Today's postings

  1. [Baren 42931] first posting (Romeo Cat)
  2. [Baren 42932] Exchange 47 (Andrew Stone)
  3. [Baren 42933] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Romeo Cat
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2011 13:33:48 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42931] first posting
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hello, my name is alfred stark and this is my first posting. i love making
woodblock prints and kites and have been reading the baren forum for some time.
you can find examples of my work at: or at or at

looking forward to posting more stuff soon.

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Message 2
From: Andrew Stone
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2011 07:02:23 GMT
Subject: [Baren 42932] Exchange 47
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Well, I had the day off; cleared off part of a paper-encrusted work space so I could work with two piles and opened up the exchange.

It's a fun mix of prints with a very high level of effort and interesting results. Many really pushed themselves and there are a lot of multiple block, multiple impression, multicolored works. A few´╗┐ really unneeded apologies about registration, paper stretching, wet paper and blotchy inks but we've all been there and Moku Hanga is a challenge to get right so I have no complaints about any of the results but only thanks to all who participated and risked time, money and energy to put prints into strangers' hands; and to Maria, once again, for helping us all get them done and mailed in time....well, almost.

Thanks everybody. Happy I got to be a part.

Andrew (mine were late too...) Stone

Anybody in the Santa Cruz CA area; my little coffeehouse show will have an informal "opening" Friday March 25th, 6p-8p.
Come visit!

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Subject: Senshafuda Project - post-quake update
Posted by: Dave Bull

It's been more than a week since the quake, and - as you might expect - we haven't really been able to make much progress on our little project during that time.

As I mentioned in the previous post, the quake hit just a couple of hours before I was to meet designer Seki-san to finalize the sen-gaki (image outlines). I had then hoped we would be able to get together a couple of days later to do that work, but it wasn't possible. Her day job is with the 'Don Quixote' company, which probably means nothing to overseas readers, but which is a very well known discount department store. And - wouldn't you know - they have been deluged all week long with customers looking for emergency supplies such as portable gas stoves, flashlights, etc. etc. When I finally had a chance to talk to her on the phone today, she said that she even had to 'crash' there in the back room some days, they were so busy. She hasn't had a minute to even think about our work.

But things are settling down now, and we've got an appointment to meet tomorrow evening after she gets off work. We'll try and pick up just where we left off the day of the quake, finalizing the image details. Either she - or I, if she is still too busy - will then draw it up neatly, and it'll be sent to Sato-san the carver.

I just spoke to the two . . .
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Subject: Going to Japan
Posted by: Linda Beeman

Many of you know that I had planned to go to the 1st International Moku Hanga Conference in Kyoto, Japan this June. And many of you have asked me if I am still going because of the earthquake, tsunami and radiation.
The short answer is, absolutely!
I have heard from several people living there that they are fine, the area is unaffected and there is nothing to worry about there. The Conference is still going ahead as planned, according to the home office.
One person told me that it would be like deciding not to go to Michigan when the disaster was in California.
I think now more than ever it is right to go. Sometimes, just showing up, even if you don't know the right thing to say, is the right thing to do after a traumatic incident. So, I'm showing up.

A note about donations toward relief efforts....I am making a special print and 100% of purchases will go toward those efforts. Stay tuned for what and how much! And thank you in advance for your support.

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