Today's postings

  1. [Baren 42596] City has a blog ("Maria Arango Diener")
  2. [Baren 42597] Chinese New Year Exchange closing down.......... (Julio.Rodriguez #
  3. [Baren 42598] Hi from Baja, doing collagraph (Marilynn Smith)
  4. [Baren 42599] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Maria Arango Diener"
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2011 16:16:22 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42596] City has a blog
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Thank you to admins in Baren, SSNW and WEN for momentarily allowing my

The City of the World is now 111 strong and sign up is closed.

All the commentary will now be off these lists and happen via direct mail to
participants and the blog, for those of you who want to follow.

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Message 2
From: Julio.Rodriguez #
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2011 23:20:11 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42597] Chinese New Year Exchange closing down..........
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It was suppose to shut down on 12/31 but I been too busy to come anywhere
near a computer. For any stragglers still on the fence we will give it one
more day and shut it down sometime on Sunday 1/9.

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Message 3
From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2011 01:26:14 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42598] Hi from Baja, doing collagraph
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Thought it was time to check in with Baren. I have these sweet little
blocks that are venire bass wood. So perfect in size for my Baja
book. I tried I really did , I tried to carve them. No go, I was so
sad, I thought well give them to some one or oops burn them. Than I
went, hey collagraph girl do something. (such a strong substraight to
work with) I am sooo excited. Today on my doggie beach walk I picked
up all sorts of interesting things, nifty textures. I had carved a
wonderful mountain outline, that will stay and some other parts will
stay as a carving and the rest will be collagraph. I am starting my
Baja book and it is not going to be wood block, it will be a mixture
of whatever happens. Such fun. I am so excited. THANK YOU THANK YOU

I hope everyone is having a great start for the new year.

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Subject: Mystique Series #10 : Printing Stages 14~15
Posted by: Dave Bull

And the final two impressions today!

(These next two scans were made after the paper had been dried, so if you are trying to line these up it won't quite work, as the paper shrinks around 2% while drying ...)

Here's the outer embossed pattern - the same as on all the prints in this series of course. I do this while the paper is quite moist and receptive, and then immediately set each sheet out to 'dry' - or at least to give up the bulk of its moisture, before being placed into the drying boards for the final drying under pressure to keep the sheets flat.

The snow goes on after the paper is completely dry.

It's a mix of gofun (powdered shell) and nikawa glue. There are no particular secrets to the application - I tried using brushes of various stiffness, but ended up using that old standby ... my toothbrush. (I'll need to go and buy another one now ...)

The white powder on the prints has a different 'whiteness' as you move the print under the light. At some angles it almost disappears, and at other angles it seems to obscure the image underneath ... so I guess it's quite realistic in that aspect!

So the first batch (120 sheets) is done; I've got to switch to deskwork now for a couple of days, to get the story sheets and backboards ready, and it'll then be time to moisten another pile of . . .
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Posted by: Diane Cutter

I'm taking a page out of Henry Ford's assembly line idea and working on a series of ten linocuts, all abstracts based on Zentangle sketches I did last fall.  One is already done and the rest are in different stages of completion.  The only way I would be able to finish all ten is to do all of them at once.  

I bought some mounted lino from McClain's, the kind that has black ink on the surface.  Then I glued my patterns on the various blocks, let them dry, and began cutting.  The first was the one for the Baren print exchange 'Loco Motion' .

Estoy tomando una pagina de Henry Ford y su famoso 'assembly line' y estoy trabajando una serie de diez grabados en linoleo, todos abstratos basados en dibujos Zentangle que hice el otono pasado.  Uno ya esta hecho.  Los demas estan en diferentes etapas de ejecucion.  La unica manera en que seria capaz de terminar los diez es hacer todos a la vez.  

Compre algunos linos montado de McClain's, el tipo que lleva tinta negra en la superficie.  Luego pegue mis patrones en los distintos bloques, los deje que se secaron, y empezo a cortar.  El primero fue lo que hice para el . . .
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