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  1. [Baren 37550] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V45 #4615 (Nov 23, 2008) (Marilynn Smith)
  2. [Baren 37551] Re: Baren Summit 2010? (Sharri LaPierre)
  3. [Baren 37552] Re: Transparent mediums ... (Sharri LaPierre)
  4. [Baren 37553] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2008 16:20:38 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37550] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V45 #4615 (Nov 23, 2008)
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Maria, I think the changes you propose for our next summit are
excellent. An al La Carte menu for those who will not attend the full
conference, is good and the charge could be for the workshops and time
the participant chooses to attend. Also I think it is definitely a
good idea to have a materials charge for any work shops. It sounds
like you are in high gear for organizing everything. I hope you get
some help!

When I sorted and moved into my new studio space I found a small lino
block that was never finished and run. It just was not working and
with a fresh eye I could tell it was the abstract background that was
in the way. I carved it out and all I had left was a floral image. I
thought that a bit boring for one color so I am busily running a small
series of reduction prints. Happily I am half way through color 2 and
have not lost one yet. I am using the L shaped jig and it is working
like a champ, a floating kento does work. I could have finished the
second color but had to quit before noon so we could go to the grand
opening of my friends new shop in the bigger town south of us. I gave
her a few pieces of my work (I usually do not do shops, but she is a
friend) and she wanted all her arts and crafts people to attend. He
little shop is called the Unique Boutique, for anyone who might come
to the Long Beach Peninsula and go into Long Beach to browse the
shops. She has it very nicely decorated and has a great assortment of
local arts and crafts, I think she will make a go of her little venture.

Visions of turkeys and cranberries are floating in my brain, perhaps
my next block shold be the harvesting of the cranberries, hmm!

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Message 2
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2008 20:33:11 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37551] Re: Baren Summit 2010?
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Since I lived in the Indian Wells Valley (Mojave Desert, CA) for 30
years, and plan to combine the trip with a visit there, I will see if
I can round up any attendees from that area, too. I don't know how
many printmakers there are left in that area, since we moved 20 years
ago, and I think most of my students will have moved on, but there
might be a few. I hear the Desert Art League is still going, so I
will put out an alert to announce at their meetings. Also, a friend
has a small gallery there so I will get some Baren Brochures from
Barbara and send them down with Summit Info when we have it settled.
And, I can send some info down to the community college Art Dept.,
too, and ask the Dept. Head to push it! It sounds like we will have a
good crowd and a Blast, with a capital B. Good going, Maria!! Maybe
we need a Summit web page we can send people to -- just another wee
job, Maria - ;-)

Cheers from Sunny (but 40) Washington State,
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Message 3
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2008 20:37:40 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37552] Re: Transparent mediums ...
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The new addition to the Digest with the blog entries at the bottom in
appendix form is wonderful! What a nice surprise! Thank you again,
for all you do, but I still want to know your secret for where you
find those extra hours in your days. I'm just sure that your days are
longer than mine..... ;-)

Cheers ~

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Subject: Marie
Posted by: Robert Simola

5" x 7" on Somerset paper with Graphic Chemical Bone Black Ink.

The print was then hand colored with acrylic paint.

(I haven't decided whether I like the black and white version
or the painted version better.)


for Jo-Ellen Truelove

You know my Joey, he's a little man.

He wouldn't even make a third of me.

Well he was jabbing at me, going on

about utilities, about the lights

and water and the phone.

"Marie," he said,

"ya gotta shut your mouth. Your sister lives

in Maine. She isn't living down the street."

As if I didn't know where Linda lives.

He stuck his bony finger in my face

and yelled about the bills. I hate it when

he pokes that bony finger in my face.

His face was red. "A bony lobster." That's

my name for him. He hates it when I call

him that. "Well Bony, why don't you just pay

the bills and quit complaining. You're at fault

as much as me." I told him.

Lobster red

he was. His mouth was working up a fit

and that old bony finger jabbed away

a whisker from my nose. I said to him

I couldn't hear a word he said. And then

I said, "I gotta make some water for

your bills." and went to piss.

I hadn't just

got seated, he had left the cover up

again, when there he was a jabbering

away. Well what do you expect a girl

to do? There wasn't any way he'd give

me any peace. I couldn't even piss

in peace. So sitting there, my dress all bunched

around my waist, I let him have it.


just bounced into the shower where he knocked

the curtain from the wall and landed there

surrounded by that plastic organdy

he's always after me to throw away.

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