Today's postings

  1. [Baren 33386] Re: exchange 33 question ("Mike Lyon")
  2. [Baren 33387] missing prints... (brad robinson)
  3. [Baren 33388] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V39 #3897 (May 7, 2007) ("aimee")
  4. [Baren 33389] Year of nauseam ("Carole Baker")
  5. [Baren 33390] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  6. [Baren 33391] Re: List glitches ... (Wanda Robertson)
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Message 1
From: "Mike Lyon"
Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 10:47:52 -0500
Subject: [Baren 33386] Re: exchange 33 question
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#33 is "chu-tanzaku" which is 'usually' a vertical format. However, the
exchange guidelines don't specify, so you are free to orient the sheet
however you like.

-- Mike

Mike Lyon
Kansas City, MO

>I'm signed up for the #33 exchange and wondering if a vertical positioning
>of the image is a requirement.
>Carole Baker
>Gustavus, Alaska
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Message 2
From: brad robinson
Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 09:05:40 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 33387] missing prints...
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i sent out my year of the dog prints very early last year and heard back from some people that they had received them, yet i too am on marylin's list of people from whom she didn't get a print. seems odd that you are missing so many prints, but my guess is that the problem is somewhere on your end, as i myself have recieved 39 dog prints. i just don't believe that people are not making and sending their prints. as of now i have also received 19 pig prints even though i have yet to even carve my block (although i guarentee you all will receive your prints sometime during the year of the pig!)
please, lets not change the format of the new years exchange, making it more "official". i like the openess of it and appreciate that i don't have a deadline for the exchange. i did 3 of the official exchanges a couple years back but had to stop as i found that i was not doing the quality work i should as i was churning out a print just to meet a deadline.
i also promise to say no more about this subject!

Brad Robinson
Film & Event Production
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Message 3
From: "aimee"
Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 09:23:26 -0800
Subject: [Baren 33388] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V39 #3897 (May 7, 2007)
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ok, only one little last thing--if anyone did not get my dog print, please
tell me off-line at , and i will send one. i
thought i sent out 58 of them; i walked one over to my neighbor carole's.
my pig is waiting patiently in my studio while i get through the spring
madness of getting my vacation rentals ready for our summer season. sorry
this is such an issue; i do love getting these cards---thanks to all who
have sent them. aimee
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Message 4
From: "Carole Baker"
Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 12:42:00 -0800
Subject: [Baren 33389] Year of nauseam
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Read no further if you are sick of the subject.

I have just been catching up on the posts after being away and forgive me
but I just must add my 2 cents worth to the New Years Card Exchange
discussion. I empathize with Marilynn's disappointment over lack of
reciprocation by many in the exchange. There's more than one person that
find this bothersome, if not a problem.

Its obvious by the different posts that we don't all agree that this is an
exchange. I don't think of these prints as "just greeting cards" as one
person referred to them. Though smaller size, I think most people put
proportionately just as much effort into them as they do into their other
exchange prints. The exchange is based on a tradition of greeting cards, but
is an exchange and should be considered one.

I am one of those people who actually counts the ones I get.... I've kept
them in binders with names, and now in my 6th year of doing them I have made
books for each years prints.... I'm more into bookmaking than printmaking
these days.

The fact that this exchange depends on honor and trust makes it different
and in the best of all possible worlds we would all get back as many as we
send. Its wonderful that it works as well as it does. Things do get lost in
the mail, accidents happen. But the fact is some prints just don't get
printed and sent out.

Some of you are years late. I haven't lost hope that they will someday be
To any of you that have made a conscious decision not to honor your
commitment, would you please, please let the rest of us know.... maybe
someone else who is late will find it easier to make and send out fewer
prints if the list is shorter.

Thanks to all of you for your wonderful prints. I enjoy each and every one
of them.

I feel a bit hypocritical commenting on this since I'm late on this years
print. But I found after the first year of doing them that that is quite
acceptable and almost the norm. I just hope that the attitude that this
isn't a real exchange does not become the norm. Though I'll admit to been
tempted not to, I will continue sending prints to all on the list.

And lastly, I hope that criticism and ridicule, if anymore on the subject,
will go to the source of any problem..... those who never honor their
commitment to send prints.

Carole Baker
Gustavus, Alaska
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Message 5
From: Blog Manager
Date: 9 May 2007 03:55:25 -0000
Subject: [Baren 33390] 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 - 3] - Still more carving ...


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: The Dalai Lama Visits My Town


Site Name: m.Lee Fine Art

Author: m.Lee
Item: Difficult Printing


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Message 6
From: Wanda Robertson
Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 21:28:22 -0700
Subject: [Baren 33391] Re: List glitches ...
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hahahahaha! Julio you are soooo baaad! But funny!