would vote for VOYAGES.
I would be foolish not to agree to a theme of THE FOOL, THE HARLEQUIN, as
well. (Second choice)

Oscar