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