Today's postings

  1. [Baren 43725] Japan from South Africa, end-grain Maple off-cuts ("Kalle Pihlajasaari")
  2. [Baren 43726] Re: Japan from South Africa, end-grain Maple off-cuts (Barbara Mason)
  3. [Baren 43727] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Kalle Pihlajasaari"
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2011 19:09:43 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43725] Japan from South Africa, end-grain Maple off-cuts
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Hi All,

All sorts of things on the go.

Masako, Mark and I got the South African 'Japan' print on the way only a
tiny bit late as you have read.

Masako is a Japanese painter and translator and created the art, I was in
the man in the middle and scanned and scaled the art, vectorised, cleaned
up, laser marked and cut the 5 lino blocks for the print slower than I
should have, Mark is a Letterpress printer, librarian and book publisher and
printed the edition.

Love seeing how the city of the world is populating the holes in the fabric.

I saw that one of the new entrants to letterpress wood type supply has made
his end-grain wood off-cuts available for what looks like a fair price. I
expect he will have limited amounts but a flat rate box full of the stuff
could keep one in little project blocks and test pieces for a while. He
indicates that they may have the occasional blemish or not be exactly type
high (0.918" 23.3mm) but should be fun to use. I will get a box when I
start with my wood engraving experiments.

You can check out his product pages he also does a
lovely perpetual calendar in wood type that lets you do calendars forever for international
shipping for USA shipping

Yours sincerely

Kalle Pihlajasaari
Idyllic Press Letterpress Creations

Johannesburg, South Africa
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Message 2
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2011 22:22:17 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43726] Re: Japan from South Africa, end-grain Maple off-cuts
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the work is here and it is lovely...we will be shipping all the prints we have
now to Masako tomorrow afternoon for display in S Africa.
My best

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Subject: Two citizens from the heartland of USA
Posted by: Maria

Here are two more from the rural heartland of USA, Waterloo Iowa-well at least the blocks are! I enjoyed reading the news on these.

Sue Salisbury delightful honeybees:

And Doug Van Fleet, a recruit of Sue's who got "talked into this" in the eleventh hour. Truth be told, I mistakenly sent Sue two blocks instead of one so she found a vict-er, a recruit to carve the second block. All is well that ends well, no?

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