After a long involuntary absence,
I am on my journey back – metaphorically speaking.
The ‘official’ month of Autumn.
October’s flower is calendula and birthstone: opal [and tourmaline].
The name opal derives from the Greek Opallios, meaning “to see a change in color“. Although it is argued that the origin may be from the Sanskrit word úpala or adapted from the Roman term opalus, for aesthetic reasons, I’ll stick to the ‘opallio’!
A month of transition.
Nature on a fiery frenzy
moments before the cold white.
“There is a harmony
in autumn, and a luster in its sky,
which through the summer is not heard or seen,
as if it could not be, as if it had not been!”
– Percy Bysshe Shelley
So, before this beautiful month passes, here is …
As an exception this month’s color is only hinted in my painting as I wanted to focus more on the colors of Autumn.
Technique: Mixed media
from the series “journey of numbers” 2015 © Marina Kanavaki
Opal Ten is also designed on various products!
here’s a glimpse:
[museum quality printing and framing]
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I leave you with this beautiful Ryōkan:
“The winds gives me
Enough fallen leaves
To make a fire“
PS: An apology in advance… it may take me some time going back to my regular visits! I will get there though 😉