Today's postings

  1. [Baren 41571] Artists just keep making art (Marilynn Smith)
  2. [Baren 41572] Re: posts (jennifer kelly)
  3. [Baren 41573] Re: posts (jennifer kelly)
  4. [Baren 41574] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2010 15:32:29 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41571] Artists just keep making art
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Barbara, your statement about artists keeping going and making art no
matter what sure hit home. Yesterday some one asked me if I was
retired, I said no my husband is retired. I am an artist and free
lance writer and our type never retire, we just keep on working. It
always amazes me how sharp artists can be into their 80's, lets hope
we can all still be working and thriving for such a long time. How
fortunate we are to be doing things we love.

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Message 2
From: jennifer kelly
Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2010 11:13:38 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41572] Re: posts
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I am mostly self taught am unaware of the very early history of
printmaking. However I drove to the beach yeserday, to photograph the
coal ships that queue in the ocean, waiting their turn on to fill with
coal. In my mind, they are always parallel to the horizon. In fact,as
large as they are, they turn depending on the direction of the wind, I
think they are anchored at this polnt. There were 12 huge ships hanging
on the horizon with their sterns facing the shore.This got me thinking
about the differences from perception, memory and reality in art.
Inspiration comes in many guises, but which do we choose to follow,
conciously or not in the development of an image for a print?


>Let's start a conversation about inspiration, or color choice or the
>beauty of black and white work, or an interesting artist from the past
>-- How about the origins of printmaking -- do you think that early
>Mesopotamian cylinder seals have anything to do with the development of
>printmaking? I am sure someone will come up with something interesting
to talk about.


>Still cool here in Oregon, but the strawberries are ready and they are delicious!
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Message 3
From: jennifer kelly
Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2010 11:19:15 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41573] Re: posts
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Subject: Westercon
Posted by: Ellen Shipley

I had some pieces in the Westercon 63 Art Show over the Fourth of July Weekend in Pasadena, CA.  First time I've showed at Westercon and I didn't know what to expect.  It was a small show and sadly had a terrible traffic pattern (stuck off in an isolated hallway in the hotel with no signage).

In spite of that I managed to sell a piece, Be It Known To All..., a black and white woodcut of an early period printer.

It was bought by an early period enthusiast, so I'm pleased it went to a good home.

I followed a bit of advice from Maria Arango's excellent book, Art Festival Guide, and rematted and framed a few of my pieces to show them to better effect.  I think my display was much improved.  It's a learning process.

The bidding sheets are a necessary evil that can't be helped.  I did make a little handmade sign explaining my Paleo-Mythos themed woodcuts, which I added later.  I'll . . .
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Subject: First proof
Posted by: Sue

I pulled this quick proof yesterday morning, before 8am. As you see, some tweaks to be performed and some ragged bits to tidy up. Despite my careful cleaning up of press and inking table after the disruption in the studio, a small bit of dust has managed to sneak through onto the figure's ear.

I will be working on the block this week and hopefully have something further to show by the weekend.

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