Cyanotype Cats

For the past three days I have been isolating as I am having an operation today. My right arm. I am right handed. So, I have been busy making some new Cyanotypes which I have made one of them into a new card available in my Etsy Shop. I have only made a few at … More Cyanotype Cats

New Cyanotypes

What may you ask, is a Cyanotype? Well put simply they are images developed by the sun. Cyanotype is an early photographic process creating images without a camera.Two chemicals, ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide are mixed together to create a photosensitive solution which is painted onto the surface of water colour paper and left to … More New Cyanotypes

IGPOTY

Well I have chosen some images for the square crop competition but bit unsure which 4 (if any) I should enter. Here are my possibilities. About Square Crop Judges will be looking for beautiful botanical subjects perfectly suited to a square crop. Use inspiration from the other categories as a guide to the subject matter … More IGPOTY

The little changes

Well today turned out to be a sorcher…an Indian Summer…well, for a few days anyway. The morning was chilly and the cobwebs were glistening with early morning dew. As I cycled past the fields, with their hay stacked high there was a low mist as the sun tried to burn off the chill. A few … More The little changes

Autumn cards

Remember the handmade paper I was making that was inspired by my trips to Brimham Rocks & Breezy Knees? Well it is now dry and I’ve been busy planning out the cards and painting them and the dried leaves and flowers with handmade metallic paint. Creativity takes courage Henri Matisse These are how they look … More Autumn cards

Busy, busy, busy!

I have been so busy these past few days, cramming as much as I can before going back to paying work. This time a long drive to Brimham Rocks. The heather was looking lovely and purply – it has inspired me to make some heather coloured handmade paper which I will show you later. On … More Busy, busy, busy!

Tuesdays Travels II

Another not so glorious day. Cloud with intermitting spots of rain. Did I get wet?…No thankfully I didn’t and the sun actually came out for a bit! The National Trust property is called Goddard’s and it overlooks the Racecourse in York. The house was built in 1927 for Noel and Kathleen Terry of the famed … More Tuesdays Travels II

Tuesdays Travels

Another not so glorious day. Cloud with intermitting spots of rain. I’d booked to see another National Trust property today so I’m hoping the rains actually holds off. Although If it does rain I’m running into the summer house or the greenhouses to drink my hot coffee and raspberry muffin! Check back later to see … More Tuesdays Travels

Is it Friday yet?

Phew it’s hot a one today! I’ve been in a hot stuffy room for 6 hours today with temperatures up to 30 degrees. One thing, I may have lost some weight! It’s nearly the weekend and I am so looking forward to switching the alarm off and catching up with some sleep. I’m slowly getting … More Is it Friday yet?