Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Inspired By: Anna Atkins

These beautiful blue prints are called cyanotypes, an early photographic process that uses the sun to produce an image on chemically treated paper. Anna Atkins, a trained botanist , also sometimes known as the first woman photographer, used this process to print and publish her own book illustrated only by photography. 

I spent an inspiring afternoon with Anna recently and created my own . This is an easy and inspiring project for a sunny day and you can find the sun print paper at most craft stores.

I am really enjoying my nature study hung outside my bedroom . Their mysterious little silhouettes draw you in for a closer look. 

                                            “Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” ~E.B. White


  1. Oh my goodness I love your framed sun prints! Lovely hits of blue and pretty little details. I may have to make one myself! :)

  2. I had never heard of this process.. your prints look fabulous in the frame.. I am definitely going to try this myself. Love your display box... Have wanted one for years!


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