Today's postings

  1. [Baren 42347] exchange #47 (Linda Beeman)
  2. [Baren 42348] RE: exchange #47 ("Maria Arango Diener")
  3. [Baren 42349] A Line Across the Block ("Ellen Shipley")
  4. [Baren 42350] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Linda Beeman
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 13:42:36 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42347] exchange #47
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Is Exchange #47 now closed?  Is the total number really just 24?
Linda Beeman

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Message 2
From: "Maria Arango Diener"
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 17:47:02 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42348] RE: exchange #47
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Hello Linda and call to valiant Bareners!

I will be the coordinator for Exchange #47 just as soon as we can get the
final list compiled; just a little innocent delay in getting things going.
In the meantime, let's fill it up!! Com'on everyone, last call for the
incredible experience of trying out the challenging and exciting world of
moku-hanga. I know YOU WANT TO!

I will be sending the official welcome notice and confirmation to
participants very shortly but please don't delay commencing your awesome
prints. Let's get them started.

Maria, speaking as Exchange #47 Coordinator

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Message 3
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 19:19:47 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42349] A Line Across the Block
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I have a question about shina blocks from McClains. I'm staining a couple 8"x6" blocks and I've noticed they both have a line going across the surface (with the grain). It looks like the top layer of lamination breaks there, perhaps where two pieces were joined.

They seem smooth to the touch, but I'm wondering if I'll run into trouble carving near these lines (one on each block), or if they're likely to print as a grain line?

I haven't come across this before. Is it much of a problem?


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

Subject: Bye-bye USA!
Posted by: Dave Bull

A few minutes ago, I made the following change to the subscription page for my Mystique series of prints:

"Notice: effective immediately, I am no long able to accept new subscriptions to this series from collectors based in the USA. The TSA and DHS (don't you love those acronyms) are enforcing new restrictions on air cargo, and in response to these, the Japanese Post Office has suspended acceptance of packages heavier than 16 ounces for the US from 'non-trusted' sources. That includes me.

"Individual prints are small and light enough to 'fly under the radar', but the storage/display box is not, so a subscription sans box would be possible (if you were willing to build one yourself.) I have no idea how long these restrictions will be in place. Believe me, I am sorry!"

Thank you TSA! I guess this is in response to all those package bombs that we Japanese have been sending over there! I mean, some of my prints are bombs, but I didn't mean you to take it like this!

Note for current collectors: don't panic ... your prints will continue arriving as scheduled. The new restrictions are on packages over 16 ounces, and your monthly print package is under that level ...

This item is taken from the blog Woodblock RoundTable.
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Subject: Coloring Cartoons
Posted by: Ellen Shipley

Working out the colors for the two blocks.  The first block will have the major areas of color -- sky, reindeer, Tay.

The second block will have the detailed bits -- stonework, antlers, harness, initials.

Actually I'll carve this:

[Long item has been trimmed at this point. The full blog entry can be viewed here]

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Subject: Exchange 46 Linoleum block print
Posted by: Viza Arlington

Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: Sugar Skull
paper size: 5X7 inches
image size: 5X7 inches
edition: open
Hand-colored linoleum block print on Rives BFK paper.

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