Today's postings

  1. [Baren 26956] RE: Baren Digest (old) V30 #2941 ("marilynn smih")
  2. [Baren 26957] Re: Chuck Pennington prints on exhibit (Sharri LaPierre)
  3. [Baren 26958] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V30 #2941 (Jan 30, 2005) ("carol wagner")
  4. [Baren 26959] Re: Roosters Online.... (Julio.Rodriguez #
  5. [Baren 26960] what Maria did this winter ("Maria Diener (aka Arango)")
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Message 1
From: "marilynn smih"
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2005 07:37:39 -0800
Subject: [Baren 26956] RE: Baren Digest (old) V30 #2941
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In my experience the best art teachers were not too rigid. They have given
me a general direction and let me play and go forward. they have not said
there is one right way to approach any art I make, but rather that each of
us is individual and we need to find our own path. I congratulate you Mike
as a teacher in letting your student experiment and move in his own way.
The result is both interesting and individual to him as an artist.
Obviously he needed guidance in making his ideas come to fruition, but loose
ones that allowed his personal expression to come to the surface. Your
workshops must be very stimulating. Both you and your student deserve
credit for these interesting pieces of art. Thanks for sharing.
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Message 2
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2005 09:45:14 -0800
Subject: [Baren 26957] Re: Chuck Pennington prints on exhibit
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It sounds like your student was doing something similar to what I did
last year with my larger than life (sort of) moku hanga prints. I used
found wood that I thought had interesting textural elements and an
interchangeable kento set up which mostly used matboard strips. I
glued the pieces of wood down when I started, but eventually ended up
using double sided carpet tape to secure the pieces for printing. Much
better solution as this allowed me to move them around much more
easily! I will have to get some of these images on the web - alas,
something I have been putting off for too long.

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Message 3
From: "carol wagner"
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2005 12:25:12 -0800
Subject: [Baren 26958] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V30 #2941 (Jan 30, 2005)
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Suggestion to all newcomers: If you have not already done so, go directly to
the Opening Page of Baren and scroll down to "5th Anniversary FUN
& GAMES. Then scroll down that page to "click on the link of your choice"
and choose "Shining Stars", where you may view the first Baren Forums
print exchanges. on a page entitled "Exchange & Special Projects
Coordinators". Take a long, loving look at exchange #1, coordinated by James
Mundie, in 1999. Here is the very spirit of what Baren Forum is all about:
inspiration, encouragement, and helpful technical assistance for those
making their first essays into woodblock printing. Most of the 25
participants in that exchange are still active on
this Forum, and we are all so lucky to be able to benefit from their
collective experience. Coordinating exchanges or Special Projects takes an
enormous amount of effort, time and yes, money. Therefore I salute you,
those of you who have made this Baren Forum possible. YOU GUYS ROCK, may
your ranks never thin...

With much gratitude,

Carol in Sacramento
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Message 4
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2005 18:33:40 -0600
Subject: [Baren 26959] Re: Roosters Online....
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Welcome to all the new members....and congratulations to all those
exhibiting prints at this time or in the near future.........

With all these roosters landing at my doorstep I ran out of a place for
them.....they were driving the hens now they are all 'cooped
up' on the forum's Rooster page....take a look we have some very tasty

If you have sent me your Rooster and you don't see it in the hen
house....send me a note's possible it is still running around
loose somewhere in the farm...chasing those batty hens....

thanks....Julio Rodriguez (Skokie, Illinois)
ps. hold mouse over image to see artist's name, click on the thumb-nail to
see a larger image....the pics are a bit on the large size, give me a day
or so to cut them down a bit....
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Message 5
From: "Maria Diener (aka Arango)"
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2005 21:17:53 -0800
Subject: [Baren 26960] what Maria did this winter
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This involves some horn tooting...

A while back I was honored to receive the Nevada Governor's Art Awards
Commission which briefly involves making six works of art to be given as
awards to the Governor's Art Award recipients during an upcoming conference.
My proposal was for block/print tandems and I've spent the last eight weeks
or so carving like a madwoman. I have uploaded the process and some related

I work with a paper maker and she was kind enough to produce some beautiful
sheets just for this project; details on that process are also uploaded.

All I lack is printing and delivering, but you can follow the project (so
far) in detail here:

So much fun, so little time...