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Abigail Markov
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Christian Dior hybrid tea rose bush - now in ground. It had a broken pot, so they gave it to us for $5!

A Chicago Peace also went in today, to replace the bare root that died. Just one more rose for that garden bed, probably an Oklahoma.

Also:

Weeded 20 or so linear feet of grass-filled garden bed with a round point shovel and a lot of yanking.

Mulched the bed with bamboo leaves I've had composting in big buckets. (It looks good. And was free, because we have bamboo shedding all the time!)

Planted a tiny hibiscus bush I've been trying to work out a place for.

Trimmed the hot pink bougainvillea tree next to the rose garden/bed - again. It's starting to fill in and form a globe shape, slowly, but surely.

Trimmed and and de-vined (we have so many wild vines) three taller-than-I-am hibiscus bushes we found buried in the scrub that we've been clearing out. They'll need another hard prune back later this year because they are way too scraggly, but that's going to need a Chainsaw and we were done for the day at this point. I also didn't want to prune them too far back, because they're struggling a bit. Needed to leave some leaves.

Also levered out Steve and the zero turn tractor with a 2x4 board when Steve ran over a log and got it stuck. Steve sat on the tractor while I wedged the board under the front, lifted and walked it off of the log. Rawr. Smashed a toe a little bit, but nothing too bad.

#TabulaRasa #Florida #gardening #flowers #roses 
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Todays Pretty of the Day is brought to you by +Jenn Crewell, who reminded me of this print this morning when she brought up the idea of a three painting collage, with this one in it! (The other two were Momentary Transcendence and Unexpected Turbulence. I couldn't have picked three better, truthfully.)

https://www.abigailmarkov.com/product/dive-signed-reproduction-poster/

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Another detail photo from the most recent painting.

I love details, but often they are missed in the power walk through a gallery. It's tough to get people to stop and really look at something that's maybe one inch by two inches. So I'm definitely thankful for social media and the Internet.

That's where all the work is, those details, really. It's not exactly easy avoiding getting paint the color of mud when you're working with volumes of liquid, moving encaustic (wax-based) paint. It's a bit like those Pinterest fails of trying to melt a rainbow of crayons down a camvas... just with a LOT more wax. And it starts as liquid. And hotter than a hair dryer. With a higher pigment load.

It takes some practice to get the right results when you want them, yanno?

#amarkov #art #painting #encaustic #abstract #details 
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Remaking a Broken Tree Talisman clasp. The original one last night got snagged in the #JoolTool and thrown across the garage one too many times. The tiny bail didn't survive that and polishing. Blarg. Flex shaft this time.

Fine silver metal clay, before kiln firing. I have some carving to do to the back before it gets fired, but the clay needs to dry all the way first. It'll come out of the kiln a bit smaller and pure silver, destined for a Broken Tree Talisman on order, that's just about finished.

/Broken Tree Talisman from AbigailMarkov.com

#MarkovJewelry #jewelry #silver #metalclay #metalclayjewelry 
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:all the grabby hands:

There's even a sunscreen. Unf.

https://www.perfectlyposh.com/abbym/fabulous-facial-bundle

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Standing on the
edge of that
abyss that is me,
peering down with reluctance;
it's probably better
to just go to sleep.

#SiaQC #poetry #art #encaustic #painting 
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Details, details. <3

/From Unexpected Joy in a Moment of Peace, encaustic on panel.


#amarkov #art #painting #encaustic #abstract #details
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And tonight, the 2016 Snowflakes retire!

Did you get yours?

https://www.abigailmarkov.com/product/the-2016-snowflake-pendant/

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Tried something different with Patreon today for the supporter's Behind the Scenes post.

What do y'all think? (And if you're not a Patreon yet and love my artwork - why not? It's a dollar a month!)

https://www.patreon.com/posts/8507860
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