Joy Overflowing

My new artwork and… wish to all:

Joy Overflowing


Joy Overflowing©Marina KanavakiL

Joy Overflowing

Technique: Watercolour digitally reworked

Original size: 21x21cm

2014 © Marina Kanavaki



Happy Christmas &

a beautiful New Year!

Joy Overflowing art print [framed or on stretched canvas] is available at Imagekind
Visit my shop for art prints, framed or on canvas or printed on iphone cases, laptop skins, cards, mugs, t-shirts, tank tops, v-neck tees, biker tanks, onesies & hoodies, tote bags, shower curtains, pillows and duvet covers at Society6

A good friend [David Lockwood] shared this beautiful video a few days ago in his post titled: The need for peace & tranquility.

Thank you, David.

A blessing I had to share


Music by Gary MalkinWritten and produced by Michael Stillwater & Gary Malkin • from 2CD/book  Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying • Video edited by R. Smittenaar with images from HOME, Earth and Baraka

A prayer written & narrated by Zen Buddhist monk  Thích Nhất Hạnh  • Chanted by brother Phap Niem


111 replies »

  1. Liebe Marina dir wünsche ich auch einen schönen sonnigen glücklichen 1 Mai mit vielen lieben Grüßen in Freundschaft Klaus

  2. I’m sitting here wearing my exquisite red velvet Santa hat, my green sweater with all the little candy canes on it, and my faux reindeer hoof bootie slippers (note: no reindeer were harmed during the production of the 100% synthetic fake fur). I have Elvis Presley’s Christms record on my old phonograph, and the grainy crackling fireplace video playing on my TV.

    I’m sitting here with an eggnog in each hand, looking at “Joy Overflowing” on my computer, and it’s so beautiful my face is experiencing “Tears Overflowing.” I’m transported with happiness by your lovely work, my dear Marina, and my Christmas is complete. And I’m sure glad I got here on time, because as you know, the Christmas Season only lasts till January 31st… : )

    A very Somewhat Belated Merry Christmas to the true master of line, mood, color, and artistic technique!!! : )

    • Merry Christmas, my dear friend and Happy New Year! I hope you get showered with beautiful gifts this holiday season and truly be ‘joy overflowing’ throughout the whole year! But wait, is it February already? Of course not. In our universe it’s whatever season we wish it to be, right?!!!! 😉

  3. I am back in the world of the living – see that this video and its sentiments have an even more profound meaning than when I posted it; after the terrible events in Paris ……..
    Hope you had a good start for the New Year and may it be a prosperous one, but in some ways uneventful & peaceful 🙂

    • Thank you, my dear David and thank you once again for sharing this video. It resonates deeply within me. Good to ‘see’ you back, my friend. Hope all is well and wish you too a prosperous year full of beauty, joy, health and peace! 🙂

  4. There is much light and hope in your works, Marina. Wishing you the best in the year to come.

    I am very touched that you have included in the blog right panel La Red Yaguareté. Our precious yaguaretés are vanishing!. Thank you ♥

    • Ah, thank you, my dear Sue for your blessings, your kind support and love you share abundantly. May you be blessed with a joyful & healthy new year and may all your wishes be fulfilled. love and hugs, 🙂 xxxxx

  5. Both the art and the video were truly beautiful Marina – I hope you are having a joyful and blessed holiday period and may 2015 bring you great happiness 🙂

  6. Your art (all forms) is an extension of your soul (but you already know this dear friend). What set’s you apart is your rare gift with colors. Your glorious colors, shades, blends and patterns, just so beautiful! May your coming new year be filled with the beauty that shines from within you, and much peace and happiness. All my love, Penny 🙂 xoxoxoxoxo

  7. This is so beautiful Marina, and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for sending me the special greeting. I wish you and yours a most blessed Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year.

  8. Marina, have yourself a very special Christmas and Holiday season. Your paintings, always make smiles to last and their colors wonderfully vibrant…hugs, love and blessings to you dear sister, and thanks for the joy you bring alive each day…may you continue to be blessed and bless us each day in many more awesome ways!

    • Ah, my friend – likewise. Your poems are a constant reminder of the beauty around us. Thank you, my dear Wendell. Wishing you a wonderful and fulfilling new year, from my heart. 🙂

  9. I love the colors and the background.
    May you have a beautiful Christmas and a year full of love joy and happiness!

    • Awww, thank you so much Eva. I’m so glad you enjoyed the video. As Thích Nhất Hạnh says: “May our heart’s garden of awakening bloom with hundreds of flowers.” Happy blooming, my dear Eva! 🙂

  10. May serenity to be in your Mind… beautiful colors, paceful… together with the music and the movie is a lovely gift for all of us! Hugs, my dearest, and a big kiss to you and your family 🙂 claudine

    • Ah, Claudine – thank you my sweet friend. I knew you’d like this video. May you always be filled with serenity and peace.
      Love to you all! Kisses and hugs!!! 🙂 xxxxxx

    • Ah, thank you so much, Colleen. I know they do and you express yourself beautifully through them! [translated: I love your trees!] Thank you for your warm wishes, my dear. Wishing you a joyful year as well! 🙂

  11. Very nice piece of music, beautiful, and nice, true words, thanks for sharing Marina and have a very nice Christmas and hope the New Year bring you much happiness!

  12. Merry christmas and happy holidays to you too Marina , The video you shared is incredible and so is your artwork. Thank you for sharing it with us 🙂
    Lots of love,
    Zee ❤

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