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Maria Arango Diener
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Back to the Ghost Town
The Red Barn (Part I) Once upon a time (2008) I went to Rhyolite, a most fascinating Nevada ghost town. My quest was to complete a residency kindly offered by the Goldwell Open Air Museum. The setting was the Red Barn, a spacious studio set amid silence and...

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Wood Engraving for Fun and Profit...well, fun anyway!
Little works My friends at the Wood Engraver's Network  have been exchanging prints for as long as I can remember. Upon renewing my membership this year, I decided to contribute something, which I have not done in a while. I produced in the past a couple of...

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Two New Works
Still of the Night This is a pretty standard "wood" engraving, carved on Resingrave from McClain's Printmaking Supply  http://www.imcclains.com/ . Wood engravings in black and white are solely dependent on light in order to achieve a successful image. My ow...

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Exchanges Status!
Exchange #71 This Exchange due February 1st. Martha Knox, our fearless coordinator, has been posting regular updates on our YahooGroups Forum https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/baren_forum/info . Some participants are posting their contributions on our Fac...

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Tempe Arts Festival one of my very favorite shows! December 2-4
Calendar Shock Tempe Festival of the Arts December 2-4 Mill Avenue, Tempe Arizona Look for me along Mill between 6th and 7th Streets, double booth #1355 Just looked at the calendar and realized I'm on the road in about two weeks! Oh my oh my, so much to do....

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Ink can trick...with duct tape, of course!
Keeping ink fresh Always a bummer to start out your printing day by having to carefully remove the anti-skin paper from your ink can only to find skin on your ink anyway. For one thing, those flimsy waxed papers aren't big enough, ever, for the can, ever, e...

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All in the Details
Proofing Confession! I'm not much of a proofer...when it comes to woodcuts, that is. But wood engravings are a bit more demanding, capriciously so. Wood engravings (not mine in particular) have tiny little lines that fool the viewer into thinking they see s...

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A little wood engraving
New wood engraving Out of this picture... ...a wood engraving is born! We take the pibble-dog walking every night (and every day, and every morning...sigh) and it is now duskish-to-dark right after dinner time. I caught this feral en route to our feeders, n...

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Lemon tree, very pretty...for wood engraving!
Lemonwood for Engraving Ah, I bet most of you don't know that song? Lemon tree, very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat And I bet you din't know lemon wood is perfect for wood engraving? Wood engraving ...
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