Today's postings

  1. [Baren 37627] SSNW08 ... call for entries (Charles Morgan)
  2. [Baren 37628] SSNW08 address correction (Charles Morgan)
  3. [Baren 37629] Not strictly woodblock... ("Mark Mason")
  4. [Baren 37630] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2008 00:16:41 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37627] SSNW08 ... call for entries
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***** SSNW08 *****

Southern Summer Northern Winter Solstice 2008
Print Exchange

Call for entries:

Sign-up Deadline: December 21, 2008

To sign-up: email Barbara Patera at:
Theme: Nudes (with a peace slant if possible)

Paper size: 7.5 x 10 inches, 19 x 25.4 cm

Image size: whatever you like

Technique: any editionable technique

Edition Size: to be determined by number of sign-ups ... usually about 30-35


Barbara Patera

25529 S.E. 259th St.
Issaquah, Wa. 98027

Participation Fee: $15 US

(If you want to participate and honestly cannot afford the fee, email me privately.)

Due Date: Prints are due in the hands of the coordinator by February 1, 2009

Prizes: There will be a viewers' choice award, determined by secret ballot, but no cash prizes this time.
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Message 2
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2008 03:20:11 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37628] SSNW08 address correction
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Please note ... the correct address for Barbara Patera is:

Barbara Patera
25529 S.E. 159th St.
Issaquah, Wa. 98027 USA

Sorry about that.

Cheers ..... Charles
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Message 3
From: "Mark Mason"
Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2008 11:49:03 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37629] Not strictly woodblock...
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Hi, Although not strictly woodblock related, the subject matter in some of
my original art ACEO's may be of interest to some of you.

I've just posted a blog entry about it, but left off the "woodblock" label
so as not to clutter the blog digest.

Here's the link:



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over the past 24 hours ...

Subject: Goodbye
Posted by: Marissa L. Swinghammer

with great grandma
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Jon's maternal grandmother passed away yesterday. He will be traveling to the funeral in Ohio on Thursday and be getting back Sunday. I am grateful that she was able to meet her only great-grandchild twice before she went. She was 89 years old and will be missed by us and many others. This is my first time caring for Alexandra on my own for an extended period of time. I'm very lucky to have such an involved partner.

I know I should be working my butt off on Etsy and Art Fire right now, but I'm not. Today was a busy morning and I just got home and I am spent.

Yesterday I had fun playing with monotype printmaking. Layering colored inks on a plexi plate and removing parts to form a multi colored image. I learned that I need to replace my Hansa Yellow because some air got in and ruined it and that I need some practice. But I had a good time and I learned how easy it is to cleanup these inks compared to oil which makes it much more doable during daytime naps when she could wake up at any moment. It was great to make something without regard for it being perfect or worthy of selling. I tend to get caught in that trap and I broke free of that last night. I expect to be doing more of this whenever I have the chance this week. It is nice to get a break from the normal and safe woodblock printing.

Also, in case you missed my post from the weekend I am going to repeat myself because it is important to me as I worked very hard for this.

Hi. If you were referred to Art Fire by me please send an email to Jessica Johnson and let her know. There has been some sort of bug and none of my referrals prior to today went through.

Thanks and have a great week. I'll be back tomorrow or Wednesday hopefully.

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Subject: Christmas Print
Posted by: Mark Mason

It's been a very busy year, with one thing and another, but I found the time to get a small 5x7 inch seasonal print produced which I'll be sending out photomounted to a card this Christmas.
The colour and style is inspired by woodblock sketchbooks by Hiroshige who produced some amazing images with just a couple of blocks. A real inspiration.
The main challenge I gave myself on this print was the cutting and printing of the black lines. In every print I've produced I've wanted to get the linework finer and although I've a long way to go, I'm pleased with the result.
It's called "Sally, George and a view of the Valley" and depicts a slightly stylised rendering of a view of Pendle Hill, the small town of Clitheroe, where we live and Clitheroe Castle. (No little English town is complete without it's own castle, and Clitheroe can boast to having the second smallest Keep in the UK.)
Pendle Hill dominates the landscape around here, and looks different every day. In an odd way it's my Mount Fuji, and I'd like, at some time, to produce a series of images in a similar vein to Hokusai's 36 Views.

I used 2 Magnolia blocks, one key block and one blue which I printed 2 impressions from. The first was a pale blue, and the second was a Bokashi effect in a darker blue at the top of the sky and over the figures in the foreground.
The seal in the top corner reads (so I'm reliably informed) "Let your heart fill with wonder".

All the prints (around 45) were trimmed and photmounted onto slightly silvery matte cardstock and will be posted out over the next few days.

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