Today's postings

  1. [Baren 30855] Re: baren summit ("M Pereira")
  2. [Baren 30856] RE: cairn and summit ("Maria Arango")
  3. [Baren 30857] Re: baren summit ("M Pereira")
  4. [Baren 30858] Re: Baren Digest (old) V35 #3470 ("Marilynn Smith")
  5. [Baren 30859] thank-you.. (brad robinson)
  6. [Baren 30860] Re: Masa, Hosho, or ? (Barbara Mason)
  7. [Baren 30861] Summit (Barbara Mason)
  8. [Baren 30862] Re: V35 #3470 (May 7, 2006) paper (l k)
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Message 1
From: "M Pereira"
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2006 04:20:55 -0300
Subject: [Baren 30855] Re: baren summit
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I'd like very much to go too,
to learn hanga, to meet baren people
and to know your country - I have never
left Brazil.
I must know if there is an airline from
São Paulo right to your place.
Is it difficult for you to aks the
airlines how much does it costs from
there do here? and tell me please.
thank you
best wishes
Murilo from Florianópolis Santa Catarina Brazil
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Message 2
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Sun, 7 May 2006 11:15:39 -0700
Subject: [Baren 30856] RE: cairn and summit
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Oh Harry! VERY COOL cairn/memorial rock thing!
I am not at a loss for designs, but I'm thinking along the lines of an
interesting "self-challenge"...perhaps I will just cut my blocks into shapes
resembling smallish stones, models for such we do not lack here in the
rugged desert. Then, as participants send their blocks back, the challenge
will lie in assembling the stones into a "pile" as they come. That is, I
would not make the pile first, then cut, I would simply "stack" the blocks
as they came, much in the way a real cairn is built. I'm liking the idea
more and more!

On the Great Baren Summit, please come no matter what your degree of
difficulty may be. I'm not a hanga person but plan on paying close attention
to any hanga lessons being given despite my humidity handicap out here in
I'm also planning to bring a few items to add variety and fun
experimentation to the already stacked activity list. Of course I will bring
the actual real HGTV puzzle block that I prepared for the filming to aid in
my demo and everyone will be welcomed to pull prints from the thing. I am
also planning on bringing some rotary tools and bits and a few pieces of
hardwood for folks to play around with. And last but not least, in honor of
Charles and Barbara, I will bring a carved stone from my collection and some
acrylics and other stone-print pulling paraphenalia. Should be a load of

I better write all this down...


Maria Arango
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Message 3
From: "M Pereira"
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2006 08:50:10 -0300
Subject: [Baren 30857] Re: baren summit
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Hi Sharri

forgive me but I'm not so good in
Geography so i nedd to
know very well the name of
the city where baren summit
will taking place.

thank you

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Message 4
From: "Marilynn Smith"
Date: Sun, 7 May 2006 16:00:03 -0600
Subject: [Baren 30858] Re: Baren Digest (old) V35 #3470
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Carol, interesting that you would mention the resist used in watercolors. I
saw a bottle of that at the new store as well and considered using it. I
think it might work well with hanga printing as it is also water based.
When I get to the printing I will let you know how it is working. I have to
first choose my wood and put on my design, a landscape. This will be a fun
new project!!! I finished my nude for the exchange today. Now if I get
word my paper is waiting up north I will relax and know that July it will be
getting printed in time for the deadline!

If I had to fly off to another continent I would not miss the next summit,
even if I drained out every cent in my little account to come. So, yes Brad
do go sign up!!!
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Message 5
From: brad robinson
Date: Sun, 7 May 2006 17:57:33 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 30859] thank-you..
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thanks to all of you who wrote both on and off forum encouraging me to attend the summit. i have signed up! and look forward to meeting all of you and learning new skills this summer!!
best, brad

Brad Robinson
Film & Event Production
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Message 6
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Sun, 7 May 2006 18:13:57 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 30860] Re: Masa, Hosho, or ?
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Go with Masa for this type of ink and printing. Be sure to print on the smooth side unless you really want to work hard. The rough side will take the ink but wears your arm out. I used the rough side for effect and was sure tired by the end of the edition.
The hosho from Dan Smith will probably not be sized so I would not use it. Rives lightweight will work, but not as well as masa.
Best to all,
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Message 7
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Sun, 7 May 2006 18:22:54 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 30861] Summit
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Brad and all....
The sign up sheet on the baren summit signup page shows a limit of 25....neither Sharri or I can figure out where that came from....we are planning on 40-50 people so ignore the limit and sign up! We will see if we can get the page changed soon.
Best to all,
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Message 8
From: l k
Date: Sun, 7 May 2006 19:36:33 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 30862] Re: V35 #3470 (May 7, 2006) paper
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Yes, Leigh raises a question that triggers mine.
I'm finding I'm consistantly needing 10-15 prints before the printing starts to look good.
I've been using newsprint...paper bags...whatever I can lay my hand on and save...
needing something good enough that I can use it to double check my registration for cutting kentos...
and for fine tuning the freshly cut blocks...
what are you people out there using for those first prints made to get the color up and running?
If it had/has a name...would I be calling this proofing paper?
Maybe what I'm doing...using what's around... is just normal...
I've been so consumed with trying to get a handle on so much with this...
I never really paid much attention to what paper used for these 10-15 could be...
but, today, I decided to ask..