Today's postings

  1. [Baren 33713] Away on Study leave ("Jill O'Sullivan")
  2. [Baren 33714] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  3. [Baren 33715] Re: Washing brushes (Jan Telfer)
  4. [Baren 33716] Past exchanges ("Robert Viana")
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Message 4
From: "Jill O'Sullivan"
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2007 23:04:01 +1000 (EST)
Subject: [Baren 33713] Away on Study leave
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Please note that I will be away in Europe on study leave until 10th August
cheers Jill
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Message 1
From: Blog Manager
Date: 8 Jul 2007 03:55:17 -0000
Subject: [Baren 33714] 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: m.Lee Fine Art

Author: m.Lee
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[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: Jan Telfer
Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2007 15:56:06 +0800
Subject: [Baren 33715] Re: Washing brushes
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Dear Annie,

Yes, I do use soap to wash out my brushes as Barbara indicated and Tom

If you have a brush that is hard with paste and / or pigment then I
would soak it in warm water with the bristles down and in water just up
to the wood but only for an hour or two before starting to clean it as

After printing a colour, because I have only a limited number of
brushes of different sizes, I wash them in the sink under warm running
water and then with good pure laundry soap (like Sunlight soap) we have
in Australia I lather them up in my hand...gently but lather well and
rinse them out, repeating this until all the colour comes out. I find
that black and red are the hardest colours to shift, but I never leave
the pigment or paste in my brushes.

I have the professional quality brushes from Japan so the bristles are
dense and are already shaped so didn't need to burn them or use the
shark skin at Graham's Bootcamp. That is why I am particular with my

Barbara mentioned I soak them..... I soak them for half an hour before
using them to print and that is because the water swells the wood and
tightens up the point where the hairs come out of the wood..... so I
don't have any hairs falling out of my brushes. Don't pull hair
out...if you have a longer one cut it rather than pull it.

I have always been particular with all my brushes and never leave paint
of any kind in them and always wash them out thoroughly even with turps
for the oil based ink ones but then I wash out the turps with warm
water and pure laundry soap.

Living so far away from good supplies I have to look after my woodblock
printing materials.

Best of luck in restoring your brushes, Annie.

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Message 3
From: "Robert Viana"
Date: Sun, 08 Jul 2007 10:19:47 -0200
Subject: [Baren 33716] Past exchanges
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Hello friends!

I was just wondering when the next batch of past exchanges would be available for viewing in the online gallery?
We are going into exchange 34 and was hoping to see maybe 28, 29, & 30 sometime soon.

Robert Viana