Today's postings

  1. [Baren 42742] International small print : big impression exhibition ("Harry French")
  2. [Baren 42743] Viza Arlington (Guadalupe Victorica)
  3. [Baren 42744] Re: International small print : big impression exhibition ("Ellen Shipley")
  4. [Baren 42745] Re: Viza Arlington (Viza Arlington)
  5. [Baren 42746] RABBIT postcards ("bobcatpath #")
  6. [Baren 42747] Re: Happy Year of the Bunny to everyone (Louise Cass)
  7. [Baren 42748] Re: Happy Year of the Bunny to everyone ("Jeanne Norman Chase")
  8. [Baren 42749] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Harry French"
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2011 13:59:32 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42742] International small print : big impression exhibition
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Greetings Bareners.

First of all thank you all for the lively debate on and off line about the
status of the lino print.

On Thursday I was invited to a private view of an international
contemporary fine art printmaking exhibition , organized by the Leicester
printmakers who are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their formation.

I was delighted that my traditional woodcut illustrating the activity of a
Berlin street organist was accepted by the jury.

Regina and I went to the private view that had over 180 guests.

The Cathedral, Guildhall and the German Expressionist Galleries at the venue
were an added attraction.

For UK members living in the Midlands the exhibition dates are :

5th Feb to 2 May : New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester.

7th May to 26 June : 78 Derngate, Northampton.

26 July to 29th Aug : Rufford Craft Centre, North Nottinghamshire.

3 Sept to 9 Oct Galley Top, Nr Matlock, Derbyshire.

22 Oct to 4 Dec : Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham.




BTW it was interesting to see that amongst the 150 international prints
there were 24 linoprints and just 2 woodblock prints.

Perhaps my theory about lino is correct. However I'll always use both
depending on the subject matter.
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Message 2
From: Guadalupe Victorica
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2011 14:53:37 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42743] Viza Arlington
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Hello , Viza Arlington, your print is awesome and beautiful.
What type of ink did you use for the white lines? I also work in my kitchen and dinning room.
I sometimes picture printmakers in spacious workshops.

Saludos, Guadalupe

Fourth International Prints for Peace 2011
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Message 3
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2011 16:36:52 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42744] Re: International small print : big impression exhibition
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Hi Harry,

That was a great looking show. How interesting that there were only 2 woodcut prints. A dying art? I hope not! Glad you're keeping it alive.

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Message 4
From: Viza Arlington
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2011 17:24:06 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42745] Re: Viza Arlington
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Hi Guadalupe,
Thank you! it feels so good to be finished. i mostly used Daniel Smith
oil based relief inks. i mixed my own colors as i went along. the
white line is the carved line and therefore paper color. the colors i
used were permanent green, phthalo blue, hansa yellow light and
medium, burnt umber, burnt sienna, yellow ocher and some paynes grey
charbonnel etching ink. i hope to participate in the prints for peace
this year. thank you for organizing such a wonderful event.
Viza Arlington

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Message 5
From: "bobcatpath #"
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2011 19:15:22 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42746] RABBIT postcards
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hello Bareners

it WAS the Chinese New Year on Thursday, Julio ,

my postcards , printed during the Ground Hog Day blizzard ,on wedneday,

are sitting in my mailbox with the flag up

and will soon hop off to destinations around the world-

I raise rabbits ,so it was especially fun to do a portrait
one of my does , Diega , and her youngster-

Prince(or Princess) Summer Fall Winter Spring

Diega- a Satin Rex - looks alot like our local

Snowshoe Hare without the characteristic
seasonal changing of color from white in winter

to brown in summer

or "Varying " -also called Varying Hare

the tracks of the wild hares are all over my woods

and also thetracks of the fox , bobcat , and coyote who pursue them-

i have depicted the 'seasons ' around then outside border

in a series of tiny summer, fall, winter and springs

Michelle Morrell-
i sent two emails to the list, thanking you for your
'numera una coneja"
but i guess they disappeared into cyber space

so thanks and

thanks to Carol and Jane who sent # 2 and# 3

i make # 4--

hope everyone has a

"varied " and creative


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Message 6
From: Louise Cass
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2011 21:08:41 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42747] Re: Happy Year of the Bunny to everyone
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Hi Julio- as I'm preparing my bunnies to hop out into the
world, I realized my last year's Tyger is not on the baren
card site - I'm pretty sure they went out to everyone??!!
who puts them up?
Happy 2011!
Louise Cass
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Message 7
From: "Jeanne Norman Chase"
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2011 21:35:42 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42748] Re: Happy Year of the Bunny to everyone
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Some bunnies came my way but some went the wrong way due to a wrong address. address is 1817 nor 1864. Some rabbits are going to lose their way.!!!!!!!!!!!!Waiting for your bunny Louise.
Jeanne Norman Chase
Mine will be hopping soon.

Digest Appendix

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

Subject: Christmas in January!
Posted by: Dave Bull

Five or six times a year, I find in my mailbox an envelope with a thick catalogue inside. This is from one or another of the print and oldbook dealers downtown. Some years back, during the years when I was making the very popular poetry series, and had money 'to spare', I was a regular customer of those shops, but in recent years the number of catalogues arriving in my postbox has tapered off, as they have one-by-one dropped me from their mailing lists!

These catalogues are a lot of fun to browse. It is sometimes frustrating to see a beautiful book or print that I would like to own, but which carries a very high price because it has become a 'collectors' item'. I don't want to buy it for its 'collectible value', I just want to have the beautiful object here on my bookshelf, but unfortunately the two things can't be separated ...

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Subject: Last Artist Standing ;-j
Posted by: Ellen Shipley

I've been on an artistic hiatus since the holidays. But it's time I get back to work.

I've been a little sidetracked with another project, non-art related, but I've come up with a plan to combine the two.

I'm currently involved in a writing contest -- Last Author Standing -- in the fanfiction community (ok, so I'm a geek). Every two weeks I get a prompt and then I have to write a short story (from 100 to 1000 words) on a related topic. Then we vote and someone wins and someone gets "voted off the island" until there is one last author standing. S/he gets the acclaim of their peers and a gift certificate to a bookstore, or somesuch. Like I said, geeky.

Anyway, I'm having a lot of fun and so far we're on our third round of stories.

But now it's occured to me that I might try and make a related woodcut on the prompt as well. Not necessarily an illustration, but a separate project. So now that I've said it aloud, so to speak, I guess I have to take a stab at . . .
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