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From: Charles Morgan
Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2008 18:53:28 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37631] SSNW08
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For those who may be new to the list, I forgot to include the notice that the SSNW exchanges are not official Baren exchanges, but many Bareners do participate.

Cheers ...... Charles

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Subject: With a Prosperous Wind
Posted by: Annie B

click image for larger view WITH A PROSPEROUS WIND (a & b) Japanese woodblock (moku hanga) Paper size: 14" x 29" (35.5 x 73.6 cm) 3 shina plywood blocks 14 hand-rubbed impressions Paper: Nishinouchi Edition: 12 (6 of each ship) I've been reading a book called Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick, a surprisingly riveting history of the 55 years between the arrival of the Puritans in Plymouth and

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This item is taken from the blog Woodblock Dreams.
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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.

This item is taken from the blog Curiously Drawn.
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