Today's postings

  1. [Baren 35486] Re: Wanda's Passing (Annie Bissett)
  2. [Baren 35487] Re: Sad news of a dear friend ("Ellen Shipley")
  3. [Baren 35488] Re: Sad news of a dear friend (ArtfulCarol #
  4. [Baren 35489] Re: Sad news of a dear friend (Andy English)
  5. [Baren 35490] Re: Sad news of a dear friend (Lynita Shimizu)
  6. [Baren 35491] sad news of a dear friend (cucamongie #
  7. [Baren 35492] Exchange #37 ("Maria Arango")
  8. [Baren 35493] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  9. [Baren 35494] sorry for Wanda (guadalupe victorica reyes)
  10. [Baren 35495] Re: Wanda ("Mark Mason")
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Message 14
From: Annie Bissett
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 17:04:07 -0400
Subject: [Baren 35486] Re: Wanda's Passing
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Such sad news. Thank you, Barbara, for all that you shared about your
experiences with Wanda during her last days. I know that you two were
very good friends, so my thoughts are with you as well as with
Wanda's family and loved ones. Take good care of yourself.

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Message 15
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 14:07:35 -0700
Subject: [Baren 35487] Re: Sad news of a dear friend
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This is so sad. But it was good that her dear friends and family were with
her when she crossed over into the forest.


Ellen Shipley
Trompt As Writ
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Message 1
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 17:42:37 EDT
Subject: [Baren 35488] Re: Sad news of a dear friend
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I am so saddened to hear about Wanda.
All of the Baren world will miss her.
Carol Lyons

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Message 2
From: Andy English
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 23:03:52 +0100 (BST)
Subject: [Baren 35489] Re: Sad news of a dear friend
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I was saddened to hear the news but it is a comfort to know that Wanda was surrounded by the love of family and friends. This is all that any of us can hope for.

I only knew Wanda through her work and her images spoke well for her; she had a sensitive eye.

Reading Barbara's post, a real inspiration, my vote for the next exchange - if I am not too late - goes for "Journey".


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Message 3
From: Lynita Shimizu
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 19:24:14 -0400
Subject: [Baren 35490] Re: Sad news of a dear friend
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Wanda's presence on the Forum, and now her "moving on", makes me
realize that although most of us have never met, we are in many ways
a family. I am so grateful to be a part of this family of
printmakers and to have met Wanda through this group. So many of us
were graced by Wanda's warm spirit . Not only will she be traveling
with the wind, but also she'll be living in the prints she left
behind for us.
Journey on ...

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Message 4
From: cucamongie #
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 19:26:17 -0400
Subject: [Baren 35491] sad news of a dear friend
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I am so sad to hear of the news of Wanda, I don't know what to say. I am sorry that I never met her in person, but I feel fortunate to have known her for a number of years through the forum and through her wonderful work.

what a dear spirit she was.
I know we all will remember her fondly.

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Message 5
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 20:27:19 -0700
Subject: [Baren 35492] Exchange #37
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Exchange #37 OFFICIALLY opens April 1st at 3:00pm GMT time. That would be
later today for some of you still sleeping and tomorrow for others.

For your inconvenience and my sanity, I have eliminated the "submit" button
until the clock strikes 3pm GMT.
Sign up form is here:

You may drool until 3gmt at which time I will upload the "live" sign up
page. You can go there and wait and wait and refresh your browser at 3pm

Here's the scoop:
Note: the actual moment of startup has been selected in order that the
largest possible number of [Baren] members will be awake. Given the global
range of our group this is difficult, but the huge width of the Pacific
Ocean gives us a 'window' of opportunity; while the Pacific sleeps, the rest
of the world is awake. So here is a rough guide to the time... 3:00 pm GMT
is about 5 am in Honolulu, 8 am in Los Angeles, 10 am in Chicago and Mexico,
11 am in New York, noon for Brazilians, 4 pm in London, 6 pm in Israel and
Athens, afternoon/evening for those in Europe and the Middle East, 11 pm in
Hong Kong and Perth, Australia, midnight in Japan and 1 am on the 2nd in
Sydney, Australia...

When calculating the exact moment of sign-up for your particular time zone,
please remember that GMT does not change during the summer; it is a
year-round stable base of reference. If your local zone does use summer
time, you will have to make the necessary adjustment ... If you are confused
about how to find the correct time, please visit the Time Zone Converter
page for assistance

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IMPORTANT: In view of recent sad events, I have overriden the vote and made
the people's second choice the theme for this exchange. Thus the exchange
theme will be: VOYAGES or JOURNEYS
This way those who wish to make a print in memoriam and dedicate the
exchange to Wanda Robertson, will be able to do so. Those who wish to
interpret the theme otherwise, may also do so.

For the record, voyages was a second to fools only by three votes. Anyone
having a problem with my executive decision can contact me at:

Maria, Exchange Manager

Maria Arango
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Message 6
From: Blog Manager
Date: 1 Apr 2008 03:55:23 -0000
Subject: [Baren 35493] 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: SGC - Kerry James Marshall

Author: Annie B
Item: SGC - Mediated


Site Name: mLee Fine Art

Author: Marissa L. Swinghammer
Item: Easter


Site Name: Curiously Drawn

Author: Mark Mason
Item: A Blast from the Stone Age Past.


[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 7
From: guadalupe victorica reyes
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 04:52:54 +0000
Subject: [Baren 35494] sorry for Wanda
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Sad moments. I did not know Wanda but I learned she was sick. I am sorry and I hope and pray her family finds peace soon.

Greetings from Mexico, Guadalupe

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Message 8
From: "Mark Mason"
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 09:46:32 +0100
Subject: [Baren 35495] Re: Wanda
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I receive the Forum in it's daily digest form, so only really found out the sad news last night, and via an email reply on another subject from Barbara.

Like many of us who live thousands of miles away, I only got to meet Wanda through the Forum and a few personal emails, and recall that she was the first member to welcome me when I joined. I'm proud to have also participated in Exchange 33 with her. The delicate print Wanda produced takes on a new poignancy now.

Her love of printmaking and joy in being able to share her knowledge through the Baren Forum is an inspiration to us all.