Today's postings

  1. [Baren 40643] goma-zuri in light colors (Linda Beeman)
  2. [Baren 40644] Wanna-watcha-washi flick? (Mark Vosmeier)
  3. [Baren 40645] Re: Wanna-watcha-washi flick? ("Joyce Libeu")
  4. [Baren 40646] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Linda Beeman
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 14:50:32 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40643] goma-zuri in light colors
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When I want that look I just don't use any nori at all.
And it's not a matter of mixing a pale, watery color. It's using very little of the color at full strength.

Linda Beeman
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Message 2
From: Mark Vosmeier
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 02:15:14 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40644] Wanna-watcha-washi flick?
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Wanna-watcha-washi flick?

After viewing many, many videos on YouTube about handmade papermaking
around the world (time well-spent), I finally came across one that
_really_ stands out above all the others. This gem of a movie was
professionally made in 2008 and has the title: "Sekishu-Banshi:
papermaking in the Iwami region of Shimane Prefecture." It brings to
life the wonderful work of the Sekishu-Banshi Craftsmen's Association.

This special documentary was made available on YouTube courtesy of
UNESCO-TV; having been nominated and finally inscribed in 2009 on their
Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Because the high-definition quality of this film is so good, may I make
a suggestion? Be certain that you go to the tool bar under the YouTube
screen and then click the wide-open screen (the one with the four
diagonal arrows). When the large screen opens, go to the new tool bar
and then quickly click the higher resolution (480p) instead of the
(360p) option.

Then, sit back and enjoy 9 full minutes of beauty!

Sekishu-Banshi Film

Dave, how do you say "two thumbs up" in Japanese? ...because this is it!

Mark Vosmeier
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Message 3
From: "Joyce Libeu"
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 05:38:00 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40645] Re: Wanna-watcha-washi flick?
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That video was awesome. Thank you!

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

Subject: Mystique series pamphlet ready ...
Posted by: Dave Bull

The pamphlet for the 'Mystique' series has now gone to the printer. At least the Japanese version has; I'll be needing hundreds of those for the mailing going out later this week.

For English viewers, I won't be doing a physical mailing - the pamphlet will be on-line: (Click this one for a larger image).

And there are of course more images, and full details of the series, over on the website.

This item is taken from the blog Woodblock RoundTable.
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Subject: In the Kitchen
Posted by: LAiNE

I've been working on a series of illustrative kitchen characters for the last little bit. Slowly they are becoming prints... some more finished than others, but I wanted to post a couple bits of what I'm working on.

Both of these are soft-ground etchings and then I've been incorporating aquatint to enhance some of the mid-range tones. I may also introduce spit bite to give a little bit more atmosphere.

Anyways, here they are as they exist currently...

This item is taken from the blog In The Studio.
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Subject: A Bit About A Block....
Posted by: Jeff Dean

I like to show people the blocks once the printing is done. It helps people to understand the reduction printing process better. The print (see yesterday's post) was printed from a single block of birch plywood. Usually, there is very little left of the block. This was one of those rarities where the remaining block could hold up as its own print.

This item is taken from the blog Napping Cat Press Woodcut Prints & Greeting Cards.
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