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From: "Maria Arango Diener"
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 17:02:06 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42602] Exchange #47
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Hello friends,

This is your now weekly reminder that Exchange #47 is due by February 1st,

I know everyone is caught up with the excitement of the New Year and all the
other stuff going on but it's time to buckle down and get this done. I have
heard from some of you and one person has already mailed their prints.

We have 27 remaining participants so I will need 28 prints, one for the

Patti Phare-Camp, please email me directly as your email keeps bouncing even
though it "seems" to be spelled correctly.

My own print is now in the process of transfer to the color blocks, the easy
part. Printing begins at the end of this week. In February I plan on
remodeling the kitchen (no, seriously!) so the sooner I get these prints
collated and sent back, the better.

Let's say prints in my hands by the weekend of February 5th? That's still
four full weeks, plenty of time to panic, cry a little, regroup, panic again
and get it done.

Happy printing everyone!

Maria, Coordinator Exchange 47



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Subject: Blessings Kite - Finished
Posted by: Annie B



Japanese woodblock (moku hanga)
Image size: 16.5" x 11.5" (42 x 29 cm)
1 shina plywood block
6 hand-rubbed impressions
Paper: Japanese washi provided by Drachen Foundation
Edition: 8

This print is my entry into the Drachen Foundation's Moku Hanga Kite Contest. The print will be sparred (dowels and string added) by the folks at Drachen.

After this weekend's tragic shootings in Tucson, Arizona, this image of peace and blessings feels even more resonant to me than it did when I started working on it.

The kites from this contest will be shown at the 6th Annual Kyoto International (KIWA) Exhibition in Kyoto in late March, at the 1st International Moku Hanga Conference in Kyoto in June, and later at Cullom Gallery and Mighty Tieton Arts, both in Washington state.

Blessings to all...

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Subject: Wood blocks on the way!
Posted by: Maria

Puzzle Piece by Ruth Leaf in Baren Puzzle #1
I ordered the wood this past weekend. Suffering from the dreaded plague (some kind of evil influenza-thing that has invaded the sanctity of my sinuses) couldn't stop me from clicking Buy It Now! on six beautiful pieces of 3/4" (about 3 cm) thick 7-layer cherry plywood.

Since I now have a bigger press and I have also been invited to print elsewhere, I thought about going with larger blocks but decided against it. In case anyone is thinking about doing something like this, the issues with wood are various.

First, it is easier to handle 24" x 32" (61 x 81 cm) blocks for a person my size, still fortunately enough taller than wider, but not very tall at all. The blocks have to be drawn on, stained with walnut ink on both sides, sanded smooth, and cut with a jig-saw. That's a lot of block twirling.

Second, the size lends itself nicely to printing on 22" x 30" (56 x 76 cm) paper, which is standard size for Western printmaking papers. I have to either trim each block a bit, or I believe this project I will leave a border to cut a registration mark in order to facilitate paper placement on each block.

Third reason . . .
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