Today's postings

  1. [Baren 30332] Re: Background noise ("Marissa ")
  2. [Baren 30333] Re: Background noise ("mkuster #")
  3. [Baren 30334] Re: Background noise (Ragtaghorde #
  4. [Baren 30335] backround noise ("hanna_platt #")
  5. [Baren 30336] Background noise (ArtSpotiB #
  6. [Baren 30337] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Marissa "
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 15:12:21 -0500
Subject: [Baren 30332] Re: Background noise
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Sometimes I listen to music, sometimes I don't. Sometimes I find it
distracting and sometimes I find that it gives me better focus. When carving
I prefer to put my whole 30 gig collection on random, when printing I want
something fast.

~marissa lee
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Message 2
From: "mkuster #"
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 18:36:06 -0500
Subject: [Baren 30333] Re: Background noise
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I throw old movies in the vcr.
> I wondered what the rest of you do about background noise while you
> are making art.
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Message 3
From: Ragtaghorde #
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 18:46:29 EST
Subject: [Baren 30334] Re: Background noise
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I either have classical music playing or else the TV blathering on in the
background. Preferred shows are cooking, history/science, or true crime. Never
any dramas that I actually have to pay attention to. I used to pride myself
on always figuring out who the murderer was before the end of the shows (I bet
it was that rotten husband...) until I realized the reason I knew the culprit
was all those shows repeat a zillion times and if I couldn't figure out the
murderer after hearing the show for the 5th or so time I was pretty pathetic
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Message 4
From: "hanna_platt #"
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 20:48:41 -0500 (EST)
Subject: [Baren 30335] backround noise
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I don't usually listen to music while I'm drawing or carving my image but I will when I'm printing I'll listen to anything from the germs to Nina Simone it just depends on my mood.
I did not listen to music while printing my blocks for exchange 27 since this was my first attempt at moku hanga I needed to focus. The only sound coming from my studio at that time was me cursing occasionally.

I would also like to say that I don't want to get rid of the blogs. If I don't feel like looking at them I just don't look at them, but I like to have the option.
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Message 5
From: ArtSpotiB #
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 20:52:44 EST
Subject: [Baren 30336] Background noise
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I used to "trigger" concentrated thinking by using the same music (nobody
shared my studio area) for years and years. It was an inwieldy stack of lps on a
player a building away via a loooong wire. That would be during the "design
phase", when I needed to think without words... Perhaps alpha waves? In that
state I don't comprehend my native language nor do I tend to remember what
folks have told me (or what I promised). In my case it was a variety of nonverbal
music, oldies and music that feels "tranquil" to me. BTW, I am not a lover of
chamber music.

Now all I care is that I can avoid the phone or interruptions by visitors.
Also totally avoiding administrative or art business work (calls, paperwork,
responding to the outside world). I avoid any exposure of distressing politics
(so very prominent in the USA nowadays) or of home duties. I've always been able
to concentrate. In fact, I have a noisy "song bird" clock to make sure that
of timely visits to "the universe"; where the water runs... ie. where even
Napoleon had to visit.

Once the exploratory aspects are completed and I have the basics figured out,
tranquil times are still desireable, just not essential. ALL music is a
delight (but that durn chamber music, which always reminds me of a dental drill on
high setting).

Now how's that for a different angle?

ArtSpot Out
Benny Alba in studio
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Message 6
From: Blog Manager
Date: 15 Mar 2006 04:55:11 -0000
Subject: [Baren 30337] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
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This is an automatic update message being sent to [Baren] by the forum blog software.

The following new entries were found on the listed printmaker's websites during the past 24 hours. (15 sites checked, just before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: m.Lee Prints

Author: m.Lee
Item: Lots to do

Author: m.Lee
Item: Woodblocks


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