Today's postings

  1. [Baren 37554] Re: Your blog entry with image of woodcut "Marie" (Gayle Wohlken)
  2. [Baren 37555] Forum activity (Jennifer Martindale)
  3. [Baren 37556] Re: Forum activity (Barbara Mason)
  4. [Baren 37557] Re: Forum activity ("Maria Arango")
  5. [Baren 37558] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Gayle Wohlken
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 13:41:25 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37554] Re: Your blog entry with image of woodcut "Marie"
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Robert, your woodcut of Marie appeals to me best in black and white.
But then I'm more a black and white woodcut artist, myself, so
naturally I lean toward that, especially for bolder woodcuts like the
one you have done. That said, I notice the color gives a slightly
subtle different expression to the face, and maybe you want that.
Nice work, especially combining your images with your writing.

~Gayle Wohlken
Northeast Ohio
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Message 2
From: Jennifer Martindale
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 17:29:44 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37555] Forum activity
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I love the idea of coming over from the UK for a get-together in the Desert in 2010. Have sold the idea to my husband, who would not want to participate in the sessions, but will explore on his own. Obviously we have to assume we will still have some money left after the current economic shenanigans.

We do not know the area at all, and will be happy to take advice about transport, hotels etc. Meanwhile will do some research ourselves. The area looks stunning. In terms of time of year I would vote for warm but not cooking. I spent 10 years in Australia, I know that hot can mean HOT. I imagine I will not be able to carry sharp knives on to an airplane, so may have to arrange to borrow, or buy a student set in US.

I love the new look newsletters. Dave you really are a demi-god. I just love the latest print which arrived safely. The exchange rate was somewhat humbling tho.

Have done the carving for project 39, and am experimenting with papers and colours. Happy printing.
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Message 3
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 18:33:24 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37556] Re: Forum activity
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Jennifer, you can send the knives ahead of time by mail or put them in your checked luggage, No problem with that at all.
I have a friend who wraps tools in leather and actually does take them with her and carves on the plane. She travels all over the world and leaves wood chips in her wake. She says the leather seems to get her through the check points with no problems. I think she uses gouges so maybe they do not consider them knives.
My best
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Message 4
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 18:55:12 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37557] Re: Forum activity
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There will be an information page very soon. I have to double check a few
details, confirm with Goldwell, etc. I will also try to post the survey
results, although doesn't let me export or email results
unless I upgrade from the free version. And THAT isn't happening! I vowed to
make my life free of "revolving money" unless it's incoming of course, ha!



Maria Arango


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Subject: Hanga Workshop Report
Posted by: Annie B

This past weekend I taught moku hanga for the first time at Zea Mays Printmaking in nearby Florence, MA. There were 9 participants and we had a lot to do in just two short days, so it was a jam-packed weekend. I asked the students to come with several copies of an image prepared to size so that we could get right down to business. Zea Mays is a great environment for a class. The studio is in an

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Subject: Sleighing Away
Posted by: Ellen Shipley

I'm not liking the struts on the sleigh. I may remove the fore set on the far side. Have to think about it.

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Subject: Holiday Figs
Posted by: Pistoles Press

So, I need to have a piece to print for the Holiday Open House at the McGuffey Art Center when my demonstration goes down in Studio Zero at 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on December 13th. If this isn't ready then I'll drag out an old woodblock but I like to have something fresh going on. This has got to be one of the worst scans I've done but this is the design for a piece called "Figs" that I want to print. I stopped at this point because I broke one of my cardinal rules and that is not to do any color work at night because my cones have just about had it. I'm not too worried about it though because I started painting when the sun was up and haven't wandered very far in my pallet. The image is about 3.75" X 3.75". After about 4 hours of painting, I have completed a few leaves and two fruit. Sad isn't it? Actually, I'm not sure those two fruit are in the final stages but that is where I will leave them until tomorrow. At any rate, all this insane Vermeer style painting is not going to be reflected in the print. That is not my goal with this print but it will illustrate the differences between painting and print and how both are beautiful in their own right. I could do a photo-intense print with all sorts of bokashi and such but 1. I need to get to gett'n on my New Years exchange designs and my July show work and 2. there is no way that would be ready in time for the demo! Can't wait to finish the painting though..... maybe in sixty years with my 3 haired brush...... maybe I should be committed!

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