It is a very sad day today ... it is the funeral of Ann Holden who recently died after a brave fight against cancer. She was a dear friend and wonderful tutor from whom I learnt a wealth of techniques over the years I have known her. My everlasting memory will be "the class glasses" which were always on hand for those who had forgotten to bring their own with them. It was always a huge joke in the class.
Recently, whilst undertaking a Fine Art Printing course at Hereford College of Art I had the opportunity to create some cyanotype prints on paper. I have had a kit for years but have never used it as it involved making up the solution, preparing the fabric and then keeping it in a light free environment until a nice sunny day came along. The College have a huge ultraviolet light box which makes the whole experience so easy and holds the items you are exposing down with a vacuum so they cannot move. Can you imagine doing it outside on a sunny but windy day. All your materials would either blow away or move during the exposure.