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  1. [Baren 26782] RE: Baren Digest (old) V30 #2915 ("marilynn smih")
  2. [Baren 26783] Re: Baren Digest (old) V30 #2915 (keri marion)
  3. [Baren 26784] small horn toot (Charles Morgan)
  4. [Baren 26785] Re: small horn toot (Jeanne Norman Chase)
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Message 1
From: "marilynn smih"
Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2005 07:29:03 -0800
Subject: [Baren 26782] RE: Baren Digest (old) V30 #2915
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A note about creative ideas. My latest piece, as usual for me, needs more
cutting to get the right composition. Along the way I also decided upon
embossing parts of it. I do not own an embossing tool, but have
accomplished this lovely addition to prints without one before. This must
have been in the back of my mind when I took my beach walk yesterday
afternoon. I walked down toward the rocky end of the beach, much more
interesting area, with sea critters living among the rocks and small shells
and rocks lying about. There lay this small flat smooth rock, it just seemed
so lovely and smooth, a soft grey in color. I wondered what one could do
with this stone, then I thought the corners are smooth from the sea wearing
on it and the edges are small. I thought, i wonder how this would work as
an embossing tool, so i picked it up and several other smaller ones of the
same type with smooth corners that might fit well into my bock to help me
emboss. I though of Michael Schneider and his rock pounding printmaking and
realized how nature can be the mother of invention.
I have walked this beach now for 8 years and some how never looked at it
before. Funny how we think we see when we miss some really wonderful
things. I looked down and saw how the waves washing in and out at low tide
were leaving wonderful indentations in the sand, beautiful dark and light
colors and shapes. I wanted to ink it and print it on the spot. How would
one do this, I wonder? Well i went in to get my camera and take some
photos, thinking this could become a carved block. Of course my batteries
failed and now i will have to walk the beach today to get my pictures and
hope for more inspiration.
So printmakers keep those eyes open and thoughts on new ideas, one might pop
into your head at the most unlikely moment.
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Message 2
From: keri marion
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2005 10:48:41 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 26783] Re: Baren Digest (old) V30 #2915
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what a great idea & story, marilynn! thanks for
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Message 3
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2005 16:31:49 -0800
Subject: [Baren 26784] small horn toot
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Not woodblock related:

I was very honored to have two of my prints solicited for a show at the
Wildling Art Museum, in Santa Barbara, California. The show will run
January 10 through March 20.

Although my prints do not appear on the web site, some very beautiful ones
are there:

The two prints that were requested are both "foilographs" (what I
previously called "alumigraphs"). One print "memories of summers past" was
done for a metal plate exchange with another printmaking group. The other
print "spider in the night" was made with a St. Andrew's Cross spider, sent
to me from Australia.

Alas, I will be unable to attend the show myself ... so if anyone else gets
around to it, I would appreciate comments.

Cheers ..... Charles
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Message 4
From: Jeanne Norman Chase
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2005 18:39:27 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 26785] Re: small horn toot
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Santa Barbara is a very beautiful city and I am sure the Museum is top notch. Too bad I live on the other side of the USA.

I will go to the site and check them out.

Jeanne Norman Chase