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From: Bea Gold
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 15:36:56 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45330] Print makers extrordinary
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I have been following the adventure of the Cities of the World print and of course knew you would all pull it off. I can't wait to see the final print and don't know how to thank you all. Also must admit to being very jealous. I took
part in the summit at Shari's and then spent a few days inPortland and loved it.
My body hurts a bit thinking about your work so thank you again. Bea Gold your octogenarian fellow print maker.

Bea -

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Subject: Arts of Japan series : print #1 - printing steps 12~13
Posted by: Dave Bull

Another two today ... they're getting a bit 'complex', so it's difficult to get three full runs in a day ...

This one needs no particular explanation - a nice gradation to put the two men into proper 'space':

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Subject: Lordie! 600 prints 1200 miles (x2) Happy at Home!!!
Posted by: Maria

I have done a lot of crazy things in my life but this one has to be around the top 10...maybe top 5!!! Drive 1200 miles with 5 blocks and 600 sheets of paper with the plan of getting blocks on print in 3 days. What a fantastic and totally undoable plan!!!
But wait...

Day one seemed very long and I confess after it had passed I wondered how far we could get. We were working about as far as our bodies could withstand and yet still a big chunk of prints to print.
Well, we ate so I thought maybe if we don't eat tomorrow...nah, we didn't go that far.

Day One we probably put in around almost 8 good hours but we were bound and determined to top that on Day Two. We met for breakfast nearby, loaded up with fuel (calories, I mean) and headed off to the Atelier Meridian, in the midst of downtown Portland, Oregon. At the end of the day we had collectively printed around (exactly) 144 prints.

Day One also entailed setting up the presses, getting the "system" tweaked so that three printmakers could work on each press, pressure just right, packing material just so, ink about there, and so on. All fell into place and we went into production mode.

Day Two we had decided (ordered with no exceptions and no whining) to meet for a hearty breakfast early. We began printing around 8:30 AM and I believed we washed our hands for the last time at around 7:00 PM. By the end of the day, we had 266 prints pulled, a true marathon of a day!!! Our grand total was now 410 and in my mind, no way in you-know-where that we would be able to finish the next day. Bodies were sore and bruises appeared but our resolved and good humor never left us.
A well earned full plate of blackened salmon was the highlight of the day. I can still taste it...

Here are some highlights in photos. I'm still editing the video and will post that next:
Team Barbara, Sharri and son Don

Terry Peart with Sharri LaPierre in background, apparently doing absolutely nothing? whaaaaaaat?

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