Today's postings

  1. [Baren 42825] Global Brain (Graham Scholes)
  2. [Baren 42826] Re: Global Brain (aqua4tis #
  3. [Baren 42827] Re: Print Fairs and a a few nice woodblocks (Lana Lambert)
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Message 1
From: Graham Scholes
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 16:49:54 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42825] Global Brain
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This is not about printmaking but it was so interesting about the world community that I thought immediately about the community of the Baren forum....

This is about 1/2 hour long. I was facinated by it and glad I spent time to see it.
I believe you will be captivated by this video.
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Message 2
From: aqua4tis #
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 19:50:09 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42826] Re: Global Brain
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this is incredible. read wayne dyer
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Message 3
From: Lana Lambert
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2011 05:05:56 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42827] Re: Print Fairs and a a few nice woodblocks
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Sorry to hear things aren't going so well in the studio. I've had some of those days myself. Usually more than the good days but that's how we learn, eh?
The comment about artists making a pittance before they die and then having their work suddenly be very profitable as soon as they kick over really strikes
home with me. I've wrestled with these issues and still do. I found myself not even sketching down an idea because I didn't think it would "sell". When ideas
like that start invading your creative process it becomes dangerous to the artist. I've decided to go ahead and pursue ideas even if they aren't what I would
deem money makers because as you said, judging from work that sells that I wouldn't even use as a door mat, you never know what the hell people will buy.
Secondly, which should really be firstly, if the chief reason one is doing art is to make money, you're in the wrong business!Personally, I've given up trying
to sell well because the economy is crap anyway and once I die that's it. No more art making. So, pardon the expression but we need to make hay while the
sun is shining because this is as good as it's going to get. Maybe we'll make some gold coins and some of us will bask in fortune till the end of their
days but in the mean we should enjoy our process and our work.

"Muddy waters, let stand, become clear." -Lao Tzu