Today's postings

  1. [Baren 37493] Re: baren printing vs. press printing (Sharri LaPierre)
  2. [Baren 37494] The detail re Moku Hanga cabinet.... (Graham Scholes)
  3. [Baren 37495] Exchanges Update! ("Maria Arango")
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Message 1
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2008 17:54:22 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37493] Re: baren printing vs. press printing
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Welcome aboard. To answer your question re: what is a handpulled
print. My definition is that the matrix has been cut, etched,
engraved, stenciled, photo-etched, drawn on a litho stone, etc., by
the artist's hand. How it makes it to the paper is incidental. The
important part is that the image is conceived and executed by the
artist. (This covers my rear with Mike Lyon who uses his famous Shop
Bot!) Whether it is printed by a door knob, expensive baren, or any
kind of press including a steam roller, is - as I said, incidental.
Likewise, hiring a printer to pull your prints doesn't matter, either
- the world needs Master Printers to make the Painters who make prints
look good. ;-) Although, having said all that - printing is an art
unto itself and takes practice, practice, practice to do a good job
and add years to that to do an excellent job.

BTW - you mentioned having problems with the Baren site and the reply
button. I had that problem, too, until I changed browsers to
Firefox. Since then: no problem. So, there's a (hopefully) Benny
Sugg for you.

Good luck with the rotator cuff recovery. I guess this means your
baseball years are over?

Cheers ~

PS - for our non-North American members Benny Sugg is short for
Beneficial Suggestion.
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Message 2
From: Graham Scholes
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2008 21:32:57 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37494] The detail re Moku Hanga cabinet....
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For anyone interested here is the goods re the drawer cabinet I
promised to send ....
Ya I know.... it was months ago...

Let me know if you need further details.

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Message 3
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2008 22:58:17 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37495] Exchanges Update!
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Exchange #38 has had a late drop-out; everyone will receive 29 prints.
The deadline has past, if you do not have prints ready and are planning on
mailing next week, please notify immediately.

I now have 9 people on "probation" due to late drop outs. I know and
coordinators know that life sometimes has a way of getting in the way of art
and fun. And I know that this is just a friendly exchange of prints and the
sky doesn't collapse when a few printmakers are late.
However, there is a FOUR MONTH lapse between the exciting time of signing up
for an exchange and the inevitable date prints are due. Waiting until the
last two weeks and expecting to come up with 31 reasonably quality image and
prints is pretty much inexcusable, in my book.
It is always up to the coordinator (and me as a back up) to decide when
enough is enough and end any further delays. I would hate to start having
short exchanges, we were doing so good!!!

This makes it so much more imperative that those signed up for Exchange #39
start their prints NOW, since moku-hanga is a multiple block, multiple
color, hand-printed technique.
Exchange #39 now has two people on the waiting list and I would highly
recommend that everyone prepares prints.

Let's boogie!

Please change my email address to:
1000woodcuts [at] gmail [dot] com
       Maria Arango