Today's postings

  1. [Baren 40897] Re: plastics ("Maria Arango Diener")
  2. [Baren 40898] plastics (Lee Churchill)
  3. [Baren 40899] Re: plastics (Marilyn Anderson)
  4. [Baren 40900] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Maria Arango Diener"
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 18:12:34 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40897] Re: plastics
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No, no! bag the entire edition in one bag; I can fit a stack of 100 prints
into one bag.
You can get 100-pack 16x20 bags for 19.00, smaller sizes even cheaper.


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Message 2
From: Lee Churchill
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 20:08:43 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40898] plastics
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>>>After digging on their site for a bit the bags are made with 100% virgin polypropylene, so it is a stable material. Also at $23.00 for 100 13x 16 bags very reasonably priced.
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Message 3
From: Marilyn Anderson
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 22:18:42 GMT
Subject: [Baren 40899] Re: plastics
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Here in Rochester, NY, artists and photographers are super conscious
about archival issues. Have been using Lumiere Photo bags for years.
It is a good company and a link for a good source for archival
polypropylene bags and interleaving paper:

Marilyn Anderson

Interleaving Paper
Lumiere Interleaving Paper is an archival 100% high alpha cellulose,
neutral pH, buffered paper. It is lignin free and comes in an 80#
text. It is bright white with no deckled edges.
12 sizes available
Details & Order Form

Poly Bags
Now you can enjoy your collection while keeping it safe! Poly Bags are
durable, transparent sleeves to protect your collectibles from
frequent handling. The polypropylene bags are offered in a variety of
sizes for standard items such as newspapers, postcards, comic books
magazines and matted prints.
13 sizes available from 3.5x5.5 to 44x64
Details & Order Form
Clear Bags (50 Count)
Clear Bags protect your artwork, yet allow it to remain visible for
presentation. Guard your work from smudges or moisture with durable
crystal clear bags. They can hold matted artwork up to 4-ply front and
6 sizes available from 5x7 to 20x24

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Postings made on [Baren] members' blogs
over the past 24 hours ...

Subject: Mystique Series : Box construction ...
Posted by: Dave Bull

Today I received a few snapshots from the woodshop that is building the cases for the Mystique prints. This looks like such a fun job ... I wish I could be working on these!

No I don't.

Yes I do!



Anyway, here they are ... They are using paulownia wood for the main 'carcass'. We had discussed using a hardwood for the top panel, because I was a bit uncertain that paulownia would be strong enough after the deep slot was cut into it, but they came up with a tenoned style of construction that gives plenty of strength. This is going to save us a huge amount in shipping costs.

The guy is brushing glue over the tenon, ready to fit it into the slot on the side piece.

The cases are being made up in a 'square' shape, and get their rounding after the thing has been glued together.

We have a small problem in that the main batch of 200 isn't due to arrive here until the first week in April - after the exhibition - but I of course need one to show there. They originally said 'no can do', as they are doing everything in assembly line fashion, but I pushed a bit and they pulled some parts off the line and put one together for me.

They're going to send it over tomorrow, so I'll try and get some better shots then ...

But so much going on right now! I finished another two colour blocks for the first pair of prints this morning, but then had to put that aside because Ichikawa-san brought over another ten finished copies of the final Solitudes book, and I had to spend the rest of the afternoon getting those packed into their own paulownia boxes and then out the door.

Tomorrow is going to be the final day of preparation and packing for the exhibition - the rental truck and driver will be pulling up to the front door around Sunday noon, and off we'll go ...

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Subject: Back at it: making art
Posted by: Sharri

It has been ages since I've communicated via blog.  Mainly, because I was laid low the months of Oct., Nov., Dec., and January with emergency surgery & all that goes with that.  In January I was back in the hospital again because I had done everything wrong - ate all the wrong things and was, in general, a very bad girl.  In my defense, the hospital sent me home with no direction.  When they said I could eat Bananas, Rice, Applesauce and Toast, I ate what was in the house: brown rice & whole grain toast. No! It was supposed to be white everything.  Basically, I could eat anything over-refined and with absolutely no nutritional value.  It is hard to generate any energy on such a diet. 
Due to this turn of events I missed my Christmas visit to Granddaughterland, aka North Dakota, and by March I was getting desperate for a Granddaughter fix.  I've just returned from glorious Grand Forks and Camille and I managed to get in a printmaking session.  I helped Grace with a couple of paintings

for a school project, and Camille and I did various craft and art related projects.  After a rousing game of Fancy Nancy we drew bedrooms and Nancy.  But the printmaking was the most fun.  Here is a shot of Camille burnishing her foam plate.  I'm not sure she ever really got the concept as the plates seemed to be much more important to her than the prints.  I think Grace will be ready to do some actual carving next winter, so maybe I can get her to do a little linoleum print - or we might find time for that this summer, though their time here seems to pass much too quickly to do much of anything that requires staying in one spot.
Next on the agenda is some studio clean up and then Grandma had better get back to work or she won't have much for a July show. Yikes!

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