Today's postings

  1. [Baren 33710] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V40 #3963 (Jul 6, 2007) (Lynn Starun)
  2. [Baren 33711] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V40 #3963 (Jul 6, 2007) (Barbara Mason)
  3. [Baren 33712] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Lynn Starun
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 07:53:05 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 33710] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V40 #3963 (Jul 6, 2007)
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Hi All,
I read the discussion on brush care and wanted to put
in my two cents. I have a lovely studio with big
warehouse windows and I put my watercolor and other
paint brushes in jars on the windowsill. I was
working in other media that didn't involve using these
brushes for a year or two and when I went to use one I
was horrified to find that the bristles were bleached
and brittle as if they had had way too many chemical
treatments at a beauty parlor, excuse me, hair salon.
So my tip is--do not store them where direct sun can
fall on them!!!!!
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Message 2
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 08:25:20 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 33711] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V40 #3963 (Jul 6, 2007)
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I am so sorry about your my youth I
sold drapery and window treatments...people were
always worried about fabric rotting and with good
reason...if you hung levi jeans in the window for a
year they would rot. They make linings for drapery out
of white fabric that has been treated to withstand the
sun and fabric still rots. The sun is our most
powerful will bleach paper and it will
kill a lot of bacteria. That is why it is pretty safe
to swim in outdoor pools but you should be careful of
the indoor ones...the sun just steriizes everything.
I have done color fastness tests for pigment in the
sun and belive me...nothing is safe from direct sun,
with some pigments it only takes a few hours to change
them. Keep all your artwork out of the sun and even
strong indirect sun will fade some colors.
Best to all,
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Message 3
From: Blog Manager
Date: 7 Jul 2007 03:55:19 -0000
Subject: [Baren 33712] 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: Mike Lyon's Moku Hanga

Author: Mike Lyon
Item: 54 x 29 inch gesture painting (self portrait)


Site Name: m.Lee Fine Art

Author: m.Lee
Item: Stamps!


Site Name: pressing-issues

Author: Ellen Shipley
Item: Summer & Winter -- Baby Wipe Transfer


Site Name: Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

Author: Belinda Del Pesco
Item: Watercolor: Lenore on Brand Blvd


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