Today's postings

  1. [Baren 27351] Re: Junichiro Sekino Show (Sharri LaPierre)
  2. [Baren 27352] Re: Introduction of Sorts, theme for #25 (Robin Morris)
  3. [Baren 27353] Printmakers in UK ("Harry French")
  4. [Baren 27354] Re: printing with 5 year old (L Cass)
  5. [Baren 27355] Show (Mary Brooks-Mueller)
  6. [Baren 27356] Re: Junichiro Sekino Show (Aqua4tis #
  7. [Baren 27357] Re: Printmakers in UK (Barbara Mason)
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Message 1
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2005 11:51:44 -0800
Subject: [Baren 27351] Re: Junichiro Sekino Show
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I have also printed with stencils, both in much the same manner as
Warrington with my etchings, and with monotypes similar to the ones
Barbara mentioned. The monotypes were using oil based inks and laying
the stencils, cut out of proof paper, onto the first color plate, then
lifting them and turning them over and printing again. Lots of fun!
For the etchings I built a little well of foam core and taped the
various stencils cut out of mylar to the edges of the well. Then I put
them down one at a time and laid the surface color on to the plate so
that all the color was there before I printed. This was in addition to
having several color plates inked intaglio before the stenciled color
was used. Very intense and one heckuva lotta work. I timed myself and
it took almost an hour to ink everything and get it all ready to print.
The printing itself took probably 3 minutes, maybe less. The paper
was taped to the press bed so all I had to do was lift the paper and
drop the next plate in another well made of mat board. So, when people
go ooooh & aaaaaah, followed by the predictable "how long does it take
you to do that", how do you answer? I always laugh and say, "a life
time" ----

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Message 2
From: Robin Morris
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2005 13:20:17 -0800
Subject: [Baren 27352] Re: Introduction of Sorts, theme for #25
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Yes Ehud, Welcome!
Julio and Dave are wheels here, definitely follow their advice when
possible! me I'm a newbie.
We all get a lot out of this place. i'd venture u could do printing yr
whole life, only correspond, write and read within the hallowed
cyber-halls of baren, and only shop its cyber-mall...u would have an
excellent ride. Dave and Mike, Julio, Maria, Barbara Maso, Wanda, the
whole bunch...all are hardworking, dedicated and sharing...not to
mention bend-over-backwards nice,
and oh yeah, smarter than the average bear, n' u will get smarter by
hanging around this gang . if u wanna discuss anything else but
printing etc.with the wordy ones ( holding up guilty hand) also sign up
for the regular version of baren-after5. We had some political
discussion there last week but we usually would confine it to less
controversial subjects such as getting to know one anothers lives a bit
outside the strict focus of printmaking. Its fitting i wrote a bunch
there because I am an unfocussed type and my mind wanders from
printmaking as it does from everything. but when it wanders back i
wander back with it to baren and read some more. There's no end to the
knowledge and experience that emanates from, and finds its way to

PS to Julio- I vote for Dreams and Visions- I can't think what that
theme excludes, as a person may claim to have had a dream or vision
about anything and one couldn't argue. So i love it.
Also some of my favorite prints would take a prize in that
category...melancholy by Durer, his apocalypse woodcuts, almost
everything by Blake, much of Rockwell kent...even the landscapes of
Walter phillips are bathed in a light that one would regard as dreamy,
or a vision, and not what most of us see when outdoors, even in the
Canadian Rockies...

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Message 3
From: "Harry French"
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2005 21:51:01 -0000
Subject: [Baren 27353] Printmakers in UK
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Greetings to printmakers in UK especially Bareners.
Barbara has just sent me the full colour brochures about Baren and its activities. They are ideal for leaving in strategic places around universities, art colleges, galleries, craft centres and museums.If you would like copies and live in the UK contact me offline with your address and I will send some.
Alas, I can't compete with Barbara who sent me the brochures in an old grey canvas US MAIL bag locked by metal wires and supported by a fluorescent security strip and address labels. Is it a stray Claus Oldenburg from the MOMA ?
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Message 4
From: L Cass
Date: Sun, 06 Mar 2005 18:52:50 -0500
Subject: [Baren 27354] Re: printing with 5 year old
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Gilda -

A warning - you probably shouldn't use anything that isn't labeled
'Non-Toxic"' with 5 yr olds -and Speedball water soluble inks are not
designated non toxic.I used to teach grades 1-6 (youngest being 6yrs of
age) and had to be particularly careful with materials. there are various
brands of non-toxic liquid tempera or 'gouache' some are thicker than
others - I've bought quite thick stuff but of course I don't know what you
have available in the U.S. I've found that the little children always like
to 'brush on' the paint for printing. As well as creating relief surfaces
for printing with popsicle sticks, corrugated cardboard etc -even layers of
styrofoam shapes cut from the trays and glued on to the tray or cardboard
(with the white 'non'toxic' glue made for schools) kids like to glue down
various weights of string which can make all kinds of shapes and patterns
for printing.......

May I include in this posting (so I don't clog things up with yet another
one) compliments to Maria on her handsome new prints -oh to be able to find
some of the beautiful woods you mention!

Also compliments to Ehud Janiv on his photographs -I used to be heavily
involved in developing and printing ages ago and am all too aware that
traditional dark room stuff is going the 'way of the dodo'

There are so many interesting links coming from baren people to view -one
could be on the internet all day and never get any work done!
thanks to all tho'
Louise Cass
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Message 5
From: Mary Brooks-Mueller
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2005 15:59:46 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 27355] Show
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Not prints, but I have some mosaic work in two shows,
one at Ellipse Gallery in Arlington and the other at
Eleven-Eleven Sculpture Space in Washington, DC.
The main access website is I don't think they are
posting the pieces. Is there somewhere I can do that
on Baren?
Mary Ann
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Message 6
From: Aqua4tis #
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2005 19:07:43 EST
Subject: [Baren 27356] Re: Junichiro Sekino Show
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i think a life time is the perfect answer sharri this stencil thing sounds
like fun
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Message 7
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2005 16:27:07 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 27357] Re: Printmakers in UK
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I was as surprised as you were, but using that wierd bag saved us a bunch of money...seems it was for media mail that goes international. Very strange, but also sort of mail from the previous century. The only thing missing was the stagecoach and horse.
Best to all,