Today's postings

  1. [Baren 40075] pingmag (Eileen Corder)
  2. [Baren 40076] Exchange 43 (Kristine Alder)
  3. [Baren 40077] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Eileen Corder
Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2009 18:03:53 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40075] pingmag
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Hi All,

Sorry to barge in about something completely off topic. I just stumbled on
pingmag. It has some pretty elegant images and thoughts on images and
image-makers. The magazine is currently defunct but you can access their
back issues/articles here:

Check it out.
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Message 2
From: Kristine Alder
Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2009 21:09:57 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40076] Exchange 43
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Hi All--

Just an update on Exchange 43. It looks like the count is in and we have ended up with two spots still available for participants in this upcoming exchange. We'd also love to have a few extra for backup, just in case life steps in and makes other plans for somebody on the list. This Typography theme sounds like it's really going to be outstandingly creative. I'm hearing some entusiastic comments and fun ideas off-list.

Eileen Corder is coordinating this one and will be contacting all participants shortly.

Exchange 42 has ended. Coordinator Tibi Chelcea has let me know that there are only very few prints that haven't arrived yet, so here's hoping that they are delivered very soon, allowing Tibi to collate and get them sent back out by Dec. 1st. Gotta beat that holiday mail congestion.

I ended up with some time to myself this afternoon so I think I'll go and sharpen my to and chisel and get to work on this cool piece of wood I came by. I'm not quite sure what it is, but it smells a little nutty. Not oak, walnut, or maple, and definitely not cherry. Since we have tons of pecan trees around here, I have a suspicion that it may be pecan. I've never carved pecan before. Should be interesting. I'm kind of glad that it's on the small side to experiment with. If it works out, maybe I'll go beg for more. Anyone out there carved pecan before? Any hints, besides sharp tools that is?

Have a great day!

Kristine and Mary

Exchange Managers

Kristine Alder
St. George, UT
Art Educator/Printmaker/Book Artist/Graphic Design


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Posted by: Diane Cutter

Woodcut ~ Grabado en madera
Edition/edicion: 50
Size/tamano: 8" x 2.75" / 20 cm x 7 cm

I continue my love affair with Alaska. Our recent trip resulted in thousand of photos which I keep sorting through, making decisions what to do next. Thank goodness for digital cameras and laptops. I couldn't afford to take 100 photos of a bear doing next to nothing.

This is my Baren Exchange #42 contribution. The only requirement was the paper size: 3"x9" or 7.5 x 23 cm' woodcut so I decided to do another 'architectural' piece. The historic Russian Orthodox Church (Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel) is actually a rebuilt version of the original that burnt down in 1966. It's rather crowded in by all the other buildings but it still shows beautifully. I rather like how the print came out.


Sigo con mi romance con Alaska. Nuestro viaje recien resulto en miles de fotos las cuales continuamente estoy revisando, haciendo decisiones de que hago proximo. Bendito que haya cameras digitales y computadoras. Nunca podria tomar 100 fotos del mismo oso haciendo casi nada.

Este es mi contribucion para el Intercambio No. 42 del Baren. El unico requisito fue el tamano del papel: 3"x9" o sea 7.5 cm x 23 cm... entonces decidi hacer otro grabado en madera 'estilo arquitecto'. La iglesia historica de los Rusos Ortodoxos (Catedral de San Miguel el Arcangel) realmente es una replica del original que se quemo en 1966. Estoy contento como salio este grabado.

This item is taken from the blog The Itinerant Artist.
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