Today's postings

  1. [Baren 38996] Re: Funds (Charlie overshoe)
  2. [Baren 38997] Re: Funds (aqua4tis #
  3. [Baren 38998] Pamphlets (Gayle Wohlken)
  4. [Baren 38999] Re: Funds ( slinders #
  5. [Baren 39000] what we have (Barbara Mason)
  6. [Baren 39001] blog link and no woodcut material (Georgina Leahy)
  7. [Baren 39002] Re: Funds (Barbara Mason)
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Message 1
From: Charlie overshoe
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 19:43:34 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38996] Re: Funds
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What great idea. It would be wonderful to have a brochure(?) or official flyer to hand out at any shows or fairs that we participated in..... a flyer with the baren logo and information about our international organization as well as an overview of hand pulled printing processes. And I too would pay for this pamphlet.

> I have a suggestion that probably wouldn't spend much of the Baren
> money but would be a service to printmakers trying to educate the
> public.
> If there could be a pamphlet defining the various types of hand pulled
> prints, from etchings to collagraphs to woodcuts to, wood engravings
> to screenprinting - all the ways of putting ink, by hand on to paper,
> that members could hand out, it could keep us from having to reinvent
> the wheel every time the subject is confronted. It could even be a pdf
> file that we individually print out. You know the theme - Prints not
> reproductions. But it would take someone to write it. Perhaps it would
> only need an editor or someone to collect the information and assemble
> it.
> Maybe something like this already exists. If so I'd happily pay for
> some. Oh, I guess we were talking about spending funds, not increasing
> them, weren't we?
> C. Chapel
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Message 2
From: aqua4tis #
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 20:40:14 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38997] Re: Funds
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we had pamphlets. i dont know if they are all gone now
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Message 3
From: Gayle Wohlken
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 20:55:00 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38998] Pamphlets
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Georga, you're right. We do have pamphlets about Baren, but they do
not tell about the relief printmaking processes.

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Message 4
From: slinders #
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 20:57:57 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38999] Re: Funds
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...and it would be nice to give them out to university and
college print classes or to post on their bulletin boards!

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Message 5
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Sat, 23 May 2009 04:33:58 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39000] what we have
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The baren gets 5% from the mall, but with the wild swing on the dollar sometimes we are paying less or more for something depending on when we get the bill. It is difficult with the change of the money. Japan has a strange system and they charge a lot to receive money that is not in yen. When it is a small amount, under $1000 we send postal money orders in dollars and that works very well. When it is a large amount, as it is with Matsumura-san, we use a wire transfer. My bank allows me one a month at no charge and I take advantage of that. We send the money by wire in yen, because it is very costly in Japan to change it from dollars to yen, but seems to be not much to do so on this end. So we are never exact, sometimes we are over and sometimes we are under the bill and it is adjusted on the next one. Probably not the way to run a "business" but it seems to be working for us.
The website, government fees and bank charges for pay pal and visa are approx $1500 a year, this includes a little to my accountant who does our taxes. We have never owed any money, except $10 to the state of Oregon every year.
We have about $10,000 that we can spend. I am sorry this is not more exact...I can do that but not today as I have to figure out what we owe everyone to give an exact figure. So we have amassed about $1000 for every year. Not a huge amount but still, enough to pay our fees which Dave paid out of pocket for the first 3 or 4 years.
My best,
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Message 6
From: Georgina Leahy
Date: Sat, 23 May 2009 05:48:02 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39001] blog link and no woodcut material
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I have gathered from watching discussions that people don't want to look at non printing info on blogs.  I have loaded up some shots of lino which I think is OK and with a warning 'Lino' in the title, but I now want to put some paintings onto the site and get a bit more general.  Should I be removed from the 'blog watch program?  or should I just let the blog watcher include me in the daily update and make the subject matter clear in the title?
My paintings are part of my art practice, but they are really something I do for me and my prints develope from them.  Indeed most prints start off as paintings in black and white on the lino and the cutting is the step that lasts while the painting is cleared away.
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Message 7
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Sat, 23 May 2009 07:07:29 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39002] Re: Funds
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there are only about a dozen left...they are pretty out of date.