Today's postings

  1. [Baren 30351] Re: Baren Digest (old) V34 #3407 ("Marilynn Smith")
  2. [Baren 30352] Re: Background noise (Tyrus Clutter)
  3. [Baren 30353] Re: editioning questions ("Robert Viana")
  4. [Baren 30354] Re: editioning questions (ArtfulCarol #
  5. [Baren 30355] Re: editioning questions (Barbara Mason)
  6. [Baren 30356] background music etc (cucamongie #
  7. [Baren 30357] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  8. [Baren 30358] Re: Background noise (edmund #
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Message 1
From: "Marilynn Smith"
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 08:01:25 -0700
Subject: [Baren 30351] Re: Baren Digest (old) V34 #3407
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Louise, I especially enjoyed your work. I will never be the drafsman you
obviously are so to me it was wonderful to see. I noticed most of your
woodcuts were hwand colored. Are you using oil based inks in that process?
And what paper and what did you color with, they are really nicely done.
Kris I visited your site also and enjoyed your work as well, nice.
Annie, I went to your blog and read your comments and think finding your own
voice in a new medium takes time. I have finally realized that I need more
and need to find more of a voice for woodblock as i finally feel more
confident with my carving and printing skills. Hanga is especially
technical and it sure takes a lot to learn.
Another comment on process. I think I may have made this comment before, it
ws something said to me by my printmaking prof. At the beginning of the year
he said there are two ways artists approach their work. One way is to pre
plan everything, the other way is to start and work and plan as you go. He
said he felt both were valid approaches. I think it depends on how your
mind works. I doubt if the pre planner can change totally and I dot that the
one who flies by the seat of their pants can change totally, some how it
seems inherent to the individual. But I do think it is wise to throw away
fear of failure, have we not all had at least one piece of art that was a
totaly disaster? When that happens think that it was good practice and look
for what you learned from it and than you will not feel it is a waste of
Not sure where this next piece is going, but have some innovative ideas, so
now that my comp0any has gone home I will get out those sharp knives and see
where my little world takes me.
Off to never never land.
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Message 2
From: Tyrus Clutter
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 10:27:42 -0500
Subject: [Baren 30352] Re: Background noise
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I listen to all sorts of things while I'm working. It just depends on my
mood. The thing that will surprise you is that I recently did much of the
carving on my latest woodcut at Starbucks! Some people may think I'm a
little vain for working in public, but it has nothing to do with my ego. In
fact, I often am annoyed when people talk about what I'm doing within
earshot, as if I can figure out what they're saying. There are also the
people who try to look at what you're doing while trying to make it look
like they aren't. I'm more in favor of those who simply come up to me and
ask--then I can explain the whole process. Many people think the block is
the end product and are surprised to find that the printing is still to
come. Hopefully this is educational for many and it may perhaps spur a sale
at some point.

In the end, I have several friends from the local seminary who hang out at
Starbucks and/or work there. So I simply socialize with them while I'm
carving. As long as they understand I'm still listening to them while I'm
carving then we're all happy.

Tyrus Clutter
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Message 3
From: "Robert Viana"
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 13:07:10 -0200
Subject: [Baren 30353] Re: editioning questions
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say to hell with the numbering edition system and make art for arts sake.
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Message 4
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 10:13:14 EST
Subject: [Baren 30354] Re: editioning questions
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2 cents
When you make some changes within an edition I think you can call it a
Variant. Museums do that, galleries, do that , you can do that.
Carol Lyons
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Message 5
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 09:26:26 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 30355] Re: editioning questions
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Viza, yes this is right, the numbering would be 1/100VE in the lower left hand corner so that future collectors and historians know there are more prints that are the same key block or plate but different it other ways. Also if you know the differences, you can write it on the back of the print in pencil...they when you are very famous and no longer living, all those future museum people will bless you..... :~)
Best to all,
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Message 6
From: cucamongie #
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 19:02:56 -0500
Subject: [Baren 30356] background music etc
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hi all -
Sharri, like you, most of the time I'm tuned in to NPR - it's interesting, informative, and a different point of view than the mainstream newspapers. Plus, once I get going, most of the time I can't be bothered to change cds.

However, sometimes I do listen to music while making art. I listen to quite a bit of jazz but, depending on my mood my taste runs the gamut from reggae to rap to 50s r&b to punk to Latin music to movie soundtracks to James Bond movies to, on occasion, Tom Jones :)

happy printing,
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Message 7
From: Blog Manager
Date: 17 Mar 2006 04:55:08 -0000
Subject: [Baren 30357] 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: Swirly Tree (blues)

Author: m.Lee
Item: Swirly Tree v4


[Baren] members: if you have a printmaking blog (or a website with a published ATOM feed), and wish it to be included in this daily checklist, please write to the Baren Blog Manager at:
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Message 8
From: edmund #
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 06:44:32 -0500 (EST)
Subject: [Baren 30358] Re: Background noise
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I'm generally listening to Catholic radio podcasts. For me, working on a
block is very meditative, spiritual process. Music would interrupt the
"rhythms" I'm already playing with my blades.

== M