Today's postings

  1. [Baren 42431] Re: Longtime lurker joins the party (Annie Bissett)
  2. [Baren 42432] Re: Longtime lurker joins the party (Sherrie York)
  3. [Baren 42433] Re: Longtime lurker joins the party (Diane Cutter)
  4. [Baren 42434] Re: Longtime lurker joins the party (Louise Cass)
  5. [Baren 42435] Re: Longtime lurker joins the party ("Ellen Shipley")
  6. [Baren 42436] Re: rice paper (David Bull)
  7. [Baren 42437] Re: rice paper (Louise Cass)
  8. [Baren 42438] Re: rice paper (n9iwf # aol.com)
  9. [Baren 42439] from the American Print Alliance (Barbara Mason)
  10. [Baren 42440] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Annie Bissett
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 14:09:07 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42431] Re: Longtime lurker joins the party
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Welcome Sherrie! Nice to hear your voice on Baren Forum. Selfishly, I
would love to see your excellent blog listed on Baren Forum's Blog
Notification list. That way I'd be sure to see all your printmaking
posts, since I read the Forum Digest every day. I think that all you
need to do is make a request to the Blog Manager
and tell him which "tag" to look for
(eg. "linocut").

best,

Annie B
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Message 2
From: Sherrie York
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 15:27:11 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42432] Re: Longtime lurker joins the party
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And thanks again, Graham, Carol and Ruth for your kind comments and
for an opportunity to check out your work as well. Such wonderful
variety... Graham's delicate and subtle color palette (two words
rarely applied to my own efforts), Carol's expressive line, Ruth's
delicious texture.

This is why I took so long to jump in and why I subscribe to the
digest. Everyone is SO distracting! I must limit my wandering across
cyberspace if I want to get anything done, and a first-thing-in-the-
morning Baren fix is distracting in the most addictive way.

Cheers,
Sherrie

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Sherrie York
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Message 3
From: Diane Cutter
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 15:39:17 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42433] Re: Longtime lurker joins the party
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Sherrie... I echo Annie's comments, both on your inspiring work and on getting
your blog listed so I can keep up with you. Welcome!


Diane

www.DianeCutter.com
www.theitinerantartist.blogspot.com
www.DCutter.etsy.com
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Message 4
From: Louise Cass
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 16:24:29 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42434] Re: Longtime lurker joins the party
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Beautiful work Sherrie! let's hope you'll be inspired to
participate in one of the super Baren exchanges...I've
always been terrified of attempting reduction blocks but
your simple 'how to' prompts me to try it (I used to do
'western style' black line with oily inks, baren printed
with hand colouring - now am enamoured with water based
inks, moku hanga -chine collé etc....) BTW I've hand
burnished editions of over 30 for these exchanges!
Louise Cass
BTW -another question for Dave - don't most of the Japanese
papers originate from mulberry?? people often refer to the
oriental papers as 'rice' paper which I understand is
totally erroneous -or is it??

www.LCassArt.com
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Message 5
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 17:16:50 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42435] Re: Longtime lurker joins the party
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Hi Sherrie,

Love your work. Reduction blocks are scary but I can see they'd be addictive. I've done two. I am in awe of how many passes you do.

I'm following you on blogspot now. Looking forward to seeing what else you do. ;-]

Ellen
http://pressing-issues.blogspot.com/
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Message 6
From: David Bull
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 23:42:43 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42436] Re: rice paper
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> -another question for Dave - don't most of the Japanese papers
> originate from mulberry?? people often refer to the oriental papers
> as 'rice' paper which I understand is totally erroneous -or is it??

It's a myth, an absolute and total myth. It's been with us for
literally hundreds of years, and nobody seems to know how/where it got
started.

Possible theories:
- rice _straw_ was used for baling finished decks of paper for
shipping, in the form of mats and rope ... possibly leading to
confusion? Doesn't seem likely ...
- rice straw was also used - although very infrequently - in the
production of decorative calligraphy papers (along with leaves, etc.
etc.)
- _very_ rarely, fine rice powder was/is used (as is kaolin clay) in
the final mix just before forming the sheets, to give a smoother 'flat
white' surface to the paper

The stuff that _does_ make up Japanese paper is always one of three
fibres:
- kozo (common paper mulberry)
- mitsumata
- gampi

The only 'rice paper' that I have ever seen is the stuff that my
mother used to buy to use as sheets for the tray when baking cookies.
Part of this would stick to the bottom of the cookie, and us kids used
to have fun 'eating paper' ...

Dave
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Message 7
From: Louise Cass
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2010 02:18:28 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42437] Re: rice paper
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Thanks Dave...do you know what the gampi and mitsumata
plants/shrubs? look like are there any pics around? I assume
mulberry used for paper is akin to our common mulberry
trees/bushes...... your childhood memory reminds me of the
delicious white 'tissue' (rice paste maybe?) on nougat
cheers
Louise
www.LCassArt.com
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Message 8
From: n9iwf # aol.com
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2010 02:34:23 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42438] Re: rice paper
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May I share this site: History of Washi (from Hiromi Papers)?
History of Washi
I found it to be very instructive... and has some really nice pictures of each of these three types.
Mark
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Message 9
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2010 05:56:12 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42439] from the American Print Alliance
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this just came in for all of us
Barbara


The American Print Alliance has published the Guide to Print Workshops in Canada
and the United States since 1993. The most extensive list ever published of open
workshops, we describe more than 500 places where independent artists have
access to space and equipment for printmaking, papermaking and book arts.
Information includes techniques and press sizes, paper and book arts, photo and
computer facilities, classes and more. Now we are going to offer an electronic
version of the Guide to Print Workshops as a resource on our
website, www.PrintAlliance.org, where it will be easy to find and search.

If you received an email last week asking for updates to your information,
please fill in our online form right away. If you are the owner or director of a
workshop that is open to artists besides the owner and you did not receive a
message asking for your updates, please send an email (off-list)
todirector@printalliance.org . Please use the subject “Print Workshops info
form” and write a brief message with your workshop name, address, telephone,
contact person and email; we will reply with a link to the online form.

Workshops that complete the form by December 8 will receive a special discount
(about 30% off) on a subscription to Contemporary Impressions. There is no fee
for listing your workshop.

Thanks, everyone. Hope you all had a warm and peaceful Thanksgiving with family
and friends. And please remember to give to your local food bank this week.

Carol Pulin, director, American Print Alliance

Digest Appendix

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

Subject: The last ever post on the Woodblock RoundTable?
Posted by: Dave Bull

I mean, this has to be the last one, right? Because what could ever follow this email, which (really!) arrived in my Inbox this afternoon:

"On a sad note, my dog managed to intercept print number 6, "Needlework", while it was still in its packaging, and take it outside and chew on it in the rain, so that print is a loss. If it is possible, would you be able to send me a replacement print (and invoice me for it of course)?"

There you have it. 'The dog ate my print'.

At last, I have seen everything. My life is complete.

(entry continues here ...)

This item is taken from the blog Woodblock RoundTable.
'Reply' to Baren about this item.