Today's postings

  1. [Baren 44550] Bring on the lasers! (David Bull)
  2. [Baren 44551] New Year Exchanges - Tiger and Rabbit (Jan Telfer)
  3. [Baren 44552] RES: New Year Exchanges - Tiger and Rabbit ("Maria Regina Pinto Pereira")
  4. [Baren 44553] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: David Bull
Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2011 22:30:13 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44550] Bring on the lasers!
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Message 2
From: Jan Telfer
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 08:28:51 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44551] New Year Exchanges - Tiger and Rabbit
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Thank you all for your patience.

Today I posted my combined New Year Postcard Exchanges for 2010 Tiger
and 2011 Rabbit. Some of those at the top of the Tiger list and not
on the Rabbit list will still be getting the two cards, but keep them
with my compliments. I had extras.

If the Tigers get hungry I hope the Rabbits still make it across the
Pacific Ocean or the Indian Ocean!

I am now "up to date" and apologise for being late, but my work
commitments over-ran my weekends in 2010 and 2011.

This year marks my full cycle of Baren New Year Card exchanges with
2012 being the year of the Dragon and another cycle for me. I have
really enjoyed the variation of members ideas each year..... even the
year of the Snake when not two were alike!


Western Australia
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Message 3
From: "Maria Regina Pinto Pereira"
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 10:15:58 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44552] RES: New Year Exchanges - Tiger and Rabbit
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Great! :)
My rabbit is still sleeping, but I hope finish all prints before the end of
the year!


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Subject: Mystique Series #17 : proofing progress
Posted by: Dave Bull

Just a quick snapshot report today ... a screenshot from this evening's webcam session:

Not done yet, but coming along nicely!

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Subject: Pastel Sketch
Posted by: Ellen Shipley

Working on some pastel sketches.  How big can the mice get and how small can the castle get?  I think the castle has to be a tad larger.  Maybe the mice have to be a tad smaller.

Mice don't look too bad size-wise.  Castle might get a little bigger.  (I can really tell I'm playing now.)  ;- j

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Subject: Grub
Posted by: Andrew Stone

Prionus Californicus (Cherry Root Borer Beetle) Larva; EV 200.
Moku hanga, 2.5" x 3.5" ACEO print.

I wasn't sure when or if to post the grub version of my beetle print.
This is the pair to the beetle print of several posts ago and is 1/2 of my contribution to the Baren printmaking forum's 50th anniversary exchange. My print(s) are a portrait of a common, New-World parasite of cherry and other hardwoods.
In the larval form, the grub eats the roots of cherry trees and burrows into the trunk making circular burrows and holes, often killing the trees and rendering the wood useless. I had wanted to do the much more attractive Asian Tiger beetle (currently destroying thousands of acres of hardwood trees since arriving in the USA from China in packing material) but despite that beetles taste for ornamental hardwoods it doesn't seem to eat Cherry. And I really wanted a beetle that turns perfectly good cherry lumber into useless frass, woodshavings, and damaged timber.
(I had just been rejected from yet another printmaking association.....)

As the beetle and grub were printed off the same blocks using the same colors I did something not just a tad repulsive but also a bit unorthodox.
I decided to number the prints sequentially. So the first print became grub (E.V. 1/200) and the beetle E.V. 2/200. All the grubs bear odd numbers and in theory pair . . .
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