Today's postings

  1. [Baren 37667] Re: Update of prints and thanks (Ruth Leaf)
  2. [Baren 37668] Re: virus (eli griggs)
  3. [Baren 37669] SSNW08 (Charles Morgan)
  4. [Baren 37670] Re: virus (Graham Scholes)
  5. [Baren 37671] Re: printing on black (Graham Scholes)
  6. [Baren 37672] Re: virus (Marissa)
  7. [Baren 37673] Criswell site (cucamongie #
  8. [Baren 37674] Re: printing on black and pop-up ("nancy osadchuk")
  9. [Baren 37675] Printmaking DVD available ... (Dave Bull)
  10. [Baren 37676] Re: Printmaking DVD available ... (Graham Scholes)
  11. [Baren 37677] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Ruth Leaf
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 21:37:57 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37667] Re: Update of prints and thanks
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I love the animals. Are they rubbings? Ruth
On Dec 12, 2008, at 7:29 AM, Harry French wrote:

> Seasonal Greetings Bareners,
> I succeeded with my New Year’s resolution this year of a small
> edition of woodblock prints per week throughout the year. I
> stepped up production this month to achieve this as there are too
> many distractions around Christmas. It was a crazy resolution.
> Beloved Regina and I visited parts of Northern Germany and Denmark
> that we would not normally see in search of new ideas and, of
> course, the essential cultural compromise of retail therapy with
> full afternoon cream tea /kaffee und kuchen breaks.***
> I appreciate your support viewing my work over the year and the
> positive comments both on and off line : without it I would have
> surely abandoned the whole project. There are nine December
> woodprints prints on my website that carry on if you missed
> previous months.
> The final print is a copper plate etching : my intaglio gear has
> been left idle for six years since joining Baren!
> Cheers,
> Harry,
> Lincoln.
> UK
> ***Sometimes the compromise is perfect : Rothenberg ob der Tauber
> (Bavaria) : two web pages that may interest you.
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Message 2
From: eli griggs
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 21:47:28 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37668] Re: virus
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Typically, it will download to your machine the
viruses it claims to detect, then require you buy
their 'anti-virus' software/service for about $50 to
remove said viruses.

The Windows window it mimics looks exactly like the
Windows security window in your XP or Vista OS, so a
lot of folks think it is a real warning from their OS.
There is more online and I think Yahoo had a news
item about this a few weeks back.

Good Luck, Eli
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Message 3
From: Charles Morgan
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 00:05:19 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37669] SSNW08
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NOTE: SSNW08 is NOT a Baren exchange ... although many Bareners do participate.

Less than a week left to sign up .... You know you want to .... Do it now!!!


***** SSNW08 *****

Southern Summer Northern Winter Solstice 2008
Print Exchange

Call for entries:

Sign-up Deadline: December 21, 2008

To sign-up: email Barbara Patera at:
Theme: Nudes (with a peace slant if possible)

Paper size: 7.5 x 10 inches, 19 x 25.4 cm

Image size: whatever you like

Technique: any editionable technique

Edition Size: to be determined by number of sign-ups ... usually about 30-35

Coordinator: Barbara Patera
25529 S.E. 159th St.
Issaquah, Wa. 98027 USA

Participation Fee: $15 US

(If you want to participate and honestly cannot afford the fee, email me privately.)

Due Date: Prints are due in the hands of the coordinator by February 1, 2009

Prizes: There will be a viewers' choice award, determined by secret ballot, but no cash prizes this time.
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Message 4
From: Graham Scholes
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 00:44:07 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37670] Re: virus
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Sorry this is off topic but I believe it to be in the best interest
for some folks...

Further to this topic as related to Windoz
It is worth a read.

Here is the feed back from a computer techie.....

“Such is life in the windows world. If someone has to use windows, the
less microsoft made software they use the better. For starters, use
Apple's Safari or Mozilla's FireFox for web browsing. Ultimately
though the solution is to use an Apple computer.

R. Langkamer | cross platform specialist | Mac - Linux - Windows

> From: eli griggs
> To:
> Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 7:16:58 AM
> Subject: [Baren 37657] Re: printing on black
> Dave, as soon as I clicked on the page, a typical
> downloader pop-up came up and asked if I wanted to
> download antispyware software. When you hit 'cancel'
> it starts downloading to your pc and you have to
> shutdown the browser to stop it. Not fun at all and
> if I were on other than a Mac, I'd have a bunch of
> junk messing with my pc right now.
> Eli
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Message 5
From: Graham Scholes
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 00:45:47 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37671] Re: printing on black
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Interesting... How and where is the list of these printmakers Carol?

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Message 6
From: Marissa
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 01:01:38 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37672] Re: virus
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Chrome is pretty nice too. Fast. I haven't touched IE in years.

~marissa lee
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Message 7
From: cucamongie #
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 01:21:38 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37673] Criswell site
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I have a pc and when I clicked on the link first it gave me a popup message that had something to do with virus protection, then when I closed out of the box it took me to another site. of course I have Antivirus scanning software running etc, and so far it seems to have had
no evil effects.
I did find that if I simply cut and pasted the web address into a new browser though I didn't get any of the scary messages.

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Message 8
From: "nancy osadchuk"
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 01:43:11 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37674] Re: printing on black and pop-up
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I didn't see any of that pop-up and only have plain old Windows...and am not a computer guru by any stretch of the imagination.!
Nancy O
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Message 9
From: Dave Bull
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 04:34:21 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37675] Printmaking DVD available ...
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Here's a clipping from one of today's newspapers here in Tokyo (they
mean to say 'printing', not 'painting', of course ...):


Woodblock painting techniques available in English on DVD

Woodblock painting techniques that originated in the Edo Period are now
available in English on DVD.

Aiming to pass down the traditional techniques, the Adachi Institute of
Woodcut Prints, an institute that makes reproductions of Ukiyo-e
paintings in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, has made a DVD version of "Techniques
of Ukiyo-e." The original movie was made in 1997 and was only available
in video format in Japanese. Responding to requests from overseas,
English captions have been included this time. The DVD will be provided
to museums and other institutes around the world.

"I hope people across the world will understand (Ukiyo-e) deeper," said
Isamu Adachi, director of the institute.

The 28-minute movie shows craftsmen working on wood carving and making
color gradation with special paints and features the "Girl Blowing a
Glass Toy" masterpiece of Utamaro Kitagawa (1753-1806), and other

Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints
Shimo-ochiai 3-12
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-3951-1267.


Doesn't seem like this is available to the general consumer, but
perhaps if some of you have a connection with 'museums and institutes',
you might be able to get them to send you a copy ...

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Message 10
From: Graham Scholes
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 07:07:43 GMT
Subject: [Baren 37676] Re: Printmaking DVD available ...
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This is great.... The more the merrier.

I have a 10 minute DVD that is available on my site and on YouTube...
(the version on YouTube is only 5.5 minutes due to time restriction when
I submitted it) ... Some day I will up date this to the 10 minute
I have sent out to many museums and Art Galleries in Canada
and United State. Many of these institutions have purchased the
1 hour in-depth version... I spent a year making this hiring
professional video photographers to do the shooting...
I too am keenly interested in the educational aspect of this sport.
To this means I note a lot more movies are showing up on YouTube.


Digest Appendix

Postings made on [Baren] members' blogs
over the past 24 hours ...

Subject: Another Mayflower Print
Posted by: Annie B

I can't get that Bradford quote out of my mind: "If they looked behind them, there was the mighty ocean which they had passed and was now as a main bar and gulf to separate them from all the civil parts of the world."This is the only description he gives of the voyage, but it's so evocative even in its brevity. These people had not a clue where they were going except for the few accounts they

[This was a summary of the original entry. The full entry can be viewed here]

This item is taken from the blog Woodblock Dreams.
'Reply' to Baren about this item.

Subject: Queen Bee
Posted by: Linda Beeman

This item is taken from the blog Linda Beeman - Printmaker.
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Subject: Mid Michigan Art Guild Show
Posted by: Linda Beeman

My Moku Hanga print, Tranquility, was accepted into the MMAG show, Why art? Why Not?. in the Hope Borbas Okemos Library, Okemos, Michgan, Dec. 7 - 31. The judge was Arthur J. Martin, Collections Manager & Assistant Curator at Muskegon Museum of Art.

This item is taken from the blog Linda Beeman - Printmaker.
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Subject: Owosso High School Print
Posted by: Linda Beeman

The 12 students in the advanced art class printed their self portrait blocks yesterday. Each block was approx. 4" square. They were glued down with nori paste to mat board to make a 24" long block. It was a big block!

Using sumi, each student printed their own print of the whole block. They did a great job. Several commented on what hard work it was! It does take some strength to do Moku Hanga prints. (Which is why I lift weights and go to the gym!)

Thanks to this great group of young adults for doing this project with me and to teacher, Marti Liddle-Lameti for asking me to do this.

This item is taken from the blog Linda Beeman - Printmaker.
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Subject: Naked Maja
Posted by: Robert Simola

5" x 7" cherrywood block print on Somerset
with Graphic Chemical vine black ink.

Naked Maja


The alcove hidden underneath the stair

was now her home. She'd placed a narrow bed

against the kitchen wall and she would sleep

surrounded by her mirrors.


Daddy took

the picture. They were staying at the beach

the day she would have graduated. She's

reclining on a beach towel with her right

hand shading out the sun. "You've got the air

of Madame Fauntleroy," her father said,

"and carry on with every no good creep.

You got to settle down; become a cook,

or something steady, sure."


She held a peach

between her teeth and grinned at him. The trees

behind her held their future. "We just might

be in the clear this year. If we take care

of them, they'll care for us. Just tilt your head

a little to the side. You are too deep

in shadow. Catch the sun." It seemed a hook

would always jerk the future from her reach

when it was in her grasp. A late Spring freeze

destroyed the crop.


She quickly stole a bite

of cheesecake and she giggled. Would he dare

to tell her once again she moved her head?

She'd laughed and threatened, "Take a flying leap!

I'll eat or you can paint another. Look,

you know the meaning of the phrase, 'To each

his own?'" She laughed at him. The Summer breeze

was soft on naked skin, and in that light

she felt resplendent.


Pinning up her hair

for bed, she listened while her husband fed

himself and climbed the stair. She pushed a heap

of unwashed clothes, her curling iron and book

on to the floor. Too bad you couldn't teach

me Daddy. Guess I just can't seem to please

anyone. Good night my dear, good night.

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