Today's postings

  1. [Baren 36109] Exchange #38 Open ("Maria Arango")
  2. [Baren 36110] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  3. [Baren 36111] lurker becomes participant (Andrew Stone)
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Message 1
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 07:04:57 -0700
Subject: [Baren 36109] Exchange #38 Open
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Hear ye! Hear ye!

Exchange #38 is now open for sign-ups 3:00 p.m. of July 1, 2008 (GMT).
Remember those of you in 37 or 37a will be in the one-week "holding pen" so
those who didn't participate have a chance to secure a slot.

Sign up page:

Information page for Exchange#38:

Medium: woodblock print (hand rubbed or pulled on a press, B&W or colour,
any pigments, any paper)

Theme: None

Paper: Oban, about 15 x 10 inches (38 x 25.5 cm).

Registration period: One month starting July 1 , 2008

Deadline for finished prints: November 1st, 2008

Get your mouse ready to click!


Maria Arango
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Message 2
From: Blog Manager
Date: 2 Jul 2008 03:55:33 -0000
Subject: [Baren 36110] 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. (49 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Artist Printmaker on line

Author: ainesse
Item: Putting up with Limitations - aint easy !

Author: ainesse
Item: New Artists Books Community - Join in !!


[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 3
From: Andrew Stone
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 22:21:39 -0700
Subject: [Baren 36111] lurker becomes participant
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Hi, my name is Andrew and I have been quietly reviewing the archives and postings for a while now. Like many others I "majored" in Art in college but ended living off income derived from a different career (I worked for 10 years as an Emergency Room physician) which I gave up when my family and I moved to Italy. My other non-paying careers include parenting two small children and trying to jumpstart an abandoned organic farm in Florence so there isn't a lot of "free time" for artistic production. (For those of you who fret regularly about how little respect artists get in the world try growing vegetables!)
About two years ago I attended one of April Vollmer's workshops in Santa Cruz and started dabbling in Moku Hanga. I started by printing wine labels for our homemade wines and following the quiet prompting of the Baren I always managed to plan on a Chinese Animal Zodiac New Years' Card but never managed to sign up before the sign up closed.
Nevertheless, I've managed to produce a "Year of the Boar" card two years ago and a decent "Year of the Rat" card for this year (to relatives not to the forum). And I just finished my first ever small edition print of 20 from a gesture drawing I did years ago that I always thought would make a decent print.

I'm back in the USA for the Summer and hope to take a break from the farming enough to do some more printmaking and now that I've done enough to have some serious questions I thought I should introduce myself. If I can figure out how to post some JPEG images to the forum I'll post some images some of the pieces I've done.... I don't have a web site or blog yet.
Thanks to all of the regular writers and posters....I have found lots of answers and inspiration in this site, its archives and galleries.
Andrew Stone
Florence, Italy;
Santa Cruz/CA.