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From: David Bull
Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 12:18:29 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43337] For you press junkies ...
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Subject: Woodblock Webcam - now with 'full size' video
Posted by: Dave Bull

The 'new improved' Woodblock Webcam has had yet another update today - the size of the video window has been increased, and viewers now see a 'full' 640 x 480 image (click this to see the actual size of the new video feed).

It's not HD (yet!), but the larger screen makes it even easier to watch what is going on. I hooked up a new microphone too, and the sounds from the bench are coming through very clearly, at least according to a report from one viewer: "I can hear your brushes, the knife, peeling the paper off the block, the rustle of the plastic when you grab or put away a sheet of paper. Excellent!"

This item is taken from the blog Woodblock RoundTable.
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Subject: Update, just keeping on...
Posted by: Maria

Block for City of the World project by Don Halpern
Let's see, since last post, I cut and mailed out the blocks for the City of the World project. In fact, some of the blocks are coming back to me already!
Here is the Puzzle Prints Blog:

Other than that, I finished a couple more prints. My latest work is always viewable from the 1000 Woodcuts Page in my website:
Melchor, Gaspar y Baltasar
Reduction woodcut for SSNW Exchange

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This item is taken from the blog 1000 Woodcuts Updates.
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Subject: Monday Bunday
Posted by: d. moll,

Tyler models one of the new rugs.

Tyler 05/09/2011

A proof of Tsunami Relief project print. It's not perfect, never will be, there's still little tweaking here and there, but this is the basic color scheme. I'll start editioning soon.

Not a very good photo of the print, but you get the idea.

This item is taken from the blog The Qi Papers.
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Subject: When The Dead Heart Beats

This item is taken from the blog Against the grain.
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Subject: Two more arrivals!
Posted by: Maria

Two more arrivals to report!

Ruth Leaf's (Venice, California USA) block arrived a few days ago. I know Ruth personally and I just love everything she does. Ruth is somewhat of a world citizen and she has traveled extensively in her lifetime. I thought the figure in the window mirrored my own perception of life in the big city: you are surrounded by people and yet every citizen is very much alone.
The block shown below beside one of Ruth's many cards in my collection:
Ruth Leaf in the city

And L.D. Halpern's block arrived over the weekend.
This one I like because I too play the guitar, so perhaps I'm identifying with the image. More so, I feel it represents how we go about our lives, finding time for creative entertainment even in the midst of the tumultuous events in today's world. Don't miss the interesting contrast between L.D.'s image and the news with which he chose to wrap his block.
Also, the last picture shows both the front and back of the block (aaahhh, the magic of Photoshop!). Clever images, both front and back!

Here is L.D. Halpern's contribution, from Beloit, Wisconsin USA:
Don Halpern: My image is that of a guitar player with stars in the background.  It's a simple image of a lone musician bringing joy to passersby as they walk through the CITY OF THE WORLD.  After all, what is a city without music?

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This item is taken from the blog MCPP Puzzle Prints.
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