Today's postings

  1. [Baren 40612] Member returns (l k)
  2. [Baren 40613] Re: Member returns (Viza Arlington)
  3. [Baren 40614] the Siberian TIGER on my Chinese New Year card ("bobcatpath #")
  4. [Baren 40615] Re: the Siberian TIGER on my Chinese New Year card ("Terry Peart")
  5. [Baren 40616] Le Green-Schubert invites you to visit her home studio (Le Green)
  6. [Baren 40617] reduction moku hanga (Linda Beeman)
  7. [Baren 40618] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: l k
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 13:03:18 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40612] Member returns
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I'm finally able to cut wood again.
Picking up with the 8th block of what looks to be either a 12 block set,
or as many as 24, if I cut blocks for words.
They are printed with only oil based black ink, and a wooden doorknob.
The best prints I'm getting come off of newsprint, which is not acceptable
for more than proofs.
I don't like the results of the mulberry, rolls from Graphic,
which actually work great for other blocks,
but, not for these....
I've gotten into way too much fine detail, the fine lines look rougher than they are cut.
I'm wanting to try various papers,
but with so many out there,
and my not being on top of this for too long,
can you guys offer some suggestions for papers I should investigate?
Hiromi, McClains, and the forum store are where I've gotten supplies in the past.

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Message 2
From: Viza Arlington
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 16:25:53 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40613] Re: Member returns
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I like the Masa paper from Daniel Smith. It is acid free and very white but
it gives a nice crisp print just like newsprint.
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Message 3
From: "bobcatpath #"
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 02:27:57 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40614] the Siberian TIGER on my Chinese New Year card
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i am glad to know my TIGER post cards are finding their way around the country and world
i received one comment which relayed the thought that to him it looked like a Bobcat !!
i replied that perhaps i have Bobcats on the brain ;-)

but really- i chose to depict a Siberian Tiger because they have longer, shaggier fur
than the African tigers do, because it gets pretty cold out there
his legs might appear too short?
that's because he is knee deep in snow
the longer fur lends itself well to the short quick gouge marks
which i used to create the look of that fur

a bobcat, in Maine anyway, never has a LOOOONG tail
nor a long back either-
he is a short , stubby, shaggy little tiger cat
but with SPOTS, not stripes

Gillyin Gatto
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Message 4
From: "Terry Peart"
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 04:16:10 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40615] Re: the Siberian TIGER on my Chinese New Year card
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Received mine here in Seattle on Saturday. I love your Tiger!
Thank you.
I started working on mine today.
Happy Valentine Day and Happy New Year Everyone!
West Seattle
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Message 5
From: Le Green
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 07:01:30 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40616] Le Green-Schubert invites you to visit her home studio
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Le Green-Schubert invites you to visit her home studio at207 Furr Dr., during the

A 2-day
self-guided tour of artists’ studios in neighborhoods along historic

Fredericksburg Rd. in San Antonio, Texas

Feb. 20, 11:00 am-6:00 pm & Sun., Feb. 21, noon-6pm

San Antonio, TX – December 2, 2009. The 3rd Annual On & Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour takes place
in San Antonio’s famed Deco District,
along a section of the celebrated Old
Spanish Trail Auto Highway. The event, scheduled for Feb. 20 and 21, 2010, features
two full days of leisurely self-guided tours that offer visitors the rare
opportunity to interact with area artists in their work spaces. From reclaimed
former neighborhood grocery stores to intimate backyard sanctuaries, the
studios on the tour provide the environments in which artists create a variety
of works, such as large ceramic sculptures, metalworks, one-of-a-kind light
fixtures, art photography, and a variety of paintings in various styles. Demonstrations,
hospitality, and opportunities to purchase art are all part of the On and Off Fred experience. The Mission of the On and Off Fredericksburg
Rd. Studio Tour is to promote the work of diverse visual and cultural artists
in the area, enhance the appreciation for the arts in the community, and
stimulate neighborhood revitalization.

More than 50 artists who live
and work in the 6 target neighborhoods will participate in the 2010
On and Off Fred Tour. Among them
are several artist who live in Monticello
Park. They are: David Alcantar (Furr), Norman René Avila
(Club), Le Green-Schubert (Furr), David Guerrero (North), María Guerrero
(North), Eric Lane (Quentin), and David S. Rubin (Quentin), plus Bihl Haus Arts
and IAMA Coffee House. They will open their spaces free to
the public from 11 am to 6 pm on
Saturday, February 20, and noon to 6 pm on Sunday, February 21, 2010.

tour weekend kicks off Friday evening,
February 19, 6:00-9:00 pm, with the not-to-be-missed On & Off Fred Autograph Party and Reception at Bihl Haus Arts, 2803 Fredericksburg Rd.,
with music by. On exhibit will be works by each of the studio tour
participating artists who will be on hand to autograph copies of the tour catalog. Lavish hors d’oeuvres,
wine, live jazz by George Prado (Quentin) and Joe Gonzalez, and the opportunity
to mingle with artists, event sponsors, and community leaders fill the evening.

the tour website—
—provides the visitor with compete tour information, a downloadable map, and
images of each artist’s work. On the
tour visitors are guided by a color-coded map that makes navigating the tour
easy. Seven neighborhoods are featured on the tour this year: historic Monticello Park,
stately Jefferson, Woodlawn Lake, Los Angeles
Heights, eclectic Keystone, charming Beacon Hill, and delightful Alta Vista. A full-color, 88-page studio tour catalog ($10)
may be purchased beginning Feb. 1st
at local participating businesses, including Vee’s Hair and Spa (1022
Donaldson) and the International School of Music and Art Coffee House (just off
Fredericksburg Road
@ 131 Babcock).

On and Off Fredericksburg Road Studio
Tour is made possible with the support of the City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs and
City Council District 7. The tour is organized
by area artists and Bihl Haus Arts (,
which is located at Primrose at Monticello Park Apartments, the only
non-profit professional art gallery on the premises of senior affordable
housing in the U.S. The gallery is
also supported by The Potashnik Family Foundation and Primrose. For more information, 210.383.9723, or

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Message 6
From: Linda Beeman
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 12:01:23 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40617] reduction moku hanga
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I love doing reduction prints. I also haven't done a reduction watercolor/moku hanga
(except, like Annie, partial reduction for deeper color) but can't see that it would be any
different than in ink. Same process just a different medium. I was thinking that I'd probably
need to print twice as many prints to get the 30 needed. But actually I don't think I would.
Watercolor is so much cleaner to work with. At least for me.
Unfortunately, I can't do this exchange. I have a huge looming deadline for 12 prints.

Linda Beeman

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Subject: Balizoma Prints
Posted by: Pistoles Press

This stony faced fellow is another in my trilobite series. His name is Balizoma and I printed him up this afternoon. I carved him one orientation on the block and then decided at the last minute to print him up another way. I hope it will create more interest in the final image when I add in the letterpress.
I got lazy saturday night and ended up paying for it today. I dampened the paper with my misting bottle instead of waiting for my dosa brush to soak. When I went to check the paper before printing it was dishearteningly warm. The was JUST enough water (we're probably talking microns here) to allow for a print run but I was still chasing the paper with misted newsprint and holding my breath when burnishing. Since I print on my desktop upstairs now, the upper part of the house is warm and dry in the winter and just breathing on the paper while printing (when it is this dry) can dry it out. They came out okay in the end but I learned my lesson and will be patient enough to use my dosa brush next time.

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