Today's postings

  1. [Baren 41624] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V52 #5307 (Jul 14, 2010) ("Terry Peart")
  2. [Baren 41625] New member introduction (Gina Heacock)
  3. [Baren 41626] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Terry Peart"
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2010 15:20:53 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41624] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V52 #5307 (Jul 14, 2010)
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Carol, shhhhh! She's wrong folks... it rains ALL THE TIME here in the Great Pacific Northwest!
West Seattle

As a resident of the Pac. it's 85 degrees with 34% humidity. We get most of our rain during one season. Summers are "dry".

But then there is the winter...
C. Chapel

You are invited to:

Then I drew and painted all through grammar school. For me, the high point of the day was when the paints came out. Richard Diebenkorn 1922-1993
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Message 2
From: Gina Heacock
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2010 07:35:25 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41625] New member introduction
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Hello Baren forum!

I'm thrilled to be joining this group. I'm a little shy but I'll do my best
in this brief introduction.
My name is Gina Heacock and a little over a year ago (May of '09) I
graduated from the University of Iowa with a BFA in Printmaking. I'm afraid
I don't really have anything in the way of an online portfolio. Most of the
stuff I did was intaglio and a bit of lithography. I really enjoyed
engraving on copper in particular. I didn't start getting into relief
printing until the tail end of my stay at U of I after the flooding caused
us to move into new facilities. I've been doing a little more since then but
I'm still sort of finding my stride. I'm in the process of upgrading my
tools and looking into buying a baren. I'm normally into really detailed,
small scale work but I'd like to start working a little larger.

For printing, I'm currently using the spoon method and for solid areas I
have a speedball baren that I absolutely hate using. I have tiny hands and
I'm not the strongest person in the world. The wood handle gets in my way
and bothers me. I know I'll probably end up getting more than one baren and
right now I'm looking at the murasaki barens. Would you recommend a Murasaki
soft baren (has anyone used this yet?) or just the medium baren? For
stronger application would you recommend a stronger baren or ball bearing
baren and how is the korokoro? I'm looking for something comfortable and
affordable as well as high quality. If you have any other suggestions,
please let me know! I'm sorry I have so many questions but I figured you
guys would be able to help me out.

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

Subject: The finished print
Posted by: Sue

 I should have been working, a stack of black and white illustrations need doing..... but I took a chunk out of the day to get this printed. It took several proofs with minor block tweaks before I was happy to go for the edition but I was done by 3pm; just enough time to get some of those dratted illustrations done!

 And now all I have to do is think of a title for it! Image size is 7.6cm x 9cm.

The building itself is based on a traditional Cornish tin mine engine house, the like of which dot the landscape hereabouts in great profusion. Everywhere you look are crumbling mine buildings. I think they're wonderful places, massively built like ancient castles, yet only a century ago these were working mines.

This item is taken from the blog Studio Window.
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Subject: Winter Thaw
Posted by: Linda Beeman

Winter Thaw is another print in the 12 Views of the Shiawassee River series. It was a bright day in late January. We were traveling the back roads near Fenton when we came across this area of the river thawing at a little one lane bridge. The bushes had berries that turned a bright red and they were full of happy birds!

I have been remiss in that I usually just post the print and never the process. I can only say it's because I forget to take pictures. I might take the first couple but then forget to take the rest. So this time I made a point of taking every step. Ok, I missed one........but at least I consciously tried!
Step one:
I laid in the far background.

Step two:
berry bushes

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