For some years I have also had a website and blog called ‘Jen’s Cyanotype Muse’ and will continue to do so. It is on https://jennifereurell.wordpress.com/
I’d probably known Hazel for around 70 years. She lived across the road from my home when I was a child – and I always called her Mrs Benson until I was around 70 and she insisted that I call her Hazel. Her daughter-in-law gave me the tray when she died. I don’t know if it is glass, cut glass or crystal – it is ‘precious’ because it was Hazels.
Why baby dresses? They are small – although sometimes bigger than I think when I try to fit them on a sheet of printmaking paper. I do like how the cyanotype process shows off their construction.
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
These were part of a series of works based on the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens. They were my first serious attempts at cyanotype. When I left Rockhampton in 2015 the fernery was very much in a state of disrepair, and I wonder if it has been demolished or refurbished. The Thozets were involved with the early days of the gardens.