Today's postings

  1. [Baren 44661] Baren Mall News (Barbara Mason)
  2. [Baren 44662] I set up myself a site. (key sevn)
  3. [Baren 44663] Re: I set up myself a site. ("Oscar Bearinger")
  4. [Baren 44664] re: new site (Raymond Hudson)
  5. [Baren 44665] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 17:02:17 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44661] Baren Mall News
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Good Morning Baren Forum....

It has come to our attention that some prices are actually going down after December 1st...20%
Hard to believe but true...

It applies to these knives

and to the two sosaku brushes on this page, (which Dave says are good)

So a little good news to offset the rising prices in all of our lives

Our best to you all from

Barbara Mason, Mall Manager
Michelle Morrow, Mall Assistant
Darrell Madis, Portfolio Case Handler
Bill Behrend, Iwano Paper Handler
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Message 2
From: key sevn
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 19:36:06 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44662] I set up myself a site.
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nothing special, the web is still under construction.
but in woodblocks section you can see some of my 2011 works.
I will publish more later. And probably organize site better.


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Message 3
From: "Oscar Bearinger"
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 20:32:15 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44663] Re: I set up myself a site.
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Good work, Olek !

I like the energy and the flow of your drypoints very much.

The colour production on your woodblocks is also impressive. (Soot and ash, indeed!)

As you, I am very taken with the human figure in art......your work inspires!

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Message 4
From: Raymond Hudson
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 20:35:55 GMT
Subject: [Baren 44664] re: new site
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Olek--what powerful images! Very impressive work. And you print with ashes? Amazing.
Ray Hudson
Middlebury, Vermont (USA)

Digest Appendix

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

Subject: The winner of the procrastination contest is ... Dave!
Posted by: Dave Bull

OK, before I can tell you about today's WONDERFUL events, you have to get up-to-date on something that happened back in the autumn of 2003. This page (from October 2003) on the Studio Construction section of the site will do that ... I'll wait here while you go read it ... :-)

The duct didn't work. As I wrote on a subsequent page back then: "The air duct was not so successful; it did pull a stream of air from the warm attic, but 12 meters is a _long_ way, and very little of the warmth made it to the bottom of the pipe. And what was worse, because the lower room was so cold, any moisture in that warmish air instantly condensed at the mouth of the pipe, and the room became damp. Cold is OK ... cold and damp is unbearable. So it stayed off. Perhaps in the future, once this room is properly insulated, thus negating the large temperature differential, it will be possible to move the air around without the condensation problem ... we'll have to wait and see."

Did you notice that phrase 'perhaps in the future'? Well, the future is here!

The basic reason for the failure of the original project had been the weakness of the fan that I had used. I should perhaps have searched for a stronger one, but the additional problem with the condensation - not to mention the lack of insulation in the lower room - combined to . . .
[Long item has been trimmed at this point. The full blog entry can be viewed here]

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Subject: White Line - Carving
Posted by: Ellen Shipley

Cartoon transfered to block

Starting to carve

Slow going, but I'll be able to start printing the tree as soon as it's carved.  Then I'll finish carving the window area.

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Subject: A Watery Rave? (ouch!)
Posted by: Sue

A bigger view of the block this time if you click on it, so you can get a feel for the cuts. I'm loving the swish and foam of the water but having to take the cutting cautiously as I don't want to lose the light and texture.

This item is taken from the blog Studio Window.
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