Cygnet Silks
Silk painting and various fiber and dye experiments by Cheryl F. Cameron.
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I think I'm getting better at my indigo fermentation vat!

(Fiber art nerd content warning, except content warnings are totally overdone, and the worst that can happen from this toot is extreme boredom, unless you have a very specific indigo--fermentation-phobia).

August 27, 2018
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Test driving this pixelfed thing. I am excited about groovy new platforms like this.

pixelfed.social/cygnetsilks

August 26, 2018
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I asked this on my linuxrocks.online account, but maybe I should have asked you artsy types in the first place: What's your image management setup for photos and such? I use Linux and currently use Digikam to browse photos, and it seems okay. I'm still getting familiar with it. What is your favorite software or strategy?

August 25, 2018
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A shot from the Chinese Gardens in Portland. I was there this afternoon doing silk painting demonstrations, and it was not 100 degrees, so that was amazing. Such a magical spot. Painting demos are great, but I'd just rather sit and stare at the scenery and ponder existence.

August 25, 2018
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I'd like to post some of my painting videos on Peertube. What instance should I register with? Any favorites for arty stuff? I have some up on Youtube, but want to use better platforms too when I can.

August 23, 2018
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Holy adverbs Batman. This is from an actual score my orchestra played.

August 22, 2018
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First test hankie from my new natural indigo vat. Not a bad start, though I have some improvements to make. I've messed around with indigo for years, but this bigger vat should let me do some bigger pieces, and I'm excited to get a little more serious with it.

August 22, 2018
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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.

August 10, 2018
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Art shows make me sleepy, and I haven't even set up my booth yet.

July 18, 2018