Today's postings

  1. [Baren 36526] Re: Future exchange (David Harrison)
  2. [Baren 36527] Last post from Tom (Tom Kristensen)
  3. [Baren 36528] Re: Future exchange (Diane Cutter)
  4. [Baren 36529] chinese woodcut (Cucamongie # aol.com)
  5. [Baren 36530] Re: Future exchange (Shawn + Elizabeth Newton)
  6. [Baren 36531] Future exchange (Shane Chick)
  7. [Baren 36532] Re: chinese woodcut (Scholes Graham)
  8. [Baren 36533] Fw: a favor (Charles Morgan)
  9. [Baren 36534] a new print-Lydia. (Rosposfe # aol.com)
  10. [Baren 36535] exchange ("bridget pilip")
  11. [Baren 36536] Re: exchange (Shawn + Elizabeth Newton)
  12. [Baren 36537] Re: exchange (ArtfulCarol # aol.com)
  13. [Baren 36538] Re: exchange (Shawn + Elizabeth Newton)
  14. [Baren 36539] Back from Vacation ("Patricia B. Phare-Camp")
  15. [Baren 36540] Re: Back from Vacation (Scholes Graham)
  16. [Baren 36541] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: David Harrison
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 13:07:28 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36526] Re: Future exchange
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Shawn + Elizabeth Newton wrote:
> what about 'favorite beverages' or 'drinks that have gotten you into trouble'

Not sure I could fit all the latter onto one woodblock :-)
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Message 2
From: Tom Kristensen
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 13:21:26 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36527] Last post from Tom
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For those who care to know, many watercolour formulations are in fact
based on titanium white.

I will desist now.
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Message 3
From: Diane Cutter
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 13:25:59 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36528] Re: Future exchange
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Now that would be a challenge!!! I'd love to do one but afraid I might not be able to come up with 31 decent prints. Now if indecent prints were allowed...

On subject, initially I didn't think 'favorite drink' would work but then I started thinking of favorites I can no longer have for obvious caloric reasons: rootbeer float, milk shake...


Diane

www.dianecutter.com
www.theitinerantartist.blogspot.com
www.DCutter.etsy.com
>How about having an all reduction method for a future
>exchange?
>Carol Lyons
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Message 4
From: Cucamongie # aol.com
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 13:39:49 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36529] chinese woodcut
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Eva, I don't know if the woodcut pictures are on a site which you can edit,
but I think it would be helpful to verbally clarify how the woman is holding
the woodcut tool, and that there is resistance against it moving to her and
cutting her, as it could be a dangerous way to hold tools if you are not doing
it correctly.

Just my two cents!

Sarah
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Message 5
From: Shawn + Elizabeth Newton
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 13:59:43 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36530] Re: Future exchange
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exactly! there are a plethora of drinks that have some emotional connection for me. coffee being one of the greatest b/c that's the drink my wife and i favor, then whiskey and coke b/c that's the drink my mechanic got me on.

but a rootbeer float. ooohhhh. that sounds good.

> Now that would be a challenge!!! I'd love to do one but
> afraid I might not be able to come up with 31 decent prints.
> Now if indecent prints were allowed...
>
> On subject, initially I didn't think 'favorite
> drink' would work but then I started thinking of
> favorites I can no longer have for obvious caloric reasons:
> rootbeer float, milk shake...

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Message 6
From: Shane Chick
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 14:38:53 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36531] Future exchange
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I like the idea of an all reduction exchange.  I am actually off to teach a
reduction workshop at Castle Hill in Truro Ma for the week.  I know its
rough duty to be stuck on the cape in August but I hope I can perservere.

Jagermeister would be my drink I think.....  I can't remember.  Thank God I don't drink anymore....
Al ich chan - Jan van Eyck

Shane Chick
South Berwick ME.
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Message 7
From: Scholes Graham
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 14:58:35 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36532] Re: chinese woodcut
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Interestingly enough Sarah, I have had several personal e-mail with
Eva and
there is no possible way she will listen to suggestions about the
images that
you and I see are poorly conceived and could posse a threat to the
safety of some members.

You can find a video clip on my site that shows the proper way
to hold tools in relationship to ones hands.... I sent this to Eva
and she
did not acknowledge that her images were a problem. She claims it is how
the Chinese use the tools. (I betcha the bandage business is important
for
Chinese carvers.) Actually I was very surprised when she refused good advice and so have
dropped the matter.
Just a warning to all.... keep your hands away from the cutting business
of your tools and always behind to cutting motion.  Use a rubberized
cloth product to hold the block when cutting.
Regards
Graham

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Message 8
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 14:59:10 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36533] Fw: a favor
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----- Forwarded Message ----
From: "cjchapel@casco.net"
To: Charles Morgan
Sent: Saturday, August 9, 2008 7:42:44 PM
Subject: a favor

Charles, I've sent this message to the Baren Forum twice, using two
different browsers and it still does not seem to be posting. Could
you send it for me? Thanks.
C.

I sent this once before and I think I just don't understand how to
post to Baren because it never showed up. So I'll give it another try...

David, Thank you for that link to Chinese printing. I did see how the
sheets were dropped to get out of the way and I went to the gallery
to see the finished prints. I am curious, however, about the
positioning of the prints. It looks like they are right on the edge
of the paper. The gallery doesn't look that way. Is there another
step, like chine collť?
C. Chapel
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Message 9
From: Rosposfe # aol.com
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 17:33:31 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36534] a new print-Lydia.
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Thanks for all the reponses to how to print on bigger paper and Kento
adjustments
I have the tendency to want to use the whole block face, especially when I
paid for decent wood and it seems a shame to lose a big border to the kento.
Your replies have been very helpful and I will try them as it will be useful
to learn how to get over my fear of messing with the kento and how to adjust
or shim/shave for fine tuning.
So far I have deliberately chosen subjects where my crude carving and
printing aren't such an issue.

Here's a link to my last finished print: the first I am really happy with.
rospobio.blogspot.com
It's the one I think would have been nicer on a bigger piece of paper.

Andrew Stone
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Message 10
From: "bridget pilip"
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 20:07:08 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36535] exchange
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i vote for an all-reduction of a favorite beverage.
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Message 11
From: Shawn + Elizabeth Newton
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 20:19:18 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36536] Re: exchange
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oooooohhhh. even better.

> i vote for an all-reduction of a favorite beverage.
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Message 12
From: ArtfulCarol # aol.com
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 21:06:36 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36537] Re: exchange
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I knew that was coming from someone---all reduction of a favorite beverage
as a future exchange.!.

Can't we have one without the other, separate, but equal?

Yes, and who is bpillip and snennewton? Just curious.

Carol Lyons
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Message 13
From: Shawn + Elizabeth Newton
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 21:57:36 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36538] Re: exchange
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well, snennewton is me. my name is shawn newton.
http://coffeegrinderpress.blogspot.com

i've been here for about a year or so now. i've asked for opinions about carving tools and offered opinions on deckled edges and have learned about chemicals for image transfers and have offered knowledge on vinyl flooring and am about to mail out some vinyl samples to 2 bareners monday or tuesday or whenever i get the chance.

i'm also the new k-5 art teacher at centerpoint school district in two little bitty towns in glenwood and amity arkansas. it's nearly an hour drive so i also just bought a motorcycle to make the drive. i'm in hot springs, ar, by the way. you know, where bill clinton spent some of his childhood.

i'm 27, 5'10", 165 lbs., have dark brown hair and love coffee cups of all shapes and sizes. just check out my myspace... www.myspace.com/coffeegrinderpress

if you have anymore quesitons, just ask.
who are you?

shawn
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Message 14
From: "Patricia B. Phare-Camp"
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 22:10:08 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36539] Back from Vacation
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Well I'm back from my month in Tennessee and catchin' up on the baren.
I just had to jump in with my 2 cents worth regarding speedball inks.
They may not be the best quality but they are the most available!
Anywhere I go in the United States I know that I can walk into the local
art shop and find speedball. It's very rare that I can walk into a
store and find any other printing inks. On occasion I can find one or
two tubes of strange colored Charbonnel inks, but its rare. I can find
Nori, I can find watercolors but printing inks--not! I can't even get
good inks at the college bookstore.

Something I've discovered as a great substitute that is not
re-wettable--acrylic paints straight from the tube. They can dry
quickly but I keep a spray bottle of water nearby to mist them and of
course I use a few drops of drying retarder. Nice thing is they are
great to use with children (there are many acrylic paint brands that are
way cheaper than Speedball inks). Also you can always find vast
selections of Golden Acrylics at any hobby store and at many fabric
stores so replenishing supply is a mere 5 miles away (as opposed to 30
miles into Sacramento to buy Speedball inks...) And you can print
acrylic paints transparent or opaque!

Commercial inks sound like an interesting/good idea but I've always been
told that commercial inks aren't lightfast so here again we have a
question about the quality of the mediums...I suppose if your printing
only in black that would be alright but I'd be leery of commercial inks
in other colors.

I will say that the best ink I ever used was hand mixed using powdered
pigment and burnt plate oil. took forever to mix those inks but the
touch of those inks were awesomely similar to the sensuality of good oil
paints and a fine sable brush...

Well I must get back to catching up with other business and preparing my
studio for the upcoming fall semester. I'm also anxiously sitting on
pins and needles waiting to hear if I've been accepted into the local
community college district's teaching internship program...

Patti P-C
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Message 15
From: Scholes Graham
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 01:36:13 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36540] Re: Back from Vacation
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Hi Patti

Welcome back...

There is a line of commercial inks that are more lightfast than the
run of the mill stuff...
How lightfast I donít have a clue.
You would have to know the ink numbers, I guess, and make enquiries...

If you contact the people at USlitho Supply .... they may have an
answer..
Here is an e-mail address.... dave@uslithosupply.com
They have a web site where you can get a phone # Talk to Dave Thomas
a very chatty guy.

Cheers,
Graham
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Message 16
From: Blog Manager
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 03:55:55 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36541] 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. (51 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)

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Site Name: Woodblock RoundTable

Author: Dave Bull
Item: [Seacoast in Summer - 3] print stages 7-10
http://woodblock.com/roundtable/archives/2008/08/seacoast_in_summer_3.html

Author: Dave Bull
Item: [Seacoast in Summer - 2] print stages 4-6
http://woodblock.com/roundtable/archives/2008/08/seacoast_in_summer_2.html

Author: Dave Bull
Item: [Seacoast in Summer - 1] print stages 1-3
http://woodblock.com/roundtable/archives/2008/08/seacoast_in_summer_1.html

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