New Cyanotypes Coming!

I’ve been so inspired by my recent walk through Mary Cairncross rain forest in Maleny. I have two more large cyanotypes and some smaller ones set-up – then re-arranged, and re-arranged again. LOL!! Designing these takes me a while, nutting out the theme, design, and how the design will balance with the amount of blocked out exposure to filtered sunlight through semi-transparent flora. A lovely switch for my brain between, painting, drawing, photography, and cyanotypes.

A few days ago I got up to see this python tail skin blowing from the eaves. Guessing we have a Boarder in the roof 😳 I was pretty chuffed non-the-less I must say as I had been wanting one for the images – as long as I don’t bump in to its original owner 🙂

Next week I’ll share my entries and details for the Botanica Exhibition being held at Mary Cairncross Reserve in November for members of Arts Connect Inc. The paintings I’ve been working on are varnished and dry now. I’m also drawing up a new canvas (not a rain forest, but trees) – hence the Tip for drawing this week 🙂

Creating Tussie Mussies

Thank you BLUETHUMB Art Gallery for selecting my Cyanotype as part of the small curation titled Unbe-leaf-able Art curated by Megan George, and published last week.

I’m so excited to have my work with these amazing artworks featuring leaves. Click Here to view the collection.
Especially thrilled to have it as one of the four feature images for the Facebook promotion. There are over 11,000 artists on Bluethumb so feeling pretty chuffed 🙂
Please scroll down for detail images of how I created this artwork.

Untethered Tussie Mussie – Cyanotype Photograph, Framed, 46cm (W) x 46cm (H) x 0.2cm (D)
More Info and detail images available at my Bluethumb Portfolio

I have been fascinated with the Victorian Tussie Mussies for a few decades 🙂 The fragrances created by combining flowers and herbs into a posy are just beautiful. Sometimes I even add rosemary or mint to a collection of garden flowers for the kitchen table or bench for their scent. Also, parsley is a lovely touch for greenery in a kitchen vase.  Several years ago I filmed myself, with camera on trusty tripod, creating a Tussie Mussie for the HD DVD The Vegetable Patch (Carers Resources).

In February 2018 I was an exhibiting member with the Arts Connect Inc Untethered Exhibition at The Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy, Queensland. It was a natural, instant thought for me to create an ‘untethered’ Tussie Mussie. This video provides step-by-step images and instructions for making a Tussie Mussie cyanotype. Or watch on YouTube.

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Have a lovely day, Judi