Today's postings

  1. [Baren 27381] Roosters and Barens (GWohlken)
  2. [Baren 27382] Re: Cock-a-Doodle! (ArtfulCarol #
  3. [Baren 27383] Come One, Come All (Daniel Dew)
  4. [Baren 27384] Re: Cock-a-Doodle! (Barbara Mason)
  5. [Baren 27385] Re: Come One, Come All (Mike Lyon)
  6. [Baren 27386] Re: Baren Digest ("claudia g coonen")
  7. [Baren 27387] Re: Cock-a-Doodle! (David Bull)
  8. [Baren 27388] Re: Cock-a-Doodle! (Julio.Rodriguez #
  9. [Baren 27389] roosters (cucamongie #
Member image

Message 1
From: GWohlken
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 09:01:13 -0500
Subject: [Baren 27381] Roosters and Barens
Send Message: To this poster

Dave wrote:

> Woodlike Matsumura's Annual new year card page is now up and running
> with all the roosters he received this year - well over 200 of them!

Dave, thanks for the link. I enjoyed them all, and even picked up an
idea to help with design elements I have been working on for a
different project. I'm kind of excited now.

I also went to the demonstration on how to use the baren and think I
have been doing it wrong for hanga. I thought we were supposed to do
these tiny circles of movement with the Baren, but it looks like rather
large sweeping and zig zaggy motions.

Member image

Message 2
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 10:03:57 EST
Subject: [Baren 27382] Re: Cock-a-Doodle!
Send Message: To this poster

Thank you Dave.

What a way to start the day!
I'll be eating my eggs in a new state of mind.
Carol L.
What is their day job?
Member image

Message 3
From: Daniel Dew
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 11:45:11 -0500
Subject: [Baren 27383] Come One, Come All
Send Message: To this poster

Who has the best recipe for Rice Paste?

Daniel L. Dew
Member image

Message 4
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 09:06:38 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 27384] Re: Cock-a-Doodle!
Send Message: To this poster

These are awe inspiring...what a great collection! I thought the link looked sort of like a rooster, maybe.
Best to all,
Member image

Message 5
From: Mike Lyon
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 11:29:54 -0600
Subject: [Baren 27385] Re: Come One, Come All
Send Message: To this poster

Dan Dew wrote:
>Who has the best recipe for Rice Paste?

Get a bottle of Lineco brand "Pure Rice Starch" for museum mounting at your
local arts and crafts store or from Daniel Smith on line. I cook up 1/4
cup at a time -- mix two level teaspoons of the powdered starch with 1/4
cup of water and, while stirring constantly for the three minutes or so it
takes, I heat it in about 1/2" of water in my cheap electric water heater
for tea/coffee (like a low-tech double boiler) until it is thick and creamy
-- if I'm going to use it for more than a day, I add a couple squirts of
formalin and stir -- then let it cool, add water to taste and enjoy!

This stuff works the best... You can also buy prepared rice paste in tubes
from baren mall, Daniel Smith, etc. It's almost as good and never
spoils. You can also cook paste from rice flour and water or wheat flour
and water but these are not as nice in my opinion -- have poor transparency
and dry a bit 'dusty' -- methyl cellulose can be bought in powder form and
mixed according to directions -- my experience is that it really takes
several days for the paste to even out and I shake the heck out of it
regularly like everyone else... Methyl cellulose seems to me to work
well, but it definitely 'feels' different and doesn't seem to 'like' water
quite as much as rice starch paste... and it doesn't mix on the block
quite the same way -- I use it about half the time recently, but I believe
I prefer rice starch...


Mike Lyon
Kansas City, Missouri
Member image

Message 6
From: "claudia g coonen"
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 08:51:49 -1000
Subject: [Baren 27386] Re: Baren Digest
Send Message: To this poster

this is not about woodblock, but not really a after five (I think)..
I took a amazing photograuvre class last mo. and he's offering another one
in NY. He is very knowledgeable and quite a character, He builds
incrediable models, photographs them, then does photograuvere to make
aloha, claudia
>There is still space in my April photogravure workshop "Photogravure from
>digital files and negatives".
>The first 2 workshops in my studio were a great success!
>Please pass it along if you know anyone who is interested.
>If you are interested yourself, or think you are already registered, please
>let me know soon, that I can reserve you a spot.
>APRIL 2005
>Friday 04/08/05 10:00am-4:30pm
>Saturday 04/09/05 10:00am-4:30pm
>Sunday 04/10/05 10:00am-4:30pm
>Cost for the workshop is $425.- per student which includes handouts, cost of
>all materials to make one plate (approx. 8x10 image size) and prints.
>Due to the small size of the classes 50% of the fee is due at registration,
>with the balance due 2 week before start of class.
>Full refund if class is cancelled due to low enrollment or if participant
>withdraws at least 4 weeks before start of class. 50% refund if participant
>cancels within the last 4 weeks before start of class, and no refund if less
>than 1 week notice is given.
>Coffee, refreshments, snacks and entertainment will be provided, but
>students should bring their own lunch.
>I will schedule additional workshops if there is demand. If you are
>interested please e-mail me at address above.
>Lothar Osterburg Studio
>232 3rd Street BldgB #303
>Brooklyn, NY 11215
>cell 212-627-0002
>Please visit my website:
Member image

Message 7
From: David Bull
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 07:54:34 +0900
Subject: [Baren 27387] Re: Cock-a-Doodle!
Send Message: To this poster

> What is their day job?

All over the map. Most of them are people making prints as a hobby,
but if you look carefully at the file names you will find some
'specials' ... (These file names are a bit long and may 'wrap-around';
paste them back together if you have to)

Here's the one from Toshi Yoshida's son Tsukasa:

This one is from the Adachi workshop:

And this is Matsumura-san's own card:

Member image

Message 8
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 17:47:10 -0600
Subject: [Baren 27388] Re: Cock-a-Doodle!
Send Message: To this poster

Hi Dave,

As always the New Year cards from Matsumura-san's collection are much diversity and so many beautiful much
to learn !!!

Could not help notice a number of other parrots, cranes,
flamingos, etc....I guess the 'Rooster' thing is somewhat open to

thanks so much to Sadako-san and Matsumura-san for sharing these with

Julio Rodriguez (Skokie, Illinois)
Member image

Message 9
From: cucamongie #
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 18:52:50 -0500
Subject: [Baren 27389] roosters
Send Message: To this poster

Dave, there are some wonderful roosters here (and some wonderful prints which are NOT roosters as well, there are two that I love, one w/a seagull on a post and one with a drenched and scruffy sparrow).

thanks very much for sharing this link with us. It makes me sad I missed the boat on joining the rooster exchange this year!

best wishes