Today's postings

  1. [Baren 42319] RE: [ssnw] RE: [ssnw] Guanlan International Print Biennial - China (Guadalupe Victorica)
  2. [Baren 42320] Printing demonstrations in San Diego (David Bull)
  3. [Baren 42321] Re: Printing demonstrations in San Diego (David Bull)
  4. [Baren 42322] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Guadalupe Victorica
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2010 16:23:54 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42319] RE: [ssnw] Guanlan International Print Biennial - China
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Maria thank you for sharing the China call looks very interesting. Saludos, Guadalupe
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Message 2
From: David Bull
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 02:57:27 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42320] Printing demonstrations in San Diego
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My Google new alert turned up a woodblock printing demonstration being
held later this week in San Diego: a couple of people from the Adachi
workshop will be there, apparently.

Dave

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http://www.sdmart.org/calendar/guest-lecture-adachi-woodblock-printers-hiroshige’s-“geese-flying-past-full-moon”

Presenters: Chikura Kishi, master carver, and Yoshio Kyoso, master
printer,
Adachi Institute for Woodcut Printing, Tokyo, Japan
See two of the few remaining artisans trained in the traditional
techniques of Japanese woodblock carving and printing demonstrate how
a work in the Dreams & Diversionsexhibition was designed, carved, and
printed
$12 nonmembers/ $7 members, students, military and seniors/Free for
November 16th workshop attendees

http://www.sdmart.org/node/1695

Create your own woodblock print under the instruction of traditional
craftsmen from the Adachi Institute in a series of classes held on
four consecutive days. The same four-day class is offered in both the
morning and the evening.
No experience required. Limit: 30 people per class. Must be 15 years
of age or older.
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Message 3
From: David Bull
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 03:05:20 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42321] Re: Printing demonstrations in San Diego
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> My Google new alert turned up a woodblock printing demonstration
> being held later this week in San Diego: a couple of people from the
> Adachi workshop will be there, apparently.

Hah! Their URL has illegal characters in it, and is probably not going
to make it through properly. Just go to their calendar page:
http://www.sdmart.org/calendar/2010-W47

Dave

Digest Appendix

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

Subject: Catching Up: Ludlow and The Woman In Black
Posted by: Andy English

Back in September, after an extremely busy summer, we enjoyed a short break in Ludlow, a charming market town in Shropshire. We rented a small mews cottage that combined quietness with close proximity to the town centre. We had all the comforts we needed, including a well equipped kitchen and a 'fridge already stocked with local produce, which we augmented with a box of goodies from our own vegetable garden.




Although the castle was on the far side of town from us, it was no more than a ten minute walk to enjoy its ancient walls:



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Subject: 'Tis the Season!!!
Posted by: Maria

'Tis the Season for Shopping and thinking about giving art to everyone you know. No matter who you buy from, think about giving art this season!

Since I took a break off the festival circuit I've been searching for a way to empty my flat files so that I can happily fill them again in the next years. So the cycle begins.
During my "festival period" I was either always getting ready for a festival, going to a festival, in a festival or coming and resting from a festival. The creative spark had to take a back seat.
Now I'm back creating but I missed making that special connection with my collectors. I'm really not a gallery seeker nor an art scene groupie, so aside from festivals, connecting with collectors happens daily through the magic of the internet.

Which brings me to selling online. Definitely not all it's cracked up to be...well, maybe if you sell shoes or ladies purses, but making "a living", even a scant one, selling art online is not at all as easy as cranking out a website and waiting for the shopping cart to fill up.

So far, my best online ventures have been the unlikely wacky world of ebay http://www.stores.ebay.com/1000woodcuts and the delightful Etsy http://1000woodcuts.etsy.com/.

Ebay has by far the best traffic but can be a dangerous place; Etsy has a nice charm and is more suitable for fine prints. The price point on both of . . .
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Subject: Chips with (and over) everything!
Posted by: Sue

All over my desk, teeny wood chips where I've been picking away at the block. I'm working on some fiddly areas that need  lots of stipples and texturing. Down at the bottom of the image I'm engraving the plants that cling to cliffs, samphire and candytuft. More tomorrow, unless an illustration job I'm expecting, comes in. Secretly, I hope not!

You may be thinking this is taking a long time....you're right, but it's quite a big block (7" x 5.5") and given the cost of wood at this size, I REALLY don't want to mess it up! Tomorrow I'll show it on the sandbag, alongside my tools, to give a better idea of scale.

This item is taken from the blog Studio Window.
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