Today's postings

  1. [Baren 40278] SSNW09 reminder (Charles Morgan)
  2. [Baren 40279] more progress ... (Charles Morgan)
  3. [Baren 40280] Baren Ads & Ops December 2009 (Mary Kuster)
  4. [Baren 40281] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2009 17:09:55 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40278] SSNW09 reminder
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Note: This is not an official Baren exchange, although many Bareners have participated in the past and several are signed up for the current exchange.

Just a reminder ... sign-ups close on Monday, December 21!!!

SSNW09Its that time of year again, folks. Time to sign up for another glorious print exchange.


December 21, 2009 ... the Southern Summer Northern Winter Solstice


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Any editionable technique is acceptable.


7.5 X 11 in., or 19 x 28 cm


anything that fits on the paper


open theme ... anything you like


Charles Morgan
77 Moss Street
Victoria, B.C. V8V 4M2


Prints are due in the hands of the coordinator by March 1, 2010.

There is a participation fee of $15, Canadian, US, or Australian, when you submit your prints.

EDITION SIZE: So far we havemore than 25 but less than 30who have signed up for the exchange. I will send out a final total after sign-ups have closed.

Call for Entries
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Message 2
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 00:26:38 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40279] more progress ...
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Another 2.5 days in the studio, and my oxen are hanging to dry. For those of you who signed up for the Boar exchange but neither for the Rat nor for the Ox, your Boars are in the mail. I will be posting the multiples in one envelope to each of the rest of you.

I did the Ox after the Boar, because they used the same pigments and those pigments were already out on inking slabs.

Sooo ... on to the Rat!!!! He is a more complex puzzle, so printing may be a bit slower ... sigh.

I must say, however, that in spite of the tedium of doing so many at once, it is neat to see the image emerge from the assembly of the bits and pieces.

Hang in there, my faithful friends!

Cheers ....... Charles
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Message 3
From: Mary Kuster
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 02:09:57 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40280] Baren Ads & Ops December 2009
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Postings made on [Baren] members' blogs
over the past 24 hours ...

Subject: Whitewashing
Posted by: Annie B


I started out this series of prints about the Pilgrims with the question "who were my ancestors and do their thoughts and actions matter anymore?" As I've studied them and read various accounts of their exploits, the question that is with me more often is "Why don't we know this?" The more I learn, the more amazement I feel at how much of the history of my own country is neither taught nor considered relevant. One of the words we use to describe the glossing over or covering up of uncomfortable truths is "whitewashing."

Which made today's printing session seem so appropriate. Because I wanted to "screen back" the background so that later on I can overprint something else, I decided to basically whitewash it. I cut some squiggly yersina pestis (plague bacteria) style shapes on the flat block that I started out with and then printed the whole background with a couple of layers of thin white paint.

Yep, it looks whitewashed.

This item is taken from the blog Woodblock Dreams.
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