“This series of watercolors
is inspired by the Oneness of
“As Above So Below”.
Trees, Duality Trees, Inverted Trees
reflections, dreamscapes, paths,
in search of their fulfillment.”
I am delighted to welcome the Year 2020 with Marina Kanavaki, a dear blogger friend. Over the years, Marina has inspired me to view art and creative endeavour via the lens of her mantra, “Art Toward a Happy Day.”
Marina showcased her watercolour paintings “As Above So Below” at the Art Estate Gallery March – April 2019 to great reviews. When I heard that her 2020 Calendar reflected this amazing exhibition, I contacted Marina directly so that I would receive my As Above So Below calendar as a celebration of entering a fresh new year of exciting possibilities and opportunities.
Thank you, Marina, for your remarkable dedication to art, music, and building a vibrant community.
When you meet Marina, you will see for yourself that her artistic expression is “Art Toward a Happy Day.”
Happy New Year to all as we welcome the coming of 2020, a new year and a new decade.
Special Note: All images on this post are from photos of my calendar “As Above, So Below” These images are copyright © of Marina Artemis Kanavaki’s artistic work and cannot be copied, downloaded or used in any way without her express written permission.
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“I’m the proud owner of Marina Kanavaki’s 2017 calendar: “Twelve Months: A Journey Entranced.” It’s lovely, and I’m delighted.
I bought the Wall Calendar (the calendar is also available as a digest-sized planner). The Wall Calendar is tabloid-sized, 11” wide by 17” high, and stands out beautifully on any wall.
Each month features a painting that takes up most of the page: approximately 11” by 15”. The effect is like having a lovely painting on your wall, with a tidy little calendar at the bottom.
Every month you flip the page to reveal a new painting— it’s like having your own rotating art gallery.
The paintings are dynamic, and the colors are absolutely gorgeous. Each month uses the associated birthstone (and color) as its theme, and also incorporates the month number (April being “4,” for example). The moon is featured in many of the paintings, creating a dramatic focal point.
The paintings themselves are so bold and colorful, they radiate energy into the room, and create a mood. I can picture visitors gravitating to the calendar, just as one is drawn to a painting in someone’s home. I doubt there are many calendars that could spark a conversation about art— but this one definitely could!
If you’re a Marina Kanavaki fan (like me), this calendar will allow you to bring some of her vibrancy, passion, sense of fun, and joie de vivre into your home. Good art and a good influence— you can’t beat that combination.
Most calendars get discarded at the end of the year. Not this one. I plan to turn mine into a Marina Kanavaki Art Gallery. Maybe I’ll charge admission, and become rich… : )
My thanks to Marina for a beautiful calendar. It’s certainly my pleasure to write this testimonial.”