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  1. [Baren 43354] Fw: Inspired by Japan - in South Africa (Barbara Mason)
  2. [Baren 43355] Re: looking for a good place. (olek wozniak)
  3. [Baren 43356] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 15:06:00 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43354] Fw: Inspired by Japan - in South Africa
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Look at this, an offer to show the portfolio of benefit prints in South Africa.
I am so pleased that our project is taking on international momentum. Selling
this work world wide will be so heart warming, especially since we are an
international organization.
Thank you Kalle, for making this connection for us!
My best to everyone

>----- Forwarded Message ----
>From: Barbara Mason
>To: Masako Osada
>Sent: Mon, May 16, 2011 7:59:48 AM
>Subject: Re: Inspired by Japan
>Dear Masako,
>Yes, when all the work is assembled into portfolios I am sure we can send one to
>you for exhibition and sale.
>We want to raise as much money for relief for the tsunami victims as possible
>and the more we spread the sale of prints around the world the easier that will
>be. All of the work will also be available online until it is gone, so if you
>need extra prints of an image for a client you can get them. We are pleased to
>be able to help Japan as so much of our basic information about woodblock
>printing originated there and our founder still lives in Tokyo. Please visit the
>Baren Fourm website, to find out more about us. I will send
>you the url of our online page as soon as it is a little more filled in, there
>are a lot of gaps as the project gets rolling.
>My very best to you
>Barbara Mason
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Message 2
From: olek wozniak
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 16:01:28 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43355] Re: looking for a good place.
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Hey guys one more thing:
1: any spots, studios for moku hanga in Italy?
I have an oppportunity to go there in next few months.

2: are you planning to run Mokuhanga Conference in 2012 - 13?

2011/5/7 olek wozniak

> Thank you very much for your advices. It will be very useful for my
> project.
> BTW - If you were in Poland, contact me - you're always very welcome in
> here. My studio is at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn /
> Poland.
> regards.
> Olek.
> 2011/5/5 Annie Bissett
>> Hi Olek,
>> If I were a young college student and could go anywhere, I would apply to
>> study at Tama Art University in Tokyo:
>> There's a residency program in Japan for international artists called
>> Nagasawa Art Park:
>> I think a number of Baren Forum members have gone there. It looks like it
>> may be an introductory course, though, for artists who have not worked with
>> the Japanese method before.
>> Can you afford to travel to Japan next month? The First International
>> Mokuhanga Conference will offer many opportunities to meet other artists who
>> work in the Japanese method and to learn about current practices.
>> best to all,
>> Annie

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Subject: Getting Ready to Carve
Posted by: Ellen Shipley

Paper and wood ordered from McClains.  Birch block sanded and stained.  Rough cartoon, but good to go.  If it's all worked out ahead of time I get bored.  The fun is in the carving.  Getting ready to have fun.  ;-]

This item is taken from the blog Pressing-Issues.
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Subject: Shina Kimono
Posted by: Andrew Stone

Well, I meant to include this photo in the last post but didn't have my camera and the sketch was too big for my scanner. This is about a 11" X 16" board of Shina Plywood (a kind of Japanese Linden or Basswood). I have three of these for a total of six plates.

This is the almost finished keyblock for my effort for the Japan Relief print--if I can get it done in time.
There's still to fix a few slips/lost lines and I have to carve the 4-5 color blocks that should go with this but this should be the bulk of the carving work.

I'll be quiet for a while as I do need to work and I still have some details not quite worked out.

I doubt this will offend anybody who isn't already aghast at what I was thinking before.
The real fear now is that it won't be interesting.

This item is taken from the blog Lacrime di Rospo.
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