Today's postings

  1. [Baren 32523] hello again ("Rahman Mohamed")
  2. [Baren 32524] YOTB postcards ("Terry Peart")
  3. [Baren 32525] Re: YOTB postcards (Barbara Mason)
  4. [Baren 32526] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  5. [Baren 32527] Re: Exchanges x3 (Jan Telfer)
  6. [Baren 32528] Welcome Steffan ("Jean Womack")
  7. [Baren 32529] Re: YOTB postcards (Diane Cutter)
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Message 1
From: "Rahman Mohamed"
Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2007 00:02:15 +0800
Subject: [Baren 32523] hello again
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Dear Mike Lyon,

Please forgive me for trying to register more than once. I was unsure
whether it went thru or not, because I keep on getting error message that
told me I was too early for registration.

Actually I have been visiting regularly to Baren web site for quite a while,
I guess for more than three years. I enjoyed browsing thru the exchange
galleries and surfing most of the vast sections that you have, as well as
the links.

I am glad now I joined your community of artist printmakers.

Lots of thanks to Sharri LaPierre and Wendy Bell for responding to my
introduction message.


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Message 2
From: "Terry Peart"
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 18:49:57 -0800
Subject: [Baren 32524] YOTB postcards
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I've been happily receiving little piggies as they find their way to me - thank you Annie, Sarah, Jean and Monica (so far).
I've been surprised that they have all been in envelopes - I guess I assumed that we'd just mail the postcards out as postcards.
I thought it would be great fun getting stamps and postmarks from all over the world. I'm sure some of them would be a little worse for wear, but that could only add to the charm of their being postcards.
Has it been decided by all that they would rather preserve the integrity of the art? Is that the reasoning?
I'm fine with putting mine into envelopes - and I will, but I just wondered what others thought about it.
Renton, Washington
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Message 3
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 19:59:14 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 32525] Re: YOTB postcards
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They arrive both ways....I think we just have trouble having our art being stamped, spindled and mutilated...although that makes it a postcard. We are just wierd I guess...maybe it is too prescious to us...hahahaha We hate to see it dented.....or worse!
Best to all
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Message 4
From: Blog Manager
Date: 4 Jan 2007 04:55:11 -0000
Subject: [Baren 32526] 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. (26 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: David Bull, Woodblock Printmaker

Item: Latest TV appearance - video clip


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: Carving Landforms


Site Name: Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

Author: bdelpesco
Item: Woodcut & Watercolor: Bergamo Window


Site Name: Amy Stoner's Fine Art Blog

Author: Amy Stoner
Item: Setting Goals - and knowing which ones to make


[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:

For reference, sites/blogs currently being checked are:
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Message 5
From: Jan Telfer
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 17:11:05 +0800
Subject: [Baren 32527] Re: Exchanges x3
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New Year Exchange cards:
It is nice to receive these exchange cards however late they arrive,
especially ones like Monica Bright's that arrived today. Thank you

Thank you to to Princess Rashid in sending the Large exchange prints
(LPE). I have yet to see them as they were so tightly rolled that I
have them lying flat for the time being, but have had a sneak preview
and am thrilled that I was part of this exchange again. Thank you

How much do I still owe you for the postage?

Maria I have sent my Cairn Puzzle block back to you today and included
$31.20AUS in International Postage Vouchers to cover my postage and a
bit of paper.... I think that should be OK I don't think Australia is
50c in your dollar yet! More like 79c today, so it will help
somewhere....maybe elbow grease!

Happy to be part of the Baren exchanges way down here.

I have been asked to do two day workshops in April and May next year
here in Perth Western Australia on hanga woodblock prints. We have two
weeks in between days to give participants time to carve their blocks,
even though I have two calligraphy workshops I am attending given by
Irishman Denis Brown in between....

Happy New Year everyone.

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Message 6
From: "Jean Womack"
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 01:14:04 -0800
Subject: [Baren 32528] Welcome Steffan
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Welcome, Steffan! I'm right across the Bay from you in Richmond. We'll get together for a printmaking session one of these days. Maybe it's time for a Bay Area Baren party!

Jean Womack
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Message 7
From: Diane Cutter
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 04:33:44 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 32529] Re: YOTB postcards
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Terry and all...

I guess it's up to the sender, really. I love the idea of the postage stamps, but hate the crumbled edges. I'm going to send mine out in one of those cello bags this time. That way you all can store them in the cello bag with postage but they will be tidier if you should want to save them in another fashion (like in a frame on your wall ... I wish).

I know my postman and the people down in my little post office love it when work comes in 'visable'. They are very reverent of all your work they see... In fact, every time I take in any kind of package, they always ask 'Do you want to insure your artwork?', even when it's not artwork... :) and we comment on the latest arrivals. You've made me quite popular there, always a good thing.

I, too, have piggies from Jean, Annie, Monica (plus a bonus... a dog), and Jan's five little Aussie piggies that should have gone to market but came to Puerto Rico instead. Delightful squeals abound in my studio. Thank you...