Today's postings

  1. [Baren 41744] Cherry versus Pear (Robert Simola)
  2. [Baren 41745] Re: Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2010 12:42:50 -0400 (reneeaugrin #
  3. [Baren 41746] Printmaking in Asia ("Sales")
  4. [Baren 41747] Re: Far East (Viza Arlington)
  5. [Baren 41748] Re: Printmaking in Asia (Elizabeth Atwood)
  6. [Baren 41749] Re: Printmaking in Asia ("Dan Dew")
  7. [Baren 41750] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Robert Simola
Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2010 15:28:04 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41744] Cherry versus Pear
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I have just found a source for pear wood, and I would like to compare
experiences with others who have used both cherry and pear wood. What
is your experience in carving the two woods? Which do you prefer?

Robert Simola
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Message 2
From: reneeaugrin #
Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2010 16:43:15 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41745] Re: Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2010 12:42:50 -0400
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Many many thanks to Julio for coordinating this exchange and for the little
extras in our mailing. I was on my way to a introduction to block printing
class/workshop (I use e-z cut or safety cut for these sessions -- simple,
but it is a good way to start for the novice). and stopped at the
mail box, just to see, and there was the exchange package! I did not have
time to look at them right away, but was so excited, I pulled the envelope
open a little at each stop light (I was running late as usual). The first
thing I did was to lay out all the prints in the class room and told the
class a little about Barenforum. So impressed by all of these prints!
I make a lot of reductive prints ( but I really enjoyed
the variety of colors and the order in which they were printed. I thank
you all and my class (who was so amazed and a little overwhelmed at the
possibilities) thanks you all, as well.

Serendipity and art -- what a wonder!
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Message 3
From: "Sales"
Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2010 21:01:13 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41746] Printmaking in Asia
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Daniel -

I can't speak to the Cambodians, but I'm sure that printmakers exist
there as well. But, there is a Fine Arts University in Hanoi that has a
printmaking program, and we have a distributor in Korea, so we know that
printmaking is being done there as well.

Remember that both Vietnam and Cambodia, along with Laos have had a
somewhat troubled recent history. Wars tend to stifle art in general and
printmaking specifically, but art survives (probably even flourishes) in
each of these areas.

I'm trying to work out a trip to the area, either this Fall or to
coincide with the Impact show in Australia next Fall. I'll let you know
what I find out.

Dean Clark
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Message 4
From: Viza Arlington
Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2010 21:49:49 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41747] Re: Far East
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Message 5
From: Elizabeth Atwood
Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2010 22:20:59 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41748] Re: Printmaking in Asia
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I wonder if Daniel was questioning or asking if there is an "ancient
tradition" of printmaking in other Asian countries beyond what we
know about China and Japan back through centuries.
At least, that would be the subject I would like learn more about.
Do we have any Asian scholars out there????

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Message 6
From: "Dan Dew"
Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2010 00:38:48 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41749] Re: Printmaking in Asia
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thank you Elizabeth, much better wording on what I was thinking!

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Posted by: Dean Clark

Q: What's new, Moss Green and 123 pages long?
A: Graphic Chemical & Ink Compan
y's 2010 90th Anniversary Printmakers Materials Catalog.

It's been a long time coming, but we are pleased that the catalogs are finally available. This year's edition is a switch from past catalogs in a number
of ways.

There is a lot more color throughout the book. In addition to color charts for most of the inks that we carry, there are color photos of products, and our favorite part - great artwork from some of our favorite artists. All artwork was used with permission of the artists.

Another change - one which will save you money in the long run - is that there are no prices in the catalog. I know that's counter-intuitive, but we save money by not having to reprint every time there was a price change. Prices are available onli
ne at and will be supplemented by a printed price list in the near future.

The paper section has been vastly expanded to 21 pages of papers from mills around the world. Our tools selection probably has more variety of tools than is available anywhere, and no one offers more in the way of inks than you'll find in this catalog. . . .
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Subject: Fun Printmaking Day at a Friends
Posted by: Phare-Camp

Fun Day of Playing at a Friends Press

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Last Wednesday I had a fun day hanging out with fellow printmaker and friend Carrie Markel in her studio. She has a large press that she inherited from another friend, peer and Matrix member Char Sylvesri. The press was built by a shipmaker...remind me the next time to take my camera and shoot it.... I did the drawing above several months ago while in the throws of a fever. I didn't bring it with me but since the composition is uncomplicated I was able to work from memory in the following monoprints.

This was the first monoprint that I made. Unfortunately the paper slipped as I was registering. No biggy, I simply worked from the residual pigment to repaint the plexiglass printing plate and make following two...

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