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  1. [Baren 33311] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  2. [Baren 33312] Final proofing done (Sue Woollatt)
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Message 1
From: Blog Manager
Date: 4 May 2007 03:55:22 -0000
Subject: [Baren 33311] 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: [River in Summer] - Carving begins ...


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: A New Process


Site Name: m.Lee Fine Art

Author: m.Lee
Item: List


Site Name: Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

Author: Belinda Del Pesco
Item: Watercolor: Italian Door with Leeks


Site Name: Jaunty Rakes

Author: Jaunty Rakes
Item: Mugs


[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:

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Message 2
From: Sue Woollatt
Date: Fri, 4 May 2007 10:51:17 +0100
Subject: [Baren 33312] Final proofing done
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Hi all,

Just to let you know I had an unexpected free day yesterday and so
managed to make final proofs of my wood engraving of Charlie. I've been
having trouble keeping flecks in the scorped-away areas from printing
and wonder if I made a mask with a window for the print area and placed
it over the block after inking, it would protect the paper?
I used the Chinese paper and it worked a treat! It gives a lovely crisp
image and is light enough to watch progress during burnishing. It never
looked in danger of tearing. My burnishing wasn't perfect, I suspect I
need a bit more experience inking up the block as I was extremely
careful to burnish fully and kept peeping to check progress but one or
two areas refused to come up any darker. I put it down to not enough
ink in the spot.

Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed my day...lunchtime came and went unnoticed
(most unusual for me!) and it was 3.30pm before I looked at the clock!
Where does the time go?

My final proof is on my blog: if
you're interested. I shall probably print up a small edition at some
point, I can't imagine doing 50 with a teaspoon! LOL!


Sue Woollatt