Today's postings

  1. [Baren 38446] Re: interruptions/drawing/collages/0x-bull (Lana Lambert)
  2. [Baren 38447] Re: In Search of Wabi Sabi ("Mark Mason")
  3. [Baren 38448] wabi sabi (Jennifer Martindale)
  4. [Baren 38449] wabi sabi again (Jennifer Martindale)
  5. [Baren 38450] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Lana Lambert
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 09:01:24 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38446] Re: interruptions/drawing/collages/0x-bull
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Sorry, Terry! I just didn't have the heart to cut 'em off!

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Message 2
From: "Mark Mason"
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 09:51:33 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38447] Re: In Search of Wabi Sabi
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Hi Carol,

Here's a link to the BBC site which has all the details of BBC4's "Hidden
Japan" season. You should be able to find all the info you need there.

Regarding books on the subject of Wabi Sabi, I just have the one, a modest
looking book with a lot of content, it's called 'Wabi-Sabi for Artists,
Designers, Poets and Philosophers' by Leonard Koren. I picked up my copy on
Amazon and would highly recommend it.

The subject is full of inspiration for artists and printmakers, and
especially around Spring and Autumn.
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Message 3
From: Jennifer Martindale
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 11:45:10 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38448] wabi sabi
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Thank you for the tip about the TV programme: In search of Wabi Sabi with Marcel Theroux. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It made me smile that he thought an overnight stay in a monastery would find it, and reminded me of myself some 30 odd years ago going into a Thai meditation temple for a week to 'do' meditation. I ended up staying a year there, and am still learning.

Any UK residents or visitors may be interested in a future exhibition: Japanese prints from the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Utagawa Hiroshige, on show from 8 July to 27 September 2009. See The Gallery is a less well known South East London treasure set in gardens in Dulwich Village, 10 mins by train from London Bridge and Victoria. The place itself is well worth the trek.
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Message 4
From: Jennifer Martindale
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 12:03:09 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38449] wabi sabi again
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I have just discovered that the Marcel Theroux programme can be watched in full on:
There is also a good site Enjoy. (Old librarians never retire)

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Subject: Psalm 8: Finished
Posted by: Daniel L. Dew

I actually complete these over time, but it costs sooooo much to scan them, I wait until I have 5 or more done before I get them scanned and uploaded.
*NOTE: Major props to FedEx/Kinko's on Dale Mabry and Fowler in Tampa, they are awesome!
So, this image took a long time to decide on. Not because of the image itself, but how do you show God's magnificence in creation? What to imagine; man? animals? universe? landscape? sunrise?
I decided I had to make a decision, and this is what I decided upon:

To me at least, a sunrise is the best way to display God's glory.
Just to remind those following this, these prints are
roughly 6.5" x 8" printed on paper (Goyu) that is roughly 15" x 21".
I only print two or three final copies on the large size paper, usually tossing about 5 or 6 proofs till I feel that the block is printing right.
On this one, I think I only did a few "correction" proofs until I felt I had it right.
For all my relief print friends, I'll go ahead and tell you that this was done on a Speedball 9 x 12 lino block.
Tried to see how thin I could get some lines (wait till you see Psalm 9, the pinnacle I think of my lino carving, if I do say so myself).
The image itself is a combination of some pictures I have snapped over the years.

O.K., on to the graphic folks.
Here is the Decorative Initial and Illumination.

I really like the color combination (click on the images for a
larger and clearer image).

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