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  1. [Baren 32823] Re: Baren Digest (old) V38 #3803 ("Marilynn Smith")
  2. [Baren 32824] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Marilynn Smith"
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 07:22:14 -0800
Subject: [Baren 32823] Re: Baren Digest (old) V38 #3803
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Maria, it is amazing how much paper figures into a good print. I once had a
plate that I knew was a good composition and when I ran the darn thing on
plain white paper with black ink it was horrible. After searching about for
the right paper I had an image that people oooed and awed over. That paper
does indeed look amazing, congratulations to both you and your papermaker,
you work well together.

Mike, hmm. That was not your usual image. I must agree with your friend.
Your inventions are amazing. Funny thing I have found is that when I think
I have messed up some times it is better. Like this morning I woke up to
see a watercolor that I did some years back. (framed and on the wall in our
bedroom) I knew the model as both a fellow artist and a model. She was very
pretty. She had dressed for this pose instead of doing a nude. She put on
a slinky slip and a womans* hat with a feather. I knew this gal had a
rather shady lifestyle and when I was finished she looked like a floozie. I
was a bit embaressed to have that happen. When she saw it she said, hey
that is more like me than you realize. I had gotten something beneath the
surface, not screwed up like it felt at first. Now I really enjoy this
piece as one of my best.

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Message 2
From: Blog Manager
Date: 16 Feb 2007 04:55:26 -0000
Subject: [Baren 32824] 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. (30 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Mike Lyon's Moku Hanga

Author: Mike Lyon
Item: "Arthur" 77 x 42.5 inch pen and ink drawing

Author: Mike Lyon
Item: "London" 78x45 inch pen and ink drawing

Author: Mike Lyon
Item: "Sara" 42x77 inch woodblock print complete from 17 blocks on 10 sheets

Author: Mike Lyon
Item: "Jon" pen and ink drawing

Author: Mike Lyon
Item: Ethan and Arianna pen and ink drawing

Author: Mike Lyon
Item: "Sarah" pen and ink drawing 7 x 3.75 feet Complete

Author: Mike Lyon
Item: Painting machine 84 x 45 inch watercolor painting underway

Author: Mike Lyon
Item: Backsliding... "Jim" painting 80 x 44 inches (image area) -- a colorful MESS


Site Name: pressing-issues

Author: Ellen Shipley
Item: Entwined

Author: Ellen Shipley
Item: Valentine Piglets


Site Name: Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

Author: Belinda Del Pesco
Item: Monotype: San Juan Capistrano Bell


Site Name: Jaunty Rakes

Author: Lesley Trussler
Item: Crackers


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