Today's postings

  1. [Baren 42216] Exchange #47 technique question (andrea #
  2. [Baren 42217] Re: 2011 Print Exchange (Julio.Rodriguez #
  3. [Baren 42218] Ink exhibit at UCL Museums, London, this December (David Harrison)
  4. [Baren 42219] Re: "Survivors" - 2011 Print Exchange (Julio.Rodriguez #
  5. [Baren 42220] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: andrea #
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 16:25:06 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42216] Exchange #47 technique question
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In regards to the moku hanga exchange, I am a little unsure of how strict we are adhering to the traditional technique. Specifically, does there have to be an outline key block? If you have some shapes that are part of the design but yet aren't an outline that you use to transfer the design to other blocks before carving, does this fit the definition of the key block? Just curious, as I realized this morning that a set of blocks I have been working on carving fit the dimensions of the paper for exchange 47 exactly.Thanks,Andrea Starkey
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Message 2
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 21:43:37 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42217] Re: 2011 Print Exchange
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Hi Mariana.....

Yes the project in on, we think we have a name..."Survivors" or "Survival"
and everyone so far wants to do a book type format with prints, poems,

I won't necessarily be running the project but I will get a signup page
going on the Baren site so everyone interested can signup and we can go
from there.

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Message 3
From: David Harrison
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 00:21:10 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42218] Ink exhibit at UCL Museums, London, this December
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I just read on Facebook that UCL Museums in London will have a small
exhibition on ink in December. It looks like fun. Here's the text as culled
from UCL's museum events list:

"INK is an eclectic collection of 120 objects all relating to the history and
substance of ink. It draws extensively from the remarkable museums, archives
and the work of staff at University College London.

Contemporary artworks sit alongside a fossilised squid, a 15th century German
prayer book and Francis Galton’s fingerprints.

‘Live respondents’ including Guardian cartoonist Martin Rowson will inhabit
the exhibition every day, producing new objects to be added to the ever
growing repository of ink.

The UCL North Lodge is a new exhibition space transformed by Mobile Studio
architect practice and the curators of INK"

Dates and contact details on their site here:


David H
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Message 4
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 09:34:27 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42219] Re: "Survivors" - 2011 Print Exchange
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There is now a signup page for the "Survivors" 2011 Print exchange, a new
look ten years after '911'. You can access the signup page from Baren's
main website page under the "Print Exchange Program" tab or from the link
below. A book format to include prints, poems, etc has been discussed on
the forum. More details will be made available as signup participants
discuss and decide on project scope. Most likely such a project will need
a "team" of this is your chance to step up and help
shape the project.

let me know if you have any questions or suggestions....

thanks....Julio Rodriguez

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Subject: Mine, all mine! (Maybe!)
Posted by: Dave Bull

For the past few months, I have been posting small 'countdown' images, showing a series of numbers being crossed off. This was the one from a month ago, showing 'one' left:

Well, here we are at the end of the month, and this weekend, it is time to post the final version:

Those of you who have read the Autumn edition of my newsletter posted the other day already know what this is about. November 1st is Mortgage Liberation Day!

The countdown was simply showing the progress of the 120 monthly payments of the ten-year term of my housing loan. Sometime in the coming week, when the final paperwork gets stamped with my seal, and the last legal fees are paid, this house/workshop will be 'all mine'.

Two stories in my newsletter give a bit more background: the original story (from ten years ago) about buying the house, and the current story about paying for it.

And I paid for the whole thing with my baren! Wow!
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