Today's postings

  1. [Baren 41891] Re: We Are Pilgrims: the Book! (Annie Bissett)
  2. [Baren 41892] Re: Marilynn Smith's book project (Lana Lambert)
  3. [Baren 41893] RE: New Baren Digest (HTML) V52 #5355 (Aug 31, 2010) (john ryrie)
  4. [Baren 41894] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V52 #5355 (Aug 31, 2010) (Georgina Leahy)
  5. [Baren 41895] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Annie Bissett
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 14:33:09 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41891] Re: We Are Pilgrims: the Book!
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Marilynn, your questions are the same ones I've been pondering about
artist books. I think that choosing between a print-on-demand book of
reproductions vs. a single (or small-edition) handmade book of prints
and text depends on both your purpose and your intended audience.

I started the book about the Pilgrim series mostly with the intention
of having it available at galleries where I'm showing the prints. I
thought it could be kind of a "catalog" of the exhibit as well as a
way for people who may not be able to afford the prints to still
participate in the show somehow. It might still be a bit expensive
for some people ($39.95 including a paper upgrade plus a small markup
for me and the gallery) but cheaper than dinner and a movie! This
approach also worked because I didn't design the prints to be a book.
They're all different sizes and couldn't be bound, yet together they
form a narrative perfect for book form.

Like you, I'm thinking about making a book in the future utilizing
prints designed for that purpose. Quite a daunting project! I imagine
yours will involve more text than mine. Not sure how to easily get
the text on the pages. I think of Dan Dew and his psalms project.
He's inking his text by hand, I believe. I wonder if you could write
yours, or even print it out from your computer, and then make a plate
using a photo-etching technique like solarplate (Barbara?) which you
could print.

I look forward to hearing what others have to say, and to seeing your
project unfold!


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Message 2
From: Lana Lambert
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 14:51:20 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41892] Re: Marilynn Smith's book project
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Do you have access to an etching press?  Gum arabic transfer would work and age better too.
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Message 3
From: john ryrie
Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2010 03:06:36 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41893] RE: New Baren Digest (HTML) V52 #5355 (Aug 31, 2010)
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I am attending the Tasmanian printmaking forum this month on the 10, 11 & 12. Is anyone from Baren going?

John Ryrie
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Message 4
From: Georgina Leahy
Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2010 10:52:56 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41894] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V52 #5355 (Aug 31, 2010)
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sorry, although I am an Australian member I am not going, I hope you get someone
else though and I hope you have a great time, would be intersted to hear about

Georgina Carter-Leahy

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Subject: Grab-bag Update ...
Posted by: Dave Bull

Whole bunch of things are cooking this week, so it's another 'grab-bag' update ...

First, I've had a bunch of emails asking about the Playboy story. I wonder why! I have to tell you up front that this is nothing to do with typical 'Playboy' material. As I mentioned, they do a regular feature grabbing a few people who do a particular job, and put their 'data' up so that readers who are considering that field as a career can get a bit of an inside look at it.

Anyway, it's done, and the data for seven of us was published in the magazine yesterday. A scan is on this page of the Woodblock Shimbun section of the website. As it turned out, I am the oldest of the seven; the others are doing 'chalk art', 'spray art', acryl, and western painting. The lady directly above me on the page bills herself as being an 'Artist for Eros and Peace', which I guess might explain why this magazine chose her ...

Moving right along ... :-)

The Summer issue of the Hyakunin Issho newsletter is now online: [English] [Japanese].

It includes a story on the recent sizing experiments, and that leads me to the next item in this update ... the NHK project.

The producer was over here again today for another planning session. This is good news, as I have learned that the more time we spend in planning, obviously the better the finished program will be. But it . . .
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