Cygnet Silks
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After seven years at the Portland Saturday Market, I have resigned my membership. It has been a part of my life since I moved to Portland in 2011, and it feels strange to let it go. I will miss seeing my lovely artist friends and sweet patrons every weekend. But it is the right time to make this change.

Time to prioritize other artwork that I want to do, working on my house and having the same day off as my husband once in a while. Life keeps on lifing, and I'm just trying to keep up.

4 days ago
Cygnet Silks
cygnetsilks@mastodon.art

Art shows make me sleepy, and I haven't even set up my booth yet.

July 18, 2018
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cygnetsilks@mastodon.art

@gdkar

Y00%

July 14, 2018
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cygnetsilks@mastodon.art

@rheall
Aw, thanks!

July 14, 2018
Cygnet Silks
cygnetsilks@mastodon.art

Painted, waiting for steaming. Last minute scramble to freshen up the booth for Salem art fair next week.

July 13, 2018
Cygnet Silks
cygnetsilks@mastodon.art

This yarn is done. Hand spun wool, dyed one yarn with madder, one yarn with fustic and sandalwood, then plied the two together. The result looks like Froot Loops, but that's okay.
Froot Loops seems like a valid color scheme.

June 23, 2018
Cygnet Silks
cygnetsilks@mastodon.art

New custom hummingbird scarf.

June 23, 2018
Cygnet Silks
cygnetsilks@mastodon.art

@afterconnery
I love that too! I have another book full of notes and book marks from a previous reader and I think it's delightful. It makes them more alive, if less pristine. :)

June 23, 2018
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cygnetsilks@mastodon.art

@Shufei
I've never come across anything so intimate as that. The little dedications I just think are sweet. But for letters, they would be both fascinating, and maybe too personal. But a little bit of history, and treating them with respect seems appropriate. I'm sentimental too. :)

June 23, 2018
Cygnet Silks
cygnetsilks@mastodon.art

I love used books that have been autographed to some else. I have found a couple of these at Powells Books and it's the best.

June 22, 2018
cygnetsilks shared a status by hnb@writing.exchange
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It is #interesting : We write in order to #remember but we also write down in order to forget...

1) #Writing down what matter to us, give us relief from #anxiety to keep remembering. Then
we forget as we are freed from this anxiety.

2) And then we remember again as we look back what we wrote.

IF we stop on the first step, we can successfully forget what we don't want to remember...

June 22, 2018
Cygnet Silks
cygnetsilks@mastodon.art

Photography help from Rhubarb the cat.

June 03, 2018
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cygnetsilks@mastodon.art

Getting some photos taken, so here's a new tarot cloth.

June 02, 2018
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cygnetsilks@mastodon.art

One more silk painting in this brushstroke style. Having so much fun with this right now

May 24, 2018
Cygnet Silks
cygnetsilks@mastodon.art

I've been playing with a new style of silk painting. More brushstroke-y, with a soy wax resist and a brush rather than a water based resist and a squeeze bottle.

May 22, 2018
Cygnet Silks
cygnetsilks@mastodon.art

Although, there isn't a control panel to tweak settings that I can find in Ubuntu Mate on my laptop. It does have the control panel in Linux Mint on my desktop. Depending on how much I use the tablet with my laptop, it may push me in the direction of Mint again.

May 22, 2018
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cygnetsilks@mastodon.art

New tablet success! Got a lil wacom intuos tablet from Ebay. I have to practice with it, but it works perfectly. Didn't have to mess with drivers or anything, it just worked with Ubuntu Mate. Very exciting.

May 21, 2018
Cygnet Silks
cygnetsilks@mastodon.art

Here's my newest mandala silk painting.

May 17, 2018
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cygnetsilks@mastodon.art

@rubah

Thanks! I use a water based resist in a little squeeze bottle to draw the lines, and then silk dyes to paint in the colors. There'd be no way to get a clean line without the resist, with the way the dye spreads. Unless you used a thickener or something but that's a whole different approach. :)

May 17, 2018