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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 month!]
Eleven [the number], is very important in numerology, as it is the first of the Master Numbers.

and for a little number trivia…

• The 11th moon of Jupiter is Himalia.
• 11 is the number of spacetime dimensions in M-theory.
• Apollo 11 was the first manned spacecraft to land on the Moon.
• 11 is the atomic number of the element sodium.
• November begins with the sun in the sign of Scorpio and ends in the sign of Sagittarius (in western astrology).

…yes, I knew you’d like to know! 😉

*The month’s name origin is from the Latin NOVEM meaning “nine” [Ninth month in the Roman calendar].

SO, here is…

Topaz Eleven

 

Topaz Eleven©Marina Kanavakil

Technique: Mixed media

from the series “journey of numbers” 2015 © Marina Kanavaki

 

Topaz Eleven soon to be designed on various products…

 

SHOP Topaz Eleven [FRAMED OR ON CANVAS] @ IMAGEKIND

simpleFrameEngine  Topaz-Eleven_art

[museum quality printing and framing]

“When the winter chrysanthemums go,
there’s nothing to write about
but radishes.”

Matsuo Bashō

and something from our debut album [2004], Ovation:

 

Oh, and Happy New Moon!

[no, I didn’t forget!]

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74 Responses to “topaz eleven”
  1. Maxima says:

    Wishing you a Happy New Year with the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come!!!With love Maxima

  2. I love the vibrancy and contrast of colours. They speak to me in a very unique fashion. Ladies Prism is coming soon to romance the world. Scotian Breeze is the movement, and Treasure Words, Collect Figures is the company. History in the making; stay tuned.

  3. kerlund74 says:

    A light in the dark, but still very suitable colors for November, love it:)

  4. Lord Ninni says:

    November
    At times the sky pours a few drops,
    some small tear lost
    and the horses shakes in clops

    on a sudden chill wost.
    The colchicum in the most deserts
    rests thoughtfully, and under the poplars long blurts
    arise, in silence damp, mushrooms,

    who always keep their umbrellas and warm cardamoms;
    and gardens and vegetable gardens tacit
    born, almost crying, flowers extremes,
    chrysanthemums for our dead.

    (Ninni R.)

    A hug, my dear friend.
    Fm Italy, Bologna

    Your Ninni

  5. debiriley says:

    stunning colours and design Marina! 🙂

  6. Meanderer says:

    Love the colours, Marina – they go so well together!

  7. Wonderful Marina. The music is very appealing. Nice sound and beat. I always love your beautiful art too. While in the EU, I noticed all the gold leaves on the trees. We were lucky to see the colorful leaves.

  8. Wonderful Painting dear Marina.. Wishing you a blessed November … ❤ I hope you have a lovely week… xx Hugs Sue

  9. Madhu says:

    Brilliant Marina!! Both your fabulously creative painting and the music.

  10. jmsabbagh says:

    Hi Marina ,exquisite design,Topaz is on of the most expensive gem ,it great reflection .Jalal

  11. Nice. You are working hard for your blog 🙂

  12. Aquileana says:

    Stunning artwork, dear Marina… Sending love and best wishes. Aquileana 💥😽💥

  13. dilip says:

    Beautiful colours dear Marina more especially the bright yellow contrast with black grey and white. Kind regards.

  14. burgessart says:

    Love all your posts Marina and particularly this one. As a Numerologist and painter I love how your have represented the Master Number 11. Well done!

  15. Amy Reese says:

    I absolutely love this yellow-gold color. It’s beautiful, Marina!! Happy November 11th to you. A little late…

  16. clinock says:

    I always think of 11 as the One That Becomes Two… an idea I see echoed in your evocative print / painting…November Gargoyle Yin Yang? and your music is always so mind blogingly trippy and cosmic…keep on flying your beautiful banners Marina, my ears and eyes say thank you…hey, my heart too..

  17. Love the design and symbolism of your painting, brilliantly done, beautiful work! A most wonderful post Marina, I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it! Happy 11th to you as well! 🙂

  18. Beautiful paintings! And I do love the numerology of 11. Especially that 11 is put in to the film of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. 🙂

    • I knew you’d be well informed [understatement grandioso!]!
      a. My humble apologies for the belated response
      b. agreed
      c. thank you, my dear friend
      and here’s looking at 12 in hope for better days! 😉

  19. Bumba says:

    What a knockout, my friend! It’s a gem. The singing on that video, the whole video, and then the colours. Hats off to mk.o! A lucky number is the eleven, so may you have a happy 11th month!

    • Okay, I can safely say that I have been ‘dazed and confused’ and completely missed several comments! My dear Steve, thank you so much and here;s to a lucky and happy December [12 that is! …I’m already late for that too! 😉 ]

      • Bumba says:

        I’ve been off the blog for a while, computer problems. Yes, the 12th month is here. I thought that the eleven was not such a rich one but the 12 has dozens of associations. All the best, my friend!

        • I’ll agree with you on the 11th [and 10 & 9th for that matter]. Here’s to a …dozen good things for the 12th. [I haven’t been very blog active lately either] All the best to you! 🙂

  20. Rajagopal says:

    Great visuals of yours, Marina, to usher in the 11th month of the year. May these ones conjoin to create all your happiness for the festive season ahead…ciao…

  21. Mary says:

    Awesome piece of art Marina. The composition works perfectly – I see figures in the edging. Neat and is great for November, love what Chrysanthemum stands for – it speaks of you. Have a wonderful day ~

    • Ah, so happy to hear that, Mary [even if it took me ages to… – for some reason I completely missed some of the comments – for this I apologize]
      You are so sweet, my kind friend and say the nicest things. Thank you, Mary and I hope you are enjoying December.
      ps I hope your break was for of a creative or recreational nature…

  22. Beautiful Marina! I’m so curious what medium you used to create this? It’s a lovely capture of the intrigue of November.

    • Colleen, I’m so sorry for taking so long to answer… I hadn’t seen it!
      Thank you, my dear friend. This series [the months / numbers] are created digitally from parts of my original work of numbers. The media used is indian ink and oil paint on tissue paper [highly irregular but I wanted to use the texture of the paper].
      A wonderful December to you!!! 🙂

  23. Fantastic! Happy 11th, Marina!

  24. The Hook says:

    Your soul is a wonderful place, Marina…

    • I realize it is December now [and a happy one I hope it is for you] – but I just saw this!
      Likewise, my friend… but I can’t help blushing and feeling very very flattered! Thank you, Robert…

  25. When you can combine words, paint and music… there you get the complete challenging need of the “oneself emotion” created from this trinity! Bravo Marina… a great hug in this month with is much too warm showing us the global warming in his terrible potential of distruction (since two night we had between 15°-13° temperture).
    Kisses :-)claudine

    • Thank you, my dear Claudine. I know how passionate and talented you are and your words mean so much! Yes, I wonder whether the earth’s course is irreversible. We had a big temperature drop last week [too cold] and two days now it is warm and sunny! love and hugs xxxxx 🙂

  26. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Happy November dear Marina 🙂

  27. Wonderful colours, art and words, Marina.

  28. aFrankAngle says:

    WOW … You now I love text like this!!! … and I love the painting, too … Cheers to the combination!!! … and (of course) to hearing the music … again.

  29. Resa says:

    November never looked & sounded so good!
    Topaz Eleven is absolutely inspiring!
    Both fabulous works, Marina!
    _Resa xoxo

  30. Patricia says:

    Marina, what an uplifting piece of art and post! ~xxx

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