Today's postings

  1. [Baren 34092] Re: Redampening Paper, Blogs (Nancy Osadchuk)
  2. [Baren 34093] Re: blogs (Andy English)
  3. [Baren 34094] Re: Blogs ("M Pereira")
  4. [Baren 34095] blog discussion ("Jean Womack")
  5. [Baren 34096] Re: Blogs (Sharri LaPierre)
  6. [Baren 34097] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V40 #4050 (Sep 25, 2007)Reply re dampening paper, etc. (Nancy Osadchuk)
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Message 1
From: Nancy Osadchuk
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 16:53:10 -0600
Subject: [Baren 34092] Re: Redampening Paper, Blogs
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Louise, it must have been great to spend 3 months in Europe. Look forward
to seeing what you produce. About the dampened paper, if I get delays, I
put mine in the freezer. Otherwise I have dried it and redampened with no
problem. Is your paper sized or waterleaf? THe only time mine bled I had
mistakenly got unsized
paper. And about the newsprint buckling, it does when you first dampen it
but let it relax and it will settle out flat. I dampen mine with a wide
hake, every other sheet, and let it sit sometimes overnight so that it is
all evely just damp. Good luck...
Nancy O
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Message 2
From: Andy English
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 23:55:15 +0100 (BST)
Subject: [Baren 34093] Re: blogs
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I felt a pang of concern myself recently when my daily digest showed only blog activity. I do thnk that the blogs are easier for digesters as they are presented together. I subscribe to some and manage the others depending on the time I have. Sometimes I will visit them all; on other days I miss them all and get on with earning a crust.

I find that I have separate reasons to either post on the main list or to blog. With the former, a debate has caught my eye and I feel that I have something to say, or someone might have asked a question that I feel I have an answer to.

Blogging, on the other hand, is definitely a more solitary pursuit. I think that it is a bit like sending a message in a bottle in that one never knows if it will be read.
Minbe seems to have settled down into being part diary (it is called studio diary), part instruction and part shop-front. I do find that it has brought in business.

On the whole, I am really pleased that the BAREN list highlights the blogs. I read some avidly and the writers have become a familiar part of my working day and - unusually for me - I even start to think of people I have never met as friends (almost unthinkable for a reserved Englishman ;) ). I can see that, if all these blogs are arriving separately, it can be a pain for the non-addict and I can see the downside.

However - and finally I drag myself to the point of my post - as long as people post interesting/provocative/searching posts to BAREN, the blogs will never truly be the main part of our forum. Just look at the response to the blog post? Perhaps some of us - myself definately included - have become a little lazy... passive ... lurky and need to cintribute a little more to the main debate.

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Message 3
From: "M Pereira"
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 20:30:59 -0300
Subject: [Baren 34094] Re: Blogs
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Yes. I understand what you are saying. And agree.
There are too many people posting anything
that has no interest. And famous people too.
I don't read.

BUT, i have a blog. /And I am going to
post there some photos I m doing from where I leve
and Ia wnat anda askk you too seei it
It1s very important to me.

When I post I will let you konw.

thank you.

PS To be part of baren - I think I can see myself as a part too,
litle-litle but part - and this is wonderful.
alll members are GREAT. Congratulations
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Message 4
From: "Jean Womack"
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 17:18:25 -0700
Subject: [Baren 34095] blog discussion
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I just wanted to put in my two cents. I adore Baren. I have been
participating in Baren since it started. I remember Ray and Graham,
challenging people to get arguments started. I just saw Graham Scholes the
other day on YouTube, making sure that people see printmaking done the right
way with the correct names, not a bunch of misinformation! I don't read
Baren every day, but often. I like the blogs too and it's true that I do
learn from them. But there's nothing like a good rousing discussion to get
a person involved in printmaking. And I mean printmaking, not just selling
prints, though that's important too.

Jean Womack
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Message 5
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 17:29:38 -0700
Subject: [Baren 34096] Re: Blogs
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Julio, Welcome back! I thought maybe you had fallen into that Black
Hole of Walgreen's Corporate Galaxy, to be heard from no more. It is
good to hear your voice again. I love the Baren Forum, but I also
like the blogs mainly because I'm a visual person - duh - aren't we
all? and I learn so much from seeing how others work. I am a novice
blogger, still wet behind the keys, but I have posted several times
and always about printmaking and some technique. For some reason my
blog does not get picked up automatically, so when I can find time I
plan to switch to one that will. Meanwhile, I enjoy them all. I do
not look at the blogs as a money maker, but more as a place to share
techniques and ideas and images (it must be the old teacher in me!)

Cheers ~

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Message 6
From: Nancy Osadchuk
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 18:41:56 -0600
Subject: [Baren 34097] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V40 #4050 (Sep 25, 2007)Reply re dampening paper, etc.
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Oops!! My apologies for not noticing that my message asked for an acknowledgement receipt! If I ever find out how to NOT have that happen every time, I will look after it.

Nancy O