I am so pleased to have four of my cyanotype prints selected for the fall juried exhibition at the Jansen Art Center. They have just reopened so please go have a look! Here is one of the prints in the show.
The time for making cyanotypes has finally arrived. The best one are made with intense sunlight and longer days!
I have added some photographs of the process. Some of these images are also available on Instagram ..
This is how the sandwiched image went out into the sun...paper on the bottom, botanicals on top. It spent the afternoon in the sun to capture the most rays
This is the image before rinsing in a clear bath.
I love the vibrance of the colors at this stage.
I've been getting some things translated as I prepare some documents for travel to Japan. One of the obvious things that I will need is an accurate translation of my name. Just for fun, I typed my name in a search for a translation in Japanese. The first thing that came up was my name in an museum exhibit of some of lampwork in Japan years ago...Such a sweet reminder!
Five friends met for a farewell breakfast and made this cyanotype. Everyone brought a contribution and the cyanotype was exposed on the deck overlooking Bellingham Bay while we ate breakfast and visited. Then, we washed the cyanotype and sent it on its way to Wyoming!
A very inspiring place to live and work... An indoor/outdoor studio on the Big Island of Hawaii with views, lava, and acres of orchids..Who wouldn't be inspired?
Cyanotypes are exposing and I'm finishing some special order beads..perfection!
There was a magical half hour before the sun was completely up, when everything in the pasture was turned to icy sculpture with just a faint glow of sunrise to illuminate everything......
8:30? Poof! Gone!
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