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Abigail Markov
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A quarter of a millimeter. For this chain, it makes all the difference between stiff and slinky.

Over a month in this piece already - it will become two chains when it's finished.

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July's Splurge is one of the massive Chunks, with a fragrance twist:

"Say “aloha” to daydreams of surf spray and cocoa buttered-bodacious skin. Wash gnarly feelings away with this righteously hydrating coconut oil, cocoa butter,and glycerin Chunk that will leave skin smelling of sweet plumeria with a twist of citrus. Make waves with this awesome Chunk for surfer girl sumptuous skin!

Fragrance: Totally awesome sweet plumeria with a twist of citrus."
Say“aloha” to daydreams of surf spray and cocoa buttered-bodacious skin. Wash gnarly feelings away with this righteously hydrating coconut oil, cocoa butter,and glycerin Chunk that will leave skin smelling of sweet plumeria with a twist of citrus. Make waves with this awesome Chunk for surfer girl sumptuous skin!
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Took a break from making chain links to polish this simple ring design a bit. I have a 9.5 and 10 US ring sizes in the tumbler now. The solder join isn't seamless - the twists don't line up perfectly, but there are no sharp edges or snags, so I'm happy.

Copper and fine silver. Will be sealed once they've tumbled and been polished satisfactorily.

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yaa congratulations babe
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Flush.

<24ga/0.5mm jump ring trimmed and closed flush, ready for fusing.>

With 12+ per inch... I'd better get back to work.

Also, hiccups suck.

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Boo hiccups is right! 
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If you've ever seen (or have your own set of) my stacking rings, this chain weave is about the same size as one of them.

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Thanks!  See  my email reply!
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I know I'm on the right track with this one when I just can't. Stop. Giggling.

When I explained the backstory of this one to Steve, he chuckled, shook his head, and told me I had issues.

As long as I finish this one, I will share the backstory that's given me the giggles. Cross my heart.

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Oh, wow, it's like Nemo's evil twin. Needs a goatee.
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Working my way through a three-day to do list.

Working on the sixth ring, and polishing work left on the four shown here. Another is sealing. Three commercially-made foxtail chains have been cut and end caps soldered on. Making the findings (clasps) next. Two sets of pearl drops are waiting on ear wires to come out of another tumbler. Copious amounts of my own chain links to cut and fuse. Cuff blanks to cut and fold. Mail to go out, too. Gyroscopes to make, silver to order.

Gonna be a busy weekend.

Should I add on a ring or Gyroscope for you?

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Steve's settled in and napping through a bit of his chemo today, so I'm working on chain while he rests.

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I wish him good luck with the chemo.

The chain is lovely!
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Excerpt: There is a central paradox around loneliness. While it can lead towards very undesirable places (isolation, depression, suicide), it can also make us better observers of the social world. We can become more perceptive, more in charge of our own reality, as loneliness makes life compelling. Vitally, loneliness assures us that our life is our own. Historically – and mythically – it has been the singular and narrow path towards virtue, morality and self-understanding.

Not everyone safely returns from loneliness, but those who do – those who retreat into themselves and successfully reemerge into society – return with a far greater understanding of themselves and of others. In loneliness there is thus a balance to be struck; it poses at once the highest risk and the highest reward.

Of course, experiencing loneliness does not uniformly create virtuous and moral humans, but it has a variety of other benefits: according to a study published in 2015, feeling socially isolated (or on the social perimeter, as any outsider artist or writer might attest) leads to increased attention and surveillance of the social world and a heightened ability for observation.

Using electrical neuroimaging with a small test group, Stephanie Cacioppo, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Chicago and her husband John, also at Chicago, found that participants who described themselves as particularly lonely reacted to pictures of threatening stimuli more than twice as fast as people who described themselves as non-lonely (in the lonely: about 116 milliseconds after stimulus onset; in thenon-lonely: about 252 milliseconds after stimulus onset). As John Cacioppo writes in a similar study, this suggests that lonely people’s ‘attention is drawn more to the distress of others’.

The fact that lonely people are more attentive to other people’s distress – principally on a subconscious level, as evidenced by the speed at which the reactions took place – implies that lonely people have a greater capacity for empathy. Ironically, it might be as a result of being lonely that one can better understand others and their social world.

The best creative minds and most charismatic people also tend to be rather lonely. Sharon H Kim, an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore who focuses on individual and group creativity, recently found evidence that people tend to be more creative if they have been socially rejected. What is perhaps most interesting about Kim’s findings is that no actual social rejection has to have taken place; the creative need only feel rejected in some way. Creativity, Kim claims, stems from the ability to make unique connections, to bind together disparate information. Yet it is predominately the rejected and lonely who are able to best accomplish this. ‘Creative people are better at recognising relationships, making associations and connections, and seeing things in an original way  –  seeing things that others cannot see,’ writes the neuroscientist Nancy C Andreasen at the University of Iowa in an article for The Atlantic. Often, she notes, the sole way to access creativity, charisma and new ways of thinking is to experience loneliness.

In evolutionary terms, experiencing loneliness is a part of being human. Lonely, but not too lonely – a Goldilocks mixture that allows us to be at once our individual selves and a functioning part of a wider social sphere – is a key part of survival, according to a recent study from Pamela Qualter, a reader in developmental psychology at the University of Central Lancashire.


Loneliness is hell: debilitating yet formative. Can we avoid the pains of loneliness yet enjoy the pleasures of solitude?
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Brand new chain link coil - ran out of links this week for this gauge. Because this gauge is so thin (.5mm) the jump rings are cut by hand with flush cutters, instead of with my electric jump ring saw.

I'll be cutting links for a few days, unless a chain commission comes in.

The final chain made with these links is ~2.5mm in diameter, and is a set of personal projects.

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AND WE HAVE APPROVAL!

Now available for wearing/purchasing/hoarding: http://abigailmarkov.com/product/the-escape-nail-wraps/
Original art for your nails, designed by Abigail Markov, printed by Jamberry on their world-class nail wrap material. Design: The Escape Please allow 1-2 weeks for printing. (You’ll receive a shipping notice!)
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Since painting isn't happening often, I made my Patreon supporters a Facebook banner with one of The Escape images. (The arguably most popular one. The blue one is up next.)

For the watermark free banner that you can use on your own Facebook profile, or to request the G+ version (since most of my Patreons are FB users) click the link and become a Patreon supporter!

https://www.patreon.com/posts/ooo-shiny-banner-6068280
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Fine Art Painter, Mother, Odds & Ends Photographer
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  • Markov Studio
    Fine Art Painter, 2010 - present
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Tampa Bay, FL
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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. 
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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
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February 22
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