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From: "Oscar Bearinger"
Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2012 13:13:01 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45107] Re: MI-LAB artist in residence
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what part of the world are we talking about here?

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Subject: We Trust - Final Print
Posted by: Annie B


Japanese-method woodblock (moku hanga)
Image size: 21" x 35" (53 x 89 cm)
Paper size: 25" x 38.5" (63.5 x 98 cm)
3 shina plywood blocks
5 hand-rubbed color layers
Paper: Shikoku White
Edition: 7

Much can be said about George Washington, the "Father of Our Country," but what I want to say is that he was the most trusted man among all the so-called Founding Fathers. He was not the best educated of the founders, as he had only a grade school education. He was not as eloquent as Jefferson, not as politically savvy as Madison, not as intelligent as Hamilton. And yet he was chosen again and again by his peers to lead, first as commander of the Revolutionary army, then at the Constitutional Convention, and finally as the first President of the United States. His contemporaries knew him to be a man of great moral character and they trusted him completely.

It's no accident that Washington is pictured on the dollar bill. Trust is a quality that is essential to our economic system. In economics, trust is seen as a kind of social lubricant that encourages various forms of cooperation and spurs economic growth. If I buy a new car, I trust that it will function safely and reliably. When I purchase shares in a retirement fund, I trust that the managers will do all they can . . .
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Subject: Adagio
Posted by: Linda

Adagio - A tempo having slow movement; restful, at ease.

The deep snow at the edge of the fields demands that you move slowly and carefully, easing your way, quieting your spirit.
The dried milkweed pods softly rattle in the crisp bursts of wind creating soothing music like wooden wind chimes.
The low winter sun casts lengthy shadows, stretching toward...........spring. 

This item is taken from the blog Linda Beeman - Printmaker.
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Subject: From the desert and the far East (not THAT far)
Posted by: Maria

Wendy Willis from Phoenix Arizona in the USA comments on her city block (and my elusive sanity! LOL):
An urban swimmer enjoying a dip in a rooftop pool. I have a lot of swimmers in my work.  My vision for my City of the World block, apparently in a multistory building of some kind, was to envision an indoor pool where she is swimming laps.  I love collaborations and believe that printmakers hold a special place among artists - the most generous and sharing.  I am happy to be a part of such a great project and think that Maria might be a little "off" for taking on this heavy commitment.  Ahhhh printmakers.  Gotta love them!

Water in the desert, oh yes, I can certainly relate.
Love the newspaper photos, by the way, and who needs sanity? Sanity and reason get in the way of free sailing the wide ocean and tasting the sweet tang of an unknown adventure; be insane, I say! Just a little, anyway.

Alan Greenier sends a block from New Haven Connecticut USA and I strategically placed it in a forest of wrapping materials and little boxes to give everyone a glimpse of my studio these days.

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Subject: a Fruit a Day...
Posted by: Andrew Jagniecki

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