Today's postings

  1. [Baren 36175] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V44 #4430 (Jul 15, 2008) (Marilynn Smith)
  2. [Baren 36176] RE: Thanks a billion! ("Maria Arango")
  3. [Baren 36177] Two weeks for Exchange 37! ("Maria Arango")
  4. [Baren 36178] Checking the mail frequently... ("Angee Lennard")
  5. [Baren 36179] Cannot believe my eyes ("Jeanne Norman Chase")
  6. [Baren 36180] Re: Cairn-magic (MarianaBartolomeoBrooksmueller)
  7. [Baren 36181] another carving! (brad robinson)
  8. [Baren 36182] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 07:39:54 -0700
Subject: [Baren 36175] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V44 #4430 (Jul 15, 2008)
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Hello from the windy Washington coast. It is fun to read everyones
reaction to the cairn print. I think this project is a direct
reflection of our Baren community. Artists from all over creating in
their corner of the world, coming together and fitting together so
well. Where to mount and display this project is an interesting
subject. You said the ceiling or doors, my ceiling is curved and all
3 of my doors are glass panes, yikes!!! Maybe I could hang the thing
from a tree out back and the blue herons, owls, deer and eagles could
have a good time ogling at it. You are indeed puzzling the world with
the great world Cairn project. This group of prints needs to be seen.
I have an idea, how about framing it on a board, with a frame so it
can be tilted, swiveled and rolled about?? It could float all about
the house, my porch and even be transported via a big truck to local
places for public viewing? I await the next wondrous and massive Maria
puzzle project.
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Message 2
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 08:53:14 -0700
Subject: [Baren 36176] RE: Thanks a billion!
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The puzzle projects never have a limit so if 150 people want to participate
I will just get more blocks and make a museum-wall-size print! First I take
sign ups and that pretty much determines the size of the beast, the more the
merrier. Nobody that wants to play will ever get left out. I will just have
to get help at printing time, that's all.

As for making a copy of every block outline, I sort of do that. The
framework of each project determines the shape of the little pieces. This
works out pretty well because I can make an outline of missing blocks pretty
quickly and replace with freshly cut ones. I only had 3 drop outs of 79
people and it was so late in the game I just cut replacements myself. The
previous project only had one drop out and a sub was on the bench and
quickly carved a replacement.

The replacement process is in the middle of the page here: nothing to it!

Cairn is a unique concept and name, isn't it! I'm getting some suggestions
through the mail and will decide. I always need a little rest and I have an
exchange print or two to complete.


Maria Arango
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Message 3
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 09:21:00 -0700
Subject: [Baren 36177] Two weeks for Exchange 37!
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Hello all,

The deadline for Exchange #37 and 37a is upon us very quickly. I am starting
to receive prints and emails that prints have been mailed.

Please review the information page and don't

-Send in postage or money to cover, remember that USPS rates have gone
through the roof! Please check for details. A Flat Rate
Priority Mail Envelope seems to be the best deal for both domestic and world
mailing these days and this set of prints fit nicely into them. Envelopes
are free at your post office or have the USPS mail you some for free.

-Send in a mailing label if sending money and updated email and snail-mail
addresses if any changes.

-Go to and
send in your print information details as soon as you can. This helps me
start working on the colophon so that I don't have to do it all at once.


Maria, with a three-pointed coordinator-hat with bells on (I have one, you
know, the handsome Jester tenor of my Madrigals singing group gave me one of
his as a high-school graduation present; I was second soprano, in case you now you know)

Maria Arango

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Message 4
From: "Angee Lennard"
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 12:14:30 -0500
Subject: [Baren 36178] Checking the mail frequently...
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I'm with Diane. I haven't received the Cairn project yet, and I am very very
jealous. Each month or so at Spudnik Press we put up a new showcase of
prints in the studio. I plan on hanging the cairn project, as well as one of
the exchanges I've participated in. I will keep you posted and share some
pictures. I would like to push more people that print at Spudnik to do
collaborative projects/exchanges, and although we don't have too many
woodblock artists, I think Baren is the perfect role model/inspiration.

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Message 5
From: "Jeanne Norman Chase"
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 14:58:27 -0400
Subject: [Baren 36179] Cannot believe my eyes
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This is for MARIA
Just went to her website and spent over 4 hours there. If you have not been there, GO!!!!
Maria , you are one awesome lady!!
I really think you are ten people and are keeping it a secret.

You have inspired me again.
Have been MIA for a long time and just reading your website has been a wonderful , inspirational experience.

Soooo, back to the cutting tools I go.

Miss everyone too. Hi, David Bull, I am still here.

Jeanne Norman Chase

Due to nerve damage in right wrist I now have to resort to my dremel. Please , no tomatos.!!!!!!!
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Message 6
From: MarianaBartolomeoBrooksmueller
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 12:29:07 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 36180] Re: Cairn-magic
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Dear Maria,
A hundred thousand thanks for the cairn print. It is the highlight of my year!
It is an amazing and inspiring accomplishment!
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Message 7
From: brad robinson
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 17:59:40 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 36181] another carving!
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i've been a little under the weather, so haven't been able to get into the studio to pull my ferris wheel print, so i started on another little block. i'm about halfway done carving it. click on the link below for a little preview! (once you hit the link if you hit the "all sizes" button above the picture you'll be able to see it in more detail...)

this one is small, about 5x7 and will make perfect little cards to send to people.

can't wait to see this one printed!

happy carving, bareners!


Brad Robinson
Film & Event Production
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Message 8
From: Blog Manager
Date: 17 Jul 2008 03:55:54 -0000
Subject: [Baren 36182] 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: pressing-issues

Author: Ellen Shipley
Item: Tails in Progress

Author: Ellen Shipley
Item: Airship -- another test print


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