Today's postings

  1. [Baren 43214] Summit (osadchuk nancy)
  2. [Baren 43215] Re: baren wrapping (Sharri LaPierre)
  3. [Baren 43216] Artist in Residence (Linda Beeman)
  4. [Baren 43217] Re: Artist in Residence (ArtfulCarol #
  5. [Baren 43218] Re: Artist in Residence (aqua4tis #
  6. [Baren 43219] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: osadchuk nancy
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 15:59:35 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43214] Summit
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Just read Kathleen's offer to do a monoprint demo..Great! Always interesting to see other methods of printing!
I tried to reply to the post both on Baren and Privately, but got some error message!

Nancy O
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Message 2
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 17:37:21 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43215] Re: baren wrapping
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I'd like to second Graham's advice to use a clamp when baren
wrapping. As my hands get worser and worser, I'm finding that now I
need not one clamp, but four! They do a nice job of holding all those
nice folds where they belong while I do the handle. The last one I
did was a little loose, but that was because of my previous learning
experiences where I wrapped it so tight it split when it dried. Of
course, had I removed all the clamps before it dried that wouldn't
have happened ..... :-( I hope to reach a happy medium someday.

April - your workshop was fantastic. I've mixed digital with woodcut,
too, but never to the extent that you have, and never as successfully,
I might add. You are an inspiration.

Cheers ~
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Message 3
From: Linda Beeman
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 18:42:23 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43216] Artist in Residence
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I was excited to see April's Artist in Residence at Anderson Ranch! It's been a dream of mine to do that but 10 weeks a long time away from home!

For the first time this year I applied for an AiR and found out today that I got it! I'm one of 6 international artists accepted at Porcupine Mountain
Wilderness State Park in Michigan's upper peninsula. My husband and I will spend 2 weeks backpacking and camping and being inspired by the beautiful
wilderness! I am beside myself with excitement and can't wait to see what creations come of it.

Check out my blog!
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Message 4
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 20:56:53 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43217] Re: Artist in Residence
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Linda, Congratulations
These prints all evoke 'Wow!" Can"t choose just one favorite from the
Shiawassee Exhibit
Carol Lyons
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Message 5
From: aqua4tis #
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 00:40:48 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43218] Re: Artist in Residence
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your work is gorgeous

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Subject: Senshafuda Project - first proofing!
Posted by: Dave Bull

The proofing got underway at Tetsui-san's place yesterday, Sato-san bringing the 'finished' block set with him. As I wrote the other day, I held back a bit, showing up in time for lunch. They certainly weren't finished when I got there - there are just too many colours and combinations in this print to wrap it all up in a couple of hours - but they had made a good start to the job, and we took the sheets with us to a nearby restaurant to chat about the morning's work while we ate.

Things had apparently proceeded without incident, and our designer Seki-san, and carver Sato-san had pretty much simply followed along with what Tetsui-san was doing - priming each block to take some trial impressions, getting a set of colours mixed that seemed like a reasonable palette, and generally getting the process under way.

We had a good lunch, and then headed back to work; Sato-san and I mostly just kept out of the way while our designer and printer sat side by side and worked through the block set, getting some complete samples done. (images clickable)

It was interesting to watch the interaction between the two of them. Because neither has much experience at this, and because they are both easy-going and polite, it was sometimes a bit difficult for them to 'decide' something - they were both too willing to defer to the other!

It took a couple more hours, but we ended up with our first few proof copies. You may be a tad disappointed in this, but I would like to hold back from showing it to you just yet. This is not because I want to promote 'secrecy', but out of respect for our work crew. The print is not 'ready'. The colour balances are still a bit clumsy, and the printing impressions are rather 'poor' - this is unavoidable in many proofs, because one can't take the time normally required for each impression to properly absorb into the paper and stabilize before putting the next one on top of it. Tetsui-san doesn't feel that it looks very good, and out of respect for that, we'll hold off showing this until we have something better for you.