Today's postings

  1. [Baren 38519] Re: SGC meetup, recognizing people (Julio.Rodriguez #
  2. [Baren 38520] Exchange 39 (Eileen Corder)
  3. [Baren 38521] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 18:08:38 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38519] Re: SGC meetup, recognizing people
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Here is a few old links that show photos of some of the people that
'could' be meeting up at the SGC later this week.....nothing like putting
a face to a name.......

Dean Clark (Graphic Chemical & Ink) see Dean's blog about events and Open
house Sunday 3/29

Mike Lyon (2007 Chicago Art Expo)

John Center, Don & Sharen Linder & Julio Rodriguez (2003 Chicago
get-together) about three messages into the page.

Joseph Taylor (Evanston 2007)

Angee Lennard (Spudnik Press, Chicago)

Claudia Coonen

Le Green (2006 Summit)

that's all the folks I could find..........

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Message 2
From: Eileen Corder
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 02:01:41 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38520] Exchange 39
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Thanks to everyone in exchange 39. Got my prints today and am just astounded
by the richness. To look at how all are different, yet in ways the same, is
awesome. The colors! The colors! These are all just so great!

Each and every print is lovely, and some are way over the top in detail and
workmanship. There is so much care and thought in all. Congratulations to
everyone who hung in there. I am so happy to touch, to look at and learn
from these. Thank you artists for making this trade.

Many thanks to AEleen, our coordinator, for the very handsome colophon and
great packing job! You put in a lot of work!

I, too, hope there is another all moku hanga, or a moku hanga salon.


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Subject: Me and John Alden
Posted by: Annie B

John Alden and Priscilla Mullins from Addison's Romantic Story

Genealogists estimate that there are about 1 million descendants of Mayflower passengers John and Priscilla Alden and their 10 children. At this point in time, after 12 or so generations, these million people represent just about every nationality, religion and ethnicity -- a mirror of the general population of the United States. I want to make a few prints about John and Priscilla because I'm one of those million or so descendants.

My lineage, mainly matrilineal, in an 11-generation nutshell is this:
Me > my mother Mary > my grandmother Verna Ades > Melancie Dever Ades > Susannah Copeland Dever > Alfred Copeland > Daniel Copeland > Jonathan Copeland > Mary Bass Copeland > Ruth Alden Bass > John and Priscilla Mullins Alden. (Faithful blog readers, do let me know if we're related!)

The illustration above is how an artist named A.S. Burbank pictured John and Priscilla back at the turn of the 20th century. Obviously no one really knows what they looked like, but I'm going to take out my artistic license and give it a go myself, Japanese woodblock style!

This item is taken from the blog Woodblock Dreams.
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Subject: Emperor Proofs
Posted by: Phare-Camp

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Subject: Adding Color
Posted by: Andrew Stone

In woodblock prints, the prints can either be hand-colored with watercolor one by one or a separate block needs to be carved for each color printed (although overlapping colors will creat secondary hues).

Some of my prints begin as black and white images. Some stay that way as they are graphically more interesting.
Sometimes, however, I pull some proofs and start to think....It'd be nice to add some blue to the background...and so on.
That happened with my earthworm print, which began as a little carving on a piece of maple and later became a color print once I had carved new blocks to add color.
The little scooter/chocolate kiss print was one of those doodles that started out sketched in felt tip pen. I recopied it out directly on a small piece of 4"X6" Shina plywood (a japanese linden that doesn't splinter too badly when carved) and carved it out. I was happy with the result and printed a small run using Sumi ink on white paper.

I hand-colored several of them and chose the best ones to give as wedding presents for some special cousins. I had painted in a multicolored background that I have never tried to do in woodcut.

So with . . .
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