Today's postings

  1. [Baren 39377] re: why aren't people signing up for exchanges ("viza arlington")
  2. [Baren 39378] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V48 #4896 (Jul 16, 2009) (Marilynn Smith)
  3. [Baren 39379] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V48 #4896 (Jul 16, 2009) (Darrell Madis)
  4. [Baren 39380] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V48 #4896 (Jul 16, 2009) (Daniel Dew)
  5. [Baren 39381] Re: why aren't people signing up for exchanges ("Maria Arango")
  6. [Baren 39382] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V48 #4894 (Jul 16, 2009) (Shireen Holman)
  7. [Baren 39383] exchange, copyright, inspiration (Amanda Miller)
  8. [Baren 39384] Facebook (Eileen Corder)
  9. [Baren 39385] Re: Facebook (Mary Kuster)
  10. [Baren 39386] Re: exchange, copyright, inspiration ("DePry Clan")
  11. [Baren 39387] Re: Facebook ("Mike Lyon")
  12. [Baren 39388] Re: Facebook (Marissa)
  13. [Baren 39389] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "viza arlington"
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 20:39:07 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39377] re: why aren't people signing up for exchanges
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I hope it is not for fear of punishment or public humiliation for being late in an exchange. this was my fear when the whole discussion about "cracking down" on people for being late in the exchanges that went on a few months ago. As a have said before, i would rather have a full exchange with a few drop outs and it arriving a little late, than to have people not sign up at all for fear that life might happen and they get a little behind on the exchange and be banned or made to feel bad for tardiness.

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Message 2
From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 20:47:28 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39378] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V48 #4896 (Jul 16, 2009)
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LOL, I will scrub scrub scrub in the bath for ideas! Seem to be
posting a lot today, forgive me, this time I have a need, HELP. I was
off carving that block of mysterious wood. Now that I am clearing it
is chipping like mad, it is splintering off the tips of my design.
Since this will be an oil based print, I could oil the block to help
with the splintering. I don't do this, so if I do what is the best
oil to use???? I have carved cherry, maple and my favorite myrtle
wood with no splintering problems, so it must be the wood. If oiling
is not the solution what is??

Hey Mike, glad to see you are thinking on merging facebook with our
list, maybe this is a good move after all, if it bunkers up our
exchanges it will be a good addition.
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Message 3
From: Darrell Madis
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 20:57:47 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39379] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V48 #4896 (Jul 16, 2009)
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If it's splintering that badly I doubt if oil (boiled linseed oil) will halp too much.  Can you try thin superglue?  or some other glue or a varnish. 
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Message 4
From: Daniel Dew
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 21:06:14 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39380] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V48 #4896 (Jul 16, 2009)
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I have used shellac heavily, almost feels like printing on more of the
shellac than the wood, but it stopped the splintering (but I lost most
of the wood grain).
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Message 5
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 21:42:08 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39381] Re: why aren't people signing up for exchanges
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Well, now that MONSTER Maria is gone for good, y'all can be as late as you
like, ey?

Public humiliation? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeze...let the exchanges drag on and on and
on and on and on and on...


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Message 6
From: Shireen Holman
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 22:29:17 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39382] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V48 #4894 (Jul 16, 2009)
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Daniel Dew wrote:

> So I wondered, do others get their ideas in the bathroom?
Sort of - one of the prints in one of my artist's books is of the
shower -

The bathroom is definitely not a bad place for thinking.
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Message 7
From: Amanda Miller
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 00:39:21 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39383] exchange, copyright, inspiration
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I'm excited by the 3 x 9" format for exchange 42 and it's part of why I
signed up. It's a chance to work with different proportions than I'm used
to, plus it's small. I know I can do the edition with paper I already have,
or I can take the opportunity to try a new paper without a huge investment.

May I ask a copyright question? I'm planning a series of woodblock prints
based on a favorite novel. The images are totally my own, but I'm using
characters (my interpretation of what they would look like) and some events
from the novel. Is this fair game as far as copyright is concerned, or do I
need permission from the author? I will refer to the novel in my titles
and/or descriptions, so I will be acknowledging where my inspiration is
coming from.

As for sources of inspiration, I find it in many places-- a book, a line
from a song, simple things I find beautiful, nature, my kids. A great place
to work out ideas is in the shower, especially after exercise when I still
feel energized. As a mom of a toddler and a newborn, the shower is also one
of the few places where I'm every alone!

Amanda Gordon Miller
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Message 8
From: Eileen Corder
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 01:50:11 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39384] Facebook
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I used Mike's link to FB where I read that to join Baren Forum I first had
to "Sign Up" with Facebook. And to do that I had to give them my birthdate.
Many of you are not bothered by that but I am. I could lie about the date
but they say I have to put my "real date of birth". Why?? Are they going to
do my horoscope and see if I have enough integrity for their website? To me
this is way invasive and indicative of FB's ugly ulterior motives.

To join (and receive the digest) I had only to give my email
address and be polite. To join the baren exchanges I had only to work my ass
off and come through on time, which any exchange managers will tell you I
did. I can't stop this changeover to FB but I wanted to voice my sadness
over this sounding of what is to me a fascist note.

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Message 9
From: Mary Kuster
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 02:11:35 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39385] Re: Facebook
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Never give them your real birth date. They only want to know if you are
over 18. It's none of their business, and it is dangerous.
Even the DMV thinks I still weigh 130 pounds.
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Message 10
From: "DePry Clan"
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 06:13:19 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39386] Re: exchange, copyright, inspiration
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Your question has a bearing if you are going to $profit from the resource and its' owner can prove you stole/appropriated their work for your needs should they find out.
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Message 11
From: "Mike Lyon"
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 11:48:49 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39387] Re: Facebook
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Dave Bull suggested the Facebook group be renamed "Friends of Baren Forum
for Woodblock Printmaking" in an effort to reduce confusion among Bareners
who are not friends of Facebook... This has been done.

In order to join the group you must have a (free) Facebook account. If you
don't care for Facebook, don't join! Personally, I've found it to be a
GREAT way to keep up with my kids, my karate friends, my artist friends, my
'normal' friends.

Oddly, my current 'project' is a series of portraits of artist friends and
acquaintances. About ten so far have agreed to 'sit' for me here in my
studio. ALL were invited to sit using FACEBOOK correspondence. Peregrine
Honig was the first shoot for the project -- I sent her a contact sheet of
16 (of 349 photos shot as she bounced on a small trampoline here in my
studio -- what a HOOT) and she 'appropriated' my favorite shot for her
current Facebook profile image at -- what a
HOOT and reminds me about recent copyright discussion -- she didn't ask,
just put it up there! It's a nice shot, but I usually prefer the drawings
and paintings and woodcuts I make from photo images to the photos

Anyway, I've written this to sorta let skeptics know that MY experience in
Facebook has been quite positive and some unexpected benefits are accruing
from my associations on Facebook, just as they accrued from the
relationships which developed (are developing) here on Baren...

It's all good, I think! (99 members)

Mike Lyon
Kansas City, MO
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Message 12
From: Marissa
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 12:07:13 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39388] Re: Facebook
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Facism is the merging of Government and corporate interests. How is any of
this facist? I'm so confused. And I didn't think that there was any sort of
baren changeover to FB.

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Subject: 2009-10 CATALOG
Posted by: Dean Clark

We are in the final stages of production for the next edition of Graphic Chemical & Ink Co's Printmakers Materials catalog.

I am usually surprised at the list of new items that have found their way into the catalog. It shouldn't be a surprise because we spend a lot of time actively searching for new items. Just in the past year we have attended numerous trade shows looking for things to tempt you...things that aren't found in too many printmaking supply catalogs.

As the logo above attests, we have added several complete lines of Lascaux products, including the Studio Colors and the Resonance Gouache. Both lines have a great range of colors. These are remarkably high quality acrylic colors worthy of any studio.

In a conscious effort on our part, we continue to add significant numbers of Oriental papers from several sources. Our goal is to provide as many types of papers as possible. Actually, more to the point, our goal is to sell more types of papers than anyone. Our paper specialists have really gotten into these thin papers, and are obsessed with packaging them so that there will be no damage in transit. We have a handful of limited supply high end papers. They aren't inexpensive, but they're really great sheets.

Another area that we like to think we excel in is brayers. We've added a new source of brayers that run from 50 mm to 300 mm. These EAC Brayers come in a standard and a deluxe style, and brayers 200
mm and smaller come with a standard single handle, while 250 and 300 mm are a double handled tool.

In addition to the brayers, we have numerous other materials from the same source. Unique products include a combination bench hook and hand guard. We've showed this at a couple of trade shows recently, and people really like them. There is also a 3 in 1 tool set. It is a carving set with 5 blades , a baren for printing your carved block, and it also serves as . . .
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