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  1. [Baren 38623] Re: exchange theme (Julio.Rodriguez #
  2. [Baren 38624] pearescent powders (ArtSpotiB #
  3. [Baren 38625] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 18:23:56 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38623] Re: exchange theme
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Hi Joe Taylor,

Saw this advertisement at a local Evanston eatery (Demi's Trattoria) for a
show called 'Dream' and could not help wonder if it is your art and design look similar to some of your woodblock

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Message 2
From: ArtSpotiB #
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2009 06:02:37 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38624] pearescent powders
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Say, I just want to do a shout out to Carol M. for the cheering help with
my project. She kept me from experiementing with some useless methods and
confirmed what I had hoped would work.

Tonight, in the cool of a spring evening, was the start of printing white
on white (water based). A first for me, as is having a two block print. I
rolled up the white ink, laid down a layer of wax paper to keep the baren
moving nicely, pressed and then peeled the paper off the block. Then a dash over
to a piece of waxed paper, where the most recently gathered pile of "dust"
was brushed onto the printed white, lightly moving it about with a very cheap
housepaint brush. Then tap, tap to remove the excess followed by a
leisurely sauter over to the big table to lay it next to the others. Tomorrow, it's
time to print the second block, a silhouette of a tree, onto this night
scene of moving blue/white pearescent air. Wish me luck!

I was hesitant to send the collograph material until seeing if there would
be a disaster, lose my mind (always a possibility!) or a success. Looking
good here for my small part of exchange #40.

Thanks again, Carol! By the way, are you still a member of the CSP? I'd
like to send you a little present of a necklace with one of my handmade beads
and a thank you print of the above if you're not already in the exchange #40.


ArtSpot Out
Benny in Oakland, CA.

There are two ways of being happy: We may either diminish our wants or
augment our means - either will do - the result in the same; and it is for each
man to decide for himself, and do that which happens to be the easiest. If
you are idle or sick or poor, however hard it may be to diminish your wants,
it will be harder to augment your means. If you are active and prosperous or
young and in good health, it may be easier for you to augment your means
than to diminish your wants. But if you are wise, you will do both at the same
time, young or old, rich or poor, sick or well; and if you are very wise
you will do both in such a way as to augment the general happiness of society.
-Benjamin Franklin, statesman, author, and inventor (1706-1790)

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Subject: Article on Medieval Woodcuts
Posted by: Georgina

I was just looking around the web as I do and I found this interesting article on woodcuts. I was interested to learn that in these times the labour of woodcuts was divided into different occupations, designer, cutter, printer in what I imagine is similar to that of the traditional japanese woodcuts. I am actually cutting a woodblock of Saint Francis at the moment....we will see how it works out. I have learnt a lot since the first one and have succesfully resharpened the tool that featured in an earlier blog. I would be interested to learn more about medival woodcuts.

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