Today's postings

  1. [Baren 42425] Re: Longtime lurker joins the party (Sherrie York)
  2. [Baren 42426] Re: Baren Digest (old) V53 #5446 (Graham Scholes)
  3. [Baren 42427] Re: Longtime lurker joins the party (cjchapel #
  4. [Baren 42428] Re: Longtime lurker joins the party (ruthleaf)
  5. [Baren 42429] Mall update... (David Bull)
  6. [Baren 42430] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Sherrie York
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 15:02:25 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42425] Re: Longtime lurker joins the party
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Thank you for your questions, Barbara and Gayle....

I've been primarily using hosho paper, although lately I've been
experimenting with kitikata, awagami and mulberry. Once upon a time I
tried making big reduction prints by hand on Rives BFK. Nightmare.

As for process, I'd say 98% reduction prints, with the occasional
additional block carved when I need to correct something or I
suddenly decide I want to change something halfway through. (I am a
notorious non-planner.)

Oil-based inks in reduction by hand (and the burnishing strength you
mentioned, Barbara) means I've been so far limited to about 11 or 12
color passes, but I've been trying to work more transparent colors
into the mix to extend that. (Requires planning, though... you can
imagine my discomfort.)

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Message 2
From: Graham Scholes
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 15:53:40 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42426] Re: Baren Digest (old) V53 #5446 -- Sherrie's Prints
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Hi Sherrie,

I have been looking in from time to time and am taken by
your Watercolors and Linocuts. Good work for sure.

I have signed up a couple of days ago and it seems just in time...
I would have probably missed your post..... (which are now called
tickets in the techie world....)

Hello to all that know me and looking forward to meeting the new guys.


> From: Sherrie York
> I've been standing in the corner hiding behind the potted palm at
> this party long enough, time to introduce myself!
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Message 3
From: cjchapel #
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 16:37:35 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42427] Re: Longtime lurker joins the party
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Such nice work! I've bookmarked both sites. Thank you.

Addition to website November 4
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Message 4
From: ruthleaf
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 17:34:20 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42428] Re: Longtime lurker joins the party
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Sherrie, your linocuts are beautiful, your use of space on so small
an area -- terrific.

Ruth Leaf
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Message 5
From: David Bull
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 07:59:35 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42429] Mall update...
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We have an update on last week's situation with the Japanese post
office - when they announced that airmail from Japan to the US was
being suspended.

They have posted a message on their website this evening that as of
December 1st, 'normal' airmail service between the two countries will
resume, with one qualification - shipments may/will be delayed for up
to three days.

So the Mall is back in business - it seems - and although orders may
take a few days longer to arrive, at least the route has been opened

Other countries have announced their own measures to deal with the US
anti-terrorist rules, and I heard just this morning that Australia
will be applying a surcharge on packages to pay for the extra costs
incurred with 'ensuring security'. So far, no word on the Japanese
post office doing something similar.


Digest Appendix

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

Subject: Test Print -- Xmas Card
Posted by: Ellen Shipley

Very rough test print, just to see how the blocks work together.  Poor alignment is operator error.  ;-j  I definitely think it's going to work!

Stonework's a little dark, but I think it'll work.  Have to work on inking techniques next.  I need to make myself some felt daubers.

This one's better.  And I can see how I have to carve away more of the board, around Tay especially.

This item is taken from the blog Pressing-Issues.
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Subject: Repetitive Strain injury
Posted by: Georgina

I have been battling a injury sustained through working in my new job and have avoided anything that might exacerbate it, hence no new linocuts despite some recent thoughts and ambitions in that direction.

I have been linocutting seriously since 2004 and can say that I have never had a lasting injury from this. I have cut myself about twice and have felt a tired hand and stopped work and had a rest but never damaged myself.

Ergonomically good linocutting depends on good position, warm, soft lino and rest breaks, as I do it for pleasure I never push it into pain.

Anyhow I shall not be cutting while I have this injury just to ensure I don't delay healing. The physio says I should be able to get back into it within a few months!!!!!!

I injured myself at work with repetitive mouse work, lack of awareness meaning probable incorrect posture and lack of rest breaks. So take care not to do damage to yourself at work or while cutting your lino. Incidentally one of the reaasons I use lino is because it is softer than wood,meaning less pressure. Must stop this typing now!

This item is taken from the blog The Linocutter has a new adventure.
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