Today's postings

  1. [Baren 36757] Troubleshooting, Archives on Automatic, Great Discussions (Gayle Wohlken)
  2. [Baren 36758] Re: Leech (Charles Morgan)
  3. [Baren 36759] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
  4. [Baren 36760] Re: Exchanges update! (reneeaugrin #
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Message 1
From: Gayle Wohlken
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2008 14:52:42 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36757] Troubleshooting, Archives on Automatic, Great Discussions
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Hi Folks,

Just a note to let you know even though I seem quiet as moderator, I
do work on problem-solving for individuals behind the scenes. :-)

That said, next week I'll be away a few days, so if you have posting
problems, you can ask David Harrison, in charge of subscriptions.

As for the archives, they should appear automatically online (Dave
Bull has set up a way we can do that) though they won't be indexed
until I get back.

I have learned a lot recently re oily residue and Bareners'
suggestions to resolve it. Thanks, everyone. Barbara, I was
especially interested in your kitty litter idea.

~Gayle Wohlken
Forum Moderator/Archivist
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Message 2
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2008 20:40:26 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36758] Re: Leach
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For sealing "nasty" areas for painting, most old painters I know use shellac. Personally, I have covered bubblegum goo on walls that previously just continuously seeped through all paints I tried. It is a standard treatment for knots in pine and other resinous woods. It might be worth a try to re-seal your block with a couple of THINNED coats of shellac.

Cheers ....... Charles
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Message 3
From: Blog Manager
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 03:55:47 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36759] 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. (52 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: pressing-issues

Author: Ellen Shipley
Item: Baa-Baa Test Print

Author: Ellen Shipley
Item: Carving Baa-Baa Block


[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: reneeaugrin #
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 04:27:39 GMT
Subject: [Baren 36760] Re: Exchanges update!
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Hooray Maria!

I am really looking forward to another wonderful batch of prints. I'll
be taking them to my new classes, they are great at breaking the ice,
and begin a really good dialog in artistic ideas, composition, color,
texture and all the other juicy bits. The classes really enjoy seeing
the variety and seemed relieved that they don't all have to work the
same way to be successful. Thank you all in advance for your inspiring

Oh yes, I do have a question, and hope it is not too far off the mark.
I am currently making collages, using all sorts of prints, woodblock
(oily), etchings, monotypes, as well as water colors, all layered and
adjacent to one another -- in the collective's humble opinion, what
would be the best adhesive? Archival, also. I am leaning toward using
an acrylic medium, but am worried of the effect with the oil based
inks. Thanks so much!

In sunny, no wait, rainy, no wait, sunny, bi-polar weather, Northwest