Today's postings

  1. [Baren 45046] Who is currently running the Baren Mall? (Daniel Dew)
  2. [Baren 45047] RE: Sizing Question ("Maria Arango Diener")
  3. [Baren 45048] New Website for The Dog House Workshop (Robert Arnold)
  4. [Baren 45049] Thinking of dragons (Dale Evans)
  5. [Baren 45050] A dragon and a rabbit ("Oscar Bearinger")
  6. [Baren 45051] Dragons (jennifermartindale #
  7. [Baren 45052] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Daniel Dew
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:59:07 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45046] Who is currently running the Baren Mall?
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Please hit me up off list.

Daniel L. Dew
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Message 2
From: "Maria Arango Diener"
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 16:24:45 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45047] RE: Sizing Question
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Com'on people. I promised Pauline we were "the treasure trove of woodblock
information" on the web!!!

Y'all making me look bad.

I know there is some recent discussion on sizing on the searchable archives
but maybe the more experienced "sizers" can answer her?



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Message 3
From: Robert Arnold
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 22:33:21 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45048] New Website for The Dog House Workshop
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All, I have finally gotten around to creating my first website for The Dog
House Workshop. The company is comprised of several divisions which include
the Printing Division. I am president, CEO, CFO, COO and only employee but
that's not important at least as for as my wife is concerned. I am not a
web designer, I just make stuff. If anyone has the chance to go and take a
look I would welcome any comments or recommendations on what you see
especially about the layout and contents. You can get there with this link.
Thanks, Robert
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Message 4
From: Dale Evans
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 01:09:14 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45049] Thinking of dragons
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"There be Dragons here" states the antique map portraying the edge of the known world. Well, our known world has expanded a bit over the last 500 years and it seems that there are now dragons everywhere: 45 people more or less in the exchange, all mailing 1 print to each other AND a few more to friends and family. Imagine two thousand dragons flying about the world looking for a suitable home!
"Don't be a fool, Bilbo Baggins!" he said to himself, "thinking of dragons and all that outlandish nonsense at your age!" ~ J.R.R Tolkien. Ha! We are all thinking of dragons for this exchange no matter what age we are...and for those of us who struggled getting this print into the mail, just remember the quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: The man who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself

My dragons are in the mail, and I received the first one today (from Anne van Oppen). This is such great fun even though I became a dragon myself for a little while!

Dale Evans
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Message 5
From: "Oscar Bearinger"
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 01:29:59 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45050] A dragon and a rabbit
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Dear Jean (Womack)

I received your wonderful dragon and rabbit prints in the mail today, thank you very much. I just love them.

How did you make these prints? They do not seem to be woodcuts to me.

Are they drypoints?

Please satisfy my interest. I just love the dragon, and the rabbit scene is so dark and impressionistic!

Great, Jean!

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Message 6
From: jennifermartindale #
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 10:30:16 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45051] Dragons
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Thank you Jean Womack for your dragon which arrived safely in the UK, well in time for Chinese New Year, I am still carving mine. My grand daughter is going to love all the stamps! Happy printmaking

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Subject: She Floats!
Posted by: Dave Bull

Everybody has heard of course about the huge triple disaster that hit this country last spring - the earthquake, tidal wave, and nuclear plant problems - but not too many overseas friends heard about the 'second wave' of trouble we had last year.

A couple of major typhoons swept across many parts of the country, and these were of the 'once in a hundred years' type. The damage was not on the same scale as the devastation up north, they caused a huge amount of damage, and also many deaths.

As it happens, the village where my children's mother grew up was greatly affected, both by floods and landslides. One of my long-time collectors - Mr. Shigeyoshi Ushiro - lives there, and I wrote about him in a newsletter story many years ago, featuring the log house he was building at the time.

Well, I have sad news to report. His house - although built on what everybody thought to be completely safe ground, well up from the river - was flooded up to the second story. Pretty much everything inside was destroyed ...

(entry continues here ...)

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Subject: New Website Design and NEW BLOG!
Posted by: Amanda

I recently updated my website to a new design that more reflects my current work (woodblock prints and handmade paper) AND it will be easy to keep up-to-date with new pieces. Please check it out and let me know what you think! Same spot, new design:

I've decided to move my blog to be based on my website as well. The new link is I hope you will follow me there! I have several new pieces I will be sharing soon.

After five years here, I'm sorry to leave this blog behind, but I couldn't resist the neatness of having everything based in one website. This blog will remain as an archive.

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