Today's postings

  1. [Baren 36112] Re: lurker becomes participant (Sharri LaPierre)
  2. [Baren 36113] Brown gum arabic powder ("Orgren Alex C (Alex)")
  3. [Baren 36114] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2008 09:23:02 -0700
Subject: [Baren 36112] Re: lurker becomes participant
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Welcome aboard. Maybe, when you are in Florence, you are not too
terribly far from Colleen Corradi and her new Art Center and can make
use of the opportunities she affords. I know she is in Castiglione,
or the Art Center is, but my visual map of Italy is pretty minimal. I
know that Italy is the country that looks like a boot. LOL Also,
when you're in Santa Cruz you are not far from Frank Trueba - so maybe
you two can get together to discuss printmaking. As for posting
images to the baren, I think you can post to the Baren Blog, or use
Flickr or one of the other web based photo sites. Looking forward to
seeing your work, and good luck with the organic veggies - I depend on
you folks for my food source.

Cheers ~
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Message 2
From: "Orgren Alex C (Alex)"
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 15:15:19 -0400
Subject: [Baren 36113] Brown gum arabic powder
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Hello everyone,

I'm starting to experiment with the Guerra pigment dispersions, and I
mixed some watercolor vehicle from the recipe in the Mayer book. I'm
worried because the light tan gum arabic powder turned into
not-quite-as-light tan solution, which I suspect will affect the colors.
Am I using the wrong stuff? Or doesn't it matter that much? I'll
probably try it any way just to see what happens, but I have a hard
enough time trying to hit the color I see in my head.

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Message 3
From: Blog Manager
Date: 3 Jul 2008 03:55:30 -0000
Subject: [Baren 36114] 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. (49 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: Slowly Building Color


Site Name: Wood Engraver

Author: Andy English
Item: Open Studios 2008


Site Name: The Itinerant Artist

Author: Diane Cutter


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