Today's postings

  1. [Baren 35958] Quick exchange update ("Maria Arango")
  2. [Baren 35959] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V43 #4389 (Jun 12, 2008) (Marilynn Smith)
  3. [Baren 35960] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 10:48:56 -0700
Subject: [Baren 35958] Quick exchange update
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I have received prints already from:

Sarah Hauser

Carol Lyons

Elizabeth Busey

Cool deal!

The gallery for Exchange 36 will be up in a week or so.

If you have not thanked our tireless coordinator Carole Baker, now would be
a great time!

Aside from "goading" 30 printmakers along, there are tasks like keeping the
prints, keeping the money straight, collating, mailing, scanning, resizing
images, gathering colophon info, and keeping life going all the while.


Maria Arango
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Message 2
From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 10:52:52 -0700
Subject: [Baren 35959] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V43 #4389 (Jun 12, 2008)
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WOW!!! A little after 12:30 yesterday there was a knock on my front
door. Why a little after 12:30??? Because the post office in
Nahcotta closes at 12:30 and the person at my front door was the
postal lady. My husband had picked up the mail and there was no
notice that we had a package left in our box and he did not remember
that I was expecting to receive my Baren #36 prints. So, my
neighbor and kind mail lady brought me a package right to my house
and it was a box full of amazing prints. I do mean amazing. I
thought I had done a decent job with my little print, but you folks
all out did me. All I can say is it is a treasure of beautiful work
and each one is so very unique. I had such a time with that print,
but I learned a lot and it was growth for me. Water based hanga
style on a press was a challenge. Than each of the four blocks I
used was a different size and a different width, time consuming to
run. I made a template out of mat board that had a space for each
block and wished I had used foam board as it is thicker and would
have held the blocks a bit better. The prints seem pale compared to
the rest, but I am proud just to be there at all. Carole out did
herself with a wonderful colophon and her packaging sure made them
very secure. Thank you thank you all so much and especially Carole.

A comment about clean up. When my daughter visited me down in
Mexico she left behind a partial box of baby wipes. My husband
handed them to me and said hey these might come in handy for art
clean up. Since my press sits in the garage where there is no
running water, clean up is a pain. After using oil to clean my
plate, roller and palette I wiped them all down with baby wipes and
never needed a drop of water. They cut right through the oil. For
the artist who works on the go or does demos this could be a great
thing to use.

Oh and when I resigned up for the Baren (with my new email address)
I checked to receive both the text version and the HTML. I sure
love this HTML, it is beautiful. I will have to see how I can get
my picture there, it sure makes posts more personal. Having a bit
of a time with this new email program, hope this post gets through
as it was bounced last time.

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Message 3
From: Blog Manager
Date: 13 Jun 2008 03:55:29 -0000
Subject: [Baren 35960] 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. (48 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Pistoles Press

Author: Pistoles Press
Item: Under the Archeopteris Tree


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