Today's postings

  1. [Baren 41505] Re: Queering the Colors (Annie Bissett)
  2. [Baren 41506] Re: Queering the Colors (Diana Moll)
  3. [Baren 41507] Re: Queering the Colors ("Terry Peart")
  4. [Baren 41508] Re: Queering the Colors - How do you all choose the colors you use? ("Ellen Shipley")
  5. [Baren 41509] Fw: reposition-able adhesive 3M 3430 (Barbara Mason)
  6. [Baren 41510] Re: Baren Summit 2011, San Antonio (jennifer kelly)
  7. [Baren 41511] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Annie Bissett
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 13:53:51 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41505] Re: Queering the Colors
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Hi Bareners,

I wanted to respond to Robert, who asked why I felt the need to talk
about "queer" colors on my blog. I guess it was because the print is
about "queer" people and because the problems I was having with the
print were problems with color. It got me thinking about colors that
people might think of as "gay." In commercial art/advertising, colors
are always highly scrutinized, often by non-artists and often to the
point of ridiculousness. I was making fun of that.

There have been some interesting comments on that blog post about
colors and the associations people have with different colors. How do
you all choose the colors you use? Taking them from life? Gut
feeling? Do you ever use principles from color theory? Just curious.
I usually fly by the seat of my pants and simply use colors that I
like, colors that just seem right, but sometimes I try to reason it out.


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Message 2
From: Diana Moll
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 14:01:59 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41506] Re: Queering the Colors
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I pick colors by what feels right, but also by what I know, having
taught color theory in a High School I learned about color according
to Gothe, Newton, the usual color wheel stuff as well as the trickier
and fun bits of color and tone interactions....I guess that get
factored in a bit.....Color can change everything, love it.

happy printing all,
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Message 3
From: "Terry Peart"
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 15:35:53 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41507] Re: Queering the Colors
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Annie and all,
I never thought about 'how' I pick colors before. Thank you, Annie for
bringing it up. I've just been going with my 'gut feeling's I guess. I
generally stay with the same basic palette (which tends to warm earthy
colors) and go with what I 'like'.

pretty colors (a matter of opinion)

West Seattle

>How do you all choose the colors you use?
> best,
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Message 4
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 17:25:29 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41508] Re: Queering the Colors - How do you all choose the colors you use?
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I know a bit of color theory but when it comes time to choose, I get all
tied up in theories and just opt for tried-and-true pairings. Sometimes
primary, or secondary colors, but lately more earthy with ochre and sienna.
I wish I could make those nifty color decisions I see in others' prints. I
think I'm afraid to play.

Advertising is a good place to start I suppose -- those slick magazine pages
are designed to influence a mood.

I like what you're doing with the new colors with your fellows, but I don't
know why. I think the original colors were too ordinary and now this is
more original. I'm looking forward to seeing it when you're done.

Ellen Shipley

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Message 5
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 04:56:21 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41509] Fw: reposition-able adhesive 3M 3430
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This is the stuff for dry mounting..... I forget who needed it.

I got it from United Manufacturers Supply
the number on the box was U30430 and the one we had at the Atelier was 16"x50"
I got wider one also, and I ordered it online
here is the url
My best to all
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Message 6
From: jennifer kelly
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 10:18:37 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41510] Re: Baren Summit 2011, San Antonio
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I am envious. Living on the right side of the world can be tough. Is anyone going to the
Inernational Printmaking conference in Melbourne Australia next year?? If anyone else is,
I would like to meet some Baren members face to face. Melbourne is the "printmaking capital of
Australia." It is a terrific city to visit.

Just an aside. I saw a personalised numberplate titled "luddite." I was immediatly dissapointed
that I did not nominate to have it first. When I saw the business logo, I realised that they were more
deserving. The vehicle belonged to a stonemason.

>This is very exciting, Le. I so enjoyed the last Summit which got me jump-started into woodcuts.
>But the very best part of a Summit is the meeting of Baren participants. Just being in the same
>place with all that energy is marvelous.

>We will be traveling from New Mexico to Florida later this summer and would love to stop by to
>see your place. I'll contact you off Baren once we get closer to that time. I'd love to see
>your printmaking lab and catch up since the last Summit.

>Hi Ya'll!

>The Third [Baren] Summit will be held at the
>studio gallery of member Le Green Schubert in San Antonio, Texas,
>from Tuesday, June 14 through Saturday, June 18, 2011. This is the week following the convention in
>Japan, so if you are going there, keep flying toill you get to Texas!

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

Subject: Support Group
Posted by: Sharri

Lately I've been putting up with a knee that has decided to join the other side.  Way back when I was knee high to a grasshopper I was in an auto accident and my knees were slammed into the dashboard of one of those old cars that had knobs that stuck out.  This was way before seat belts and air bags.  At the time the doctors told me I would probably have trouble with the knees when I got older.  Since that was about a hundred years away, give or take, I didn't give it a moments thought.  Well, guess what?  That "older" business has caught up with me.  Anyway. long story short ? it is down to bone on bone and time for joint replacement.  But, that can't happen until mid-August.  Meanwhile, though, I have a fantastic support group.  Everyone needs a good one of these ? they are worth their weight in gold.

So, of course, this warranted a print.  This is multiple plate intaglio and chine collé.  I'm working on another one along this same vein which will be larger and a woodcut, probably.  I think it will be my recuperation project for after the surgery.  I will get everything ready to go before I go under the knife.

While working on this group of prints, the poetry muse must have passed through the area and the next thing I knew I was up to my neck in Haiku.  I, of course, know nothing about poetry, but that has never stopped me from doing anything else, so it didn't stop me from this either.  Although, I did consult the Poet Laureate, Bette Wappner, and sent me to a website that was very useful.  In usual form, though, the deadline was approaching and I didn't have time to really study the subject.  (Must do that in the near future.  Maybe another recuperation activity.)  This is my try at Surinomo - the Japanese prints which included poetry.

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