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Abigail Markov
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Attended University of Texas at Austin
Lives in Tampa Bay, FL
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I don't think there will ever be a day I'm not in the middle of working on my website, but at least for now, I like the way it looks AND functions.

Content creation, that just is never finished, I've decided. But hell, I've got blog posts, the shop going, and the start of the galleries. A very skeletal start. I'm happy with the progress.

http://abigailmarkov.com/
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The Day The World Stood Still II,97"x66", oil/alkyd/canvas, 2014
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:grabby hands at ALL THE THINGS:

The new Posh. If you order any of the new ones, please share so I can live vicariously through you. (At least until the end of the month when I can use my birthday Perk points.)

https://www.perfectlyposh.com/abbym/products/new-products
*/ NEW PRODUCTS Enjoy our latest pampering novelties.
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Oooh, Cackle Spackle was a Halloween super limited edition at first that sold out so fast and became something like Posh Black Market that Posh brought it back as a catalog item! I really want it too!

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Steve's Thai weave chain bracelet has a safety chain now. My widest finished chain and my smallest chain all in one piece.

The small chain is 2mm in diameter.

One of these days I'll offer this chain weave in the shop. One day. Not today. (7 inches, finished, takes at least 50 hours of hands-on work. I love the work, looking for the niche market.)

#jewelry #MarkovJewelry
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Go vote.

The grand prize for popular vote is $3,000.

HELP THE BROKE ARTIST.

A Facebook connection says that even though I've bombed in a rather epic way in every other popular voting contest before, the Universe may decide that this time something awesome could happen.

Let's prove her right! Help make something awesome happen. Vote, and share with others!

We now return you to our regularly scheduled artistic cynicism.

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Saturated deep blues and bright whites mix and blend in this visual meditation on the experience of unexpected turbulence in life.
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And this wrap design got approved -which means they can be ordered now. (Link below is where you order. Anyone can order - it's paid for through PayPal. Easy peasy.)

Also have two other wrap designs approved and listed.

Two more designs in the Jamberry queue: the solid red from yesterday, and a new design from today.

Spent most of the day cleaning up the website, getting bits organized. Not perfect, but progress. Looking and navigating better. It's almost ready for more than just wraps and original paintings now.

http://abigailmarkov.com/store/products/power-1a-nail-wraps/
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This past week (or two) has been, well, I’m not sure. Part of me wants to say busy, maybe even productive, but as soon as I go to type that, there is this voice in my head that points out that no, it can’t be, but without giving me any reasons why it can’t be.

This bastard voice is one I’ve been painstakingly rooting out and isolating. I’ve dubbed it The Abusive Taskmaster. You may have one too. It’s the one that screams at me that whatever I am doing isn’t the right thing to be doing right now, without any constructive feedback on what IS the right thing to be doing right now. (This is how I identify it from my voice pointing out that uh, hey self, you’re procrastinating and you know it. The Abusive Taskmaster doesn’t offer anything much constructive.)

This voice, TAS, I’ve talked about it before. It leaves you feeling jittery and guilty for doing something, because clearly you should be doing something else, something better. And usually something Not For Yourself.

This voice gets the distinction of being Abusive because, well, it is, and I KNOW for me that it’s a hold over from being in abusive situations (narcissistic, psychologically, abusive situations at that.) Situations where I was berated or punished (in some form or fashion, be it by way of active punishment or passive aggressive neglect of needs punishment) for not doing what someone else in some position of authority wanted me to be doing, thought I should be doing.

Urg. Okay, I’m not saying this the way I want. Let me back up.

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This past week (or two) has been, well, I'm not sure. Part of me wants to say busy, maybe even productive, but as soon as I go to type that, there is this voice in my head that points out that no, it can't be, but without giving me any r...
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Complete with lots of mock up images for each size. 

One more check on the checklist for this week. (My goal for getting prints on the website is one print listing a week in February. I'll probably be doing this until 2018, at that rate, but it's a good start!)
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Steve says, after the safety chain was attached and I cleaned everything up again: "You know I'm never taking it off now. It just scares me to lose it, because it's so light that I forget I'm wearing it, until I look down and notice it's not there anymore, and I just didn't want to lose it."

Which makes my heart and face smile. Not just because he loves it, but also because that is actually a very heavy chain for its size. It's just so comfortable that he didn't notice it. #win
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The idea to frame and encase encaustic paintings in bar resin started off as a way save paintings that were taking damage and never going to fully dry, and a way to keep waxy oil paint from getting all over everything else. (By everything else, I mean all over Steve’s stuff that is in proximity to my stuff, which ALL has paint on it.) Steve and I had been tossing the idea back and forth for over a year – how to build a liquid-tight frame, added weight, what tools we’d need. Unfortunately for our project-loving selves, for that first year, we didn’t have the means to get the tools and supplies the project needed. (Not limited to a band saw, a miter saw, a routing table, wood, caulk, nails, and no small amount of two part epoxy resin.)

So the resin-meets-painting idea sat there on the back burner. For a year.

Fast forward to November 2015.
The idea to frame and encase encaustic paintings in bar resin started off as a way save paintings that were taking damage and never going to fully dry and a way to keep waxy oil paint from getting all over everything else. (By everything else, I m...
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Just got the word that these were approved, and available to purchase now. YES. I put them up on the website as soon as I got the word. 

That makes for five designs approved this week. 
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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
Relationship
In a relationship
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