Today's postings

  1. [Baren 45746] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V60 #6052 (Jul 18, 2012) (Marilynn Smith)
  2. [Baren 45747] Re: sprayers again (SHARRI LA PIERRE)
  3. [Baren 45748] Exchange prints for sale or barter ("Eli Griggs")
  4. [Baren 45749] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 13:55:01 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45746] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V60 #6052 (Jul 18, 2012)
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Harry, beautiful.

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Message 2
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 15:20:49 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45747] Re: sprayers again
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Does newsprint transfer ink? No, it doesn't. I make my paper pack from a couple of sections of the local rag. The middle of each section is lined with non-printed newsprint (just in case!). One section is for the paper before printing, the second is for the prints after printing. The whole thing gets wrapped in plastic. I use a large hake brush to moisten alternate sheets if using a thinner Japanese paper, and every sheet if using a thicker Western paper. A spray bottle is handy for various purposes - mostly supplementing moisture wherever needed, and clean-up.

Harry - as always - you are an inspiration. Love the reindeer with the spirals. You're my kinda guy!

Cheers ~
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Message 3
From: "Eli Griggs"
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:52:31 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45748] Exchange prints for sale or barter
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As some of you know, I need to sell or barter, for tools, prints from Baren Exchanges, #s 6, 8,10,12,16,18a, 20,& 22, Print Australia "What is a Print","Where I Live","Open Exchange", "Exchange M", and The Large Print Exchange II.

Tools I am looking for include artists grade one (1) and two (2) piece Japanese woodcut tools, Western gouges, Japanese saws and finishing planes, a Japanese water-mister and, maybe, some Japanese paper.

A good baren is also on my list.

I will part with entire exchanges or single prints, keeping in mind that #20 is now shy a print.

I can be contacted at


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Subject: Emily Carr?
Posted by: Diane Cutter

 'North by Northwest' - woodcut, 3.25"x2.5" - edition 100
'Norte por noroeste' - grabado en madera, 8.5x6cm - edicion 100

I swear Emily Carr haunted my knives for my latest woodcut.  Don't know who she is?  Then you are definitely not Canadian.  Neither am I but I just recently found her.  I love her trees and somehow I felt her spirit creep into this tiny piece for the Baren 53 print exchange.


Juro que Emily Carr entro mis navajas para este ultimo grabado.  No la conoces?  Entonces es seguro que no eres canadiense.  Ni yo tampoco pero recientemente la conoci.  Me encanta sus arboles y de una manera u otra su espiritu invadio esta pieza pequena para el intercambio de grabado de Baren (53).

This item is taken from the blog Diane Cutter Fine Art Blog.
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Subject: Putting art making in perspective
Posted by: Elizabeth Busey

One of the more challenging parts of being an artist is marketing and selling my work. Juried art fairs are one of the ways that I try to find homes for some of my prints.  This past weekend I was a first time exhibitor at the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff show in St. Joseph, Michigan. It was a weekend where I learned to put what I do into perspective.

Take a splash in the splash park, and then a dip in the lake.

St. Joseph is a beautiful town on a bluff on Lake Michigan, and the art fair follows a thin park with some spectacular views. The weekend was hot and steamy, so I really wanted to be in the water -- but forgot my swim suit.

Curious Kids Discovery Zone's living roof!

The committee that runs the fair treats the artists well. This was my first time doing an out-of-town show by myself, and it went relatively smoothly. One of the programs they have is the opportunity to stay in the home of a community member. I was placed about 15 minutes away in the pastoral fields of southwestern Michigan. My host was a gregarious woman with two sweet dogs and a home that she had completely redone with her own two hands. Clearly she is an artist herself, but she says she never goes to art fairs. Since her job had been reduced to part-time, money and health insurance were now of a greater concern.

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This item is taken from the blog The World in Relief.
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