Today's postings

  1. [Baren 40118] Ichibei Iwano and Echizen Hosho (Mark Vosmeier)
  2. [Baren 40119] RE: Ichibei Iwano and Echizen Hosho (jennifer kelly)
  3. [Baren 40120] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Mark Vosmeier
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 01:35:47 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40118] Ichibei Iwano and Echizen Hosho
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Here is a site that everyone should be fascinated with (and humbled by):

Ichibei Iwano and Echizen Hosho

This magnificent article (with countless pictures) describes in
painstaking detail all the steps Ichibei Iwano follows in making Echizen
Hosho. This "start to finish" story covers many, many days of work and
was written by washi poet Yoshinao Sugihara in 2001. The Sugihara
Washipaper, Inc. provided the link.

"Don't call me a 'national treasure'; I'm an artisan"
"Don't call me a 'legend' -- I'm still alive"
Ichibei Iwano ( from the

Truly amazing...

Please take time to enjoy this site,
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Message 2
From: jennifer kelly
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 06:01:07 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40119] RE: Ichibei Iwano and Echizen Hosho
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What a wonderful treat to see all this. Thanks for posting it Mark

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Subject: ARE YOU A FAN?
Posted by: Dean Clark

I have mentioned from time to time that I am at best, challenged when it comes to technology. Frankly, that's giving me the benefit of an enormous doubt, but hey, it's my blog afterall!

I have just recently become aware of social networks like Facebook and Inkteraction. Somehow I find it weird to have to write to someone and ask them to be my friend. It kind of takes me back to first grade (I didn't go to Kindergarten because in the tiny town that I grew up in, only the private school had Kindergarten).

The social networks are humbling to say the least. I like to think that everybody knows Graphic Chemical & Ink Company and, by extension, me. That just ain't the case! Every once in a while, a friend request comes back with a message along the lines of, " who in the world are you?"

I recently returned from a trip that was mostly vacation. Vacations in the Clark family are trips where you see fewer customers than usual, but always find some printmakers. I was lucky enough to run into an art fair at our hotel, the day we left. Most of the art was made of local crafts...very well made, but for the most part, not my style. There was one artist, however, that had some truly amazing woodcuts. We had an opportunity to chat for a few minutes about her work...and of course, I saw it as an opportunity to suggest that we knew a little something about inks and papers as well.

Her artwork was truly incredible, but what most impressed me (or maybe it was depressed me) was that not only that she didn't know anything about Graphic Chemical, but that she was buying someone else's ink from one of our distributors.

So, we've still got a long way to go. But, for those of you who have heard of us (and I assume that means anyone reading this blog), I have a suggestion that should benefit you in the long run. Go to the following address: and become a fan of Graphic Chemical & Ink Company.

We've had a great response so far, and hope . . .
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Subject: Four Oceans Press 2010 Print Makers Calendar
Posted by: Kathe Welch

Four Oceans Press 2010 Print Makers Calendar is an awesome collection of the work of print-making artists.

This Calendar showcases the work of some of our favorite artists.

Annamie Pretorius,
Kathe Welch,
Leigh Beatty,
Guadalupe Victorica Reyes,
Kimberly Landers,
Senol SAK,
Heather Piazza,
Maria Regina Pinto Pereira,
Mark KNot,
Ellie McGuire,
Orla Harte,
Shelley Hagan,

More information can be found at

in reference to: Kathe Welch: 2010 Print Makers Calendar (view on Google Sidewiki)

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