Today's postings

  1. [Baren 45294] City blocks (Marilynn Smith)
  2. [Baren 45295] Maria Arango puzzle (Guadalupe Victorica)
  3. [Baren 45296] Re: 12th Gielniak Graphic Arts Competition (key sevn)
  4. [Baren 45297] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2012 14:39:17 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45294] City blocks
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Thank you Maria. I read your comments about inspiration and had to
laugh. Some times it just hits with ease and I have an idea for a
plate. Other times it will not come and than bam out of the blue it
hits home. Yesterday it hit home. I sat cutting paper and took out the
block I needed to carve. Last time I sat staring at it NOTHING
happened. Yesterday when I picked it up I went, in the desk drawer is
my Baja journal. Can you believe this one, it had these funny quick
sketches I did while my husband drove the Baja. He has NO PATIENCE for
me to stop and let me just have a half hour sketch time along the way.
Frustrated I started sketching on lined paper for writing, not
drawing, while he was driving. I looked through those funny quick
sketches and assembled an image. Of course as I carve it will change.
I love it when other artists describe that part of the process. It
makes me feel less crazy.

Have fun with the city of the world, can't wait to see the results.


PS I agree, when I take out photographs I know I am "desperate". They
go back into wherever and I look to myself, nature, sketches or
watercolors for a design.
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Message 2
From: Guadalupe Victorica
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2012 19:55:25 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45295] Maria Arango puzzle
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Maria the blocks look great. I am eager to show the process and the final print to our community here next year at the EducationalExhibit of Prints for Peace El Grabado in May 2013.Congratulations to all and the team that is helping you print. Saludos from Mxico, GuadalupePS. Happy Easter, Felices Pascuas

Guadalupe Victorica

Quinta Convocatoria Internacional Grabados por la Paz Mxico 2012

Fifth International Prints for Peace 2012, Fourth
International Printmaking Collective

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Message 3
From: key sevn
Date: Sat, 07 Apr 2012 10:08:55 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45296] Re: 12th Gielniak Graphic Arts Competition
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I posted some high quality pictures of Gielniak works. you can see it here
on my blog.

Happy Easter.

2012/4/6 key sevn

> hi baren how are you?
> There is a very good relief printmaking competition in Poland.
> You should check this out
> Jozef Gielniak is one of the most important Polish printmaker. His works
> are so fragile and touching. Unique.
> cheerz.
> Olek

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Subject: Muddling in the middle
Posted by: Elizabeth Busey

The new Tu-Way Drier is working so well that I have two new prints in process. Each has about six layers of ink. I start out my prints with a tracing paper guide that has the most important lines. Then it is up to me to develop the patterns and colors. So I'm in the middle... Here are some quick snaps of the latest work.
Print about ice in process.
The first one was inspired by a forest frog pond near our house. (For those of you who don't know, frog ponds were dug by the first European settlers as they tried to settle the forests of the Ohio River valley. They are almost always on top of ridges and are home to very loud spring peepers.) We had very little snow this winter, so the pond's ice was being formed as the lower water reached the freezing point. The interesting marks continued as the ice receded from us.

My husband says "leave one at just this point for me!" In the actual scene, tree trunks and planted evergreens reflect in the ice, with their colors pierced by the ice pattern. Now my job is to decide how to . . .
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Subject: Up North
Posted by: Andrew Jagniecki

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