Today's postings

  1. [Baren 38544] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V46 #4768 (Apr 1, 2009) (Marilynn Smith)
  2. [Baren 38545] Re: Latest Prints : The Commedia dell'arte (Sharri LaPierre)
  3. [Baren 38546] problems with posting on and receiving the digest (Joe Martin)
  4. [Baren 38547] RE: New Baren Digest (HTML) V46 #4768 (Apr 1, 2009) (guadalupe Vic)
  5. [Baren 38548] Re: problems with posting on and receiving the digest ("Terry Peart")
  6. [Baren 38549] Theme for #41 (Jae Sullivan)
  7. [Baren 38550] Georgina Carter-Leahy set up a blog (gcleahy05 #
  8. [Baren 38551] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2009 14:43:15 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38544] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V46 #4768 (Apr 1, 2009)
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Harry, those are wonderful as always. I have not thought of late to
say thanks for sharing, I enjoy seeing your work. April fools day does
seem appropriate for launching that set of prints, delightful.

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Message 2
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2009 16:43:25 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38545] Re: Latest Prints : The Commedia dell'arte
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Harry - By George, you have done it again! Wonderful series. Thank
you for sharing.

Cheers ~
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Message 3
From: Joe Martin
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2009 17:37:15 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38546] problems with posting on and receiving the digest
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Hi, Baren people,

I am an old member who participated in some exchanges and the calendar
project and then dropped out to make quilts for a while. I always
continued to get the digest, even though I wasn't active as a
printmaker. Now, I'm back into making prints and I signed up for
exchange number 40.

I tried to post a message a couple of weeks ago, but it never appeared
on the digest. I asked Barbara Mason, a Baren member friend, what she
thought I should do. She suggested unsubscribing and signing up
again. She thought it had been so long since I posted that I was no
longer recognized by the system. Since I was still getting the
digest, I was a little hesitant to do that. I went to the Baren site
and wrote an e-mail that I thought was going to go to the moderator,
asking for suggestions -- but that must not have worked since I didn't
get a response.

So, I did unsubscribe and then signed up again. I'd been reading
about the plain text version, on the digest, and thought making sure I
made that choice might end my "inability to post" problem. So I
checked that box during my sign up. (I think I ONLY checked for plain
text, but maybe I am wrong about this...)

I apologize, in advance, for being such a computer dunce. I hope
another subscriber can help me get things squared away ----

problem 1. I don't know if I can post. I guess this message is a

problem 2. I am now getting two copies of the digest, one that
looks like what I used to get and one that seems to have some
additional ineligible computer text in it. Is the version with the
odd text in it the
plain text version? Must I get that version
to be able to post? How do I get rid of one version of the digest, so
I won't get two every day?

About a year ago, I changed from a PC to an Apple computer. Is that
part of this problem? Although, when I made the switch, the single
copy of the digest I used to get kept coming with no problem.

Thanks, in advance, for any advice any of you artistic/computer whiz
types can give me. Suzi Sutherland-Martin
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Message 4
From: guadalupe Vic
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2009 17:44:46 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38547] RE: New Baren Digest (HTML) V46 #4768 (Apr 1, 2009)
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Dear Baren Members: International call outside of Baren Exchanges.

I hope you find interesting this Second International Prints for Peace 2009 Juried Exhibit in Monterrey México. Please send it to organizations or artists that might be interested, thank you very much. Greetings from México, Guadalupe

The new call is posted in our web

Please notice that a new address is included. The prints that do not arrive on time will be included in the Third Prints for Peace 2010; all participants will be notified when their Print arrives.

Best Regards, Guadalupe

Call to Participate
Second International Printmaking Juried Exhibit
Prints for Peace 09
Monterrey, NL México.
Deadline for receiving Print in Monterrey: July 15, 2009

The Art/Human Development Project invites all Printmaking Artists to participate in the Second International Printmaking Exhibit; Prints for Peace ’09 in Monterrey NL México.

All prints that have the required specifications will be exhibited in September and October 2009.

A selection of 40 prints chosen by a jury will be displayed on the invitation and poster. The first prize jury award is the opportunity of a solo exhibit in 2010. The second prize jury award is the opportunity to participate in the Second International Printmaking Collective in 2010.

There is no entry fee in lieu of the donation of the print to the Prints for Peace Collection and Art/Human Development Workshop of Casa Hogar el Refugio a youth shelter in Monterrey, NL México.

A panel discussion promoting Peace will be organized in combination with the exhibit.

The Specifics:
1. Prints: Each artist should send one original print created in 2007/2008. No digital prints accepted.
2. Paper Size : 10 x 10 inches or 25 x 25 cm. Image size can vary or bleed out of the paper.
3. Theme: Peace.
4. Medium: Entries may feature any technique of printmaking and should be signed.
5. Deadline: July 15, 2009.
6. Please include a print appropriate for all audiences. They will eventually be included in other events involving school children. By sending a print, the artist gives permission to use the print and its image in other non-profit events. The prints will not be sold; they will become part of the collection Prints for Peace Arte/Desarrollo Humano Workshop of Casa Hogar el Refugio Monterrey NL, México.
7. Opening: The opening of the exhibit will be September 9.2009 at 8:30 p.m. at the IMNRC. The Prints will be exhibited until October 30 , 2009.
8. Exhibits: All Prints will be exhibited. The International Prints for Peace exhibit will be presented at the Leopoldo Carpinteyro Gallery of IMNRC Intituto Mexicano Norteamericano de Relaciones Culturales in Monterrey NL México. Julian Nava Director of Cultural Promotion IMNRC , 52 81 80 04 90 90 Monterrey México. The Photos of the exhibit will be posted on the same page as the Art in the web.
9. Awards. The first and second prize winners will be announced in August 2009. The first prize will be awarded a solo exhibit in Monterrey, NL. The artist will send 12 to 15 original prints with pass partout and without frame. The committee will frame the prints and send back the original prints without the pass partout or the frame.
10. Collective exhibit. The artist awarded the second price will send three prints with pass partout to the Second International Printmaking Collective in 2010. Ten artists will participate. The theme is México.

11. Web Gallery. As well as the exhibition, the prints that comply with the regulations will be exhibited in the Web gallery of
12. Entry Form: The application (entry) form should accompany the work, including the name and the nationality of the artist as well as the title, year and the technique used in the work. The entry form can be found at
13. Address: The works should be sent to:
Guadalupe Victorica/
Adm. Correos Tecnologico #2175/
Av. Eugenio Garza Sada 2501/
Monterrey NL 64841/

14. Sending Work: Please send Print by air-mail in a simple packet, unframed, without cardboard window or passé par tout. The print should be protected so that it cannot bend in the mail. Please allow enough time for the print to be here on time. Please send the print as "No commercial value". Please note: packages with declared amounts of money arrive directly in the customs to pay duty. These packages will not be received.
15. Information : Please have only this information in the back of the print:
complete name , title of Print, technique, year.
16. E-mail. Please RSVP by e-mail to: . If possible, please send a message indicating your intention to participate. When we receive your print we will let you know.

All other matters will be resolved by the Prints for Peace Committee. More information please contact us at

Dra. Guadalupe Victorica

Second International Prints for Peace 2009, First International Printmaking Collective 2009
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Message 5
From: "Terry Peart"
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2009 20:15:58 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38548] Re: problems with posting on and receiving the digest
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Welcome back Suzi,
I got your post, anyway.
I also make quilts, I'd love to see yours.
If you have pictures you could send them just to me, (so as not to post non
printing stuff) at my address

West Seattle
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Message 6
From: Jae Sullivan
Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2009 00:05:08 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38549] Theme for #41
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"Marks"  "Signature"  "Imprint"
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Message 7
From: gcleahy05 #
Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2009 12:54:31 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38550] Georgina Carter-Leahy set up a blog
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Hi I recently joined, I set up a blogspot today to show some linos if you were interested.  I could only upload 4 anyhow that is probably enough as in the future hopefully I will have some woodblock prints....  I have to say I was amazed that I managed to get it to work at all, but my 11 year old daughter did help out....

Georgina Carter-Leahy

Digest Appendix

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

Subject: Dorothy May Jumps In
Posted by: Annie B


For several weeks now I've been working on sketches for a pair of portraits of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins Alden. I think I've got John where I want him, but I'm finding sketching Priscilla pretty daunting. Nineteenth and 20th century depictions of Priscilla show a pretty and demure young woman but I just can't think of her that way. No woman who would get on a rickety old ship with her family and head for an unknown wilderness where everything would have to be built from scratch could possibly have been demure. And she probably wouldn't have remained pretty for very long, either.

What this struggle to depict Priscilla has revealed to me is how inaccessible the lives of the women of Plimoth Colony are to a 21st century inquiry. I haven't found any verbal descriptions of Priscilla from her contemporaries. All I have is my imagination, and a simple imagining of myself in her position evokes such a feeling of terror I can barely imagine how she could have slept at night.

Enter Dorothy May Bradford. Her husband William Bradford never wrote about the circumstances of her death, but a generation later the Puritan historian Cotton Mather wrote that one day as the Mayflower lay moored in Provincetown Harbor and William was away on a scouting mission, Dorothy accidentally slipped over the side of the ship and drowned. Given . . .
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This item is taken from the blog Woodblock Dreams.
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Subject: Tiger & Sloth test print
Posted by: Ellen Shipley

Here's the test print. Not too bad. Maybe a couple lines need a little more definition.
I showed it to Kitty and Kurt. They liked it. Kitty wants 50 prints! Hoo-boy. I'd better get busy. (She actually needs 150, but she's going to print up some copies on Lulu to hand out to the rest of her court.) That's a big court!

This item is taken from the blog pressing-issues.
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Subject: Hierophant Keyline Progress
Posted by: Phare-Camp

I've been working on carving the keyline block for the Hierophant. He's card number 5 in the Tarot Major Arcana (trumps). I carve a little on the floor tiles (tiny details) then shift to the skeletons or columns (larger details). This is because the floor tiles are so tiny and detailed that my right wrist and elbow get sore. I can carve the larger details with my left hand but daren't try carving tiny details with the left. I'm making good progress with it. I just turn on the classic movie channels as I carve. I've seen those old black and whites a thousand times; I visualize the stories as I carve. No need to look away from my carving as I listen to Orsen Wells "we don't need no stinking badges..."

Went to a teaching workshop in Hunting Beach this weekend. It was wonderful. The beach was awesome, the food at the pier was delicious and I actually learned something. The Pearson Publishing workshop on student success covered how to recognize your own learning and teaching style, how to recognize your students' learning styles and how to adjust it for students who don't learn the way you teach. It was pretty valuable information. I picked . . .
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This item is taken from the blog Phare-Camp Art Journal.
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