Today's postings

  1. [Baren 36968] Re: Exchange Schedule and Exchange #39 ("Maria Arango")
  2. [Baren 36969] Re: Exchange Schedule and Exchange #39 (Julio.Rodriguez # walgreens.com)
  3. [Baren 36970] Re: Secret mission (Dave Bull)
  4. [Baren 36971] Re: Exchange Schedule and Exchange #39 ("Ellen Shipley")
  5. [Baren 36972] Re: Exchange Schedule and Exchange #39 (Elizabeth Atwood)
  6. [Baren 36973] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  7. [Baren 36974] An Engraver's View (Andy English)
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Message 1
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 22:45:19 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36968] Re: Exchange Schedule and Exchange #39
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No no, forget yoko!!! Eegnorant me no speek Japaneeeese, no yoko, no
horizontal, no vertical, open, choose, I'm all for choosing, freeeeeee...no
restriction...none, no yoko, headache coming back...page changed!

O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O
Maria Arango
http://1000woodcuts.com
http://artfestivalguide.info
O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O=O


>
> O-tanzaku-yoko implies that the format is long in the Horizontal
> dimension
> -- is that what you really mean??? Normally (without the yoko "side")
> this
> would be a VERTICAL format...
>
> LOVE YOU MARIA -- GOOD DECISIONS ALL!!!
>
> Mike
>
> Mike Lyon
> Kansas City, MO
> http://mlyon.com
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Message 2
From: Julio.Rodriguez # walgreens.com
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 23:04:36 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36969] Re: Exchange Schedule and Exchange #39
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Hi Maria, glad you made it home okay.

I been catching up on all the forum emails from last weekend after flying
back from a secret mission near the Nevada desert. Unknown to this
readership our elite Baren fighting force "The Newbies" was called into
action earlier this week when a ruthless gang kidnapped our beloved Maria.
The small group of brayer-armed and well-spirited (thanks Harry for the
drinking supplies !) freedom loving printmakers set upon rescuing our
fearless exchange manager from her captors. The ruthless lot (also known
as the 'Leadership Gang' or the "Council of Divisiveness") had forced
Maria's truck off the side of the road and had taken her to a remote spot
in the Nevada desert where she was coerced and tortured to the point of
having no recourse but to announce new exchange rules to favor the gang's
ultimate moku-hanga agenda. I have seen EVIL and I tell you these folks
won't stop until the whole printmaking world converts to their beloved
Moku-Hanga style. With them there is no room for compromise. As recent as
a few months ago, National TV had announced that a few 'sleeper' cells of
this fanatical Moku-Hanga group had been identified near the American
Southwest and that all bareners should take precautions against any such
attacks.

Maria's incredible courage and the pain she must have suffered while
undergoing torture are a credit to her love and loyalty to the Barenforum.
The kidnappers placed Maria over their sacrifice table or Suri-Dai and
used Maru-Bake brushes to rub waterbased pigment and rice-paste all over
her body.....then they used their elbows on her to simulate the
pain-inflicting Kimedashi embossing technique !).

The details of Maria's actual release I can not share and are still
classified but be it sufficient to say that thanks to the effort of our
Baren liberating forces and Maria's courage she was spared a cruel death
by "water' and freedom of choice once again reigns in the Baren
world............and all of this without hardly spilling a drop of oily
ink !

Hip Hip Hooray for Maria and for Free Exchanges Everywhere !!!!

But seriously folks..... We owe Maria many thanks for all she does for
this forum, for her incredible creativity, special projects and for the
funniest stuff that comes into our otherwise technique-dull forum.....and
yeah for coming up with such a good compromise. PLEASE Maria don't ever
stop being yourself or stop looking for ways to kick our most deserving
butts !

Julio (still shaking the sand off my boots !)
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Message 3
From: Dave Bull
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 23:16:10 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36970] Re: Secret mission
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Julio wrote:
> ... (still shaking the sand off my boots !)

Heh heh .... best post on the forum this year! :-)

Dave
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Message 4
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 23:36:44 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36971] Re: Exchange Schedule and Exchange #39
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>The kidnappers placed Maria over their sacrifice table or Suri-Dai and used Maru-Bake brushes to rub waterbased pigment and rice-paste all over her body.....then they used their elbows on her to simulate the pain-inflicting Kimedashi embossing technique !).
Julio (still shaking the sand off my boots !)<

Priceless!

I'm almost intrigued enough to try the process now... ;->

Ellen

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Ellen Shipley
Trompt As Writ
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Message 5
From: Elizabeth Atwood
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 03:32:15 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36972] Re: Exchange Schedule and Exchange #39
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So happy to see that the humor has returned.............it's a
beautiful world when you're havin' fun............EBA
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Message 6
From: Blog Manager
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 03:55:37 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36973] 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. (53 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)

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Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: More Binary Carving
http://woodblockdreams.blogspot.com/2008/09/more-binary-carving.html

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Site Name: 1000 Woodcuts Updates

Author: Maria
Item: Quirky cork prints and a new Studionote
http://1000woodcuts.com/2008/09/quirky-cork-prints-and-new-studionote.html

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Site Name: Amanda's Art Blog

Author: Amanda
Item: Relief Printmaking Workshop
http://amandagordonmiller.blogspot.com/2008/09/relief-printmaking-workshop.html

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Site Name: A Printmakers Blog About Art and Printmaking

Author: Debra James Percival
Item: We All Fall Down
http://aprintmakersblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/we-all-fall-down.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:
http://barenforum.org/blog
http://woodblock.com
http://woodblock.com/roundtable
http://woodblockdreams.blogspot.com
http://studiodiary.blogspot.com
http://larimerart.blogspot.com
http://artflights.blogspot.com
http://printmakersmaterials.blogspot.com
http://mlyon.com/blog
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
http://laine.lainegreenway.com/index.html
http://azuregrackle.com/blogs/index.php?blog=2
http://blog.olansa.co.uk/
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
http://www.danielallegrucci.com/wordpress/
http://burnishings.blogspot.com
http://kriswiltse.blogspot.com
http://LynnAllisonStarun.blogspot.com
http://grabadoprintmaking.blogspot.com
http://maregina-arte.blogspot.com
http://www.danieldew.blogspot.com
http://aprintmakersblog.blogspot.com
http://rospobio.blogspot.com
http://lindabeemanprintmaker.blogspot.com/
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Message 7
From: Andy English
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 08:35:01 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36974] An Engraver's View
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Dear and valued Friends,

I have followed the recent - and continuing - discussion regarding exchanges with great interest and, although intense at times, it has served to remind me that BAREN is by far my favourite printmaking forum. The way that members show, advise, help, share and occasionally bicker makes for a vibrant. joyous - not to mention talented - group. Sometimes things are quiet and sometimes noisy; this is perfectly natural, like the waxing and waning of the moon.

As a wood-engraver, I work in a different way to the majority of members and I was very conscious of this when I signed up. I have always enjoyed the sensation of  walking down an unfamiliar street. I love Moku Hanga but do not practice it. I rarely have a day when I am not working and so I have been thwarted in my thoughts of learning. One day I will set a week or two aside, leave work behind me and go and learn somewhere where I can immerse myself.

Meanwhile, I take great vicarious pleasure in following instructive posts, watching images on screen and, most wonderfully, receiving prints in exchanges.

So I hang around. What I hope that I do have in common with other members is a desire to improve my practice, trying to make everything that I do that little bit better, more considered so that in those years alloted to me I might do something really worthwhile. It seems to me that being a member of BAREN is about growing. A post about a traditional Japanese technique can set me thinking about a problem that I am trying to solve. It works.

I hold my hands up and confess to being of the oily/press/graver/endgrain species of printmakers. However, I wouldn't really want to take part in an oily only exchange. The resulting portfolio would, I am sure, be very good. But, although an oily person,  I would be very aware of the missing prints and regret them. At the same time, a Moku Hanga exchange seems entirely appropriate as being at the core of the BAREN world. I wouldn't sign up but would wait for prints to be posted with keen anticipation. The fact that almost all exchanges embrace us all is a significant point.

Please forgive yet another paragraph. I am not a great fan of rigid structures and so the idea of  having such an exchange every third and so on, while being a very reasonable and real solution, really does not appeal. We are now not far off exchange number 40. If we have reached this point without a technique quota then perhaps all is well with the world and we will continue to move forward with give and take.

This started as a note. I hope that it hasn't become too much of an essay. Alas - my tea is cold!

Andy


Wood Engraver / Printmaker / Illustrator

My Website with store: www.andyenglish.com

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