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From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 14:09:49 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45248] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V58 #5934 (Mar 18, 2012)
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You are going to love that floor! There is something about working in
wood and having wood all around you.


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Subject: Arts of Japan series : case construction part 2
Posted by: Dave Bull

And we have our first bites into the wood! With this case construction - just as with the printmaking itself - it's fun to get the planning and prep behind us and get some wood shavings flying!

Lee-san got busy with the planer that we borrowed from my neighbour Abe-san. We found that this kiri (paulownia), although soft and 'easy' to work, is not so forgiving with the grain direction. He has to get each one entered into the machine in the proper direction, or we get grain tear-out, no matter how finely we set the cut.

After he got started I headed down to my own bench to do some carving on the embossing block for the first print, and next time I came upstairs I found that things had changed:

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This item is taken from the blog Woodblock RoundTable.
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Subject: Some weeks you print, some weeks you just do admin
Posted by: Sherrie Y

Guess what kind of week I had. (Hint: It wasn't the kind that involved a baren.)

It's kind of nice to be able to tick things off one's "to-do" list, though. With two new prints drying and a couple of contract jobs awaiting feedback, this past week seemed like a good time to tackle several items on my bloated task list, particularly those with end-of-March deadlines. So I got some photography done, filled out and submitted some jury applications, organized files for an upcoming contract job, and worked on my sadly-neglected website. (I still need to sort out the galleries to reflect the work done in the past year, but it's getting there.)

One of these prints is not like the others....

Both of the recent pieces were dry enough to spread out on the floor and sort out how many would make the cut for the edition so I did that, too. It's always satisfying to see them all together.

By today I was ready to start something new, so here's the mysterious beginning of a linocut that, as promised, should will have only 5 color passes. Already I want 6... but I'm determined to try to meet this self-imposed challenge. I'm taking the opportunity to try a new mark-making technique or two, too. In this first pass I used . . .
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