This fantastic collage was sent to me by my adorable and talented friend Nelly, who is an expert at finding antique labels, ads and images and putting them together in very attractive ways. She is a design professor at universities in Paris and Blois.
Days in the atelier
Another page from my journal...I have kept this one up longer than I ever have before.
This adorable painting on a tiny tea bag was created byRuby Silvious who attended one of Gail's workshops here in June. She was inspired by the photo of Joseph and Quinn which I posted last week and was kind enough to share it with me and permit me to share it with you. Ruby is a very talented artist. Be sure to visit her web site.
Messy art table filled with unfinished projects.
Some author portraits
Our Australian friends Margot and Wendy are staying with us for 9 days. We will be doing some projects in the studio.
On these winter days I have been using our UV box to expose my cyanotype photos. We built it for photogravure, but it works like a charm for cyanotypes as well. When the sun is not strong enough to make an exposure, it is a reliable alternative.
To me it's a bit of magic how the light shining through a feather can pick out the patterns.
I tried toning one of my prints for the first time. It started out blue like the others, then I bleached and soaked it in strongly brewed tea. Voila brown. There's lots to explore when it comes to alternative photography.