Today's postings

  1. [Baren 45815] scrapped prints (Aron Insinga)
  2. [Baren 45816] Re: scrapped prints (Barbara Mason)
  3. [Baren 45817] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Aron Insinga
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 03:28:01 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45815] scrapped prints
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I have been looking at my pile of botched Moku Hanga prints and
wondering what to do with them, after I finish examining them to try to
learn what I'm doing wrong. (So far they are all printed on Shin Torinoko.)

Ripping them in half has given me an interesting view of the inside of
the washi.

Are they at all suitable for use in experimental paper-making? I hate
to waste the nice fiber in them, but then I can easily imagine the nori
and watercolor making a complete mess of the mold, if they remain
water-soluble after drying.

- Aron
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Message 2
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 03:53:32 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45816] Re: scrapped prints
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If you make them into more paper, they will be a little more grey than white but think it will work, especially if you can add other stuff to it that has not been printed...I am not a paper maker but think that is how it would be done. Anyone with more experience doing this???
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Subject: Time keeps on slipping into the future
Posted by: Elizabeth Busey

Summer in the Midwest has been a combination of searing heat and unrelenting drought. I feel as out of shape as if it were February, hibernating in my basement studio dressed in shorts. Questions abound -- when is this going to end? What does this mean regarding climate change? Should I change the front yard landscape to cactus? Will we still be able to get that fabulous bi-color corn from the Farmer's Market? Will future summers also be this hot?

Elizabeth Busey. Dtente.
Linoleum Reduction Print,
(28 x 9in), 2012.
My latest print looks at the world within a much longer time frame. A Bloomington collector friend suggested I look at the mountain ranges in southern Colorado. I learned that these mountains were formed by several different geological upheavals over a vast time span. This movement, along with the punishing effects of water, wind and sun, have created ranges that are alive with serpentine energy.

I wanted to consider what a raking sunset would look like on our serpent on one side, with a corresponding shadow on the other. I relied on a mask (or frisket as I learned in a previous post.) The print began with a pale pink color over the entire block, and then I worked on the sunset side with warm colors while reserving the shadow side. . . .
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