Today's postings

  1. [Baren 32884] Latest print ("Harry French")
  2. [Baren 32885] printmaking classes ("Jean Womack")
  3. [Baren 32886] STill Here (Dan Dew)
  4. [Baren 32887] New 9/11 printmaking project ("Robert Viana")
  5. [Baren 32888] Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 16:44:08 -0500 ("Orgren Alex C \(Alex\)")
  6. [Baren 32889] Exchange 32? ("steffan ziegler")
  7. [Baren 32890] Re: Exchange 32? (Diane Cutter)
  8. [Baren 32891] Re: Exchange 32? ("steffan ziegler")
  9. [Baren 32892] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 5
From: "Harry French"
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 13:18:37 -0000
Subject: [Baren 32884] Latest print
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Greetings to you all,

My latest relief print is a transposition of stowage in a slave ship that I saw in the William Wilberforce Museum in Hull well over 25 years ago. The original print must rank amongst one of the most successful anti-slave campaign prints of the 19th century. It still makes me shudder just looking at it.

From March and throughout 2007 there are events, particularly in the City of Hull to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in our (former) British Empire.

William Wilberforce of Hull was one of the main advocates.

My latest print:

William Wilberforce website:

Kind Regards,




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Message 1
From: "Jean Womack"
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 11:31:20 -0800
Subject: [Baren 32885] printmaking classes
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Elizabeth Busey was asking about classes in relief printmaking. Tomoko Murakami teaches at Kala Institute, She does one-day workshops in hanga printmaking, with waterbased inks. She will be teaching during the summer there. I took a workshop with her at the Richmond Art Center some years ago. I found the class to be conducive to looser, less-controlled and less-precise block printing than others I had taken. I really don't know why that was the case--perhaps it was the teachers' attitude. When I took the class from her, she had shaved her head completely. She certainly knows what she is doing regarding printmaking. She makes huge hanging prints on cloth with very beautiful designs. I think she is not a member of Baren. I wonder if she would join if she knew about us.

Elizabeth McKay is another one who teaches hanga-style woodblock printmaking.

These are all in Northern California. It'a a beautiful place to visit. So when you come here, look me up because I have a spare bedroom and you can stay with me, no charge. It will be fun to have a visitor. I know Barbara Mason does that all the time, so I guess if Barbara can do it, I can do it too. My telephone is 510-237-5540. Jan Telfer came and stayed with me for a few days, a few years ago. She can tell you what a nut case I am and how filthy my house is too.

Jean Womack
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Message 2
From: Dan Dew
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 15:33:02 -0500
Subject: [Baren 32886] STill Here
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I'm still here, just quiet.
Working on a new website, learning Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash,

Still dreaming, carving, just not printing much Behind 7 prints.

Daniel L. Dew
Tampa, FL 33624
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Message 3
From: "Robert Viana"
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 18:53:12 -0200
Subject: [Baren 32887] New 9/11 printmaking project
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Hello Printmakers!
If you are interested, I have changed the 9/11 print project into something a little more realistic.
This will be a book project only now, instead of a book and print edition set.
Each artist will be responsible for just one finished hand pulled print.
The book title will be: Through the Eyes of a Printmaker: Remembering 9/11
Please sign up if you are still interested. There are new deadlines and there will be a lot more sign-ups.
Cheers, Rob
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Message 4
From: "Orgren Alex C \(Alex\)"
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 06:44:07 +0900 (JST)
Subject: [Baren 32888] Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 16:44:08 -0500
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Hello everyone! I've been lurking for a while and intended to
thoroughly review the archives before posting questions. However, I may
want to ask a few before my paper dries, and I'm still slogging through

I am technology professional with no formal art training, but I have
always been surrounded by working artists. Until recently my printing
was confined to Christmas cards, typically 3-5 color linocuts done on
cardstock with Speedball ink in runs of 150. I grew dissatisfied with
the level of detail I could achieve in linoleum and the difficulty of
getting consistently good impressions. I was advised to try woodcuts or
wood engraving instead. I'm not proficient at creating light/shadow or
depth with line, and I see things most readily as patches of shaded
color, so the graphical style of Japanese woodblock printing conflicts
less with my limitations than Western monochrome line/density-oriented

However, I was still unsure what technique to use. I found David's web
site about a year ago and read some books as I tried to decide. I mulled
over every step of the process and saw how they all fit together to
solve with great simplicity the myriad problems of getting ink on paper.
I did my first monochrome woodcut a couple months ago, and today or
tomorrow I will finish printing my first real moku hanga. I'll put up
some pictures and post a few questions when I'm done.

Alex Orgren
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Message 5
From: "steffan ziegler"
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 14:17:50 -0800
Subject: [Baren 32889] Exchange 32?
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Will there be an exchange 32? I thought I signed up, but have received no
confirmation. I'd like to know, I have blocks to prep and paper to order if
this is the case!
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Message 6
From: Diane Cutter
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 14:32:20 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 32890] Re: Exchange 32?
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Here is the link for Exchange 32 (information page with those on the list): You are definitely on it. As far as I know there is no formal notification... it's just checking the info page to see if one is on it after the sign-up. Once there is an official coordinator you will hear more.

I look forward to seeing your piece since I'm in this exchange also...

Happy carving!
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Message 7
From: "steffan ziegler"
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 16:46:50 -0800
Subject: [Baren 32891] Re: Exchange 32?
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D'oh! I was looking right at that page. I totally missed the list of names
at the bottom. So off to Graphic Chemical to order paper then.

Thank you for your help to the newbie!
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Message 8
From: Blog Manager
Date: 27 Feb 2007 04:55:32 -0000
Subject: [Baren 32892] 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: Wood Engraver

Author: Andy English
Item: Spring Cleaning and Ebaying


Site Name: Printmakingblog

Author: Printblog


Site Name: pressing-issues

Author: Ellen Shipley
Item: Pigasus


Site Name: Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

Author: Belinda Del Pesco
Item: Monotype, Watercolor & Colored Pencil: Oscar Night


Site Name: VIZArt

Author: Viza Arlington
Item: Caged


Site Name: Olansa Cuttings

Author: David
Item: The Joy of Scraps

Author: David
Item: One step forward, five back

Author: David
Item: What we did on our winter vacation

Author: David
Item: Just like a New Year’s resolution, only late


[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: