Today's postings

  1. [Baren 33692] washing brushes (jbaum #
  2. [Baren 33693] Exchange #34 ("Mike Lyon")
  3. [Baren 33694] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: jbaum #
Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2007 17:36:12 -0400
Subject: [Baren 33692] washing brushes
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I have a rather simple question about cleaning the brushes we use for
spreading the pigment and paste on the blocks. Is it alright to use
soap on these brushes or do we just rinse them carefully with water? I
have had mine for a few years now and use soap gingerly, but they are
looking a bit worse for wear. Perhaps that is just to be expected. JB
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Message 2
From: "Mike Lyon"
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 16:57:58 -0500
Subject: [Baren 33693] Exchange #34
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Exchange #34 currently has 10 participants - so there's room for at least 20
more! If you haven't previously done a Baren Exchange, this small format
(10x7.5 inches) exchange with no theme (any image you'd care to make) HAS to
be as easy to complete as any we've organized - so if you're sitting on the
fence, JUMP IN and give it a try - you have until November 1 to deliver your
edition of 31 woodblock prints and soon after all 30 printers have done so,
you'll receive a beautiful suite of prints, one from each participating
artist - a VERY cool way to collect work by some already very accomplished
artists! -- read the 'rules'
then fill out and submit the form about 2/3 of the way down the page - then
CUT! PRINT! DELIVER! You'll be so glad you did!

Good luck,


Mike Lyon
Kansas City, MO
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Message 3
From: Blog Manager
Date: 4 Jul 2007 03:55:14 -0000
Subject: [Baren 33694] 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. (34 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B
Item: Another Direction


Site Name: Mike Lyon's Moku Hanga

Author: Mike Lyon
Item: 40 x 22 inch image acrylic painting "Self Portrait"

Author: Mike Lyon
Item: Painting with Paasche Flow Pencil


Site Name: m.Lee Fine Art

Author: m.Lee
Item: Tea Addiction


Site Name: The Itinerant Artist

Author: Diane Cutter
Item: ACEO 'Japanese Train', 3.5"x2.5", colored pencil ...


Site Name: Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

Author: Belinda Del Pesco
Item: Watercolor: Lemons & Pears


Site Name: Amy Stoner's Fine Art Blog

Author: Amy Stoner
Item: New paintings for a New Show


Site Name: AzureGrackle

Author: admin
Item: New Almond Slivers and Printing on Book Pages


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