Today's postings

  1. [Baren 41580] under the radar (Diana Moll)
  2. [Baren 41581] On line workshop (jennifer kelly)
  3. [Baren 41582] Printing tip (Marilynn Smith)
  4. [Baren 41583] RE: Printing tip (jennifer kelly)
  5. [Baren 41584] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Diana Moll
Date: Wed, 07 Jul 2010 13:47:33 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41580] under the radar
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Good summer Bareners,
my latest blog entry with new print seems to be under the radar, or
maybe just down the rabbit hole. If you scroll down past the rabbit
photos you'll find my new rabbit print.

all best
diana m.
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Message 2
From: jennifer kelly
Date: Wed, 07 Jul 2010 14:26:27 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41581] On line workshop
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Any one interested in "playing" with an on line workshop/ "barenfest."
This is a general "fishing 'Question of the moment.

IF this is accepted in principal, we should next nominate a sudject and potential times..
I believe I have kind of nominated myself as the workshop organiser/ barenista. AS such, I call 4 both nominations of workshop topics, workshop leaders and workshop dates and times. (keep in mind that I live in NSW Australia and would like to be their."
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Message 3
From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Wed, 07 Jul 2010 19:35:37 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41582] Printing tip
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Ever had an unwanted speck of ink our your paper? I am running prints
on damp paper, I have to recheck but am almost certain it is
stonehenge. My image is on an oblong background that I definitely do
not want to print. At times a stray speck of ink gets onto my
background, I just swipe it clean, but once in awhile I miss a spot.
Today I forgot to swipe it clean before dropping my paper. oops. I
lifted both ends and did my best to get it clean before running it
through the press. I missed a few tiny spots. I keep baby wipes in my
studio for general cleaning, they are really convenient. I picked up
a clean baby wipe and blotted on the specks of ink on the damp paper
and they came right off. I don't know if this will work on every type
of paper or on dry paper. It sure was nice to have them lift right
off so my print is perfect, a gret save. Especially since this print
is very precise and time consuming.

Marilynn Smith in sunny 80* Nahcotta, Washington. And I was afraid my
prints would not dry in time because of damp pacific northwest weather.
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Message 4
From: jennifer kelly
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2010 00:53:27 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41583] RE: Printing tip
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Thanks for the tip. Is it archivaly sound?

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Subject: Lost In Translation (Wampum)
Posted by: Annie B



Japanese woodblock (moku hanga)
Paper/Image size: 7" x 10" (17.8 x 25.4 cm)
4 shina plywood blocks
4 hand-rubbed impressions
Paper: Nishinouchi
Edition: 22

The relationships between North America's native peoples and the settler colonists from Europe were rife with misunderstandings. In this print I've looked at two of these basic misinterpretations:
-Wampum was a native ceremonial/sacred object that colonists appropriated as a kind of money
-Land was viewed by Native peoples as common to all with various rights to the land being saleable, while colonists viewed land as subject to private ownership and sought to purchase it with wampum as one of the means of payment.

I think the North American housing bubble actually dates back this far.

I made an edition of 22 of this print, 15 for the PrintZero exchange and the other 7 to be a part of the Pilgrim series.

I spent one long day in the studio printing this so that I could get it in the mail in time for the July 7 deadline. Here's the 4-layer build:


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Subject: Sneak Preview
Posted by: Andy English

My exhibition has been hung. It was fairly straightforward, especially since I had made a plan of where all the work would go. I made a scale drawing of the available walls and cut out shapes - also to scale - to represent the work. It all went swimmingly.

As usual, some changes were made on the day but I was very pleased with the result. In the end I hung 48 engravings - my largest show ever.

Here is a sneak preview:

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This item is taken from the blog Wood Engraver.
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