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  1. [Baren 45808] Re: Exchange 54 (Gisele Paquette)
  2. [Baren 45809] Re: Exchange 54 (Darrell Madis)
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Message 1
From: Gisele Paquette
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2012 15:27:27 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45808] Re: Exchange 54
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Hi Kristine,

I am interested in joining the next exchange. I have justed join the group
and need to know details on what is required.

- 15 or 30 prints?

- what is the dates to deliver? November 1?

- woodcuts are accepted?

- any other requirements?

thank you

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Message 2
From: Darrell Madis
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2012 15:37:17 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45809] Re: Exchange 54
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Here's all the info you need. Notice it is a moku hanga only exchange.

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Subject: Mixed Feelings #9: For What
Posted by: Annie B


Japanese-method woodblock (moku hanga) with transfer drawing
Image size: 10.25" x 17" (26 x 43 cm)
Paper size: 12.5" x 19" (63.5 x 98 cm)
Paper: Shikoku White
Edition: 12

Here's the last print in the "Mixed Feelings" group, and also the last print in the whole Loaded series about money. It was fitting and poignant for me that my last act in making this print was to trace my beloved father's handwriting: to reproduce the word love just as he wrote it in a letter he sent me 35 years ago.

My dad always told me that the way to be successful in my work life was to "work the system." That's what worked for him, and the system supported him well, from the GI Bill to a life of state-level public service that left him with a nice pension for his retirement. But I've always been self-employed or half-employed, too much outside of the system to "work it." And at this point is there even a system left to work?

The topic of this series has put me face to face with the consequences of my own decisions about work -- my decision to stop putting energy into my career as a commercial artist and to devote myself to fine art. The economic consequences of this have been huge for me. Maybe I'll write more . . .
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