Today's postings

  1. [Baren 45116] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V58 #5900 (Feb 13, 2012) (Ruth Egnater)
  2. [Baren 45117] European dragons ("Harry French")
  3. [Baren 45118] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Ruth Egnater
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 14:42:40 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45116] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V58 #5900 (Feb 13, 2012)
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Hi Eileen, I am very to hear about your dog and definitely understand being behind. I signed up late , and the dragons are done, but they weren't dry and now I arrived at my Fl. home ,so they won't be sent out for 3 weeks till I get home. I made mine very simple after I carved two failures. I was trying to do a sea dragon but just wasn't getting the results I wanted. Look up leafy see dragon, they are real and very cool. there are also real dragons out there if you google them you will see some really cute baby dragons, wings and all. Namaste, Ruth p.s. that gargoyle looks like a dragon to me.
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Message 2
From: "Harry French"
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 20:10:08 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45117] European dragons
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Sorry to hear of the demise of your beloved dog.
The year of the dragon theme with a European element will be quite unique especially if it is a gargoyle. They stand at the corner of old church water guttering and love to drench you when it is raining.
Year of the dragon participants may wish to see what Anglo/ Viking dragons in churches and cathedrals look like. Alas, they are not at all friendly : unlike many of the Asian ones!

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Subject: Moses in the Bulrushes ~ Moises en las plantas de papiro
Posted by: Diane Cutter

  'Moses in the Bulrushes' ~ 'Moises en las plantas de papiro'
Here's a new linocut, 3.75"x6" for a print exchange which has a water theme.  My press bed is frozen up so I'm having to print these with a ball-bearing baren and a spoon since I chose Arches 88, a bit heavy for this method of printing.   I've got 10 more to go for the exchange (46 total) and then I'm golden.
Aqui tienes un nuevo grabado en linoleo, 9.5cm x 15cm, para un intercambio que lleva como tema el agua.  Estoy teniendo problemas con mi 'press' que parece 'congelado' entonces los estoy sacando con un baren tipo ball-bearing y una cuchara de madera.  El razon por esto es que los estoy sacando en un papel Arches 88 que es un poco grueso para este metodo de grabar.  Tengo 10 mas (46 en total) y puedo relajar un poco.
Para los de vos que hablan 'grabado' en castellano, por favor, advisanme cuando no uso la palabra correcta.  Todo mi educacion de grabado ha sido en ingles y el diccionario es inutil con palabras tan especificas.  Mil gracias...
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This item is taken from the blog Diane Cutter Fine Art Blog.
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Subject: News and blocks from Colorado US and Monterrey Mexico
Posted by: Maria

Doug Haug from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA, says this about his block:

A few years ago, I took a road trip with my dad.  He was usually fine with eating at Dennys or Applebees.  On the first night, though, we were going to dinner, and not being able to see anything beyond the streetlights, it was difficult to tell what city we were in.  In this era of franchised burgers and burritos, corporate America tells us what tastes good.  Cy's helps my neighborhood buck that trend with their Alaska burgers.

By the way, the Westside Pioneer gives us more information onour town than the Colorado Springs Gazette!

And bunnies and tigers as a bonus! Those are from Chinese Lunar New Year Exchanges. They come throughout the year and sometimes we are surprised by arrivals from years past. Makes going to the mailbox fun on a daily basis.

Guadalupe Victorica from Laredo Texas and Monterrey Mexico often writes about the state of things in Mexico. Really amazing how art and lives survive in troubled times and places. She directs a project called Prints for Peace and somehow continues to sponsor and foster art, especially printmaking art, in the midst of the storm. Amazing.

Here is Guadalupe's block:

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