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Abigail Markov has been at 19 events

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Abigail Markov47,870Beauty of Encaustics...the art of painting with pigmented wax, a collection of works by Abigail M Markov!Ok guys, this is my first solo show! I wish you all could be there in person, as I wouldn't be where I am without your support and encouragement from all around the world! So, since I can't fly you all out here, I'm working with the gallery owner and we're going to host a HOA for the duration of the opening! Stop on in, say hi, ask questions, and come see some of the latest work! <3 Can't wait to see you there, from all around the world!The Beauty of Encaustics2014-01-17 23:30:0032 
Abigail Markov47,870The Beauty of Encaustics Opening2014-01-17 23:30:009 
First Friday Art Walk667,947The July #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, July 7, 2013.------------------------------------------How it works:To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)July First Friday Art Walk2013-07-05 13:00:00104 
First Friday Art Walk667,947The June #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, June 7, 2013.----------------------------------------------------------------How it works:Beginning this month, we are changing the format of #firstfridayartwalk to a community-based event. To participate, please join our new community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk .  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)June First Friday Art Walk2013-06-07 15:00:00228 
First Friday Art Walk667,947The May #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The May First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013. San Francisco (PDT):From 6 a.m. Friday, May 3 to 12 a.m. Saturday, May 4.New York (EDT):From 9 a.m. May 5 to 3 a.m. Saturday, May 4.Paris (CET):From 2 p.m. Friday,  May 5 to 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4.See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/ -------------------------------How it works:Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the  #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. The hashtag will be supported by Google efforts, so don't miss this opportunity to find new art lovers and artists and attract them here. Also, please use this opportunity to tell us more about your work, or about your favorite artists here on G+ and what fascinates you in their work. This is a unique opportunity to flood Google+ with art and beauty!Also, please circle +First Friday Art Walk   so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk , from the page. Please note that this time the page will be re-sharing work selectively, so the hashtag is the way to see everything, and the page is the way to see just our selection.Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)Creatively, +Samantha Villenave and +Lena Levin May G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-05-03 15:00:00262 
Adam Boenig27,553I'll be doing Flash Fiction Monday through Friday until I am recharged to work on the book. If you have an image that you feel needs a story, here's a place to put it!Flash Fiction!2013-02-04 19:00:0021 
First Friday Art Walk667,947The  #FirstFridayArtWalk   is here!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The January First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013. San Francisco (PDT):From 6 a.m. January 4 to 1 a.m. Saturday, January 5.New York (EDT):From 9 a.m. Friday January 4 to 4 a.m. Saturday, January 5.Paris (CET):From 2 p.m. Friday, January 4 to 9 a.m. Saturday, January 5.See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------How it works: Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk   . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk    hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Also, please circle +First Friday Art Walk  , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk   , from the page. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)Creatively, +Lena Levin and +Samantha Villenave G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-01-04 07:00:00133 
First Friday Art Walk667,947The #FirstFridayArtWalk  is upon us once again, this time in conjunction with #chagallchallenge show!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The December First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, December 7. San Francisco (PDT):From 6 a.m. Friday, December 7 to 1 a.m. Saturday, December 8.New York (EDT):From 9 a.m. Friday December 7 to 4 a.m. Saturday, December 8.Paris (CET):From 2 p.m. Friday, December 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday, December 8.See starting and end times for your local time zone on the event above. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------How it works: Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk and +tag the page, +FirstFridayArtWalk. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.To participate in Marc Chagall Challenge Show, add the hashtag #chagallchallenge and +tag +In Studio with Masters . This event is open to any medium and genre, insofar as the work is inspired by Marc Chagall.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the  #FirstFridayArtWalk and #chagallchallenge   hashtags as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Also, please circle +First Friday Art Walk  and +In Studio with Masters  so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk  , from the page. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite G+ First Friday Art Walk & Marc Chagall Challenge Show2012-12-07 15:00:00144 
Samantha Villenave1,064,037+Art+Talk #16, an interview with +Kurt Ankeny, hosted by myself and +Lena Levin .I asked Kurt for a bio. What he gave me are these beautiful words."I like to describe myself as an autodidact, but that's not really true at all. If anything, I'm a bibliodidact. Some of the works most important to my formation were How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way by Stan Lee and John Buscema and Anatomy Lessons from the Great Masters by Robert Beverly Hale and Terence Coyle. Those two were my lifeline for many critical years of development. In fact, I had given away my copy of Anatomy Lessons,  when I started recognizing images from it in the paintings I was looking at. I hadn't realized how deeply those images penetrated. So I had to buy myself a replacement copy.Here's a problem I have: all writing about art tends to circumvent the art itself. I'm not saying one shouldn't write about art, but it's deceptive to cement into prose a reaction to a piece that depends wholly on the time, circumstances, education, experience, and readiness of the individual viewer looking at it and reacting or responding. So, what you have a is a snapshot of a very, very narrow point where two individuals connected for a moment in time.So those qualms aside, I'm a relatively new painter. I've only been painting for about seven years. Four of them what I would consider "full-time". Painting, as most of us who practice with any determination and ambition know, is a very slow burn. Cy Twombly told Jenny Saville to try and remain ignored for as long as possible. And that is good advice as long as one can manage it. Because painting, especially since the modernist movement, is a vast ocean of possibilities and it takes many canvases to get your bearings.I guess that's my long-winded way of saying that I really don't know what I'm doing yet. I know, I know. One isn't supposed to undercut one's brand and reputation with such nonsense and honesty. "I don't know what I'm doing" does not mean "I don't know where I'm going." I do have plans, I have grand ideas and ambitions. It's just that there's a lot of white space on the map between where I stand now and Mount Accomplishment. I think that the fissure between abstraction and figuration is an obvious point of interest. Today's painters are swarming on that likeArt+Talk interview with painter Kurt Ankeny2012-11-04 20:00:0022 
Samantha Villenave1,064,037This is the new event with the new time, since Sandy stopped us from doing it last Sunday.+Art+Talk #15, hosted by myself and +Philip Hartigan.+Hrag Vartanian is a writer, editor, curator and art critic based in Brooklyn, New York. He has written extensively about street art, performance art, the internet, issues of multiculturalism, and has contributed to numerous online and print publications. Vartanian is also the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the +Hyperallergic art blogazine. He has been invited as a guest commentator on +AL JAZEERA , WNYC and has been quoted in +The New York Times , New York Observer, Daily News, +EL PAÍS, amongst others. He regularly lectures on the art world online, and he serves on the board of the Triangle Arts Association.http://hragvartanian.com/********************************************************************************************How the Hangout works:For the first 30 minutes of the hangout, it will be just Hrag, Philip, and I, and the hangout will be streamed from this page, as well as on hangoutnetworks.com. You're welcome to watch, and use the comments section underneath the hangout, which will be streamed here on the event, as a chat, for any questions that you may have for Hrag. I generally keep an eye on comments from viewers and try to bring their remarks into our conversation.After 30 minutes, I will invite from those who have RSVPed YES  to the event (and whose profiles I have vetted, meaning I know you, or I can tell from your profile that you are an artist or art lover), into the The New and Improved Art+Talk Hangout on Air interview with Hrag Vartanian2012-11-03 16:00:0064 
Samantha Villenave1,064,037+Max Rubenacker is going to be the guest artist for this Sunday's upcoming +Art+Talk  hangout on air, and I'll be joined in my efforts of interrogation interviewing by former +Art+Talk guest and designer +Aaron Wood. Max is a mad scientist, a geek with an art degree. His art happens in the small spaces between the cracks of the world. He's enjoyed a long obsession with photography, 3D, and any weird digital process he can get his hands on. A suspected synaesthetic, he has actively been using sound to make visual art since 2009.************************************************************************************************How the Hangout works:For the first 30 minutes of the hangout, it will be just Max, Aaron, and I, and the hangout will be streamed from this page, as well as on hangoutnetworks.com. You're welcome to watch, and use the comments section underneath the hangout, which will be streamed here on the event, as a chat, for any questions that you may have for Rodney. I generally keep an eye on comments from viewers and try to bring their remarks into our conversation.After 30 minutes, I will invite those who have RSVPed YES  to the event (and whose profiles I have vetted, meaning I know you, or I can tell from your profile that you are an artist or art lover), into the actual Hangout, to join in on the conversation. RSVPing doesn't not mean you are required to come, but if you think you may want to, it is a way if insuring that you will receive an invite. It'll also guarantee that you get a reminder for the hangout, whether you should choose to watch or join.Please be aware that the hangout is an interview withMax, and please join only if you are interested in discussing art and Max's work. :)I also ask that you have a camera, and a microphone if you would like to join. Headphones, while not required, are preferred, as it limits the risk of renegade background noise.Thanks you to the artists in the community who have sent feedback. I appreciate it! :)************************************************************************************The hangout will also be recorded, so you are welcome to watch later, here, on YouTube, hangoutnetworks.com , or the Art+Talk Interview with Mad Scientist Max Rubenacker2012-10-07 20:00:0041 
Samantha Villenave1,064,037The #FirstFridayArtWalk  is a new page (+First Friday Art Walk) and hashtag/sharing project here on G+. It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.See starting and end times on the event above. We're going to be celebrating art and our very first First Friday for nearly three days, starting on Friday, October 5th and continuing through the weekend. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------How it works:How can one participate? I'm glad you asked! :)Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk  . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Artists and non-artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Also, please circle +First Friday Art Walk , so that I will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged #FirstFridayArtWalk  , from over there. Thanks, and I look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)Creatively, SamanthaEDIT: Since creating the event, I have learned that many of you have received multiple invitations to it. I have no idea how this happened, and you have my sincerest apologies. It was truly unintentional, and please forgive me for any frustration that this has caused. I've reported the bug to the Google+ team, and really hope that this will not happen in the future. Events are cool, spam, on the other hand, is truly anti-cool. ):G+ First Friday Art Walk2012-10-05 12:00:00205 
Samantha Villenave1,064,037+Swarez Art will be joining me for Episode 10 of +Art+Talk  Hangouts on Air, and just to mix things up a bit, the lovely and talented +Abigail Markov will be cohosting the interview with me.Ed Swarez, is a self taught painter who began six years ago, by accident,  with a tiny canvas and a small paintbrush. Since that day he has gradually refined his skills and developed his materials to be able to produce a unique range of modern art that's all about big bold shapes, rich colours and intricate levels of detailing. All of his business comes through his website and he has no gallery representation. With a  background in marketing and SEO, we'll be talking about these things in the Hangout and how artists can embrace basic business concepts without losing their creative integrity.************************************************************************************************How the Hangout works:For the first 30 minutes of the hangout, it will be just Ed, Abigail, and I, and the hangout will be streamed from this page, as well as on hangoutnetworks.com. You're welcome to watch, and use the comments section underneath the hangout, as a chat, for any questions that you may have for Ed. I generally keep an eye on comments from viewers and try to bring their remarks into our conversation.After 30 minutes, I will invite those who have RSVPed YES  to the event (and whose profiles I have vetted, meaning I know you, or I can tell from your profile that you are an artist or art lover), into the actual Hangout, to join in on the conversation. RSVPing doesn't not mean you are required to come, but if you think you may want to, it is a way if insuring that you will receive an invite.Please be aware that the hangout is an interview with Ed, and please join only if you are interested in discussing art and Ed's work. :)I also ask that you have a camera, and a microphone if you would like to join. Headphones, while not required, are preferred, as it limits the risk of renegade background noise.Thanks you to the artists in the community who have sent feedback. I appreciate it! :)************************************************************************************The hangout will also be recorded, so you are welcome to watch later, here, on YouTube, hangoutnetworks.com , or the +Art+Talk  page.Previous +Art+Talk  Hangouts can be found here: Art+Talk Hangout on Air interview with Ed Swarez2012-09-23 20:00:0055 
Samantha Villenave1,064,037+Philip Hartigan will be joining me for Episode 9 of +Art+Talk  Hangouts on Air.Philip, who describes himself as an "artist-writer-artist" works with drawings, writing, damaged photos, and letter, transforming them into prints, books and installations that relate to moments of personal narrative. He writes on his blog, "Praeterita" http://philiphartiganpraeterita.blogspot.fr/, as well as for the art blogazine +Hyperallergic http://hyperallergic.com as well as for Time Out Chicago http://bit.ly/PmYqE9 .**************************************************************************************************How the Hangout works:For the first 30 minutes of the hangout, it will be justPhilip and I, and the hangout will be streamed from my profile page, as well as on hangoutnetworks.com. You're welcome to watch, and use the comments section, on my profile, as a chat, for any questions that you may have for Philip. I generally keep an eye on comments from viewers and try to bring their remarks into our conversation.After 30 minutes, I will invite those who have RSVPed YES (and whose profiles I have vetted) to the event, into the actual Hangout, to join in on the conversation. RSVPing doesn't not mean you are required to come, but if you think you may want to, it is a way if insuring that you will receive an invite.Please be aware that the hangout is an interview with Philip, and please join only if you are interested in discussing art and Philip's work. :)I also ask that you have a camera, and a microphone if you would like to join. Headphones, while not required, are preferred, as it limits the risk of renegade background noise.Thanks you to the artists in the community who have sent feedback. I appreciate it! :)************************************************************************************The hangout will also be recorded, so you are welcome to watch later, here, on YouTube, hangoutnetworks.com , or the +Art+Talk Hangout on Air - guest artist Philip Hartigan2012-09-16 20:00:0049 
Samantha Villenave1,064,037Something a little different is going down this week for the +Art+Talk  Hangout on Air.I'll be having two guests on, +Max Rubenacker , who runs the +Friday Art Critique  , as well as +Lena Levin , who has runs the +In Studio with Masters  , co-curates +G+ with Brushes  along with +Terrill Welch , as well as having started a lovely initiative called #paintingoftheday  .We'll be talking about the pages and community projects that Lena and Max have been doing these past months, and how artists can participate in them. I'm really a community-ophile, so I'm really looking forward to talking with them and hearing about these, and maybe other projects, live. ************************************************************************************************How the Hangout works:For the first 30 minutes of the hangout, it will be just Lena, Max, and I, and the hangout will be streamed from my profile page, as well as on hangoutnetworks.com. You're welcome to watch, and use the comments section, on my profile, as a chat, for any questions that you may have for Lena and/or Max. I generally keep an eye on comments from viewers and try to bring their remarks into our conversation.After 30 minutes, I will invite those who have RSVPed YES (and whose profiles I have vetted) to the event, into the actual Hangout, to join in on the conversation. RSVPing doesn't not mean you are required to come, but if you think you may want to, it is a way if insuring that you will receive an invite.Please be aware that the hangout is an interview with Lena and Max, and please join only if you are interested in discussing art and participating in our conversation around these pages and whatever elsArt+Talk Hangouts on Air - Friday Art Critique, G+ with Brushes, and In Studio with Masters (PLEASE READ FULL EVENT BELOW FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO JOIN)2012-09-09 20:00:0026 
Samantha Villenave1,064,037+Eduardo Rodriguez Calzado will be joining me for Episode 7 of +Art+Talk   Hangouts on Air.Bio:Eduardo is originally from Torreon, Coahuila Mexico. He is an artist obsessed with detail, expressing emotions and imagery through broken down elements of form and color, infusing a great light into each of his paintings.Eduardo has been an artist all of his life, studying drawing and painting from a very early age. He has worked on many projects, including mural paintings, theater set design, digital art work, and now is dedicated to the creation of oil paintings for gallery exhibitions.  In each of his paintings he tries to express an emotion. Most of the inspiration for his paintings come from his own personal experiences, moments that speak to him and that create an image in his mind that he later puts on canvas.**************************************************************************************************How the Hangout works:For the first 30 minutes of the hangout, it will be just Eduardo and I, and the hangout will be streamed from my profile page, as well as on hangoutnetworks.com. You're welcome to watch, and use the comments section, on my profile, as a chat, for any questions that you may have for Eduardo. I generally keep an eye on comments from viewers and try to bring their remarks into our conversation.After 30 minutes, I will invite those who have RSVPed YES (and whose profiles I have vetted) to the event, into the actual Hangout, to join in on the conversation. RSVPing doesn't not mean you are required to come, but if you think you may want to, it is a way if insuring that you will receive an invite.Please be aware that the hangout is an interview with Eduardo, and please join only if you are interested in discussing art and Eduardo's work. :)I also ask that you have a camera, and a microphone if you would like to join. Headphones, while not required, are preferred, as it limits the risk of renegade background noise.Thanks you to the artists in the community who have sent feedback. I appreciate it! :)************************************************************************************The hangout will also be recorded, so you are welcome to watch later, on YouTube or the +Art+Talk page.Previous +Art+Talk  Hangouts can be found here: Art+Talk Hangouts on Air interview - Guest artist Eduardo Rodriguez Calzado (PLEASE READ FULL EVENT BELOW FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO JOIN)2012-09-02 20:00:0016 
Samantha Villenave1,064,037+Aaron Wood will be joining me for Episode 6 of +Art+Talk  Hangouts on Air.Aaron is an artist who works full time as a designer. He has an extraordinary story of how the Internet noticed his designs, and how they went viral from the beginning of Google+. I'm looking forward to hearing his take on marketing strategy, as he has been donig very well in this area, as well as his views, process, and philosophy as an artist.For the first 30 minutes of the hangout, it will be just Aaron and I, and the hangout will be streamed from my profile page, as well as on hangoutnetworks.com. You're welcome to watch, and use the comments section, on my profile, as a chat, for any questions that you may have for Aaron. I generally keep an eye on comments from viewers and try to bring their remarks into our conversation.***************************************************************************************After 30 minutes, I will invite those who have RSVPed YES to the event. Please be aware that the hangout is an interview with Aaron, and join only if you are interested in discussing art and Byron's work. :)I also ask that you have a camera, and a microphone if you would like to join. Headphones, while not required, are preferred, as it limits the risk of renegade background noise.Thanks you to the artists in the community who have sent feedback. I appreciate it! :)**************************************************************************************The hangout will also be recorded, so you are welcome to watch later, on YouTube or the +Art+Talk page.Previous +Art+Talk Hangouts can be found here: Art+Talk Interview with Byron RempelArt+Talk Interview with Abigail Markov+Art+Talk Interview with Lena LevinArt+Talk Hangouts on Air interview - Guest artist Aaron Wood (PLEASE READ FULL EVENT BELOW FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO JOIN)2012-08-26 20:00:0019 
Samantha Villenave1,064,037Artist Byron Rempel will be joining me for Episode 5 of +Art+Talk  Hangouts on Air.Byron is best known on Google+ for his Zombie portrait avatars, and his 1000 zombies project. But we're going to find out if there is more to the man behind the undead, than just another undead.http://thedailyzombie.blogspot.fr/For the first 30 minutes of the hangout, it will be just Byron and I, and the hangout will be streamed from my profile page. You're welcome to watch, and use the comments section as a chat, for any questions that you may have for Byron.***************************************************************************************After 30 minutes, I will invite those who have RSVPed YES to the event. Please be aware that the hangout is an interview with Byron, and join only if you are interested in discussing art and Byron's work. :)I also ask that you have a camera, and a microphone if you would like to join. Thanks you to the artists in the community who have sent feedback. I appreciate it! :)**************************************************************************************The hangout will also be recorded, so you are welcome to watch later, on YouTube or the +Art+Talk page.Previous +Art+Talk Hangouts can be found here: https://plus.google.com/115029186078239273995/posts+Art+Talk Interview with Lena LevinArt+Talk Interview with Paul RoustanArt+Talk Hangouts on Air interview - Guest artist Byron Rempel (PLEASE READ FULL EVENT BELOW FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO JOIN)2012-08-19 22:00:0015 
Samantha Villenave1,064,037Artist +Abigail Markov will be joining me for Episode 4 of +Art+Talk  Hangouts on Air.Abigail is an abstract oil painter who I've enjoyed getting to know through posts on Google=, so I'm looking forward to the opportunity to sit down and talk about art and her work.http://abigail-marie.com/  .For the first 30 minutes of the hangout, it will be just Abigail and I, and the hangout will be streamed from my profile page. You're welcome to watch, and use the comments section as a chat, for any questions that you may have for Abigail.*****************************************************************************************After 30 minutes, I will invite those who have RSVPed YES to the event. Please be aware that the hangout is an interview with Abigail, and join only if you are interested in discussing art and Abigail's work. :)I also ask that you have a camera, and a microphone if you would like to join. Thanks you to the artists in the community who have sent feedback. I appreciate it! :)****************************************************************************************The hangout will also be recorded, so you are welcome to watch later, on YouTube or the +Art+Talk page.Previous +Art+Talk Hangouts can be found here: +Art+Talk Interview with Lena LevinArt+Talk Interview with Paul RoustanArt+Talk Hangout Interview with Cliff RothArt+Talk Hangouts on Air interview - Guest artist Abigail Markov (PLEASE READ FULL EVENT BELOW FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO JOIN)2012-08-10 21:00:0014 

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Aahana Priyadarsinee22,011COOKIES CIRCLE SHARE: AVATAR #2!Yeah its The cute COOKIES CIRCLE share this time!The circle is ready for its second journey...only difference is it got biggerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!:DYeah yeah! I know it doesn't contain any sort of yummy cookies ....but a good number of interesting ENGAGERS on GOOGLE+! These people and pages are just so sweet like cookies that one cant avoid them but follow there much interesting pages!So friends, lets enjoy our time on G+!If you wish to get featured in the next circle share kindly do the following :1)Add me i.e. +Aahana Priyadarsinee  and my page +Magnetix Circles!  to your circle!2)+1 , comment and publicly share this circle in your stream.3)Grab a cookie and smile while eating it!@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ #circle   #awesomepeopleongplus   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #bestcircle   #bestcircleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlemenow   #circlesharing   #circlemeup   #dcircle   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagerscircleshare   #followback   #followme   #follow4follow   #googlepluscircles   #googlepluscircleshare   #ripplescircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #topcircleshare  2014-10-01 19:46:08429635
George Clark7,298This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.#topofthepeople   #influencermarketing   #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle  2014-09-30 11:01:27472162028
Sonja Griesbach2,650This circle features some the most exciting and engaging people in Google+To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post #thankyou   #thankyoumagic   #photographer    #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlesharing    2014-07-12 21:07:201706114
Aahana Priyadarsinee9,780Another Great circle Share from me!ENGAGER CLUSTER: VERSION 5!Hey friends ENGAGER CLUSTER is ready to be shared, you to get MORE FOLLOWERS! This circle features some of the coolest GOOGLE + engagers who love keeping us engaged with their cool posts!Just to the following to feature in the next Edition of this Awesome Circle share:1. +1 this post!2.Publicly share this circle and if possible leave a comment behind!3.Don't forget to add me i.e. +Aahana Priyadarsinee 4.Keep smiling and enjoy the weekend! #saturday   #saturdayshare   #topsharedcircle   #awesomepeople   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #engagerspeople  2014-07-04 22:45:17400151119
Aahana Priyadarsinee7,415Featuring a COOL CIRCLE OF TOP GOOGLE PLUS ENGAGERSTo be included in this circle just do the following:1)Add me to your circles!2)+1, share and comment on my posts!3)+1 and Share this circle publicly in your stream!4)If possible please leave a comment behind so that I can know you have done the above steps!Enjoy your weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #fridaycircle   #fridayfun   #fridaycircleshared   #funcircle  #sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday  #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare    #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle  #todayssharedcircle     #publiccircle   #circle     #circles    #awesome   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #shareyourcircle     #bestengagers   #followers   #followback     #awesomecircles  #topsharedcircle   #topsharedcircle     2014-06-20 18:30:4740115615
Ryan Johnson6,972These are some of the most active and interesting users on Google Plus. If you want to join the list please do the following:1) Plus one this post2) Share this circle PUBLIC3) Leave a message at the original post#bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #circlesharing 2014-06-18 12:53:45486623171
Lư Thăng15,490Vòng kết nói chất lượng share cho anh em nào cầnTags: #circle #vòng-kết-nối2014-04-28 06:57:05238215
andi steven0- This is a game to expand the circle of friends.- If you see this message and you want to participate. Just perform the following actions:+ Plus: Click +1 this post.+ Comment: You note that any comments.+ Share: You share this comment to more people.+ Add: Select to add the button to connect with 500 people following, including me.The way to [Super Circle Part 2]: If you do all the steps above, of course, you have your bot acc add 1, and based on the number of people I will add up round [Super Circle Part 2], in addition to the many shared, and a new positive ..Thank you for reading.#indonesia #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circles2014-04-26 09:26:094786211
Ryan Johnson2,352sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday  #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare    #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle  #todayssharedcircle     #publiccircle   #circle     #circles    #awesome   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #shareyourcircle     #bestengagers   #followers   #followback     #awesomecircles  #topsharedcircle   #topsharedcircle     #myseoissocial     #besocial     #socializethesocial     #trust   #circles   #sharedcircle     #followers      #social     #socialnetworking     2014-04-16 05:12:352629212
John Nuntiatio32,035#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health2014-04-02 19:40:104824125
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:45475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:00475125
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:45:28475014
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:44:37475126
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:43:264755010
Wilco Wings16,365A powerful shared circle of active engagers!If you're in it, please reshare!This circle is based on mentions from this post: https://plus.google.com/+WilcoWings/posts/ftBBQeqYS88 #sharedcircles  2014-03-12 16:03:182849974112
John Nuntiatio29,392#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-10 06:55:19356117
John Nuntiatio29,392#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-10 06:55:003561094
John Nuntiatio29,361#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-09 11:43:13251109
Mikhail Petrovsky78,793Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-02-04 02:09:13494302050
Mikhail Petrovsky77,307Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-23 01:56:19499472574
Mikhail Petrovsky76,923Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-21 03:02:38424301850
Mikhail Petrovsky62,708Good morning / evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Это социальный круг / This social circleВам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-21 02:56:05499411872
Artur M.35,061A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.#forfriends  2014-01-14 07:40:03498391557
Mikhail Petrovsky75,848This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-12 05:00:21500653591
Mikhail Petrovsky75,236This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-08 02:55:24494281755
Mikhail Petrovsky74,782This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-05 03:51:09423361658
Mikhail Petrovsky73,567This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2013-12-27 05:38:324606135106
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Circle Share...have a great christmas and holidays everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 03:38:21498201022
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,473My Saturday Late Friday Circle Share...have a great weekend everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-22 07:03:5349823727
Meirav M.8,464so apparently there's this thing where you share your December Dozen.no way could I restrict myself to that level and pick only 12 plussers to share. so here you are - this is my December Double Dozen.they're all fabulous, each and every one of them.that is all. #DecemberDozen   #sharedcircles  2013-12-16 23:16:4024705
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,322Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Add  +Best Cars 2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-12-15 05:39:10498605
Vladimir Samsonov23,928Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-09 13:27:00439453069
Andrey Mashnich103,517Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle  #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother 2013-11-30 16:02:04441573382
Vivi Amb541CIRCLE TO HAVE TODAY !My best Google + Users to FollowSpecial thanks to all off us !This Circle will Grow if :1 - You add Contacts creating a new Circle (if this is not done)2 - Share and +1 the circle#circles #circle   #circlesharing #circleshare2013-11-25 00:28:09239509
Dustin W. Stout26,662The Most Creative and Inspiring People on Google+As the first of my #circlesplosion  shares, this crowd-curated circle is comprised of those people who have been personally endorsed as some of the most creative and inspiring people on Google+.These folks are artists, designers, photographers, crafters, painters, musicians, videographers, marketers, and all around creators of things here on Google+.If you're a creator of things and want to connect with more people who create and inspire, add this circle.  Keep watch of the people in this stream and connect with the people you resonate with. About #circlesplosionAs I discussed in my introduction to #circlesplosion  (here - dustn.tv/circlesplosion/) managing and curating your circles will ultimately give you the greatest experience here on Google+. In an effort to connect people with passion, with other people with those same passions, I have resolved to share these crowd-curated circles with the world. I hope this group gives you as much value as it has me! Have a great monday everyone!  #creativity   #inspiration   #sharedcircles  2013-11-11 19:47:102367640123
Justin Fournier1,722Social & SEO CircleIt's been awhile since I've shared circles with the general public.  In this Circle I've labeled it as my Social/SEO circle.  Users within this circle generally gave me insight, tips, and tricks into G+ and social branding.Add and follow their posts to increase your own branding in this now digital world!Share and enjoy all! #SEO   #googleplus   #socialmediamarketing   #sharedcircles   #googleplustips  2013-11-03 01:00:37143215
Ole Olson27,685This shared public circle contains some of the best visual and fun content posters I've found on Google+.  #SharedPublicCircles   #CircleShare  2013-10-21 20:59:3739415917
Meirav M.7,705Meirav's 42some people have been sharing circles of 100, but me, I like smaller numbers. and seriously, as someone who has under 200 people circled in total, picking 100 would be way over the top. so I went for the obvious number of 42 :)These are not my top favourite 42 or my most relevant according to some algorithm or anything of the sort. And I will not tell you that they are the most wonderful people on earth, the creme de la creme of plusland, the greatest engagers or influencers or whatever managementspeak term is the word du jour. I'll be honest with you, as I tend to be when I'm not making up stories about penguins and stuff, and tell you the truth:These are all people I have had in my circles for a while and I like having them in my circles. They've grown on me. They've become part of my pluslife. I can't know if you'll also enjoy having them in your circles, because I'm not you and you're not me, we have different interests and different preferences and just as you might prefer a different ice cream flavour (I'm a Ben & Jerry's cookie dough gal) you are likely to find different people interesting or fun - but here's a circle of 42 people for you to try out if you would like to, and if you find that some of them are not quite your scene then you can always uncircle them. There's no "till death us do part" in plusland :)and no, you absolutely don't have to add them. It's just in case you are looking for more people to populate your stream.You are, in any case, welcome to cookies from the penguin's self-replenishing jar. We will always have cookies. #SharedCircles  2013-08-10 00:32:3242615
Mz Maau10,204I rarely share circles, and I regret to inform, this is not the promised #CircleDirk , rather, it's a circle I've been semi-maintaining since last spring, when it was created for +Pierce Arner to jump-start his Plus experience.Today, I'm resharing the current version on behalf of +Søren Dalsgaard Brath, who, like Pierce, is looking for new content for his stream.I figure he and I probably have a chunk of overlap, so I've added a few extras he might not yet know about.Some notes about the curation of this circle:I've tried to set aside those who have not posted recently, and I've tried to only include those who post publicly, or to extended circles.  I may have missed a few, and if you're in this circle and would like to be permanently removed, please let me know.This is not the final version, as I'm not sure such a thing is possible.This circle DOES come with a warning:You will, most likely, NOT enjoy everyone in this circle.  I, like many, have eclectic tastes, and I'm still a bit gun-shy after seeing some of the explosions from last year's crossing of the streams, so PLEASE, edit this circle to your liking with that in mind.If I ping you, you're in the circle.  There is no expectation or requirement to add this circle, it's merely a courtesy ping.  Again, if you would like to be removed from any future circle shares, please let me know.And yes, I promise, I'm still working on the #CircleDirk .Also note:  This is NOT an indication of who I like best, though some are included in this circle.  It is simply meant to be a sample of the diversity I follow.#PinkAndFluffyPersonsOfQuestionableRepute2013-06-22 16:38:09164143576
Carolyn Curtis221,632It has been ages since I shared my circle of highly creative people. In addition it has been just as long since I updated it. Are you artistically inclined? Would you like to be added? Just let me know!2013-06-03 20:57:411069412
Frank Gainsford1,991 To help you decide if and whom you would like to include in your own stream, I’m adding some comments about these great people Warning: this contains information about each individual in the handpicked circle, so it’s long! ;-)Susanne Ramharter took the time to list everybody and explain their place in her circle.  this circle was orignaly shared by  +Susanne Ramharter and passed along by +Mark Traphagen  I added myself and shared again with you.  I blog about SEO  and  FUFISM at http://4ubrand.blogspot.combelow is Susanne's explanation of her circle to put you in the picture of who is in this shared  circle and why...My Google+ Mentors - people who are knowledgeable about Google+ and not only post great tips, but are always happy to engage and help out:++Denis Labelle  - Denis is a charming gentleman from Canada, who shares news, tips and helpful information about #Google +, #Technology and #Culture .+Euro Maestro - Euro Maestro is one of my ‘oldest’ companions here on Google+ and is passionate about Technology as well as social causes, which makes him especially important to me.+Jaana Nyström - Jaana is another one of the first people I met here, she is a wonderful, warm person who has done incredible work to help promote #Google + and its users and is not afraid to post the occasional cat photo - huzzah!+John Rakestraw -  John hosts hangouts on air to discuss various topics, many to do with the ‘human element’ of social media. He is a wonderful host and is kind enough to invite me to many of his #HOA .+Lee Smallwood - In addition to being a warm, yet also cool guy, Lee is editor of +imassera and the driving force behind +NOD3x, an excellent source of information about Google+ activities+Mark Traphagen - Mark impresses with his in-depth knowledge of marketing, social media and willingness to share it in a kind and friendly manner.+martin shervington - After much banter on posts and comments, Martin lured me into one of his hangouts about 18 months ago and has been a never ending source of information (do check out his videos!) , help, fun, and intriguing conversation ever since.+Ronnie Bincer - speaking of videos, Ronnie is my absolute ‘go-to’ guy when I need information or help with #video , #hangouts or #communities .+Thomas Morffew - Thomas is another great source of information about Technology and Google+ while lightening his stream with amusing lighter pieces to brighten the day.My fellow #Art Lovers and Artists:+Abigail Markov, +Lena Levin, +Marie Hélène Visconti, and +Marilyn Fenn are four intelligent, fantastic women, all artist in their own rights, who won’t spam your stream with their work, but provide regular information, stories, and inspiration about art and artists.2013-06-02 14:35:0551628
Susanne Ramharter50,233This can only happen on Google+:  Wow, and Thank You!I am not a celebrity, not a prolific photographer, nor a social media “guru”. And yet suddenly, I find myself in the circles of more than 50 Thousand people. Wow, and thank each and every one of you for your vote of confidence!Many of you who have added me to your circles in the last few weeks are fairly new to Google+.  To help you find great content, and as a way of saying Thank you to some of my “oldest friends” here on Google+, I’m going to indulge myself and share my “Must Read” circle. This circle contains people whose posts I don’t want to miss and it’s open in one of my tabs on Chrome whenever I’m online. To help you decide if and whom you would like to include in your own stream, I’m adding some comments about these great people Warning: this contains information about each individual in the handpicked circle, so it’s long! ;-)My Google+ Mentors - people who are knowledgeable about Google+ and not only post great tips, but are always happy to engage and help out:++Denis Labelle  - Denis is a charming gentleman from Canada, who shares news, tips and helpful information about #Google +, #Technology and #Culture .+Euro Maestro - Euro Maestro is one of my ‘oldest’ companions here on Google+ and is passionate about Technology as well as social causes, which makes him especially important to me.+Jaana Nyström - Jaana is another one of the first people I met here, she is a wonderful, warm person who has done incredible work to help promote #Google + and its users and is not afraid to post the occasional cat photo - huzzah!+John Rakestraw -  John hosts hangouts on air to discuss various topics, many to do with the ‘human element’ of social media. He is a wonderful host and is kind enough to invite me to many of his #HOA .+Lee Smallwood - In addition to being a warm, yet also cool guy, Lee is editor of +imassera and the driving force behind +NOD3x, an excellent source of information about Google+ activities+Mark Trapha2013-06-02 11:35:5650852856
Aaron Wood213,503I shared my 1st circle the other day, but realized I forgot to notify the people IN the circle. :)Let's try this again.2013-05-20 19:59:3710621117
Lee Smallwood23,038This is my #dunbar  circle  - people's content I can't do without... #CircleShare   #FollowFriday  2013-05-17 17:19:4616121419
Aaron Wood213,460In the entire time I've been here on G+ I've never shared a circle of my own. I've shared a few circles that other compiled, but never something picked from the people I'm following.I know, I know... very selfish of me, especially since I've been in a lot of circle shares since the good ol' days of beta.Well, I'm going to make up for that now. This is my "Battle Tested" circle. It includes a lot of familiar faces and maybe some people you haven't seen before.This is quite the rogues gallery of different people. You have been warned. ;)(As is customary, I added myself... because... yeah. lol)2013-05-17 16:07:3110611218
Lee Smallwood22,777Outstanding Contribution to G+ CircleActions [sometimes] speak louder than words - spoken or otherwise...Which is why I want to share this circle in particular. It contains people that go beyond the norm and their contributions to G+ are second to none.There maybe some familiar faces contained within it and some not so well known... However, together they create an entertaining and thought provoking content stream that I can't do without on a daily basis.Seriously consider adding them to your circles :) #circleshare  2013-05-10 10:51:3613625219
Stephanie Calahan513FABULOUS WOMEN ON G+ Part 1 of 4My goal was to crowd-source a list of women on Google+.  I had originally expected maybe 50 names.  Much to my surprise and , I received over 400+ comments filled with love and positive energy to help curate this list of well over 1310 beautiful people. I would say this was a success and now I'm sharing with everyone (this is shared public too).If you're getting a notification about this it's because you've been identified as a Fabulous Woman on G+ that is Actively posting and Engaging here.  See the bottom of this message for the original post where names were collected.I thought you would want to know that you have been identified as someone the G+ community should connect with!  I don't send out notifications unless there is 100% warranted.#Google+ will only allow me to share 500 at a time, so the list has been broken down in to 4 circles.  I would have shared one massive circle if I was allowed.What You Can Do Now* Add these circles to your own circles by pressing the "View shared circle" button below. Then you can either add it to an existing circle of yours or add it as a new circle by giving it a new name. I've labeled mine "Fabulous Women on G+".* Once you've added it, I recommend visiting the stream for this circle and browsing through it to see what you find interesting, encouraging, and enlightening. Then, share some love by commenting, +1ing or sharing the posts of your sisters!* Please note, this is a very diverse group of women.  You're likely to see some people in these circles who will see, understand, or experience things differently than you.  They may or may not share your similar interests.  With that in mind, a few suggestions:     -- If you disagree with someone's views, you can very easily remove them from your circle.     -- Please post to public vs to these circles directly.  Each of us has separate preferences on notifications and we want to lift one another up, not bog down notifications.  I hope you all see some increased activity, make some new and inspired connections, and lift one another up as we share our brilliance.Original Post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/HHzp7g9aW9t2013-05-08 19:56:31324401632

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2014-12-26 18:33:40 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Breaking Bones

24 hours after the turkey frame (and some leftover dark meat) went into the pot, the big bones are soft enough to easily cut open without shards of sharp bone going everywhere. This is a thigh bone with marrow.

Sounds weird to do this when I can just buy stock at the store right? So why bother taking days to make this? I could say that homemade tastes better, and is totaly cheaper to make, but that's not really the whole story.

You see, my fiancé ( +Steve Muller​​!) has leukemia, and while he's outlived the time they gave him initially, it's still a battle. He goes back for chemo and various other treatments on a regular basis. The leukemia spawns numerous other issues, which are difficult to treat.

It's hard for him, and I just want to help augment his medical care any way I can. This is one way I do that. Supp... more »

Most reshares: 3

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2014-12-17 18:44:19 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

We still have two of these beautiful adjustable Spiral Meditation Bracelets made and ready to ship out today! 

https://www.markovjewelry.com/product/spiral-meditation-adjustable-bracelet/

Most plusones: 36

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2014-12-25 19:17:56 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

The remains of a 22lb turkey (bones and all) cut apart and crammed into a pot.

We cooked this turkey last week (they went on sale!) and this week is turkey noodle soup. Mmmm. Steve's been looking forward to this since we got the frozen turkey!

#cooking #TheAnarchistsKitchen #Steve 

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2014-12-28 22:47:26 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Days later... 10 cups of Turkey bone broth, with a thin layer of fat starting to congeal on top. Fingers crossed the broth congeals the way it is supposed to, too. :D

The beef bone broth is still in the crockpot, with another day or more left.

#cooking #TheAnarchistsKitchen #Steve



Days later... 10 cups of Turkey bone broth, with a thin layer of fat starting to congeal on top. Fingers crossed the broth congeals the way it is supposed to, too. :D

The beef bone broth is still in the crockpot, with another day or more left.

#cooking #TheAnarchistsKitchen #Steve

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2014-12-27 19:58:07 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I have room in the queue for a few more pairs of hair sticks, if you had wanted your pair. (We actually hit back order levels in early December, and I've been working on catching up ever since! We have room now, whew.)

https://www.markovjewelry.com/product/spiral-meditation-copper-hair-sticks-one-pair/

I have room in the queue for a few more pairs of hair sticks, if you had wanted your pair. (We actually hit back order levels in early December, and I've been working on catching up ever since! We have room now, whew.)

https://www.markovjewelry.com/product/spiral-meditation-copper-hair-sticks-one-pair/___

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2014-12-27 19:36:40 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Rawr.

A quick image for solopreneurs and microbiz owners inspired by +Abigail Markov ___Rawr.

2014-12-27 19:10:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Five orders to finish. Two are almost done, one is a large chain order, one hair sticks, one is a special pair of stacking rings. (Special because of the meaning they have to the person, which is quite awesome to be involved in.)

Waiting on pissy sealant to dry for one pair of hair sticks, doing the wire wrapping on the second, after which the chemicals get involved.
Steeling myself for another round of business decisions that need making, and the fear of failure that comes with it, without fail. (Hur hur.)

Debating screwing around with copper and solder today, just because I have an idea.

I also have a ton of holiday gifts I'm supposed to be working on, but me and supposed to be don't get along well, as it turns out. :sigh:

Also a bit spazzed about finances. Not that this is anything new, but the holidays drive it home more, yanno?

Five orders to finish. Two are almost done, one is a large chain order, one hair sticks, one is a special pair of stacking rings. (Special because of the meaning they have to the person, which is quite awesome to be involved in.)

Waiting on pissy sealant to dry for one pair of hair sticks, doing the wire wrapping on the second, after which the chemicals get involved.
Steeling myself for another round of business decisions that need making, and the fear of failure that comes with it, without fail. (Hur hur.)

Debating screwing around with copper and solder today, just because I have an idea.

I also have a ton of holiday gifts I'm supposed to be working on, but me and supposed to be don't get along well, as it turns out. :sigh:

Also a bit spazzed about finances. Not that this is anything new, but the holidays drive it home more, yanno?___

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2014-12-27 18:35:25 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I need a Moleskine book of just this. On every page. 

Like, yesterday. 

This is amazing and I love it. Free download included if you love it too. ___I need a Moleskine book of just this. On every page. 

Like, yesterday. 

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2014-12-26 23:58:09 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

OMG, THE A'CITEDS WE HAVE BONES.

We found an incredible butcher, and marrow bones and neck bones and Cuban sandwiches and I'm pretty sure I am slowly, inexorably following in the footsteps of my grandmother and mother and sisters because I'm giddy over the prospect of making beef bone broth and stock and having these bones in the new chest freezer.

Y'all, YOU HAVE NO IDEA OF THE A'CITEDS. (Well, my maternal grandmother and my mother and three sisters and probably my brother do.)

Eeeee!

#cooking #TheAnarchistsKitchen #bones 

OMG, THE A'CITEDS WE HAVE BONES.

We found an incredible butcher, and marrow bones and neck bones and Cuban sandwiches and I'm pretty sure I am slowly, inexorably following in the footsteps of my grandmother and mother and sisters because I'm giddy over the prospect of making beef bone broth and stock and having these bones in the new chest freezer.

Y'all, YOU HAVE NO IDEA OF THE A'CITEDS. (Well, my maternal grandmother and my mother and three sisters and probably my brother do.)

Eeeee!

#cooking #TheAnarchistsKitchen #bones ___

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2014-12-26 18:33:40 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Breaking Bones

24 hours after the turkey frame (and some leftover dark meat) went into the pot, the big bones are soft enough to easily cut open without shards of sharp bone going everywhere. This is a thigh bone with marrow.

Sounds weird to do this when I can just buy stock at the store right? So why bother taking days to make this? I could say that homemade tastes better, and is totaly cheaper to make, but that's not really the whole story.

You see, my fiancé ( +Steve Muller​​!) has leukemia, and while he's outlived the time they gave him initially, it's still a battle. He goes back for chemo and various other treatments on a regular basis. The leukemia spawns numerous other issues, which are difficult to treat.

It's hard for him, and I just want to help augment his medical care any way I can. This is one way I do that. Supp... more »

Breaking Bones

24 hours after the turkey frame (and some leftover dark meat) went into the pot, the big bones are soft enough to easily cut open without shards of sharp bone going everywhere. This is a thigh bone with marrow.

Sounds weird to do this when I can just buy stock at the store right? So why bother taking days to make this? I could say that homemade tastes better, and is totaly cheaper to make, but that's not really the whole story.

You see, my fiancé ( +Steve Muller​​!) has leukemia, and while he's outlived the time they gave him initially, it's still a battle. He goes back for chemo and various other treatments on a regular basis. The leukemia spawns numerous other issues, which are difficult to treat.

It's hard for him, and I just want to help augment his medical care any way I can. This is one way I do that. Supposedly a bone broth contains collagen, gelatin, and loads of other nutrients that can help boost immune systems (chicken soup, anyone?) and help sore joints, and help tired bodies recover a bit stronger.
It's no replacement for the treatment his doctors manage, but every little bit helps.

He does so much for me, it's the least I can do.

#Steve #love #fuckcancer___

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2014-12-26 17:47:19 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Hm. It may be time to take a break from making chain.

It looks worse than the skin feels; it's underneath the skin that hurts the most. My finger pads feel like they were slammed in a door or burned, from all of the pressure holding the chain while I work it.

Still worth it. Still love making chain.

:sigh: I have to raise prices or retire a lot of designs in January. (Chain will be in the former group.)

#MarkovJewelry #behindthescenes #jewelry #insidemymicrobiz #wip #chain #silver 

Hm. It may be time to take a break from making chain.

It looks worse than the skin feels; it's underneath the skin that hurts the most. My finger pads feel like they were slammed in a door or burned, from all of the pressure holding the chain while I work it.

Still worth it. Still love making chain.

:sigh: I have to raise prices or retire a lot of designs in January. (Chain will be in the former group.)

#MarkovJewelry #behindthescenes #jewelry #insidemymicrobiz #wip #chain #silver ___

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2014-12-26 17:26:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

A good friend came over for coffee (and brought bagels!) this morning. We spent a few hours catching up. Was so great to hang out, and be able to visit, work on chain, and chill.

(You know you've got good friends when you can work and visit at the same time, and everyone still has a good time.)

:D

A good friend came over for coffee (and brought bagels!) this morning. We spent a few hours catching up. Was so great to hang out, and be able to visit, work on chain, and chill.

(You know you've got good friends when you can work and visit at the same time, and everyone still has a good time.)

:D___

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2014-12-25 19:17:56 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

The remains of a 22lb turkey (bones and all) cut apart and crammed into a pot.

We cooked this turkey last week (they went on sale!) and this week is turkey noodle soup. Mmmm. Steve's been looking forward to this since we got the frozen turkey!

#cooking #TheAnarchistsKitchen #Steve 

The remains of a 22lb turkey (bones and all) cut apart and crammed into a pot.

We cooked this turkey last week (they went on sale!) and this week is turkey noodle soup. Mmmm. Steve's been looking forward to this since we got the frozen turkey!

#cooking #TheAnarchistsKitchen #Steve ___

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2014-12-24 18:12:40 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

<3 

(From last night.)

Peace, health and happiness on this 8th night... ___<3 

(From last night.)

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2014-12-24 05:12:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Gah, my poor hands.

This isn't so bad really, as it's mostly callous that's been poked, sliced, etched, or sanded away at this point. Mostly.

Definitely not ladylike hands; a sacrifice made in trade for the joy of working with them.





Gah, my poor hands.

This isn't so bad really, as it's mostly callous that's been poked, sliced, etched, or sanded away at this point. Mostly.

Definitely not ladylike hands; a sacrifice made in trade for the joy of working with them.



___

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2014-12-24 04:43:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Working, on the last night of Hanukkah, and I'll probably be working Christmas Eve and Day.

The kiddos aren't here this year, so I'll spend New Year's with them. <3

Once I get the links made, putting together the actual chain doesn't take long anymore.

The links on the other hand, those take the longest. Getting them right is important; if the links aren't well made, the chain is going to break. A lot.

##MarkovJewelry #behindthescenes #jewelry #insidemymicrobiz #wip #chain #silver #accessories ___Working, on the last night of Hanukkah, and I'll probably be working Christmas Eve and Day.

The kiddos aren't here this year, so I'll spend New Year's with them. <3

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2014-12-24 00:28:37 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Meyer's Lemon tree blossoms.

They smell heavenly.

#Florida #flowers 

Meyer's Lemon tree blossoms.

They smell heavenly.

#Florida #flowers ___

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2014-12-23 21:03:13 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Hello there, the beginning of the Spring line.

Solid copper. The tool recommendations for working with this included words like "bolt cutters."
You guys should have Steve's face. The elation at the idea of getting more tools - tools he's rumored to be familiar with - was adorable.

Have hair sticks and chain links annealing in the background, while I steel my arms for cutting this wire.

(Yes, this is still considered wire. Even if it's almost as big around as my pinky finger! )

#behindthescenes #MarkovJewelry #copper #jewelry #insidemymicrobiz #designer #designing #spring 

Hello there, the beginning of the Spring line.

Solid copper. The tool recommendations for working with this included words like "bolt cutters."
You guys should have Steve's face. The elation at the idea of getting more tools - tools he's rumored to be familiar with - was adorable.

Have hair sticks and chain links annealing in the background, while I steel my arms for cutting this wire.

(Yes, this is still considered wire. Even if it's almost as big around as my pinky finger! )

#behindthescenes #MarkovJewelry #copper #jewelry #insidemymicrobiz #designer #designing #spring ___

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2014-12-23 19:34:19 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

On test #3 now. Briefly thought the second one was it, but links hadn't annealed.

I realize that this might seem excessive, since I could (and usually do) just anneal with my torch.
If I can get the settings for the kiln correct through, I can batch anneal links (and possibly other parts) without risking melting them.

It also saves me a significant amount of back pain, torch fuel, and hands on time.

Efficiency, it's a good thing. <3

Part of today is dedicated to trial-and-error testing of a custom chain annealing program on the kiln.

I'm starting much cooler than it should need, and working my way hotter. I don't want to go with the default high end temperatures and melt silver on my kiln shelves. I figure my kiln will have quirks, and my links aren't blocks of silver, so it's better to start low.

We're on the second run, right now.

#behindthescenes #MarkovJewelry #silver #chain #wip #jewelry #insidemymicrobiz ___On test #3 now. Briefly thought the second one was it, but links hadn't annealed.

I realize that this might seem excessive, since I could (and usually do) just anneal with my torch.
If I can get the settings for the kiln correct through, I can batch anneal links (and possibly other parts) without risking melting them.

It also saves me a significant amount of back pain, torch fuel, and hands on time.

Efficiency, it's a good thing. <3

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2014-12-23 17:36:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Workin, workin.

Pure silver chain links a day stainless steel shot, being hand sorted after coming out of the tumbler.

On to annealing, now that shaping and cleaning has been done. These links had some residue from the firebricks on them that I wanted to make sure was removed before annealing.

#MarkovJewelry #behindthescenes #jewelry #insidemymicrobiz #wip #chain #silver ___Workin, workin.

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2014-12-23 17:35:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

It ends at Halloween, but from the start of this year to then ... :tears up:

<3

cc: +Steve Muller​

It ends at Halloween, but from the start of this year to then ... :tears up:

<3

cc: +Steve Muller​___

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2014-12-23 00:19:26 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

That's not a reflection, that's chlorine gas.

Am now a good distance away waiting for the the reaction to finish and ventilation to do its job.



#etching #behindthescenes #MarkovJewelry #jewelry #copper 

That's not a reflection, that's chlorine gas.

Am now a good distance away waiting for the the reaction to finish and ventilation to do its job.



#etching #behindthescenes #MarkovJewelry #jewelry #copper ___

2014-12-22 05:45:30 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Chain and etching worked on.

Etching is still giving me trouble. Not enough heat on transfer, toner coming off in etching bath. Even with mild agitation. Red staedtler pen works for worse than sharpie, despite being highly recommended and more expensive. Very irritated with that.

Tried three times. Getting better, have one more prepped to test. Debating getting stronger peroxide for etchant, as someone recommended elsewhere.

Is one thing to not follow directions and not get results. It is an entirely different thing to follow them and not get semi-close results.

Urg. Trying to avoid ferric chloride, due to disposal difficulties. May have to go that route.



Chain and etching worked on.

Etching is still giving me trouble. Not enough heat on transfer, toner coming off in etching bath. Even with mild agitation. Red staedtler pen works for worse than sharpie, despite being highly recommended and more expensive. Very irritated with that.

Tried three times. Getting better, have one more prepped to test. Debating getting stronger peroxide for etchant, as someone recommended elsewhere.

Is one thing to not follow directions and not get results. It is an entirely different thing to follow them and not get semi-close results.

Urg. Trying to avoid ferric chloride, due to disposal difficulties. May have to go that route.

___

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2014-12-21 17:31:10 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Jesus we are so dumb.

Jesus we are so dumb.___

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2014-12-21 16:29:17 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I have three+ chains worth of links sitting on my fire bricks, waiting for final shaping and annealing. (This is the most time-consuming part of making chain, making the links.)

And a pair of hair sticks to make, one pair to check the sealant on. I have two pairs of ear wires to make for earrings that go out soon.

And, oy, I have to sit down with spreadsheets and evaluate prices again.

And start on the Spring/Summer lines. And try and find a way to wiggle in metal clays into the budget.

January is going to be a busy month.

I have three+ chains worth of links sitting on my fire bricks, waiting for final shaping and annealing. (This is the most time-consuming part of making chain, making the links.)

And a pair of hair sticks to make, one pair to check the sealant on. I have two pairs of ear wires to make for earrings that go out soon.

And, oy, I have to sit down with spreadsheets and evaluate prices again.

And start on the Spring/Summer lines. And try and find a way to wiggle in metal clays into the budget.

January is going to be a busy month.___

2014-12-21 00:46:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Cuban, my honey, cuddles, and now, gin and Marco Polo episodes.

Saturday, a good day off. 

Cuban, my honey, cuddles, and now, gin and Marco Polo episodes.

Saturday, a good day off. ___

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2014-12-20 20:59:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

We see your Elf on the Shelf and raise you an Enderman on the Tree.

Whatever you do, don't make eye contact.


#minecraft #elfontheshelf #parenting #gaming #christmas #tree

We see your Elf on the Shelf and raise you an Enderman on the Tree.

Whatever you do, don't make eye contact.


#minecraft #elfontheshelf #parenting #gaming #christmas #tree___

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2014-12-20 03:33:13 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Hehehehe. I have more hair sticks to make now. 

Getting reaaaallly good at these. (This is a good thing.)

https://www.markovjewelry.com/product/spiral-meditation-copper-hair-sticks-one-pair/

Hehehehe. I have more hair sticks to make now. 

Getting reaaaallly good at these. (This is a good thing.)

https://www.markovjewelry.com/product/spiral-meditation-copper-hair-sticks-one-pair/___

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2014-12-20 02:57:47 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

From the master etching (the copper piece, bottom right), and hours of digital cleaning up later... we now have a reproducable digital master, which means I can etch this design consistently.

Assuming I get the image to transfer to the metal correctly.

I have concerns about that part still.
O.o

#MarkovJewelry #behindthescenes #jewelry #insidemymicrobiz #wip #enamel #etching



From the master etching (the copper piece, bottom right), and hours of digital cleaning up later... we now have a reproducable digital master, which means I can etch this design consistently.

Assuming I get the image to transfer to the metal correctly.

I have concerns about that part still.
O.o

#MarkovJewelry #behindthescenes #jewelry #insidemymicrobiz #wip #enamel #etching

___

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2014-12-20 00:52:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Working on the line weights, before I convert to vectors.

Foreshortening when drawing from imagination is... an amusing challenge.

Working on the line weights to give the feel of size and distance. So far, so good. Not done yet - I work with patience. ;)

All of this will be used for etching eventually. :D

#MarkovJewelry #behindthescenes #jewelry #insidemymicrobiz #wip #enamel #etching



Working on the line weights, before I convert to vectors.

Foreshortening when drawing from imagination is... an amusing challenge.

Working on the line weights to give the feel of size and distance. So far, so good. Not done yet - I work with patience. ;)

All of this will be used for etching eventually. :D

#MarkovJewelry #behindthescenes #jewelry #insidemymicrobiz #wip #enamel #etching

___

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2014-12-19 20:07:04 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Today is a Photoshop work kind of day. I've had my Wacom tablet since... Well, since I was in school for video game design, actually.That was a while back, heh. I still use it, too!

Editing and cleaning up a scan of a master etch piece today, before repeating the design on a new sheet of metal.

(Bonus points if you can name the artist who painted the portrait hanging to the right, above my desk.)

##MarkovJewelry #behindthescenes #jewelry #insidemymicrobiz #wip 

Today is a Photoshop work kind of day. I've had my Wacom tablet since... Well, since I was in school for video game design, actually.That was a while back, heh. I still use it, too!

Editing and cleaning up a scan of a master etch piece today, before repeating the design on a new sheet of metal.

(Bonus points if you can name the artist who painted the portrait hanging to the right, above my desk.)

##MarkovJewelry #behindthescenes #jewelry #insidemymicrobiz #wip ___

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2014-12-19 15:31:46 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

#loveyourwork

The seventh one for my #bestfourteenoffourteen  album. It's called "Magdalene (after Boris Pasternak)" (36"x24"). It took much more than one year (the first from-life and very different version is from 2010), and it is still in my "review" pile, so the process may well spill into another year (although I don't think so, somehow). Anyway, for now, it belongs to the year fourteen... 

Please follow this tag, #bestfourteenoffourteen , to see other painters' best work of the year! ___#loveyourwork

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2014-12-17 18:44:19 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I'd love to find these two new homes! If you know anyone who'd love one, go ahead and tag them, or even share them! (It'd be appreciated!)

We still have two of these beautiful adjustable Spiral Meditation Bracelets made and ready to ship out today! 

https://www.markovjewelry.com/product/spiral-meditation-adjustable-bracelet/___I'd love to find these two new homes! If you know anyone who'd love one, go ahead and tag them, or even share them! (It'd be appreciated!)

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2014-12-17 15:35:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Off to the office supply store to try again today.

There's a 2 x 1in strip of metal on the bottom of that Styrofoam piece. That green stuff? Cupric chloride, a copper etchant. Let's hope this works the way I'm hoping it will! ##MarkovJewelry #behindthescenes #insidemymicrobiz #copper #jewelry #wip___Off to the office supply store to try again today.

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2014-12-17 14:12:53 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

For the Coffee Drinking Elite, and +Shanna Mann​! 

For the Coffee Drinking Elite, and +Shanna Mann​! ___

2014-12-17 06:23:03 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Netflix's Marco Polo is EXCELLENT.

Lots of work done today - LOTS. Missed the memo about eating more than once today.

Too tired for this hungry thing to be relevant, and it's the good tired of good work done.

Sleep and cuddles for the win now. Yay! 

Netflix's Marco Polo is EXCELLENT.

Lots of work done today - LOTS. Missed the memo about eating more than once today.

Too tired for this hungry thing to be relevant, and it's the good tired of good work done.

Sleep and cuddles for the win now. Yay! ___

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2014-12-17 01:44:28 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

I like etching.

Making the master for my very behind schedule Christmas gifts, and learning some new things in the process.

(Maybe I should say New Year's gifts? At this rate... )

Etching with, eventually, champleve enameling.

This went back in the etchant bath, for just a bit longer.

##MarkovJewelry #behindthescenes #jewelry #insidemymicrobiz #wip #enamel #holiday #gifts


I like etching.

Making the master for my very behind schedule Christmas gifts, and learning some new things in the process.

(Maybe I should say New Year's gifts? At this rate... )

Etching with, eventually, champleve enameling.

This went back in the etchant bath, for just a bit longer.

##MarkovJewelry #behindthescenes #jewelry #insidemymicrobiz #wip #enamel #holiday #gifts
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2014-12-17 00:52:30 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I may have to call it a night at 3 hours tonight, after a good 5 or 6 earlier today. Hurting body parts HURT.

##MarkovJewelry #behindthescenes #jewelry #insidemymicrobiz #wip #chain #silver 

I may have to call it a night at 3 hours tonight, after a good 5 or 6 earlier today. Hurting body parts HURT.

##MarkovJewelry #behindthescenes #jewelry #insidemymicrobiz #wip #chain #silver ___

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2014-12-16 23:41:34 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

With my first chains, I had melted dozens of links at this point.

Today, I'm fusing links for three chains, and only three melted. One due to a muscle twitch at a bad time, two to a less than ideal jump ring cut.

What's made all the difference? Practice, practice, and more very aware, very focused, practice of every step of the process.

##MarkovJewelry #behindthescenes #jewelry #insidemymicrobiz #wip #chain #silver 

With my first chains, I had melted dozens of links at this point.

Today, I'm fusing links for three chains, and only three melted. One due to a muscle twitch at a bad time, two to a less than ideal jump ring cut.

What's made all the difference? Practice, practice, and more very aware, very focused, practice of every step of the process.

##MarkovJewelry #behindthescenes #jewelry #insidemymicrobiz #wip #chain #silver ___

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2014-12-16 22:18:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Let's make some chain.

Audio book: Seth Godin's 'The Icarus Deception' - highly recommend this one.

##MarkovJewelry #behindthescenes #jewelry #insidemymicrobiz #silver #chain #wip 

Let's make some chain.

Audio book: Seth Godin's 'The Icarus Deception' - highly recommend this one.

##MarkovJewelry #behindthescenes #jewelry #insidemymicrobiz #silver #chain #wip ___

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2014-12-16 20:27:36 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Initial kiln fire done, kiln furniture has kiln wash drying, an etch going, and the workshop is clean.

In to fusing links for chains!

Now to decide on which audiobook from the unfinished ones. Maybe Seth Godin.

Double Etruscan Chain: Custom Necklace Length in Fine Silver
$320.00–$520.00

The ultimate in luxury, these sensuous and sumptuous handcrafted chains are created by hand one link at a time for strength, unparalleled beauty, and generations of dazzling wear. Chains of this style can be found in museum collections around the world, many of them thousands of years old; a testament to both their strength and enduring appeal throughout the ages.

http://buff.ly/1yOYQY7___Initial kiln fire done, kiln furniture has kiln wash drying, an etch going, and the workshop is clean.

In to fusing links for chains!

Now to decide on which audiobook from the unfinished ones. Maybe Seth Godin.

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2014-12-16 18:56:17 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

There's a 2 x 1in strip of metal on the bottom of that Styrofoam piece.

That green stuff? Cupric chloride, a copper etchant.

Let's hope this works the way I'm hoping it will!

##MarkovJewelry #behindthescenes #insidemymicrobiz #copper #jewelry #wip



There's a 2 x 1in strip of metal on the bottom of that Styrofoam piece.

That green stuff? Cupric chloride, a copper etchant.

Let's hope this works the way I'm hoping it will!

##MarkovJewelry #behindthescenes #insidemymicrobiz #copper #jewelry #wip

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2014-12-16 15:59:01 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

The first, burn off the gunk, firing of the kiln. She'll be named here eventually. :D

Have been waiting weeeeeks to do this.

Also cleaning the workshop up today, after a maddash November and early December. It's been planned for a while, and last week was too busy for it!

#MarkovJewelry #behindthescenes #jewelry #insidemymicrobiz #kiln #newtoys #nofilter 

The first, burn off the gunk, firing of the kiln. She'll be named here eventually. :D

Have been waiting weeeeeks to do this.

Also cleaning the workshop up today, after a maddash November and early December. It's been planned for a while, and last week was too busy for it!

#MarkovJewelry #behindthescenes #jewelry #insidemymicrobiz #kiln #newtoys #nofilter ___

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2014-12-14 18:02:13 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

You are welcome.

Ps: +Max Rubenacker​

Awww yiissssssss___You are welcome.

Ps: +Max Rubenacker​

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2014-12-14 04:26:35 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

#sorrynotsorry  

So much for free time. :D

This site is chock-full of awesome: it's a bunch of detailed and clear animations about how things work, ranging from jet engines, to speakers, to tarantulas. If you enjoy seeing the insides of things, it's a great job of technical illustration.

Via +Mark Oehlberg.___ #sorrynotsorry  

So much for free time. :D

2014-12-14 04:17:16 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

"What do you think," I ask him, "Is it a good idea?"
"Can you do it?" he asks.

So I launch into an off-the-cuff, materialized-on-the-spot explanation of exactly how I'd make it happen, how I'd construct the fiddly, technical bits. How I'd make the designs my own. How I'd embellish, how I'd expand, how they would fit with the styles for the next two seasons of designs, and the standard moods for the seasons in planning. It all comes together, or maybe it just all takes solid form, while I explain it.

He listens, patiently, likely knowing by now that I'd have these answers just waiting, or else the idea wouldn't have been one of the handful I've been gnawing on for weeks.

He nods. 

"So, do it."

So, I am.

"What do you think," I ask him, "Is it a good idea?"
"Can you do it?" he asks.

So I launch into an off-the-cuff, materialized-on-the-spot explanation of exactly how I'd make it happen, how I'd construct the fiddly, technical bits. How I'd make the designs my own. How I'd embellish, how I'd expand, how they would fit with the styles for the next two seasons of designs, and the standard moods for the seasons in planning. It all comes together, or maybe it just all takes solid form, while I explain it.

He listens, patiently, likely knowing by now that I'd have these answers just waiting, or else the idea wouldn't have been one of the handful I've been gnawing on for weeks.

He nods. 

"So, do it."

So, I am.___

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2014-12-14 02:00:54 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Some of the candles we made today - the kids each made two of these, except Bri, who made something like eight.

Also have 9 round pillars, 2 votives, one big funky ice cube molded square pillar, 2 big double wick candles, and a four wick candle.

About 10lbs of beeswax used, for all of them.

#candles #craft

Some of the candles we made today - the kids each made two of these, except Bri, who made something like eight.

Also have 9 round pillars, 2 votives, one big funky ice cube molded square pillar, 2 big double wick candles, and a four wick candle.

About 10lbs of beeswax used, for all of them.

#candles #craft___

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2014-12-13 22:07:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Making beeswax candles today, for fun. I'm pouring pillars, and the kids are dipping menorah and birthday candles. Steve helped make the molds, and the wick holders for the pillars.

:D



Making beeswax candles today, for fun. I'm pouring pillars, and the kids are dipping menorah and birthday candles. Steve helped make the molds, and the wick holders for the pillars.

:D

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2014-12-13 20:44:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

There are still a few of these left, and (thankfully!) we still have gift boxes left too. 

(These are shipped out same or next day, whenever possible.)

https://www.markovjewelry.com/product/flame-painted-folded-ribbon-cuff-in-copper/

There are still a few of these left, and (thankfully!) we still have gift boxes left too. 

(These are shipped out same or next day, whenever possible.)

https://www.markovjewelry.com/product/flame-painted-folded-ribbon-cuff-in-copper/___

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2014-12-13 19:08:47 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Sending out LOTS of packages today! This is one of the new flame painted rings heading out, complete with gift box. We still have a few Flame Painted Folded Ribbon Rings left: http://buff.ly/1zZWBlg #MarkovJewelry #behindthescenes #jewelry #copper #bling #insidemymicrobiz #gift

Sending out LOTS of packages today! This is one of the new flame painted rings heading out, complete with gift box. We still have a few Flame Painted Folded Ribbon Rings left: http://buff.ly/1zZWBlg #MarkovJewelry #behindthescenes #jewelry #copper #bling #insidemymicrobiz #gift___

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2014-12-13 02:51:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Five. Pairs. 

That's what I spent every day this week making, along with Gyroscope Pendants, and jump rings for chains.

The hair sticks came out BEAUTIFULLY, as did the pendants. 

I, on the other hand, am so very glad it's Friday. Sleeping in tomorrow, YAY!!! The kids were here all week, and while it's great to have the extra time with them, the extra three+ hours in the car per extra day adds up, especially when it's early in the morning and I work late into the night, to make the most of the time. I haz a tired.

I'm thinking I may go clean the workshop up a bit tonight and this weekend, if it's not too cold out there. I need to prep the 30+ year old ultrasonic cleaner for throwing away (it's dead, Jim), move my fire bricks, and reorganize the long bench to make space for two new tools that came in a couple of weeks ago that I've not even beena... more »

Whew, the order for gift boxes came in today, just in time! (We ran out, and had to rush order more.)

Don't the hair sticks look great in them?

#MarkovJewelry #behindthescenes #jewelry #copper #bling #hair #accessories ___Five. Pairs. 

That's what I spent every day this week making, along with Gyroscope Pendants, and jump rings for chains.

The hair sticks came out BEAUTIFULLY, as did the pendants. 

I, on the other hand, am so very glad it's Friday. Sleeping in tomorrow, YAY!!! The kids were here all week, and while it's great to have the extra time with them, the extra three+ hours in the car per extra day adds up, especially when it's early in the morning and I work late into the night, to make the most of the time. I haz a tired.

I'm thinking I may go clean the workshop up a bit tonight and this weekend, if it's not too cold out there. I need to prep the 30+ year old ultrasonic cleaner for throwing away (it's dead, Jim), move my fire bricks, and reorganize the long bench to make space for two new tools that came in a couple of weeks ago that I've not even been able to use. (I only tested ONE! The other has major prep needed before it can be used. We're talking hours of prep. It will so be worth it, though I'm just a bit antsy about FUBAR'ing it. Really, it's not THAT big of a deal, I can redo it, if I do. The actual tool won't be ruined, just an easily fixable part. I'm just antsy, new things, ya know?

In other news, I was asked by someone to teach them how I make chains today, complete with how much silver per inch they would need and all the tools I use. I sell those, that's my living. Look, I know, I'm nice, and I share a LOT about my business and process, but I'm not that naive. I keep plenty tips and tricks to myself, especially the parts that you can't find in a book that I found out the really hard way. That math? That's not something I'll even record digitally. seriously, I spent months working that math out, and, besides, I'll be the first to tell you that your chain mileage WILL vary. Best advice I can give you is in that blog post I wrote. Buy the book I recommended, that's how I got started. It's a good book. (It does not help that this person seems to think that my chains are easy little projects to do.I mean, maybe they are, and I'm just an incompetent idiot, but I have it from other jewelers that it's no small task, those chains.)

So that's what I said, go get the recommended book. It's a good book. ("Oh, yeah! That's why you recommended it!") and I just sighed and went back to work. 

I have chains to make, designs to come up with, and an unexpected $250 expense to keep the website functioning today that I have to find a way to make up out of the budget. (Oh, that hurt, let me tell you, THAT HURT. Right when I was thinking we'd be free and clear for Christmas presents and paying off lines of credit, and and... ah well.) But because November was a record month for us (THANK YOU!) and December is holding steady, we had the emergency funds there. I am thankful for that. I had hoped they'd be for Precious Metal Clay, and developing new lines for the Spring line, but who knows, maybe January and February will be good months too.

We'll get there, I keep telling myself. Steve has been reminding me that it'll be okay, and we've so dealt with worse, and Annie's card in the mail today reminded me of just how much I must underestimate myself, because hey, I'm still standing here, going strong. 

Which makes me smile, because strength is a good thing to be, I figure. Not the inflexible kind of strength, but the strength of the reed or bamboo. The kind that bends, kisses the ground, and then flies back up, smacking you in the face for trying to push it down in the first place. 

I am starting to suspect that's me, even if right now, all I feel is really, really tired. I know I have a LONG way to go (or I feel like I do, looking at budgets and books and raising kids), but one step at a time. Just one step. Tired, but strong, little steps. I may feel like I'm not doing enough, that I'm not being enough, that I'm not able to stand on my own, but you know what?

That's perfectly okay, because I am not on my own.

<3

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2014-12-13 02:18:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

+Mat Brown makes some sexy jewelry, and who says you can't give something on New Years instead? (Who wouldn't want a Happy New Year gift? I'd totally take that over a Christmas present.)

Bad news everyone! Last posting dates for the USA and Canada have now passed. Last posting date for continental EU is tomorrow! Last posting date for mainland UK is the 18th of December.

Don't let a little thing like stuff not actually arriving for Christmas get in your way though. Nobody minds a gift being late when it's a lovely piece of handmade jewellery.___+Mat Brown makes some sexy jewelry, and who says you can't give something on New Years instead? (Who wouldn't want a Happy New Year gift? I'd totally take that over a Christmas present.)

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