Today's postings

  1. [Baren 34136] Re: Lighting (Sharri LaPierre)
  2. [Baren 34137] Re: Photos on the Digest (Wanda Robertson)
  3. [Baren 34138] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  4. [Baren 34139] By touch? (Salsbury)
  5. [Baren 34140] Re: studio lights.... (Peter Kocak)
  6. [Baren 34141] Re: By touch? (Sue Woollatt)
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Message 1
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 12:27:25 -0700
Subject: [Baren 34136] Re: Lighting
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I neglected to mention that my fluorescent T-8 tubes are in a Puff
fixture on the ceiling. Each one holds 4 tubes and they last a very
long time. The fixture serves to diffuse the light and soften it a
bit, and would be fine inside the house. In fact, there is also a 2
tube fixture in the pantry. Also, in my painting and drawing room I
have 3 20" solar tubes, which are very much like sky lights, but with
none of the leaking and etc. that sky lights can have. They are
wonderful and let in diffused day light. They come in a variety of
sizes and are available at Home Depot or any home improvement center.
We installed them ourselves, so that is also a possibility for the
cost conscious. But, I warn you, it was not easy and you must be
able to twist your body into pretzel position

Cheers ~
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Message 2
From: Wanda Robertson
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 13:32:58 -0700
Subject: [Baren 34137] Re: Photos on the Digest
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Apparently some spam blockers also block any photos or images that
might be on a web site. I've noticed that AOL is particularly fond of
erasing all the images & putting a giant "THIS IMAGE REMOVED FOR
SECURITY REASONS" in it's place. Sort of defeats the purpose of
having HTML available, don't you think?

I love the lighting discussion. As varied as the members, apparently.
I have a small OTT light on my carving table. For printing, I like to
print during daylight hours, but I have plain ol' shop light (cheap)
flourescents having around the studio.

Finally had time to sit down & really look at #32 prints. What a
fascinating group of prints! Truly
sensational/fabulous/exciting/inspiring. Thanks guys!

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Message 3
From: Blog Manager
Date: 28 Sep 2007 03:55:26 -0000
Subject: [Baren 34138] 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. (38 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: m.Lee Fine Art

Author: m.Lee
Item: I'm Tired


Site Name: Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

Item: Monotype, Watercolor & Colored Pencil: Sunday Paper in the Park


[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 4
From: Salsbury
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 23:56:05 -0500
Subject: [Baren 34139] By touch?
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Think you're tough, eh, eh? I bet you still have enough light to see by. Some
of us work in a gloomy cellar with no illumination, carving only by touch! So

So David, just how much touch do you have through all those band aids?

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Message 5
From: Peter Kocak
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 00:49:20 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 34140] Re: studio lights....
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of course, for all who love their work on graphic , its all enough, so little space I need for, see on
thank you Julio,
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Message 6
From: Sue Woollatt
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 09:04:24 +0100
Subject: [Baren 34141] Re: By touch?
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Ha ha ha...and I thought it was just me who stuck chisels into flesh!
(Healing up nicely though, thank you.)

My studio lighting is appalling at the minute. At least the day job
requires me to do my drawing on computer so I only need the daylight
that floods in the window here in my teeny space. In the evening for
engraving or printing I have to move my keyboard and Wacom tablet and a
rack of CDs and pinch my son's Anglepoise lamp with a daylight bulb in,
and cram it into a corner. It gets hot so I have to keep it well away
from the block.

We have plans to move next year....we want somewhere with a garage we
can convert or workshop attached, then I shall be in heaven! :-)