Today's postings

  1. [Baren 45326] Portland marathon printing (Marilynn Smith)
  2. [Baren 45327] Maria's City of the World (Guadalupe Victorica)
  3. [Baren 45328] RE: Portland Marathon printing of Maria's project ("Maria Arango Diener")
  4. [Baren 45329] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2012 13:31:21 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45326] Portland marathon printing
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Me too, thank you, thank you , thank you Maria, Sharri, Terri, Doug,
Barbara and Don for your hard work. I too look forward to your next

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Message 2
From: Guadalupe Victorica
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 00:47:30 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45327] Maria's City of the World
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Maria. What
wonderful friends and enthusiastic printers you have. I can only print for 4 hous in a row. I enjoy looking at the photos.

I can
hardly wait to see the complete print. I
am so proud and thankful to you for organizing it and to the printers and all
the artists that participated. It is
really an extraordinary document the way you have organized everything.

from Mexico, Guadalupe
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Message 3
From: "Maria Arango Diener"
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 01:35:23 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45328] RE: Portland Marathon printing of Maria's project
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Howdy all!

Tired from the long drive but ready to report!

Contrary to previous reports, I am NOT a slave driver, har har. These fine
printmakers worked on their own as hard as I've seen anyone work. I have
some videos and more photos to upload but right this minute I don't even
know where my camera is, I hope it made it out of central Nevada with me.

Good weather all the way but couldn't take my usual short cut due to snow?!

We worked about 8 hours first day and nearly 10 the next two days, ouch!
Quite a latissimus dorsi workout (that's "lats" to you common folk) to push
and pull those big rollers. Backs and feet were sore; I really should have
bought us massage service. Everyone was a trooper, I really didn't need to
crack the whip even once. We would arrive at the studio, go into production
mode and start whipping them out like they were tiny prints. They aren't!
Quite a display of styles and imagery, really a delight to pull.

The company was priceless! I was spoiled by the Oregon/Washington folk and
eternally thank those that came from afar to lend a skillful (and strong)
hand. We would eat and work and eat and work and everyone came up with great
ideas on how to tweak the blocks, how to get a better print. The studio time
with all these fine printmakers was really a delight and I am forever

The prints are now safely in my studio stacked and waiting for collating. I
have to make some corrections to the key and then will begin mailing.

Will update the blog, maybe tomorrow!?

The road is still going by.

Great experience, good to be home!

Mayor Maria



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Subject: Arts of Japan series : print #1 - printing steps 10~11
Posted by: Dave Bull

As I mentioned in the previous post, there was only time for two colour impressions today. Actually that's not completely true - there were two impressions, and there seem to be two 'colours', but I had only one bowl of pigment on the desk, and these two both came straight from it, with nothing else mixed in.

First, a tone for one of the kimono layers on the dancer:

And next, the area of the background that will become the cartouche (after the borders are printed):

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