Today's postings

  1. [Baren 44387] ex # 50 printing ("bobcatpath #")
  2. [Baren 44388] Re: What to do???? (ArtfulCarol #
  3. [Baren 44389] Exchange #50 Prints (Gayle Wohlken)
  4. [Baren 44390] Exchange #50 ATCs (Carole Dwinell)
  5. [Baren 44391] RE:exchange 50 ("Phare-Camp")
  6. [Baren 44392] Re: Exchange #50 ("Orgren Alex C (Alex)")
  7. [Baren 44393] Re:exchange 50 ("Ellen Shipley")
  8. [Baren 44394] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "bobcatpath #"
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 14:12:26 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44387] ex # 50 printing
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hello Bareners and ex. 50 workers- in- progress

i printed 120 of my tiny block yesterday
in all it took from one to almost six o clock
with a break for food and searching for MORE clothespins!

it really is easier to KEEP ON GOING after the first 25

by then i had all the bugs worked out of HOW to print it just right
and solved problems that developed with certain sections of the block taking too much ink
the block gets broken in and IS much easier to print
i have often thought that just when i figure out a block's idiosyncracies
i'm through printing
but not this time,
taking Barbara's advice,
after about 30 prints i said
i am going to do them all !!

my block is about 1/8th" smaller than the paper on top
and 1/4" smaller on the sides
probably enough room to sign on side
tho signing on the back is an option too

i would say that i printed the last 50
AT LEAST three times faster and more efficiently that the first 50

happy printing every one

Gillyin in Maine
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Message 2
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 14:29:20 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44388] Re: What to do????
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Ethical? Yes. Call it a Variation

>Actually started on #51
>I did a proof test on the lines and it turned out so nice, a white line
>What if I went ahead and printed the white line woodcut and then when I
>reached the correct number, I could carve out the colors and run another
>print. Only this one would be the same subject, exactly, but it would be in
>three colors.
>What kind of print would you call that, and is it ethical.
>So I would have , say, 50 white line woodcuts and 50 three color woodcuts.
>Any comments, please, before I get started.
>Jeanne N
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Message 3
From: Gayle Wohlken
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 14:58:15 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44389] Exchange #50 Prints
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I believe the tiny-ness of these Exchange #50 prints makes the printing go more easily and faster. Usually, with larger prints, to get the dark areas to print well, I often have to re-ink and do a second printing. I did my tiny prints over several days, but I was able to do many at a session. I had to go back and reprint a few that I actually trimmed crookedly after they were printed. My ruler slipped a couple times, and the margins being so small made it more challenging for cutting. I found it fun making these. However, I did not use more than one color, and I'm glad that I didn't because my registration board doesn't seem as stable as it once did, and I'm guessing it's become warped over time. In fact, I actually had tried a second color, then decided against it.

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Message 4
From: Carole Dwinell
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 17:54:07 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44390] Exchange #50 ATCs
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I don't know if this helps or adds to the problem but ATCs (2.5x3.5
inch Artist Trading Cards) are always signed on the back.

"Today is the day to DO it!"
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Message 5
From: "Phare-Camp"
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 01:28:08 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44391] RE:exchange 50
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I did my tiny print as a bleed, so I penciled my chop teeny tiny near the
teapot and the year under a foot...then I penciled a complete signature, the
title and "open edition" on the back. I actually printed 160. I'm using
trimmings from previous exchanges for this ACEO. In my first printing
session I had a mix of Japanese and Western papers but then I found a stash
of Japanese trimmings that just brought the number up to 106 prints on
Japanese paper...yay, the exchange prints are on similar if different shades
of paper! I did not worry about making these exact editions. In fact while
printing I tweaked the plate many times with a tiny v-tool so the image
changes a tiny bit several times during the process. I didn't intend for
this project to be a "perfect" edition as I intend to use this plate until
it rots...I like it as a promotional business card like piece and have
printed several on scraps of heavy printmaking papers like Stonehenge and
Rives. I do pencil in my name, the title, "open edition" and my website on
the back. I could stamp it but I think penciling it in makes it a little
more personal than a biz card.
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Message 6
From: "Orgren Alex C (Alex)"
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 01:59:35 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44392] Re: Exchange #50
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I'm done printing, but still have a lot of trimming to do. I'll be on the
road this week, but I plan to send prints on the 25th or thereabouts. They
came out nicely enough that I wish they were a little bigger.

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Message 7
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 06:38:59 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44393] Re:exchange 50
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[Baren] Daily DigestExcellent idea. 8-] They would make great personal calling cards, wouldn't they.


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Subject: Lots of Brown
Posted by: Annie B

BrownSmokeLast week I added four layers of brown to my "Smoke" print. One more layer to go and the print will be finished. I think.

This item is taken from the blog woodblock dreams.
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Subject: Artist in Residence - Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park
Posted by: Linda

Welcome to Dan's Cabin
 I have just returned from 2 weeks at Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula where I was the final Artist in Residence of the year.  My husband and I spent the time hiking every day.  My focus was on the old growth & virgin forests and the park's many, many waterfalls.  As part of my residency I gave a program explaining moku hanga and showed examples of prints and my tools.  I also have to, within a year, give a piece of art inspired by my residence to the Friends of the Porkies.
Dan's Cabin

 This is the AiRP home during their residency.  GORGEOUS!  The cabin was a work of love and respect for Dan Urbanski. ( Artist in Residence information page )The art and craft that went in to every piece of the cabin is astonishing.  We were honored to be there.  The little building is, yup, an outhouse.  Composting outhouse to be exact.  That was quite an interesting experience too!
The cabin is a little over 1/4 mile from the trail head and everything, including water, had to be carried up the hill to the cabin.  There was no electricity, no wifi, no cell phone reception.  It was great!  Although bear activity was high, we were not fortunate enough to see one.  Or that could be seen as a good thing, too, I guess!

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