Today's postings

  1. [Baren 45053] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V58 #5881 (Jan 25, 2012) (Lynn Starun)
  2. [Baren 45054] Robert Arnold (Lee Churchill)
  3. [Baren 45055] Re: A dragon and a rabbit (nancy osadchuk)
  4. [Baren 45056] Re: A dragon and a rabbit (Bronwyn Merritt)
  5. [Baren 45057] Sizing (Gayle Wohlken)
  6. [Baren 45058] Re: Exchange 50 (Carol Hetherington)
  7. [Baren 45059] Re: Dragons (Lisa Toth)
  8. [Baren 45060] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Lynn Starun
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 13:56:15 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45053] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V58 #5881 (Jan 25, 2012)
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Hi Carole and Group,
YES!!! I would be thrilled to be on the dragon exchange!!! I missed last year because of our first new grandchild arriving but I missed it.
Lynn Allison Starun
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Message 2
From: Lee Churchill
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 14:30:41 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45054] Robert Arnold
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Hi Robert,
Your work is beautiful! and the website is very nice and clean and easy to navigate
For my two cents, I think Id add an etsy link in each section rather than just in the contacts.

>All, I have finally gotten around to creating my first website for The Dog
>House Workshop. The company is comprised of several divisions which include
>the Printing Division. I am president, CEO, CFO, COO and only employee but
>that's not important at least as for as my wife is concerned. I am not a
>web designer, I just make stuff. If anyone has the chance to go and take a
>look I would welcome any comments or recommendations on what you see
>especially about the layout and contents. You can get there with this link.
>Thanks, Robert

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Message 3
From: nancy osadchuk
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 15:23:37 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45055] Re: A dragon and a rabbit
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Yes Jean I am curious also about your three first Dragon! Etchings or drypoints? My dragon will be late this year, will be 'away' for most of February but will get to work shortly after I return.

Nancy O
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Message 4
From: Bronwyn Merritt
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 15:44:02 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45056] Re: A dragon and a rabbit
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My dragons will arrive next week!

Sent from my iPad
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Message 5
From: Gayle Wohlken
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 21:21:44 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45057] Sizing
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Pauline, you asked about sizing paper. I have never sized paper for myself, though I watched it done once. Did you check out David Bull's page on sizing? It has photos and explanations.

~Gayle Wohlken
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Message 6
From: Carol Hetherington
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 23:18:12 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45058] Re: Exchange 50
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I've been a member of Baren for many years but I've never figured out how to post a message so I'm going to try this.

I was primarily a monotype printmaker living in Montreal until we retired and returned to Australia in 2006,but still with a foothold in Canada - first Montreal then moved to Whistler in BC in 2008. Life gets complicated in many ways and also busy when you live in two countries, children and grandchildren in both. Everyone wants a piece of you when you are around. And I thought I was going to be a printmaker in retirement.... In Montreal I spent many years studying at a fine art studio a few blocks from my home and it was there that I was introduced to monotype printmaking. I was hooked from that moment. After several years however I wanted to learn more techniques. On return to my home city of Canberra I found Megalo Print Studio - a mecca of printmaking, partly funded by the local government and a mere $50 a year membership. Between Megalo and the Baren daily digest, although still a beginner,I have learned a lot so I signed up for
Exchange 50 - nearly pulled out when it got to 100!!! So happy I didn't.

First of all, I had no wood. So I went to the local timber store and they set me up withsome plank cherrywoodand cut it into 4 and 5 inch lengths for me. It was rough plank but it was great. I had three designs in mind and after carving four blocks I gave up on the first two and went with Plan C. I finally completed the printingand posted them off a few days before returning to Australia for the summer in mid-November. My beautiful little box of prints arrived from Gayle a couple of days before Christmas. Life has been a whirlwind since I got back, especially January (and not all good) so I apologise most sincerely for not having thanked all my fellow printmakers for the wonderful work they did. I love all my little prints - thank you, thank you, thank you!

And thank you to Baren - I'm learning and gaining confidence with each exchange.

Carol Hetherington
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Message 7
From: Lisa Toth
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 01:43:22 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45059] Re: Dragons
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My dragons are all mailed out. Thanks to both Dale Evans and Jean Womack for your wonderful dragons!

Happy New Year!

Lisa Toth

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Postings made on [Baren] members' blogs
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Subject: Back to the Western hemisphere, way North and way South!
Posted by: Maria

Claudia Aparecida Ruiz Ferreira Ribeiro, from Sao Paulo BRAZIL sends us a beautiful contribution and news from Sao Paulo (my Portuguese is getting better):

Also a nice way to proof the block (above) is the oldest form of printmaking, a rubbing! Look at how accurately a simple graphite rubbing shows the block.

Graham Scholes from his Island in the Pacific, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA, sends a thoughtful piece indeed!

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