Today's postings

  1. [Baren 34887] Re: Welcome to Baren Exchange 36 (AEleen Frisch)
  2. [Baren 34888] Congrats to Dave Bull and more (ArtfulCarol #
  3. [Baren 34889] Exchange #35 delivery deadline extended to Feb 8... ("Mike Lyon")
  4. [Baren 34890] Re: Baren Digest (old) V42 #4201 ("Marilynn Smith")
  5. [Baren 34891] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: AEleen Frisch
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 08:54:38 -0500
Subject: [Baren 34887] Re: Welcome to Baren Exchange 36
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Message 2
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 09:06:09 EST
Subject: [Baren 34888] Congrats to Dave Bull and more
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Wonderful River Series Dave---The rocks, the trees, the river, and all!
Lots of success on your 19th Exhibit in as many years..

The month of November I had an art exhibit of various types of work--Art
Retrospective. There were 40 pieces, 10 were woodblock prints. On the first of
two walls of my woodblock prints was a large sign with your quote Dave:
"If you like doing something isn't it better if it takes a long time?
It came from our Barenforum brochure . A stack was sent to me by Barbara
Mason a while ago and. there was a copy of the brochure availabe for anyone to
take and they did. Thank you to Barbara and to the person (?) who put it
Viewers had a good interchange talking about the quote.. They also were
interested in hearing about whole process of making woodblock prints. During
my Lecture/Gig I passed around one of the carved woodblocks. An interesting
observation about 2 of the prints.was made during a conversation:
The first print I ever did, "Bijou", looks so complicated and the most
recent print, "Mr. and Mrs". is the most simple. Why is that? Have I changed my

I explained that it was the same procedure-starting with a simple geometric
and printing in a square. For Bijou I experimented first with layers of
the image and turning the paper on a light box until I found something that
satisfied me. Then I overprinted using both sides of a thin paper and several

I was about to do the same, years later, with the most recent geometric,
but I immediately found an image that said "Mr. and Mrs." to me and I went no
further. That's a good example of KISS-Keep It Simple Stupid and Less Is
More (Robert Browning)

At the end they wanted to know why I called the talk a Lecture/GIG. This
e-mail is getting long enough, so ask me offline if curious.
Carol Lyons
Irvington, NY
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Message 3
From: "Mike Lyon"
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 08:32:39 -0600
Subject: [Baren 34889] Exchange #35 delivery deadline extended to Feb 8...
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Viza Arlington, Chris Blank, Barbara Carr, John Center, Robert Swain
Charles, Tiberiu Chelcea, Claudia Coonen, Diane Cutter, Michael Gaffney,
Gillyin Gatto, Mary Grassell, Annette Haines, George Jarvis, Peter Kocak,
Tom Kristensen, Lana Lambert, Sharen Linder, Ivan Locke, Mike Lyon, Rahman
Mohamed, Barbara Patera, Connie Pierson, Mellissa Read-Devine, Julio
Rodriguez, Aya Rosen, Ned Rosen, Jennifer Schmitt, Sylvia Taylor, Robert
Viana, Steffan Ziegler:

If your name is in this list, you signed up for Baren Exchange #35 and you
are officially "IN" the exchange. The 'no-penalty' drop out deadline was
Jan 1, so. It is your DUTY (and pleasure) to deliver your edition of 31
"Fairy Tale" prints to me by February 1, 2008. That's TEN DAYS from now! I
have granted you a one week extension to Feb 8 to be sure nobody gets left
behind. Prints received after Feb 8 will NOT be included in the exchange.

WARNING: Any printer failing to deliver by Feb 8, 2008 will be BANNED from
Baren exchange participation for ONE YEAR! NO EXCUSES, PLEASE!!!

PLEASE - complete and submit your colophon information (print details) using
the form at

See for details
and complete information.

Please finish up your fairy tale prints (edition of 31) and get them to me:

Mike Lyon

1227 W 63 Ter

Kansas City, MO 64113


EXCHANGE CASE: If you'd like an 'official' Baren Case for this exchange,
you may order one here (order OBAN size): A case label PDF
may be filled out and printed from here:


* Medium: Woodblock print (hand rubbed or pulled on a press, B&W or
colour, any pigments, any paper). Note: The Baren Exchange is a program for
forum members to create, exchange and display editions of woodblock prints.
Relief prints pulled from wood substitutes and wood-like materials,
including linoleum, corian, MDF, resingrave, and similar are acceptable as
are collagraphs. Coordinators are obligated to reject prints whose primary
method of production is by other means. For example: monotype, intaglio,
stencil, lithography, ink jet, laser, photocopy, etc are to be rejected by
the coordinator.
* Theme: Fairy Tales
* Image size: no restriction
* Paper size:Oban, about 15 x 10 inches (38 x 25.5 cm)
* Paper type: no restriction
* Delivery deadline for finished prints: February 1, 2008 -- if you do
not deliver acceptable prints by this date then a penalty may be imposed.

WAITING LIST: Bobette Mccarthy - Bobette, you're the ONLY waitlister at the
moment - you are NOT required to deliver prints, but in the event someone
doesn't come through by Feb 8 and you are able and willing to deliver prints
on VERY short notice, I'll gladly include them in the exchange.



Mike Lyon
Kansas City, MO
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Message 4
From: "Marilynn Smith"
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 07:42:51 -0800
Subject: [Baren 34890] Re: Baren Digest (old) V42 #4201
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Living in the land of no wood. I have a box filled with small blocks from
the northern woodlands. No large lino with me. (and I can't but it here)
How do I fill up a 10x10 square piece of paper??? I have been thinking on
it for days. Finally sketchbook in hand I have come to the moment of
enlightenment. (I think). Remember the comments about Dave and his moment
of inspiration??? And the comment that one needs to work and not wait for
inspiration. Well if one works and keeps working inspiration will finally
arrive, it is you seeking it, not it coming to you.
Now to put the idea to work to see if it does indeed work!!! I love all the
input and thoughts put forward on this list. And, I love the challenge of
doing an exchange. It puts me into new thought patterns and pushes me!

My rat, Templeton, is nearly ready to print. My friend Mary adores this
carving, so she will get one too!

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Message 5
From: Blog Manager
Date: 22 Jan 2008 04:55:20 -0000
Subject: [Baren 34891] 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. (42 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Woodblock Dreams

Author: Annie B


Site Name: Mike Lyon's Moku Hanga

Author: Mike Lyon
Item: "Crosby" 84 x 45 inch pen and ink drawing


Site Name: mLee Fine Art

Author: m.Lee
Item: Modish Feature!


Site Name: Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

Item: Watercolor: Study for Janet's Citrus


Site Name: Kathe Welch

Author: Kathe Welch
Item: New cards, Winter Update and a new show proposal...


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