Today's postings

  1. [Baren 38465] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V46 #4752 (Mar 18, 2009) (Le Green)
  2. [Baren 38466] Re: Summit 2010 (Bea Gold)
  3. [Baren 38467] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Le Green
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 23:25:44 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38465] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V46 #4752 (Mar 18, 2009)
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Well everyone, that's what I get for skipping time..Sorry to be out of sync.
I had made the offer for 2010 at the Portland summit and repeated my intention
to the list when the question of the 2008/ California summit question
came up. ... and did not find the new plans for Nevada in the archives or

Any who, I will definitely ask the council about 1212..

Le Green Schubert
San Antonio
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Message 2
From: Bea Gold
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 23:25:52 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38466] Re: Summit 2010
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I started looking into ASILOMAR in Pacific Grove, CA, a lovely place for a workshop, but got the feeling it was considered too expensive.  Is that right?  You can look it up on line  Bea Gold

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Subject: Back to Making Prints
Posted by: Annie B


I feel like I haven't made a woodblock print for weeks. I think that's actually true. Today I found some time to start editioning the I Ching Abe print for the (Un)Limited Exchange. The exchange has a group Flickr page if you'd like to see what some of the other participants are doing.

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Subject: College Street Collage
Posted by: LAiNE

I haven't gotten to posting this until now, but here is the finished print for this year's HGS hanga exchange. It is a composite of a number of different buildings along College Street in Toronto.

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Subject: On and on...
Posted by: Pistoles Press

Yep, still chipp'n away at the horse shoe crab block. I think I got a little "factory fever" with the repetitive carving of the stars and DNA patterns. Before I knew it, I had screwed up major bad. I was habitually plowing through the end section of the longer side of one of the DNA strands and went right into my star pattern without realizing what I was doing. Lesson: If you're tired, stop carving. Anyway, I don't know why I tried to fill in such a large hole with wood filler but I did. I knew as I locked the studio door that night that it was a stupid idea. I even lay awake that night thinking that it wouldn't work and I was just going to have to go in and fix it. Yes, I lay awake and think about these things. Anyway, I came in and made this plug for the wound. I admit I initially tried to carve into the filler and it crumbled just as I anticipated. Normally, a plug would be wedged into the shaped hole in a block and then leveled off but because this is a piece of shit plywood board I had to hand carve and sand a small plug of shina plywood. It actually worked great (or so I think until I proof it up!). By the way, I tried out a new brand of wood filler, Elmer's, instead of Dap. Yeah, that stuff is crap. It just doesn't haven't the body I'm looking for so I guess I'll be heading into the hardware store to get more Dap.

Using crap wood is always an interesting adventure. In one of the Kirin blocks, I was carving along and found area of glitter plastered in between the layers of plywood. Here is a curious stain at the top of the block. It was probably a marker of some sort as the wood made its way to lamination. Some areas are just a straight up pain in the ass:

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