Today's postings

  1. [Baren 32405] Re: Year of the boar - "I apologise for the troubled I am about to cause" (Sharri LaPierre)
  2. [Baren 32406] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V37 #3723 (Dec 10, 2006) ("Jean Womack")
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Message 1
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 00:16:47 -0800
Subject: [Baren 32405] Re: Year of the boar - "I apologise for the troubled I am about to cause"
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Since I am a digest reader person I am always a day late responding to
the topic. But, for what its worth, my suggestion is just to look upon
the New Years cards as both an exercise and a gift to fellow
printmakers. You will find that your printing improves steadily as the
days go on and if all your cards looked like the last one you would be
destined for Museum Fame. Mine are never on time, but they do
eventually get sent out. I usually make it about March or April. I do
love getting the little lovelies - they do a lot to liven up the day!

Cheers ~
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Message 2
From: "Jean Womack"
Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 02:06:08 -0800
Subject: [Baren 32406] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V37 #3723 (Dec 10, 2006)
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The new year festival is very important in the Asian-American community. San Francisco has a huge, beautiful parade through Chinatown every year. It's really worth going to see. I have been to San Francisco at that time of year in the past, and bought a whole pile of New Year's prints which are made on flimsy paper--yellow paper printed in red, sometimes with more colors. Historically, these are pasted to the walls of the house. I have a book about these prints, and they are not the revolutionary style. They are the old style prints.

I agree that people should try to be more conscientous about sending their New Year postcards. However, I remember one year when people kept signing up month after month and I finally gave up trying to make cards, because I'd make some and then the list would get longer again. So now you have to sign up before the New Year starts.

I guess I am going to have to take the 101st Airborne sticker off my car because I just came home and someone had been in here and stink-bombed the house. I was thinking about making a print about a pig that was living in my house and then his wife, whom I didn't know about, came and got him out of my house and then told everyone that I had kicked him out. He was a perfectly good pig, but he was already married to another pig, unfortunately for me.

Jean Womack