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Abigail Markov
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As promised, Patrons get first view and dibs on new paintings. (Yay, new painting!)

I'll have it up on my art website for non-Patrons, here eventually. Gotta get a good photo of it first.
Wooohooo! First new painting in almost a year! (Thank you for believing in me!) I have a few more pieces to paint over the next few days, before I tackle a 12in panel sent to me by a gallery. (For a...
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Fine Silver Gyroscope Pendant $60.00–$66.00 Wrought from fine silver, this 1.5 inch long pendant is sure to catch eyes as it swirls and spins from a delicate sterling silver chain. Each pendant is made by hand, with a fused top loop for strength, and a handcrafted hook and eye clasp in fine silver. Surprisingly lightweight, and beautifully elegant, your Gyroscope pendant is a bit like having your own galaxy pendant around your neck. (A shout out for all the Men In Black fans out there who have said it reminds them of the Orion pendant from the first movie! Me too!) Purchase here:
Wrought from fine silver, this 1.5 inch long  pendant is sure to catch eyes as it swirls and spins from a delicate sterling silver chain. Each pendant is made by hand, with a fused top loop for strength, and a handcrafted hook and eye clasp in fine silver. Surprisingly lightweight, and beautifully elegant, your Gyroscope pendant is a bit like having your own galaxy pendant around your neck. (A shout out for all the Men In Black fans out there who...
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Need to de-stress? Just watch this for a minute or two. It's like watching the waves.

via +Yonatan Zunger.

cc: +Max Rubenacker 
 
More beautiful work from Bees & Bombs (aka our fave #gif creator Dave Whyte). View more » http://bit.ly/bbdwgif
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I love bees and bombs stuff follow him on twitter.  That whole generrative art via processing isfantatstic stuff.
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This week in #BehindTheScenes here at Markov Jewelry!

There's been a lot going on.
You know, for how busy this week has felt, I sure didn& …
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AMAZING Progress. 'A day in the life' is maybe too much, but I hope you have the bandwidth for 'a week in the life' because this is really neat to see.
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Eeee, it works!

Also, thank you to +Mat Brown for being the first brave soul to leave a review! :D
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//Troubleshooting website bits and cutting copper for Chaos Cuffs and writing a newsletter in my head. 

When your work until 11pm at night, your mornings start later than most.

At about 9:30. Usually in bed. Checking emails and alerts and suppliers for materials on my phone. And then it's a bit of time with Steve, and coffee, and sometimes breakfast, and then it's checking the website, making sure there are no issues, updating social media and checking finances and then actual making of things. Errands and doctor appointments.

Switching out all the hats I have to wear is the biggest eater of energy. Delegation isn't an option yet, but things get a bit more streamlined each month.
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My paste solder is out for delivery today. (For both silver and copper/brass.)

I am more excited about this than I thought I'd be. 

Painting to be done soon, too. I added more resin to the medium, which is showing promise. I need to clean off the color table (enamel is on there currently,) lay down some brown paper, and fire up the griddles.

Also have some chain to make, and dirt to mix, for the well-seasoned container boxes we were gifted, later today.

Dirt work means the vermicomposter bins (worm bins) need emptying out into the dirt garbage can, so the organic garden soil we found on the cheap isn't completely nutrient barren. There is a marked difference in plant growth rates in the dirt we've mixed and the garden soil only containers. The mix includes things like charcoal ash, worm castings, de-stinky manure, peat moss, sand, and garden soil. Just whatever we had that looked dirt like.

And yes, those are banana palms in resin 'whiskey barrel' buckets on the right. The plants in the far left row are going on a year and a half old. Some of the tomato plants in there just won't quit, so I prune them back, and let them have at it. They are small again right now, and probably won't be as big as the new ones will, but they produce year round, which I find fascinating.

The new tomatoes are all volunteers from the worm castings/bins - the ends of tomatoes from the kitchen got tossed in there and their seeds sprouted again this year. Over 100 of them. I'm giving a dozen or two to the same friends who gave us the wood containers. :D

I should go get more work done - chain, probably. Wax prep. Stuff. Today's a short day - a couple hours in the car with the kids this afternoon - so I'm not concerned about actually being 'productive' today. What gets done, gets done.
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If they have the perseverance to sprout and grow, give them a chance to bloom.

#gardening #Florida #volunteers #tomatoes
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The wax pots are fired up, and now it's just some filtering and resin melting and the medium is done. The wax was a lot dirtier than expected, probably from sitting in the pot for months and who knows what else.

AND THEN IT'S ON TO PAINTING. 

Ehehehehe.

I'll be posting the paintings on Patreon first. for Patrons, and then on my art website. (Which will get shared out here, obviously. Because I do that. But it depends on when I have the time to do that. I'm behind on the art side.)

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Yay! Can't wait to see the finished product. :-)
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When your price ends up as your SKU, and your SKU doesn't even get saved. 

Fixing all the things this Monday. 

Hopefully the wax pot finished melting the wax, too. I've got resin to add and paintings to paint.
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I love how copying and pasting an error message gets me a "helped" credit. :)
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Okay, it looks like it works. :D (And, of course, G+ is an option for logging in. :D )
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Fine Art Painter, Mother, Odds & Ends Photographer
Employment
  • Markov Studio
    Fine Art Painter, 2010 - present
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Currently
Tampa Bay, FL
Previously
Ohmbach, Germany - Austin, Texas - Hopedale, MA - Houston, TX - San Angelo, TX - Volgeweh, Germany - Franklin, MA - Hurlburt FLD, FL - Gulfport, MS - Fayetteville, NC
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Chaos Magician. Not single. Not interested.
Introduction

"Queen of Paints" - +Nikki Crome


Believes in magic & common sense. 

I drink a lot of coffee. 

I swear.

Mistakes and accidents are my forte; chaos is at the center of my heart and soul.

I have three brilliantly amazing children.

I am a life-taught artist - books, other artists, a ton of practice. I'm pretty damn good. 

If I wasn't an artist, I'd be a biochemist. Or psychologist. Or a sociologist. Or writer. Or video game designer. Or in marketing. Or a philosopher. Or a sports coach.  Just not anything in politics. I HATE politics. 

I don't watch TV, and only rarely watch movies. This is by choice, and has nothing to do with free time. If I have free time, it means I need a new hobby!

I consider the Bible an interesting collection of historical metaphors. 

I consider reality relative, subjective. If I say something is the truth or true, this is simply my opinion based on my understanding of events and my observation of the situation. If you tell me something is true, I'm going to assume that your statement is your opinion, as well. If you insist your opinion is truer than mine, I am going to suggest you read some Nietzsche and Julian Jaynes and then get back to me. 
Bragging rights
Internationally collected fine art painter before the age of 30. Have seen Hell, swum in High Water, lived to laugh about both.
Education
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Biochemistry, 2000 - 2002
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Female
Birthday
February 22
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In a relationship