Today's postings

  1. [Baren 36232] Exchange 37a (guadalupe victorica reyes)
  2. [Baren 36233] Re: postal regulations ("Oscar Bearinger")
  3. [Baren 36234] Re: postal regulations ("Maria Arango")
  4. [Baren 36235] Re: Print exchange theme (Maria Regina Pinto Pereira)
  5. [Baren 36236] Re: postal regulations ("Oscar Bearinger")
  6. [Baren 36237] Re: Exchange 37 and temperature (Scholes Graham)
  7. [Baren 36238] Re: postal regulations ("Maria Arango")
  8. [Baren 36239] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  9. [Baren 36240] London eye print (Jennifer Martindale)
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Message 1
From: guadalupe victorica reyes
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 23:09:22 +0000
Subject: [Baren 36232] Exchange 37a
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Hello Maria: I sent my prints 2 weeks ago by DHL from Monterrey Mexico (they say delivery is in 3 days). Maybe they are there under the name of Hector. The check was mailed from Texas afterwards. Thank you very much, Guadalupe
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Message 2
From: "Oscar Bearinger"
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 20:04:14 -0400
Subject: [Baren 36233] Re: postal regulations
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Regarding postal costs, etc. which are confusing me. None of what you wrote, Maria, applies outside the United States. I did go to the US Postal website and for the international flat package rate there are two listed prices: $9.95 US for a flat package under 4 lbs. $23. US for a heavier package. Does this mean that I should include $9.95 ? You say that the exchange weight is quite a bit under 4 lbs. I don't know what to include.

AND I'm not even going to get into Metric / US weight conversion issues :o)

Further clarification would assist me though. Thanks.

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Message 3
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 17:51:44 -0700
Subject: [Baren 36234] Re: postal regulations
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Oscar, any exchange is well under 4 pounds, $9.95 is just peachy.
Sorry about the conversion thing. I grew up in Spain and had to learn the US
system and I can easily think in both; I should have grammed everything
before I sent the email--and I should never verb nouns!


I will post a conversion on the Baren website next time I revise the
mailing page for each exchange. IN the meantime:
Conversion Factors
English to Metric
1 ounce = 28.375 grams
1 pound (lb.) = 16 ounces = 454 grams

Metric to English
1 gram = 0.0352 ounces
1 kilogram = 2.204 pounds (= 1000 grams)

Maria Arango
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Message 4
From: Maria Regina Pinto Pereira
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 21:59:05 -0300
Subject: [Baren 36235] Re: Print exchange theme
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so great you liked our "self portrait
"print exchange!


>Two or three days ago there was a posting from Maria Regina
>Pinto Pereira's blog that showed the results of a 'Self Portrait' print
>exchange; I've pasted the info below.
>Looking at the many great prints on her site made me think that
>it would be a wonderful theme for an upcoming exchange. It's a thought
>provoking subject and, as a bonus, your model is always available.
>Having gone through the self portrait exercise a few times I've
>found it interesting (Good Lord! Did I really look like that?) to come
>across one or another of them years after the fact.
>Here's Maria's site:
>Site Name: Maria
>Regina Pinto Pereira
>Author: MaRegina
>Item: auto-retratos
>/self portraits
> >Clive
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Message 5
From: "Oscar Bearinger"
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 21:12:41 -0400
Subject: [Baren 36236] Re: postal regulations
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Hey, thanks, Maria, you are too special !
(My metric comment was just a joke!) Thanks for the clarification.

Metric conversion for your temperature is simple: TOO HOT! (I'll remember
the "winter" suggestion)

Thanks again,
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Message 6
From: Scholes Graham
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 19:03:20 -0700
Subject: [Baren 36237] Re: Exchange 37 and temperature
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Maria Arango wrote:

> 107 F officially in Vegas, that would be temperature in the shade.
> Out in the sun an ice cube melts in my hand in about 28 seconds.

I have been lurking for a short bit.....
This is my first post for years.....and already I am off topic.
Bad Tobie....

You need a bigger ice cube.....

Has anyone tried making their own ball bearing baren (that rolls off
the tongue nicely) using thumbtacks?
Do they work OK or do they leave burnishing marks on the print?

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Message 7
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 19:41:48 -0700
Subject: [Baren 36238] Re: postal regulations
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I figured you were joking but I'm always happy to oblige any requests...and
speaking of requests, I've been playing both parts of Frere-Jacques with my
guitar, quite an accomplishment if I may say so myself, may I? Just kidding.

Actually, the exchange mailing instructions are in need of revising and it's
always good to be reminded that we are an international community.
Since I have a large and small exchange on hand, well, several of them
actually, I will weigh each one and give more accurate rates for each
country of participation.

As they say around here, it's a dry heat (which means mainly that if you
die, you mummify before you rot :-)

Maria, in jest

Maria Arango
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Message 8
From: Blog Manager
Date: 29 Jul 2008 03:55:48 -0000
Subject: [Baren 36239] 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. (51 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: mLee Fine Art

Author: Marissa L. Swinghammer
Item: Waking Up


Site Name: From the studio window

Author: Sue
Item: Treasures!


Site Name: Pistoles Press

Author: Pistoles Press
Item: Book of Life Update


Site Name: WoodHandlePress

Author: Lynn
Item: Hooray!!


[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:

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Message 9
From: Jennifer Martindale
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 11:47:29 +0100
Subject: [Baren 36240] London eye print
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Thank you to Annie B for the comment on my last blog about the London eye fireworks miniprint. Am responding here because for some reason the site would not accept my comment to your comment! The colour were free hand added to the block monoprint style as you said. Thank you for reminding me of the term as I was at a loss to know how to describe it. Perhaps 'Relief and Mono lino print using watercolour pigments and paste' would cover it, unless anyone can think of a more concise version? Thank you for noticing my efforts, I do so admire your work and the philosophy behind them, they would make a wonderful book if you gather the words to go with the images, much as Dave is doing with his camping series.