Today's postings

  1. [Baren 39921] Re: Exchange 42 reminder ("Bea Gold")
  2. [Baren 39922] Levisham dragon woodprint ("Harry French")
  3. [Baren 39923] Starting to exhibit prints? (Bobbi Chukran)
  4. [Baren 39924] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Bea Gold"
Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2009 16:42:49 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39921] Re: Exchange 42 reminder
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Hi Tibi, Project sent! Hope all goes smoothly. Bea Gold

>can the following people participating in Exchange 42 contact me asap privately to confirm they are still in the exchange? Haven't heard from you after the first round of emails, and would like to have the exchange wrapped and shipped back to participants in time for the winter holidays.
>Barbara Patera
>Carole Baker
>Mary Kuster
>Michael Gaffney
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Message 2
From: "Harry French"
Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2009 17:16:21 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39922] Levisham dragon woodprint
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Greetings Bareners,

I was in Whitby, North Yorkshire, last week and a friend took me to a grave
stone of the 10th century Levisham dragon or worm. It was so badly worn with
the mist of time that I had to feel along its tendrils and head to bring it
back to life as a drawing in my sketchbook. Anyway it seems happy, at the
moment, to be my latest woodcut. There are four web pages : a print plus the
visual research :

I usually link my "non- woodblock " photo blogs to our social 'After five'
forum, but thought this one would interest the main forum. It is of a visit
to the studio and garden of artist and printmaker Emile Nolde, the great
German Expressionist. There are eight pages :



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Message 3
From: Bobbi Chukran
Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2009 19:56:59 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39923] Starting to exhibit prints?
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Hi all,

I'm wondering if any of you have advice for me as I start to ponder
exhibiting my prints. It's been a long time since I've submitted any
work to galleries, shows, etc. and I've realized that I need
deadlines to keep me motivated.

I'm thinking of entering a few competitions with my monoprints.

Those of you who sell your work, do you mostly work through
galleries, or from your websites, or other?

And other than the American Print Alliance, are there other groups
that might be good to join?

Are there any members here who work in the book arts, and exhibit
their books? That's an area I'm definitely wanting to get into.


bobbi c.
grackle stew studio

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Subject: The eBook is ready!
Posted by: Dave Bull

Here we go! The 'Your First Print' RichMedia eBook is now ready to go!

Reaction to the trial versions that I passed around to a few friends and 'testers' over the past week has been very encouraging. They have found the book to be not only a very useful resource for this craft, but to be something interesting and attractive in its own right.

The book is crammed with multi-media - dozens of audio and video clips - in addition to a great many detailed photographs, covering every aspect of the process of making a print.

The book is nominally aimed at the complete beginner, but there are very few experienced printmakers who would not enjoy (and perhaps learn something from!) this volume.


For more information on the eBook, please visit this page of my Mokuhankan webshop. Linked from that page, you can find a sample file to download and try out, containing more than 20 complete pages from the book, including videos and sample audio files.

I have also created a 'support area' where owners of this eBook can access additional information, ask questions, and share their experiences of woodblock printmaking as outlined in the book. This support section - dedicated strictly to these Japanese traditional techniques - is already 'up and running', and can be found here.

I look forward to hearing what everybody has to say about this book ... it has taken quite a bit of work to put together, but it has been a lot of fun.

(Thanks also to [Baren] member Mark Mason, for his professional assistance with some of the graphics in the book. Meow!)

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