Today's postings

  1. [Baren 39623] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V48 #4946 (Sep 1, 2009) ("Phare-Camp")
  2. [Baren 39624] copyright ("Maria Arango Diener")
  3. [Baren 39625] Copyrights (Kris Wiltse)
  4. [Baren 39626] Re: Copyrights (eli griggs)
  5. [Baren 39627] Re: New tool for tying baren.....Update (Julio.Rodriguez #
  6. [Baren 39628] Re: Papers (Michelle Turbide)
  7. [Baren 39629] Re: Copyrights (ArtfulCarol #
  8. [Baren 39630] Re: copyright (thadeenz97 #
  9. [Baren 39631] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Phare-Camp"
Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2009 19:30:36 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39623] RE: New Baren Digest (Text) V48 #4946 (Sep 1, 2009)
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I love masa paper and have used often in editions, though relief printing
only one color. I find it strong and it doesn't tear too easily when I use
it. I love that it prints through a jet printer easily and use it for
printing block printings over computer printouts. I used it in MY hand
bound edition of the scarecrow books I did a couple of years ago, the same
book was done in a very fine edition of 10 hardbound books in a
collaboration between me and Carol Wagner; she hand bound the scarecrow
prints that were printed on mulberry, which did just as well in the jet
printer as the masa.
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Message 2
From: "Maria Arango Diener"
Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2009 22:23:53 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39624] copyright
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MUST read for every artist out there:

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Message 3
From: Kris Wiltse
Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2009 22:29:04 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39625] Copyrights
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Thank you. Very straight forward.
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Message 4
From: eli griggs
Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2009 22:43:06 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39626] Re: Copyrights
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Good stuff, thanks for posting.
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Message 5
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2009 23:03:39 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39627] Re: New tool for tying baren.....Update
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If anyone is interested in more info or ordering one of the baren tying
clamps, David Bull has added the new item to the Baren mall printing
accessories page.


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Message 6
From: Michelle Turbide
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2009 00:37:25 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39628] Re: Papers
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Hi Kris,

I use Akua Kolor and intaglio as well. I just got some Hahnemuhl copperplate which I ordered from the makers of Akua and it works pretty good. It's thicker paper though.

Are you using a press? I wondered if you were looking for a thinner paper because you are printing by hand. The more absorbant papers seem to work with Akua. I have really good luck with Rives BFK the lighter version, but I use a press with a lot of pressure and print on dry paper.

I have also had good luck with Magnania Pescia (did I spell that right?)

Michelle Turbide
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Message 7
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2009 01:33:24 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39629] Re: Copyrights
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All of this is very true.!! I won a Federal copyright case and was
awarded $10,000 to be paid by my village. The Hartford Insurance Company was the
Carol Lyons
Irvington, NY

In a message dated 9/1/2009 6:43:12 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
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Message 8
From: thadeenz97 #
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2009 02:13:59 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39630] Re: copyright
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It's always great to have a refresher on the law to clear out the myths and legends. But even with clearcut rules, even the most prudent of us can run afoul of these laws. This link will take you to a piece I had published recently in the Buffalo News inspired by the Shepard Fairey "Obama Hope" poster controversy:

Jeff Dean
Napping Cat Press

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Subject: A Labor of Biblical Proportions
Posted by: Annie B

As I've worked on this series of prints about the Pilgrims, I've been pretty compulsive about creating them in chronological order. The "next" print, if I were to do these in order, would be Vast Unpeopled Lands but I can't start that print for at least a week until my large pieces of shina plywood arrive. So I'm stepping out of order and starting work this week on a print with the working title "The First Book." It's a print about the Massachusett Indians, a missionary named John Eliot, and the first Bible printed in America.


John Eliot was born in England in 1604 and came to Boston in 1631. Eliot was a fervent missionary who set his sights on the conversion of the Massachusett Indians. To help achieve this, Eliot dedicated himself to translating the Bible into the Algonquian language. At that time, Algonquin was considered to be one of the most difficult languages in the world. For ten years, sometimes spending 4 or 5 days in a row with the natives, Eliot worked with the assistance of John Sassamon, a member of a local tribe, whose ability to speak and write English proved invaluable. In 1659 the task of translating the Scriptures was completed, and the printing was completed in 1663.

The first block I'm carving is a facsimile of the opening page of Eliot's Bible, the Book of Genesis. The first book. Here is my carving of the drop cap that opens the text:


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Subject: The Battle Continues
Posted by: Ellen Shipley

The knight's portion didn't seem to be holding its own, so I now have it capturing the pelican's foot in the belt (as the pelican is biting the belt). Now each has a hold on the other. Getting there.

And I'm thinking orange, because it is a favorite color of Kitty's.

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