Today's postings

  1. [Baren 33521] Re: Baren Digest (old) V39 #3923 ("Marilynn Smith")
  2. [Baren 33522] SWNS07 solstice mini-print exchange (Charles Morgan)
  3. [Baren 33523] im"press"ive press (cucamongie #
  4. [Baren 33524] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  5. [Baren 33525] Re: SWNS07 solstice mini-print exchange (peter kocak)
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Message 1
From: "Marilynn Smith"
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 09:35:57 -0700
Subject: [Baren 33521] Re: Baren Digest (old) V39 #3923
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Been whittling down my 3 blocks for the 3 block exchange. For those less
experienced at carving I will say that I am realizing and taking notice of
my tools more. This piece has more large areas to clear than I usually have
and I have found that for the outlining of shapes I use my small tools and
move to the larger ones. When I am clearing I use the biggest tool I can,
goes much faster and work to the smaller ones where needed. Those bigger
chisels really can work in areas that one might not think were large enough
and they sure make things go faster. Also, remember to keep them sharp! Am
about ready to proof them!!!
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Message 2
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 14:58:21 -0700
Subject: [Baren 33522] SWNS07 solstice mini-print exchange
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##### SWNS07 #####


The SSNW and SWNS exchanges are print exchanges conducted by an
independent group of printmakers from around the world at the time of
the two yearly solstices. Our exchanges are open to anyone who would
like to participate. We have a Yahoo group under the title SSNW. You
may see prints from our past exchanges posted on that site.

Just to avoid any possible confusion, although many of our
participants are members of the Baren group, we have no official
connection with Baren, and this is not a Baren exchange.

Here are the details for our next exchange.

Coordinator: Tina Moore

Deadline for sign-ups: June 21, 2007

Deadline for prints to arrive at coordinator's address: August 1, 2007

Tina Moore
40 Herbert St.
Laura 5480
South Australia

Paper size: 5.5 x 7.5 inches or 14 x 19 cm ... 1/16 of a standard
sheet of printing paper

Medium: ... no restrictions, any editionable technique you like ...

etching, lithograph, lino, woodblock, collagraph, foilograph,
serigraph, pochoir, digital, etc.

Theme: The theme for this exchange is "weather". This can be
interpreted in so many ways that it should suit most everyone. You
can think about people with sunny or cloudy dispositions. You can
think about the solstice and the differences between weather in the
northern and southern hemispheres at that time of year. You can think
about global warming and the environment. And so on and so on.

Cost: For those in Australia, the cost will be $10 AUD. For those
everywhere else in the world the cost will be $10 USD. You can send
cash, or Tina has indicated she has a Paypal account. Follow the
usual procedure to send money via Paypal, and give the Paypal folks
the following email address for Tina:

Sign-up procedure: To sign up, you may just indicate your desire to
do so in an email to the Yahoo group SSNW, providing you are a
member of the SSNW group. Alternatively, you can send me a private email at:

Edition Size: We will not have a final edition size until the close
of the signup period. At that point we will let everyone know how
many prints are needed. In past years, the number has been around 30,
and we expect much the same again this year. In the past we have made
provision for those who wish only limited participation. If, after
the final number of signups is known, you only wish to submit a
smaller number of prints, we will allow you to do so, but you will
only receive that smaller number of prints in return.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

Cheers ...... Charles
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Message 3
From: cucamongie #
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 18:28:57 -0400
Subject: [Baren 33523] im"press"ive press
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Hi folks, I wanted to give thanks to the Baren forum once again.

I bought a wonderful press from fellow barener Jon Gernon (which happened as
a result of my posts inquiring about the dick blick presses etc), who was kind
enough to deliver the press as well with a pal of his, and between them
and my guy Jeffrey they bravely navigated the perils of my Manhattan walk-up
and a too-narrow doorway and managed to safely install the press and a great
base for the press which Jon had made. He even gave me some inks, etc.
and even better, one of his lovely mezzotint prints along with the press.
Jon also does wonderful paintings using egg tempera.

The press is made by Rudolph Faust, and you can read more about the press at

Jon, correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the model which I purchased from
you is the Econo Press. I've tried it printing solarplates and paper l
itho so far and it works great for both. There will be many more experiments
to come. What a treat to have it in my small apartment studio.
Now I can happily mix my printmaking and other media all in one place

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Message 4
From: Blog Manager
Date: 1 Jun 2007 03:55:28 -0000
Subject: [Baren 33524] 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. (33 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock RoundTable

Author: Dave Bull
Item: [River in Summer - 12] - Printing to begin!


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: Leonard Baskin's Images of Women


Site Name: Wood Engraver

Author: Andy English
Item: Marathon


Site Name: m.Lee Fine Art

Author: m.Lee
Item: Yellow Maple Leaves


Site Name: Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

Author: Belinda Del Pesco
Item: Linocut: Coming or Going


Site Name: Bea Gold Retrospective

Author: Bea Gold's Blog
Item: Here is my favorite photo of the whole Retrospect...


[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:
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Message 5
From: peter kocak
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2007 01:57:05 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 33525] Re: SWNS07 solstice mini-print exchange
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thank you Charles,will be in contact,then sign up,and send some 30 edition, Pietrocelli