Today's postings

  1. [Baren 40602] Karma Grotelueschen (Eileen Corder)
  2. [Baren 40603] YouTube: Typeface Trailer: Coming to DVD Spring 2010! ("Ellen Shipley")
  3. [Baren 40604] Re: Mariolla Sofianidi (μαριολλα σοφιανιδη)
  4. [Baren 40605] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Eileen Corder
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 16:10:03 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40602] Karma Grotelueschen
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Please contact me privately asap.
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Message 2
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 23:58:55 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40603] YouTube: Typeface Trailer: Coming to DVD Spring 2010!
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Typeface Trailer: Coming to DVD Spring 2010!

Wonderful old art. I'm looking forward to seeing the film.

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Message 3
From: μαριολλα σοφιανιδη
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 12:50:46 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40604] Re: Mariolla Sofianidi
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hi eileen,
i just saw your e-mail... if you will cut the exchange in 15 no i will not be ready unfortunatelly... i need at least one more week.. let me know please what are you gonna do..
thank you

>Please get in touch with me privately as soon as possible.
>Thanks so much!

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Subject: Paleo-Seahorse Block
Posted by: Ellen Shipley

This one's going quickly.  May still tweak it a bit, after a test print.  I want to work on some of the lines to add a bit more white.

I may or may not carve eyes.  Right now I'm planning to dab in details in ink.  That technique worked well with my paleo-horsefly.

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Subject: New Print completed
Posted by: Mark Mason

I'm just about to start trimming and packaging my next print.

It's based on a simple Hiroshige print I came across in a book I have, which I reduced down and played around with in Photoshop before pasting it onto the blocks to carve. On the original print, the sparrow was printed the same red colour as the flower petals. I've changed it to something a little more 'sparrowy'.

There are 4 magnolia blocks in this print, the black key block, red, grey and one block which had the brown and deep red seal. The black and grey block are both printed with sumi ink.

The image is approx. 6x16cms (2.5x6 inches) and is one of my smallest, but most finely detailed prints to date. The edition will be around 50 or 60.

I'm pleased with the result as this was a real learning exercise for me. I wanted to do some tight, detailed work and get a really even finish to the printing of the colours.
This print has taken me some way up that very long and interesting path.

I'll be doing more prints which are based on Japanese images in the future (how better to learn the process than by following the experts?) but for now, I want to create some new designs based on the landscape and wildlife around my home town in the Ribble Valley. The public response I've got from prints based on my own designs as opposed to 're-creations' of old images has given me the confidence to work on my own ideas.
My re-working of existing images, mainly from old Japanese woodblock print ehon (picture books) has been a kind of correspondance course across the centuries, and I'll always return to them to learn, reproduce prints and to seek out endless pleasure and inspiration. There really is nothing to compare to these humble looking little books in the West. Here, there has always been some kind of mental block to the idea of a book which is completely devoid of words. It's an alien concept to most people, sadly.
I'm sure the Japanese influence . . .
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