Today's postings

  1. [Baren 45594] RE: Night Thief (jerelee basist)
  2. [Baren 45595] Re: A thief in the house ... (Ruth Egnater)
  3. [Baren 45596] YES paste (Lee Churchill)
  4. [Baren 45597] SWNS12 paper size correction (Charles Morgan)
  5. [Baren 45598] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: jerelee basist
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 13:33:11 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45594] RE: Night Thief
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Thanks Dave for sharing an interesting mystery that surprised even me. At first I thought one of your new interns had stolen something and I felt quite sad, then I perked up at the interesting prospect of the real culprit. What fun to see an usual animal in your backyard of Tokyo...keep up your storytelling..I always look forward to hearing about your life.

Jerelee Basist
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Message 2
From: Ruth Egnater
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 13:54:28 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45595] Re: A thief in the house ...
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Very cool video. We have so many deer posums coyote raccoon and other flower eating thieves that I only have some uneaten roses left, but I would rather keep the wildlife . The deer and fawns sleep under the apple tree.
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Message 3
From: Lee Churchill
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 15:40:00 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45596] YES paste
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Yes paste has a bad rap for several reasons.
Heres a compilation from the Book Arts List:

Supposedly it changed its formulation but the latest information I could find till had it being made of dextrin and corn syrup - neither of which are things you really want around your art works as they are likely to develop mould or attract bugs for a quick meal...
More info below:

From MFA-CAMEO (a great materials site), heres a breakdown:

Material Name: Yes Paste
A brand name for a starch paste formulation that also contains corn dextrin, corn syrup, and a preservative. The all-purpose adhesive is acid-free and non-toxic.

Other Properties
Water-based. pH = 6.5

Information on the components of Yes Paste:

Material Name: dextrin
A water soluble polysaccharide produced by the hydrolysis of starch. Patented in 1867, dextrin is produced when starch is hydrolyzed with dilute acid and heat, then neutralized with alkali. Pure dextrin is a white, amorphous powder that has a sweetish taste. It is used as an adhesive for envelopes, gummed paper, postage stamps, and mounting photographs. Dextrin is also used for sizing paper and textiles, for printing inks, as a thickening agent, and as a paint binder in poster paints and cheap tempera colors. Dextrin is sensitive to moisture, weathers poorly, and is susceptible to biodegradation. Two forms of impure or partially hydrolyzed dextrin are also available:
- British gum: a dark, brown powder that forms a tacky adhesive in warm water.
- Canary (yellow) dextrin: a water-soluble yellow powder.

Synonyms and Related Terms
dextrine (AAT preferred); starch gum; amylin; British gum; gommeline; vegetable
gum; artificial gum; leiocom; sago dextrin; tapioca dextrin; canary dextrin;
starch syrup; Dextrine (Deut.); dextrine (Fr.); dekstryna (Pol.)

Other Properties
Soluble in hot water. Insoluble in ethanol, ether.

Fluoresces a blue-white in ultraviolet light.

Iodine gives a red to blue color.
Last updated on: 3/7/2006 6:09:18 AM

Material Name: corn syrup

A viscous, sweet liquid obtain from the hydrolysis of cornstarch. Corn syrup is commercially used as an inexpensive sweetener in baked goods, jams, jellies, candies, juices, and soft drinks. Corn syrup has been used as a plasticizer in glues and starch pastes. It is less expensive than glycerol and it does not crystallize with age like honey.

Synonyms and Related Terms
No synonyms found.

Hazards and Safety
Corn syrup can attract insects and is susceptible to biological growth.

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Message 4
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 03:55:34 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45597] SWNS12 paper size correction
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I do apologize everyone. I had a short between the keyboard and the seat when I was typing up the call for participation for the SWNS12 exchange. The paper size should be:

PAPER SIZE:11 x 7.5 inches =28 x 19 cm

Please take note when planning your prints. We had discussed using a smaller paper size to cut down on postage costs, but the vast majority wanted to keep the larger paper size. One of my two remaining brain cells must have been mis-firing when I did up the call.

Cheers ..... Charles

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Subject: Printing my way to the Holy Land
Posted by: Alynn Guerra

It is official! I'm going to Palestine and Israel. And I desperately need help to raise funds to pay for this trip I was invited to be part of The Hope Equals Artist Residency Trip; during which, I will be traveling with other North American artists from different areas and backgrounds. Our group will learn about the conflict by visiting Jewish, Muslim and Christian sites, as well as

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Subject: ArtPark ? Fine Art & Crafts Show & Sale

The Columbia Festival of the Arts starts tomorrow with the FREE LakeFest weekend. I will have a booth in the ArtPark with my woodblock prints and handmade paper. I'll be carving in my booth, as time allows, throughout the weekend. On Sunday, at 1 p.m., I'm scheduled to give a printing demonstration in a central location.

Here are the festival hours:
Friday, June 15, 5 - 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 16, Noon - 9 p.m.
Sunday, June 17, Noon - 7 p.m.

and a link for Directions.

Hope to see you there!

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Subject: Stone Etching
Posted by: Andrew Jagniecki

Dragonfly design in Pennsylvania blue stone

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