Today's postings

  1. [Baren 33117] KIWA, etc. (Lynita Shimizu)
  2. [Baren 33118] Re: hi ("Jeanne Norman Chase")
  3. [Baren 33119] Re: hi (Sharri LaPierre)
  4. [Baren 33120] Cairn update ("Maria Arango")
  5. [Baren 33121] Colleen's note and link (Bette Wappner)
  6. [Baren 33122] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Lynita Shimizu
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2007 09:39:01 -0400
Subject: [Baren 33117] KIWA, etc.
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Hi, everyone!
I just returned from a two-week trip to Japan to attend the KIWA
(Kyoto International Woodprint Assoc.) Exhibition in Kyoto. Last
summer I made my husband, Katsumi, promise that if I won a prize, we
would go back to Japan together (after 28 years). He thought it was a
safe bet but good fortune was with me and I won the JAWK I prize.
While at the Museum, I saw the work of several of our baren members
and will try to email photos from the exhibit to those members
eventually. I also plan to post the exhibit photos and will let you
know when those are ready. It was a fabulous show. Richard and
Kimiko Steiner welcomed us graciously and warmly into the KIWA
family. I left feeling totally inspired and grateful to be a part of
a wonderful woodcut community. All the prize winning woodcuts can
be viewed at the KIWA site:

One of the highlights of our trip was spending a day at the beautiful
country home of David and Akiko Stones. David and I studied with
Tokuriki Sensei in Kyoto around the same time in the 70's. We also
happened to work for the same English-teaching company (Richard
Steiner, too) but never knew each other until we met through the
Baren Forum. (Thank you!) David's work is stunning, absolutely
beautiful . . . but he needs to make more prints and my plan is to
bug him until he does. From talking with David, and through
conversations with others, I learned Japan is a difficult environment
for an artist to show and sell work. I returned with a greater
appreciation for the business opportunities available through art
festivals, Open Studios, galleries, etc. in the States. Anyway, it
was an idyllic visit. Katsumi and I are still talking about buying
land adjacent to the Stones so Katsumi could play in the water
rushing down from the mountains and David and I could make our own
"mokuhanga valley". For a treat, please visit David's site: http://

Another highlight was a day's visit with papermakers Kazuo and Kinuko
Yamaguchi. I hope to get a photo-report of that visit on my
website, too, but my "to do" list is kind of long so it will take a
while. Meanwhile, here's a link to David Bull's visit : http:// I left the
Yamaguchi home feeling such respect for them, their incredibly hard
work and the craft. Their paper is more valuable than gold to me and
being able to use it is truly a privilege.

Please forgive me for not participating in the discussions in the
Forum. I admire all of those who give their time and help so
generously. Welcome to all the new members and my best to all.


Lynita Shimizu
Pomfret, CT
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Message 2
From: "Jeanne Norman Chase"
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2007 10:12:39 -0400
Subject: [Baren 33118] Re: hi
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It is working for me.


PS. In what form do we send $ ???? Can you accept a U.S.A check??

Congratulations on your endeavor.
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Message 3
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2007 09:03:47 -0700
Subject: [Baren 33119] Re: hi
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I am still not getting the link address and suspect there are others,
also. Exchange #31 is in the mail to you, but i haven't had time to
check out the payment thing for the postage - I promise to do that
soon. My husband had a little 7 hr. surgery on his nose (skin cancer)
yesterday so another day went up in smoke. He is doing fine, but looks
a lot like a bunny rabbit. I'm hoping to get back to my Cairn block
this week and get it in the mail to Maria before the deadline, which if
I remember correctly is May 1.

So there you have it - two messages slyly hidden within one - LOL

Cheers ~
Nurse Sharri
My patient is calling again, and again, and again...... (all wives
can probably relate to this...)
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Message 4
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2007 14:32:48 -0700
Subject: [Baren 33120] Cairn update
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Hello all brave Baren Cairn participants!

So far 16 blocks have been received so we are well on our way to having a
pile of rocks. Others have contacted me and it seems everyone is now carving
faithfully and industriously.

Please don't forget:
>Address on the website now and also on the instructions which you can get
to from the webpage:
>Please don't forget your monetary contribution at least to cover the cost
of mailing back your prints. Remember your contribution covers paper, ink,
mailing and collophon materials.


PLEASE EVERYONE, submit your collophon information EXACTLY as you wish it to
appear on the collophon. I will gather up the forms automatically so
everything will appear as you type it. If you do not submit any information,
the collophon will have your name and location only and name of image if you
wrote it on the block.

The form to submit your information is here:

If you already submitted details, don't worry, I have it on file.

Let's get them carved up and into my mailbox!

Maria Arango
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Message 5
From: Bette Wappner
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2007 20:53:37 -0400
Subject: [Baren 33121] Colleen's note and link
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Hi Colleen,
Thank you so much for doing all of this for us and for Baren. I've
included your note and link below in case some have missed it. The
link worked for me and I do see my name. I will be very happy to
send you some money. What is your mailing address or do you have
Bette Wappner
Kentucky, USA
(Colleen's note:)
Dear Baren Members,

I am now preparing a printmaking exhibition which
will open next May (most likely may 27) in conjunction with the opening
of "Dedalo", a new
contemporary art center set in the Abruzzi mountains in ITALY
The art center is a three storey country house converted into an art
studio with
printmaking facilities, and with accommodation for visiting artists
(more information will come soon on a website which will be online

The exhibition I am preparing will instruct the
public of various printmaking techniques and I will show works from my
print collection including works from previous exchanges.
If you click on the link below you will get a list of artists who will
be in this show -- please note -- that if you are not on this list,
please let me know and I will see what I can do to include you too!
Because of framing costs I cannot display more than one work per artist
unless you provide yourself with an extra frame.

Those of you who were in the deck of cards exchange will all be
displayed as a large frame containing all the cards is already hanging
in the studio.

I am also thinking of making an exhibition catalogue but to defray
costs I would need to ask some of you who would be interested to be in
it to pay a small fee for insertion of yur work. What do you think? -
please note that this exhibition is free and i do not have any funding
at all if not from myself!

Colleen Corradi
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Message 6
From: Blog Manager
Date: 6 Apr 2007 03:55:30 -0000
Subject: [Baren 33122] 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. (32 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: David Bull, Woodblock Printmaker

Item: Website 10th Anniversary Contest!


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: Chlorine


Site Name: m.Lee Fine Art

Author: m.Lee
Item: Prints (reproductions that is)

Author: m.Lee
Item: Layers v6 Originally uploaded by m.Lee. I'...


Site Name: Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

Author: Belinda Del Pesco
Item: Watercolor: Carnival Snake Charmer


[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: