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Maria Arango Diener
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Ghost Town Progress
20 Sketches The 5 sketches for each of the cardinal point walks have been carved and are waiting for me to print them. I am working on a "jig" that will hold a few of them at once. This way I can print a bunch at a time on a large sheet of paper and then tr...

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Artist Roles: Supporting My Art Habit
Roles of the Artist In my view, the productive printmaker needs an outlet for created works. As you may know, my very favorite venues are art festivals. I have been an active art festival artist for almost 20 years! Through the years I have tried a variety ...

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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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