Today's postings

  1. [Baren 41962] Styrofoam printing (Lee Churchill)
  2. [Baren 41963] ex#45 / Barbara Patera's work ("bobcatpath #")
  3. [Baren 41964] baren: exchange 45 (Raymond Hudson)
  4. [Baren 41965] Re: press beds again: sources ("Kimberly Roddy")
  5. [Baren 41966] Re: baren: exchange 45 (Viza Arlington)
  6. [Baren 41967] RE: New Baren Digest (HTML) V52 #5371 Barbara Patera (Guadalupe Victorica)
  7. [Baren 41968] Barbara (Linden Langdon)
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Message 1
From: Lee Churchill
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 13:27:43 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41962] Styrofoam printing
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Hi All,
I am interested in playing with Styrofoam printing and was hoping for some tips. I understand the general basis of impressing lines and them inking over top and printing but I'm sure I've seen prints of orchids on someone's blog that were more complex than just a single brayer roll or a rainbow roll. I'd love to know more about how that was done if anyone has the information or can point me to some web resources I'd really appreciate it!
Thanks in advance,

Lee Oldford Churchill
Ladybugpaper Studio
6, 2132-35 Ave SW
Calgary, AB
T2T 2E3

"...if we [Craftspeople] are about anything, what we are about is embodied engagement with material things, the cultivation of focused attention, the ability to be present now in this place, at this time, responding to these conditions, coming through to us in all our senses."
- Prof. Ewan Clayton
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Message 2
From: "bobcatpath #"
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 14:29:57 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41963] ex#45 / Barbara Patera's work
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i have just received my exchange 45
collated by Kristine Alder

a really fine group of prints
the theme was MAPS

i wonder why so few signed up for this theme ?

as the sixteen participants showed
there were sixteen completely different ways of
interpreting the map theme
and i was excited to see that PETROGLYPHS were chosen by two exchange 45-ers
as "maps" that have survived 10 ,000 years into the present

Ray-your Rock Sandpipers are stunning
Maria =your colorful aerial map-also stunning
another exquisite black and white from George Jarvis !
and the delicate umber + sienna of Kristine Alders petroglyph map
and Marilyn Smith's neat puzzle print
i could go on about
the other myriad renditions
i really enjoy them all
and treasure adding them to my collection
thank you to those who DID paticipate !!

having taken part in exchanges for about ten years
the print collection is ever growing
another perk for taking part

i am honored to have quite a few of Barbara Patera" works in that collection
and am always excited to see her name on the exchange list
her work is so powerful and universal
her people are people i KNOW too

thank you , Barbara
i'm sorry to hear of your illness
and am sending
warm , healing best wishes
in your present journey

gillyin gatto in Maine
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Message 3
From: Raymond Hudson
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 15:06:00 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41964] baren: exchange 45
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My fantastic set of prints has also arrived. Many many thanks,
Kristine, for coordinating this! It's hard to believe that so many
exchanges have taken place since the first one years ago. What an
unprecedented way to study!

Thanks to all who participated!

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Message 4
From: "Kimberly Roddy"
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 15:20:39 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41965] Re: press beds again: sources
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To help support the ends of this long bed, you might consider purchasing
some (relatively) inexpensive roller stands used in woodshops to support
in-feed and out-feed from table saws. They are adjustable in height and very
portable, so you can set them up when you need them. They are $15 a piece at
Harbor Freight. Just do a web search for "harbor freight 132 Lb. Capacity
Roller Stand."

"The previous owner did large scale woodcuts. He used (and gave me with the
press) a solid-core door with a tympan to print them off of that is already
28"X70" long. He affixed steel sides to this to fit between the bearings of
his bed; If I use this as a base, can I put a thinner layer on top than I'd
need if I wanted a self supporting bed? I want something that wont
crack/break from being cantilevered out over the end of the bed."

Kim Roddy
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Message 5
From: Viza Arlington
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 15:20:55 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41966] Re: baren: exchange 45
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Yes thank you Kristen! mine arrived a couple of days ago. Another
great exchange and theme.
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Message 6
From: Guadalupe Victorica
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 03:12:57 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41967] RE: New Baren Digest (HTML) V52 #5371 Barbara Patera
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Hello Kate: I am sorry to hear about your mother. I have admired her work very much.

She is in my prayers. Her design is very strong I love it.

If you think it is pertinent, can you give me her e-mail (privately ) so I can invite her to a printmaking event if she feels fine?

Kind Regards, Guadalupe
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Message 7
From: Linden Langdon
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 09:27:13 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41968] Barbara
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Barbara your beautiful and moving print from your waiting room series arrived at my home today (SWNS Exchange) and is such a poignant and powerful work. Always treasured.
Love and best wishes
Linden Langdon