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mk-o: Transfiguration

Originally posted on Σωκράτης Παπαχατζής / Socratis Papahatzis:
TRANSFIGURATION from MK-O 3rd album BLUES FOR THE WHITE NIGGER Released April 6th, 2011 by Puzzlemusik. Music composed, arranged and performed by Marina Kanavaki & Oannes [MK-O] Μουσική: Μαρίνα Καναβάκη & Oannes [Σωκράτης Παπαχατζής] Recorded and mastered at Artracks Recording Studios by George Priniotakis © All rights owned by Marina…

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Triptych duet

After Dmitri Shostakovich, I decided to take one of our own musical works [MK-O] to create an art video with. So here is ‘Triptych‘ from our latest album ‘Ether‘ [Etheras]   with my painting “Reaching“ Enjoy a beautiful weekend and Full Moon tonight!

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amethyst two aka february 2017

Happy Amethyst Two, everyone! more about February: here 12 Months – A Journey Entranced / Wall Calendar By Artemis Marina Kanavaki in Calendars 28 pages, published 9/29/2016 12 months: a journey of numbers and colors. Each month a unique illustration. Each month an imaginary place. Original artwork created by Marina Kanavaki. and a reminder:

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mk-o: X-Plain

Originally posted on Σωκράτης Παπαχατζής / Socratis Papahatzis:
X-Plain from second MK-O 2CD album UNREEL Released October 13th 2008 by Hitch Hyke Music composed, arranged and performed by Marina Kanavaki & Oannes [MK-O] Lyrics written by Marina Kanavaki & Oannes [MK-O] Μουσική – στίχοι: Μαρίνα Καναβάκη & Oannes [Σωκράτης Παπαχατζής] Recorded and mastered at Artracks Recording Studios by…

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mk-o: Star With No Name

Originally posted on Σωκράτης Παπαχατζής / Socratis Papahatzis:
STAR WITH NO NAME from album: BLUES FOR THE WHITE NIGGER BLUES FOR THE WHITE NIGGER is MK-O 3rd album Released April 6th, 2011 by Puzzlemusik. Music composed, arranged and performed by Marina Kanavaki & Oannes [MK-O] Lyrics written by Marina Kanavaki & Oannes [MK-O] Μουσική – στίχοι: Μαρίνα Καναβάκη…

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Mehliana [Brad Mehldau & Mark Guiliana]: Just Call Me Nige (Live)

Originally posted on Σωκράτης Παπαχατζής / Socratis Papahatzis:
Mehliana (Brad Mehldau & Mark Guiliana) performs “Just Call Me Nige” at Largo in LA, October 2013. The song is featured on the album Mehliana: Taming the Dragon • Nonesuch Records Video directed/recorded by Alex Chaloff

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Dmitri Shostakovich: Babi Yar

Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No.13 In B Flat minor, Op.113 Adagio: “Babi Yar“ Poem “Babi Yar” by Yevgeni Yevtushenko Bass: Marius Rintzler Gentlemen from the Choir of the Concertgebouw Orchestra Concertgebouw Orchestra Bernard Haitink Babi Yar  by Yevgeni Yevtushenko Nad Babim Yarom pamyatnikov nyet. Krutoi obryv, kak gruboye nadgrobye. Mne strashno. Mne sevodnya stolko let, Kak … Continue reading

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mk-o: Marmonix

Originally posted on Σωκράτης Παπαχατζής / Socratis Papahatzis:
MARMONIX from MK-O debut album OVATION Released in December 2006 by Hitch-Hyke Music composed, arranged and performed by Marina Kanavaki & Oannes [MK-O] Μουσική: Μαρίνα Καναβάκη & Oannes [Σωκράτης Παπαχατζής] Recorded and mastered at Artracks Recording Studios by George Priniotakis © All rights owned by Marina Kanavaki & Oannes [MK-O]…

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Claude Debussy – Nocturnes III (Sirenes)

Originally posted on Σωκράτης Παπαχατζής / Socratis Papahatzis:
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen Soprano: Dawn Upshaw Mezzo Soprano: Paula Rasmussen Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra ?

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Johannes Brahms – Tragic Overture op.81

Originally posted on Σωκράτης Παπαχατζής / Socratis Papahatzis:
Johannes Brahms Tragic Overture op.81 Berliner Philharmoniker Rudolf Kempe Studio recording, Berlin, 19-23.I.1960

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january 2017 – belated wishes

Still January so, my dear friends, here are my belated wishes for a beautiful 2017, to everyone. May it be a kind and peaceful one. My sincere apologies for my long absence. I’ve missed you all but life has thrown various challenges and I wouldn’t be true to my motto: “Art Towards a Happy Day”… … Continue reading

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as the snow falls softly…

Snow falls gently at WP [every year I look forward to that!] and Christmas is almost here. Past few months have been quite busy and December isn’t getting any lighter in many aspects, so I’m having to take a break for a while. I do hope I’ll be able to do a holiday post full … Continue reading

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a journey entranced

12 months: A Journey Entranced My visual journey through each month has reached an end. The final ‘little’ stone to complete it was the two calendars. The wall calendar I published a few weeks ago and now a full journal / planner for the year 2017. The latter [among other things] has been the reason … Continue reading

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10•10•2016 the woods I turquoise

10 of the 10th month and Society 6 gave me the opportunity to post on this day. I received an email informing me that they included my “The Woods I Turquoise” in the Society 6 Shop! So here it is again: The Woods I Turquoise Technique: Watercolour – digitally edited Original size: 13x13cm From the … Continue reading

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01•10•2016•01:00•new moon

01•10•2016•01:00 & a New Moon o.1% All those 1s in combination with the New Moon sound perfect for new beginnings, a refresh, a restart…   One Bone A New Toy One Calendar! [yes, it is finally ready!] by clicking on the above image [calendar’s cover] you’ll be able to see more details about the calendar. … Continue reading

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September is here and a habit is a habit so I couldn’t leave a 9999 go unnoticed! 09:00 • 9 • 9 • 2016 [four nines in a row!] I’m sure numerology would have a great deal to say about this. Having finished my month/number illustrations I’ve been thinking about a new project. For now, … Continue reading

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September Magazine

Originally posted on Every Day Another Story:
Hey, it’s September again. Happy September. Here’s a compost re-post of last year’s September Magazine, a joint venture with Marina Kanavaki. which was a salute to the number nine, September being the ninth month. This year, the September Magazine again reminds us that the nine enjoys positive connotations…

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peridot eight

August • 8 •  08:00 •  2016 and with August, I complete my artistic journey of months and numbers. A journey that began in September 2015*. There will be a post with all of them together, some time soon but on with this summer month… …………………………………………………………… • August colors: Orange, Red & Light Green •  … Continue reading

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late July…

I think I heard somewhere: “never plan ahead”… This was going to be a follow up post to RUBY SEVEN… Alas! Life had other plans! July has been [still is] an overwhelmingly eventful month. I’ll stick to the joyful part in the form of the following tiled mosaic of photos. A new member in our … Continue reading

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ruby seven

July • 7 •  07:00 •  2016 and according to numerology, 7 represents Truth, Trust and True Desire! Be prepared for a very powerful spark of change! …………………………………………………………… • July colors: Red, Pink, Purple & Green • July Birthstone: Ruby, Carnelian • July Flowers: Larkspur, Tulip, Water Lily & Delphinium • Words of the month: Happiness, … Continue reading

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pearl six

June • 6 •  06:00 [yep, three sixes in a row!  😉 ] and on a New Moon, June is here! …………………………………………………………… • June colors: Light Blue, White & Cream • June Birthstone: Pearl also: Moonstone, Alexandrite, Agate & Opal. • June Flowers: Rose • Word of the month: Good Health also: Happy, Friendship, Love, Strong, … Continue reading

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my little chakra tree redux

Some time ago I painted this Little Chakra Tree [some of my friends may remember it]   Little Chakra Tree Technique: Watercolour • Original size: 27x16cm • Marina’s Little Chakra Tree from her watercolor series: Trees & Forests © Marina Kanavaki   detail 1: Muladhara detail 2: Swadhisthana detail 3: Manipura detail 4: Anahata detail … Continue reading

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emerald five

Fifth hour of the Fifth day of the Fifth month: MAY! The name originates from the Greek goddess Maia [one of the Pleiades and the mother of Hermes]. …………………………………………………………… • May colors: White-Yellow, Red & Green* *  [keep your eyes open for something green to follow…] • May Birthstone: Emerald also: Sapphire, Agate, Chrysoprase, Beryl • … Continue reading

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diamond four

Now that April Fool’s long gone, I may safely proceed with my interpretation of… April. Lame excuse huh? Well, better late then never, here is April! Fourth month of the year. Its name originates from the Latin ‘Aprilis’  [from the verb aperire, “to open” for spring, the season when flowers ‘open’. The Greek word Anixi … Continue reading

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Aquamarina Three in collaboration with Charlie Zero

One of the privileges of a blogging community is meeting and collaborating with like minds. I am proud to present our collaboration with an extraordinary poet: Charlie Zero [click on Charlie’s name to be directed to his page]   Plasma ball sun centers the embryo host. Electricity fingers paint a bluish yellow at the end … Continue reading

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dst and a short hiatus

Last Sunday we LOST an hour in our part of the world, moving to D.S.T. [Daylight Saving Time]. Many of my friends are already familiar with my views on D.S.T. [for those who aren’t:  dst-or-losing-an-hour]. As if that wasn’t enough [!], I’ve been experiencing some technical issues. Therefore I’m on a short break to sort … Continue reading

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Title is correct! There’s been an outbreak of aquamarinitis at my art shop. Everyday items have been severely infected! Don’t believe me? Have a look:                         As always my work is also available as an Art Print, framed or on canvas here:     SHOP Aquamarina Three … Continue reading

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aquamarina* three

3rd month of the year [already] day 3 – 03:00 EET March [from the Latin: Martius – named for Mars, the Roman god of war] marks the beginning of Spring [meteorologically on the first day, astronomically on the 21st – 23rd, also known as Spring Equinox [for the Northern Hemisphere]. Speaking of Spring, it seems … Continue reading

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duality tree

Duality Tree Technique: watercolour Original size: 23x30cm from “Trees & Forests” © 2016 • marina kanavaki     SHOP Duality Tree ART PRINT @ Imagekind [museum quality printing and framing]         SHOP Duality Tree ART PRINT @ Society6   By clicking on any of the images, you’ll be directed to my art shop. … Continue reading

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mk & o 89-98

Time for a musical post… …and a short trip down memory lane! There was a time, my husband [Oannes] and I hadn’t met and followed solo musical careers, before creating our duet, MK-O. Looking back at videos during those years, we came up with a couple of live performances. Fan to watch after all those … Continue reading

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amethyst two

14:39 UTC  [04:39EET] February 8, 2016 • New Moon Losar Tashi Delek, to those celebrating the New Year. So February is here and a New Moon too. With a rather indecisive weather [snowing one day, warm and sunny the next], the 29 day month [leap year], moves forward heralding Spring. • This month’s colors: Purple, … Continue reading

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garnet one

First month of the year: January and my journey through/to numbers continues. A journey that -rather unorthodoxly*- began in September 2015! *Back in September 2015, inspired by Bumba’s “The Numbers Game Is Here: Mathematics for Dummies” The Whole Nine Yards,  I started working on images for each month. First month was September, so this series … Continue reading

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for 2016…

To everyone I wish for 2016: with kindness & health and a thought for all those who are no longer with us

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#fireworks on #WordPressDotCom …my 2015 annual report.

One more year comes to an end and WordPress has created this annual report. Thank you guys! So here it is in numbers: See the fireworks marina kanavaki created by blogging on WordPress.com. Check out their 2015 annual report. Source: See the #fireworks I created by blogging on #WordPressDotCom. My 2015 annual report. • A … Continue reading

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Christmas and Solstice

A very Merry Christmas and Joyful Holidays to everyone! and enjoy the Winter Solstice: December 22nd  • 04:48 UTC Winter Solstice 2015 © Marina Artemis Kanavaki

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9 days of gifts: day 9

Today is the final day of … ‘nifty gifties’! closing this 9 day sale, today only 20% everything! and also:  FREE SHIPPING – WORLDWIDE!   A great Monday and week to everyone! 🙂  

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9 days of gifts: day 8

Day 8 of … ‘nifty gifties’! $5 off mugs, tote bags, phone cases, t-shirts, leggings & more stocking stuffers! and ..the added bonus: the shipping is FREE – WORLDWIDE! offer ends tonight*! *one more day to go! A beautiful Sunday to everyone! 🙂  

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9 days of gifts: day 7

Day 7 of … ‘nifty gifties’! Sleepin’in sale! Some more Home Decor: • $30 off Throw Blankets • $10 off Pillows and ..the added bonus: the shipping is FREE – WORLDWIDE! offer ends tonight! A beautiful Saturday to everyone! 🙂

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9 days of gifts: day 6

Day 6 of … ‘nifty gifties’! Huge Homie Deal, today! Home Decor: • $32 off Duvet Covers • $20 off Wall Tapestries • $10 off Wall Clocks • $20 off Shower Curtains and ..the added bonus: the shipping is FREE – WORLDWIDE! offer ends tonight! A beautiful Friday to everyone! 🙂

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9 days of gifts: day 5

Day 5 of … ‘nifty gifties’! Today is all about apparel! $5 off all apparel: • all over print shirts • v-neck t-shirts • t-shirts • long sleeve t-shirts • tank tops • biker tanks • hoodies • leggings and ..the added bonus: the shipping is FREE – WORLDWIDE! offer ends tonight! A beautiful Thursday … Continue reading

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9 days of gifts: days 3 & 4

Days 3 & 4 of … ‘nifty gifties’! Tuesday and Wednesday are dedicated to tech gear. 20% off all tech gear: • iPhone & iPod Cases • Galaxy Cases • iPad Cases • iPhone & iPod Skins • Laptop & iPad Skins • Laptop Sleeves as an added bonus, the shipping is FREE – WORLDWIDE! … Continue reading

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9 days of ‘nifty gifties’!

…that is actually 8, as the party began yesterday. Society6 artists are celebrating with 9 days of offers. Being part of that beautiful community I thought you might like to know. Today is 15% off ALL wall art That includes art prints, framed art prints, canvas prints, wall tapestries. • up to $25 off framed … Continue reading

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turquoise twelve

Yet another blue month! I like the element of surprise in painting, hence I do the current months’ research on the month and not before. That way I take advantage of a ‘clear’ mind and improvise more freely. Even though this method can present minor issues (for example this is the second blue month, narrowing … Continue reading

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topaz eleven

November and what better date to post the eleventh month’s* painting, but the …eleventh! November the eleventh! Autumn turning gold and colder. November’s flower is Chrysanthemum [and Peony] and birthstone: Topaz [and citrine]. Yes, the color is yellow – gold. Chrysanthemum stands for joy, compassion, friendship, and love. [here’s to a joyful, loving and compassionate … Continue reading

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a musical Monday

Happy November everyone! and Monday and new week! The eleventh month will soon have its image [as September and October did] – but till then here’s an update on my musical side. We’ve been uploading our full albums at You Tube. ‘Ovation‘ was our debut album, released in 2006. and this is the rearranged version … Continue reading

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