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From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2008 13:44:08 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37749] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V45 #4652 (Dec 28, 2008)
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Excuse me, if you have a private argument with a person on this list
please take it directly to them. I want to read about art related
matters not about a personal issue.

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Subject: What Day Is It?
Posted by: Annie B

This period between Christmas and New Year always strikes me as a sort of time out of time -- a bit of travel, no real work to do, parties, time with family, seeing friends I haven't seen in a while. I can't keep track of what day of the week it is. (Click image to view larger) OK, it's Sunday. This afternoon I printed the text and waves layer on the "They Looked Behind" print. I had briefly

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Subject: Un-Enrollment
Posted by: Pistoles Press

I'm planning a large scale woodblock print about the longevity of the Horseshoe Crab and I needed to educate myself about a few things including Trilobites. One thing I learned is that Trilobites (a long extinct race of sea creatures that flourished during the Cambrian and Ordovician time periods) practice what is called "enrollment" when threatened. They tuck most of their bodies up under their shelly shield-like heads and wait until they can safely unroll again. There are even matching grooves in their exoskeletons where their front and back ends can lock together like a jigsaw puzzle.
The point is I hate the camera. I avoid getting my picture taken when I can. I had a woodblock printing demonstration for my art center's open house and my husband took photos. I guess I will unroll now and put pictures of myself on the internet. It was a lot of fun and people seemed to like seeing the prints come off of the blocks. It's nice to share that moment and see complete strangers share the excitement that you experience in the studio when pulling prints. I normally don't print Moku Hanga style on my Pilot Press table but it was right in front of the door and I wanted people to have a straight shot glance from the door that something cool . . .
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