Today's postings

  1. [Baren 41640] Re: new 77 inch wide woodcut ("Mike Lyon")
  2. [Baren 41641] Re: new 77 inch wide woodcut ("Ellen Shipley")
  3. [Baren 41642] Linda Beeman & Mike Lyon (Linda Beeman)
  4. [Baren 41643] Re: new 77 inch wide woodcut ("Gretchen Grove")
  5. [Baren 41644] 777 inch wide wood cut, things in your studio? & lets be good to Gayle (Marilynn Smith)
  6. [Baren 41645] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Mike Lyon"
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 13:47:53 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41640] Re: new 77 inch wide woodcut
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An article on this print with video and 17 photos just published here:

-- Mike

Mike Lyon
Kansas City, MO
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Message 2
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 17:16:26 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41641] Re: new 77 inch wide woodcut
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That's for sure! Where do you get the energy? Absolutely amazing.


>ok, I am totally exhausted just watching this. You never cease to amaze
>us and have done so again, not just for the stunning beauty of this
>print but for your incredible "printing" machine and Carving Machines.
>Fabulous job! You get the gold star this week...the rest of us feel like
>slackers now!
>My best
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Message 3
From: Linda Beeman
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 17:21:45 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41642] Linda Beeman & Mike Lyon
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Thank you very much.
It is shina woodblocks from McClains Printmaking Supplies.
There are 5 blocks for this print but 2 of them have 2 colors on the same block.
I hope you try it! I love the peace and quiet of printing this way.

Mike Lyon:
My husband watched your video with me and was more impressed with the
machinery than the print. Then he watched your carving (router) machine one.
Now he's got it in his head that he should build
me that set up. Thanks a lot!! There goes my peace and quiet!
Seriously - you blow me away. I am stunned by your work.

Linda Beeman

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>Linda Beeman, Your print is beautifull. is has inspired me to try
>the technique.
>Is it a wood block, what kind? How many blocks did you carve? Thank
>you in advance for the answers.
>Saludos from México, Guadalupe
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Message 4
From: "Gretchen Grove"
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 19:05:10 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41643] Re: new 77 inch wide woodcut
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Wow Mike. I love that press. Could you tell us the weight of the rollers
or give us some of idea of how you made it.

Gretchen Grove
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Message 5
From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 02:15:24 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41644] 777 inch wide wood cut, things in your studio? & lets be good to Gayle
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Hey Mike you made me laugh and made my day. It was a delight to watch
your video, I definitely can not move that fast, WOW! I so appreciate
your love of making things. You look so HAPPY!! Doing what one loves
makes for joy.

The other day I walked out of my space into, well for the moment, the
husbands space. I could not help but laugh, he had tooth picks
holding up parts of YEAH my new counter. I had tooth picks helping me
put together my print, we sure were not picking teeth!

The question is WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR STUDIO that most would not
think would be part of making art?? If you are into a clean
conservation studio you have cooking oil and some other good cleaner.
There are all sorts of things that one who does not do art would not
expect to see an art studio. Like baby wipes and ? TELL EVERYONE we
can learn a lot from one another .


Know what, lets be really really good to our archivist, Galye. She
works, I am certain many hours to be sure our tips and important
things are saved for those who really need information. Please
respect her and remember to put a subject in the subject spot when you
reply to a Baren message. I have been really bad at this, umm I am
trying very very hard to reform. She does deserve our respect, thanks
all. 50 pushups for Marilynn the one who rarely remembers to put a
subject in the SUBJECT LINE when replying to Baren .

Happy printing everyone,
Marilynn, in wonderful Nahcotta, Wa

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Subject: Grass-2 large woodblock print 22.5 x 77 inches from 16 blocks

My lawn seems a near-perfect subject for drawings and woodblock prints.  Grass-1 was a drawing (not yet completed).  Grass-2 is a woodblock print — sixteen blocks cut two blocks to a sheet of 4x8 foot quarter-inch cherry plywood.  Grass-3 is another drawing under construction at the moment.  This format allows me to ink and print a block all from one side of my 5 x 10 foot stationary bed pinch-roller press.  Images like this one lend themselves very well to my pr0cess.  The staccato rhythm of the many transitions from lightest to darkest works so nicely (so long as registration is perfect) and I love the way the quick changes in the blades of grass are moderated by slower visual rhythms of the relatively large clover and other leaves so there’s a bit of music in this print, and a bit of mystery and drama, I feel.  Not only the visual cycle of lights and darks, but also something about birth, death, and renewal.  My eye spirals through this image, following the shafts of the grass, pausing in the leaves, circling, circling, and I notice that some things are fresh and healthy and others seem to have been chewed up and decayed — and what’s going on under that surface?  Dirt and worms and…  This kind of (somewhat allegorical) image works for me on many levels and I don’t imagine I’ll grow tired of looking at it… Time will tell!

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