Today's postings

  1. [Baren 45756] Re: Tippo's Tiger (Annie Bissett)
  2. [Baren 45757] Re: Tippo's Tiger (Eileen Corder)
  3. [Baren 45758] Tippo's Tiger (Cucamongie #
  4. [Baren 45759] New Old Member (Ray Esposito)
  5. [Baren 45760] Re: New Old Member (Graham Scholes)
  6. [Baren 45761] Re: New Old Member (Eric Lehnert)
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Message 1
From: Annie Bissett
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:24:45 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45756] Re: Tippo's Tiger
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Congratulations, Harry! A well-deserved honor.

Annie B
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Message 2
From: Eileen Corder
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 15:11:34 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45757] Re: Tippo's Tiger
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IMHO Tippo's Tiger is among your very best work integrating your elegant
lines with image and color (and printing). Humorous, too? I didn't think of

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Message 3
From: Cucamongie #
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 16:29:11 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45758] Tippo's Tiger
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good for you, Harry! as someone who appreciates humor in art, an extra
bravo for this!

Sarah Hauser
_http://sarahhauser.neoimages.net_ (
(art site)
_http://healingenergyforanimals.com_ (
(site re work with animals)

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Message 4
From: Ray Esposito
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 04:17:43 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45759] New Old Member
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Hi Folks.  I just rejoined Baren after so many
years.  I have not been totally out of
touch having visited Baren often to see what was going on.  I am still a terrible woodblock artist but I
keep trying.  I
have produced just one simple print I am happy with.  If I can figure how to upload it I will do
For those who know me I am
excited about reigniting our friendships.  For those who do not know me, the others will warn you soon enough.  This first post is short with just one
I have done a number of drypoint’s
and like doing them in B&W.  I am
working on a large plate “Christ Before Pontius Pilate”.  My question is simple: when does a hand
carved block not be a hand carved block?  As I get older (71 going on 50 although friends say I am going on 14)
the arthritis in my fingers gets worse.  I can only work 15 minutes and have to quit.  I know some artists use a Dremel Tool but
there are a number of woodwork aids that can be used.  (Jim Mundie may be the person to answer
this.)  Does the artist have the right to
say he/she is a woodblock artist if such mechanical assistance is available?  Finally, I am moving to Omaha to open my last
printshop and gallery, woodblock to be included.  More later!  Did I say short??? 
Cheers, Ray
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Message 5
From: Graham Scholes
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 05:50:35 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45760] Re: New Old Member
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Holly molly..... Ray is Back.
Nice to hear from you old friend.
There is no limitation as to the tools one uses to create a wooden plate.
If you want to use an Az or an Axe so be it. I know of someone who uses a router to get rid of the large area rather than whack away with a chisel. It is the end result that matter and if this is achieved in the conventional printing method .... be it a baren or a etching press.... is the important issue. Inkjet printing could count... but then I am damned if I know how to get a wooden plate to run through my printer.

I remember the fun stuff that went on, when you were last one.... that must have been 20 years ago.... Marnie and I are knocking on the damn 80 door.... and our health and condition is fantastic, bordering on obscene.... Painted our house a few weeks ago.... oh my aching body. This spring I knocked down a few trees and cut and split it getting 2 (bush) cords of fir. I have become a serious fisher chasing Rainbow, Salmon and Steelhead using a fly rod.... great fun.

Cheers for now.
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Message 6
From: Eric Lehnert
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 07:51:29 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45761] Re: New Old Member
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