Today's postings

  1. [Baren 32448] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  2. [Baren 32449] Post - New member. ("matthew kinzel")
  3. [Baren 32450] Re: Post - New member. (Barbara Mason)
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Message 1
From: Blog Manager
Date: 18 Dec 2006 04:55:12 -0000
Subject: [Baren 32448] 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. (25 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


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Author: Dave Bull
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Message 2
From: "matthew kinzel"
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 00:22:44 -0700
Subject: [Baren 32449] Post - New member.
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Hey folks,

Well... I'm a novice woodcut printmaker from Golden B.C. Canada, I discovered the Baron Forum a while ago, but have only posted once before. I'd like to now "formally" introduce myself to your community.

About a year ago while looking through the woodworking section in a bookstore I ran across a book about woodcut printmaking, it surprised me to find that many of the black and white images I had been attracted to in the past were actually created by carving blocks of wood... what a shock to my uneducated mind. So, the book was bought and here I am 8 (or so) prints later. It has so far been a rewarding experience not only learning the carving, but also in learning to draw and work with image.

A couple hours ago I created a Blog showing a print I'm working on and I'm going to try and include another completed one tonight. While the standard here of work seems extremely high, I still would like to submit my Blog. It would be great for me to get any critical feedback that you as individuals may offer, and I hope my work will encourage other novice printmakers to give it a shot.

thanks all,

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Message 3
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 01:08:44 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 32450] Re: Post - New member.
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The energy in your work is very exciting....I would encourage you to look at as much black and white work as you can. Be very aware of the differences in types of marks. You have a great beginning, so now you just have to keep at it! If you have trouble ask questions...someone will have the answer!
Best to you,