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

4 comments:

  1. I love your table - please tell me you got it somewhere fabulous like Overstock.com. :)

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  2. Thank you...no not Overstock, that table is from Halo. I bought it locally. However, I have seen a similar style at World Market, but the wood is different..not reclaimed, more produced. But a great look at a good price!

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

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  4. 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!
    Jenni

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So happy to hear from you!