Today's postings

  1. [Baren 38451] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V46 #4750 (Mar 17, 2009) (Marilynn Smith)
  2. [Baren 38452] ox cards... ("bobcatpath #")
  3. [Baren 38453] Re: In Search of Wabi Sabi (carol Montgomery)
  4. [Baren 38454] Exchange w/ Four Oceans Press ("Heather P.")
  5. [Baren 38455] Re: does anyone draw anymore? (Charlie overshoe)
  6. [Baren 38456] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V46 #4749 (Mar 17, 2009) (Le Green)
  7. [Baren 38457] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 14:19:46 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38451] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V46 #4750 (Mar 17, 2009)
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Jennifer, if you aren't in the UK you can't watch the TV show. But,
the site with the definition was nice. I have never really known much
about Wabi Sabi. But, it sure fits my life. The best thing we ever
did was take that early retirement, sell the big house and live more
simply. When all the "stuff" is in boxes because you are remodeling
you realize that it is not really important. I do think part of living
a simple creative lifestyle that appreciates all the wonders of nature
is aging. As we age we realize more and more how important each
sunrise and each bird chirp really is. And, as artists we see more and
appreciate more of the beauty of nature. My greatest pleasure,
besides creating art, is my daily beach walk, now enhanced by my new
little companion, Ali, with her imperfect and adorable over bite.

How does imperfection affect printmakers doing a series that is
supposed to be consistent?

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Message 2
From: "bobcatpath #"
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 14:27:51 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38452] ox cards...
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for Bea Gold -you are very welcome!
and i look forward to getting your ox- as i always enjoy your work.

Terry -yes! castrated bulls are alot less "testy"
and thus easier to work and get along with with

i find it interesting that the Chinese New Year specifically calls for an OX and not a Bull
perhaps because they have been the helpmates of humans for so long ?

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Message 3
From: carol Montgomery
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 16:10:34 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38453] Re: In Search of Wabi Sabi
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Message 4
From: "Heather P."
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 16:45:34 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38454] Exchange w/ Four Oceans Press
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Sorry to repost this, but it was scrambled the first time...

This is an exchange outside of Baren Forum:

Four Oceans Press ishaving sign-ups for their"Road Trip"
AlphabetHand-pulled Print Exchange. This isourthird exchange
in ourAlphabet Series. We have11 more spots to fill-
Wehope you will consider joiningthisPrint Exchange...
All the details are below :)

Theme: Road Trip

Choose an available letter from the list to the left, pick a Road Trip that
starts with that letter and make a print about your favorite destination.

Do not include the letter in the image - just the fun trip.

Color: B/W or Color. Color is encouraged, but we love a good b/w image.

Image Size: At least 6 x 8 but no larger than 8.5 x 11.

Paper Size: Paper must be no larger than 8.5 x 11. It is ok if the image
bleeds off the edge of the paper.

Medium: Woodblock, Linoleum, Serigraph, Lithograph or Intaglio

Paper type: Any archival paper appropriate to your printing method can be used.

Print Deadline: June 15, 2009

Complete exchange details can always be found onthe Four Oceans Presswebsite at

We are still filling up the Archives on our "Fruit Alphabet" and our
"Water" Exchanges as the prints filter in from around the world...
Take a look at the wonderful work and even see what's new from
some of the Baren members :)

Our biggest news is that we have our first annual calendar project
finished and for sell... The 2009 Print Makers Calendar!!! Take a
look a the great seasonal hand-pulled prints featured in the
calendar and buy yours today :)

If you can not get involved this time, checkthe website regularly forthe next exchange
and other projects. As always, Thank you to all the Artists on the Baren who
have been a part of the Four Oceans Press Exchanges or other Exchanges here
on Baren that I have been a part of- You all do such great work!!!
We LOVEall the little Ox's that are making their way to us(ours will
join the group realsoon) and we are excited to be a part of the upcoming ecxhange # 40 too :)

Take a Look, Read, Consider and then Sign up...

Thanks & Smiles,
Heather & Kathe

We now have prints on ETSY :)

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Message 5
From: Charlie overshoe
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 21:13:10 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38455] Re: does anyone draw anymore?
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All this talk about do/undo ..... has no one ever heard of the eraser?

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Message 6
From: Le Green
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 01:49:02 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38456] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V46 #4749 (Mar 17, 2009)
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Hi Everyone!

I have been off the list for some months, but had to get back on as the excitement of going to Chicago for Southern Graphics nears. I will chair a performance print panel; on Thursday, March 26 from 1:30 to 3. the panel will include:

Baker Pittman of StoneMetal Press talks about giant woodcut printing events:
Printdance and Steamroller Prints, Jenny Leblanc of Hot Iron Press, Greg
Nanney of Drive By Press and Barbara Koenen about War Rug Installations.

More news, I am inviting everyone to the 2010 Baren Summit in San Antonio for the week of June 14 through 18th. We will use the StoneMetal Press Printmaking Center, in the heart of the San Antonio arts district.

Registration information will be available April 20th.

Hope to see some of you there.

Yours ,

Le Green-Schubert

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Postings made on [Baren] members' blogs
over the past 24 hours ...

Subject: Artist's Reception Last Night
Posted by: Annie B

The reception last night at the Hosmer Gallery / Forbes Library was wonderful. We had bought enough food and drink for 200 people, and it was all gone two hours later. Especially the wine! People had a great time, including me. I'm an introvert by nature, but if I do up my hair and put on some clothes that make me feel like an extrovert I do OK. And talking about printmaking is pretty near my favorite thing to talk about, so it was a great evening. Thanks to everyone who came, and also to those who sent their good wishes. Here are some photos from the evening.

My neighbor Marilyn was the first person to buy a print. Thanks Marilyn!

The woman in blue is a wonderful artist herself, Anna Brahms. Check out her amazing dolls.

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Subject: OX (Woodblock Print)
Posted by: Viza Arlington

Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: OX
woodbock print two blocks
image size:9X14
paper size: 10X15
State Proof

I think that i like the one with the gray watercolor in the curls better. i also plan on using 18 or 22 karat gold leaf instead of this composition stuff its a little too yellow.

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