I’ve set up a makeshift darkroom and I’m further exploring cyanotype printing – making use of digital negatives in combination with objects placed on my uv sensitive papers. I’ve embossed each cyanotype and stitched them together as wall hangings. I love working with cyanotype ….it gets me outdoors – watching the weather and clouds …..waiting for the right moment to expose the print. I’ve had a few underexposed, pale prints due to my impatience, bad timing or an unexpected cloud sneaking in and blocking the sun. I’m getting a feel for what works and what doesn’t after much experimentation. I have much more to explore and feel the need to make some more larger contact frames. I’m constantly collecting suitable objects to expose and now when I take a photo I think of how it would work as a digital negative and ultimately a cyanotype !! Off to the studio today to mix more solution and prep some paper for further experiments. I’m making a doll for the Uthando Project http://www.uthandoproject.org/ and I can use some of my experimental cyanotypes on fabric for her clothing.