Today's postings

  1. [Baren 41731] drawing, not really woodblock (Barbara Mason)
  2. [Baren 41732] re: Drawing, not really woodblock (Gayle Wohlken)
  3. [Baren 41733] Re: Drawing, not really woodblock ("Ellen Shipley")
  4. [Baren 41734] calling Sharen Linder ("Maria Arango Diener")
  5. [Baren 41735] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2010 16:03:12 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41731] drawing, not really woodblock
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Good Morning Baren
I spent the last few days at the Urban Sketchers World Wide first ever symposium
as it was here in Portland at PNCA, a local art college.
It was fun and tiring and I learned I have forgotten a bit. Three days of
sketching from 9-5 was daunting and frustrating and liberating and boy was I
ready for that glass of wine with dinner.
I am in that group shot on the left way in the back.... at any rate it was an
eye opener, I had forgotten how much fun it was to sit and draw, I have sort of
gotten out of the habit. So by the next symposium, which is in Lisbon, I might
have a few sketch books filled with passable drawings. It was really fun and all
started by a guy who works at the Seattle Times and did a blog for sketchers a
couple of years ago...people were there from Spain, Western Africa, all over the
USA, Portugal, France, Singapore and so on. I think South America was the only
continent not represented.
Spend a little time on this was just hugely fun and so many of the
artists are actually making a living with their sketching. A total surprise.
My best to you all,
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Message 2
From: Gayle Wohlken
Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2010 17:37:44 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41732] re: Drawing, not really woodblock
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Barbara, how inspiring! I want to get out my sketchbooks right now
and go out to the park and draw. You are so right that if you don't
practice, your skills will suffer. One of my painting teachers
(portrait painting) said she believed her skills would always stay
with her, so she stopped drawing while raising her children and was
surprised when she got back to drawing that she needed to relearn what
came so easily to her before. Draw every day! I am giving advice
that I don't even follow, myself, but after seeing those photos at the
sketching blog, I feel recommitted! Thank you, Barbara.

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Message 3
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2010 17:47:53 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41733] Re: Drawing, not really woodblock
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Thanx Barbara and Gayle for the reminder. I need to pick up my sketchbook
and just go. 8-] The symposium was so inspiring, as was the art.

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Message 4
From: "Maria Arango Diener"
Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2010 18:40:59 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41734] calling Sharen Linder
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Sorry for the intrusion, everyone!


Could you be so kind to shoot me an email; the address I have for you is

Maria - 1000woodcuts at gmail dot com



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Subject: Size matters - done, at last!
Posted by: Dave Bull

This thread about paper sizing is continued from here, and started here.

So, here we are with what - I hope - will be the final entry in the sizing saga. I ran the batch this morning, and by just before noon, they were all dry. Here they are, hanging in my bedroom upstairs:


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