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  1. [Baren 41534] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V51 #5293 (Jun 29, 2010) (Jean Womack)
  2. [Baren 41535] Woodblock printing in an abstract way (jennifer kelly)
  3. [Baren 41536] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Jean Womack
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2010 16:35:59 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41534] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V51 #5293 (Jun 29, 2010)
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Thanks. Now I know who not to ask for help from.
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Message 2
From: jennifer kelly
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 10:14:31 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41535] Woodblock printing in an abstract way
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I have just signed up 4 a woodblock printing workshop with a printmaker by the name of Graeme Leigh. I am not familiar with his work aside from his website. The workshop is being held in Sydney. Certainly worth a look.

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Subject: Framing and an Art In Action Announcement
Posted by: Andy English

I ended my last blog post with a photograph of my new set of exhibition frames. Having splashed out on them, I decided that I ought to upgrade my framing kit and do a really good job so that everything looks as good as can be.

As it happens, I bought myself a new mountboard cutting kit during my last demonstrating session at Art In Action but had never used it - I hadn't even unpacked it. I had been impressed by the demonstration I had been given and decided that it was time to break it out and use it.

I'm very pleased that I did because the system was easy to use and cut the most neat and accurate corners that I have ever managed. I am really pleased with the results I achieved after a very few practices. It is a FrameCo Matte Master System 660b.

Years ago, I used "Hang Its" on my smaller framed work. I finally found a source and bought a tub. They simply tap onto the backboard to give an easy to use flush finish:

From the same source, I decided to buy a point driver. I have always used pins and a hammer in the past but this method is faster, neater and - finally - the days of managing to nail my thumb to a frame are over:

The other change that I have made is to use a fine plastic covered wire that is held firmly by ferrules that are simply crimped. No more knotting:

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