Today's postings

  1. [Baren 41698] test (Linda Beeman)
  2. [Baren 41699] Re: test (Juergen Stieler)
  3. [Baren 41700] WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR STUDIO ("Phare-Camp")
  4. [Baren 41701] galleries ("Maria Arango Diener")
  5. [Baren 41702] New Kid on the (wood) block (Thomas McCarthy)
  6. [Baren 41703] Re: New Kid on the (wood) block (Barbara Mason)
  7. [Baren 41704] From the Baren Mall Manager (Barbara Mason)
  8. [Baren 41705] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Linda Beeman
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 14:44:26 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41698] test
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This is a test post. Got word that my emails aren't coming thru right.
If it goes thru ok then my last post was wondering why the last few exchanges haven't been uploaded to the sight.  I really like looking at them.

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Message 2
From: Juergen Stieler
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 15:28:19 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41699] Re: test
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Hi Linda, got your test message

Best - Juergen
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Message 3
From: "Phare-Camp"
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 17:59:29 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41700] WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR STUDIO
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned baby I will :^} Designed to
gently clean the messiest baby butt they're easy to grab for wiping of inky
finger tips before handling printing papers...perfect for oily ink cleanups
and gently removes eye makeup better than any expensive designer cosmetic
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Message 4
From: "Maria Arango Diener"
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 20:00:53 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41701] galleries
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Galleries are updated as the Exchange Manager and other volunteers can
squeeze the time to update them.

This morning I managed to squeeze out the measly four-ish hours that it
takes to update and upload ONE gallery for ONE exchange. (On an unrelated
matter, my Exchange 45 prints will now be four-ish hours late, ha!)

Exchange #43 Gallery is now updated for your perusal and linked from the
Exchange Galleries page.

Meantime, it would greatly help expedite matters if everyone would fill out
their colophon information using the form online; we need the information in
the format that the form online spews out. Spelling correctly also helps,
everything is done either by automated scripts or copying and pasting so
miss-spellings, low caps, missing info, etc. is uploaded as the participants

As soon as I receive colophon and scans, photos, or a physical exchange 41
and 42, I will update those galleries as well.

As far as I know, Exchange 44 has not yet been completed.

Volunteers to scan/photograph and format images appropriately are always
welcomed with open arms. Please coordinate your efforts with our tireless
Exchange Manager.

Thanks everyone for your patience,

Maria (unofficial web helper kinda gal)

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Message 5
From: Thomas McCarthy
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2010 01:34:49 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41702] New Kid on the (wood) block
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My name is Tom McCarthy. I live in Matsuyama Japan. I started living in Japan about 21 years ago in Kyoto. I may have met some folks here at the "Rub a Dub" hole in the wall near Shi-jyo in Kyoto... or Chikyuya restaurant.

Needless to say I love prints (of all kinds) and have tried my hand at a couple for fun. I'll see if I can't post a picture or two. As an educator, I'm mostly interested in illustration to that purpose.

I have already learned a lot from the baren and appreciate it.
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Message 6
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2010 01:43:46 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41703] Re: New Kid on the (wood) block
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Welcome Tom. The baren is a great network of great people.
Since you are in Kyoto, do you know Richard Steiner? He has come to Portland
several years in a row to teach but is taking a break this year.
The economy is bad so we did not think we could get enough students... everyone
is watching their nickels.
I think David Stones lives in the hills not far from Kyoto and he is also a
great printmaker, although he is so busy he hardly has time to work on his art.
That is one of the downsides of teaching anything... it takes all your time.
My best
Barbara in Oregon
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Message 7
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2010 05:06:22 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41704] From the Baren Mall Manager
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Dear Baren Family,

The world wide dip in the economy has affected everyone as have all the
increased security scans on international shipments. There is a lot of extra
paperwork to fill out now and that takes our suppliers more time. In business
time is money.
For this reason we are instituting a minimum order of $100 on all future Baren
Mall orders. We regret if this makes it difficult for some of our customers,
but the other choice is to no longer have the mall available and that would be
Thanks for understanding our situation and abiding by the new rules. If you are
desperate, you might get another printmaker to order with you to make the

My best to you all
Barbara - Mall Manager

Digest Appendix

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

Subject: Size matters - building the tray
Posted by: Dave Bull

I went back up to the 'home center' this morning, to make a final decision on what to use for the heating tray. One day last week I had hopped on the bike and headed for a couple of local sheet metal shops - going by the listings in the Yellow Pages - but no luck ... they were all gone. And it's just as well really, because even if I had found one that could do the job, I know what they would charge - an arm and a leg. I remember when I had a similar tray made up for me around 40 years ago, for steaming and bending guitar parts, and that was around $20 I think, but there is no way I would ever get something for that kind of price these days!

I stopped by the local indigo dyeing workshop, to ask the owner Murata-san if he had any recommendations on somebody who could do the job, but he didn't, and he thought it would probably be 'around $400 ...'.

So it was off to the home center, to either get some supplies for making one, or to find something I could convert. And I found it straight away!

Of course, a large-size paint can! This one is not paint, it's thinner, which will clean out of the can much more easily than paint would, and it is very cheap - only 2,400 yen for the 14 liter can. I roped it onto the back of my bike, brought it home, and transferred all the thinner to an old 'poly tank' that has been gathering dust here. So I now have a lifetime supply of paint thinner ... not that I ever paint anything, but it should be useful for cleaning rollers and stuff.

Anyway, to work ... First step (after washing it out thoroughly) was to split it in two:


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Subject: Wrinkled corners/Jajim continued
Posted by: Andrew Stone

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