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, Light blue and Yellow
• February Birthstones: Amethyst*, Bloodstone, Onyx and Moonstone
• Flowers associated with February: Violet & Primrose
• Word of the month: Sincerity
• Astrological signs: Aquarius and Pisces
*hence the title: “Amethyst Two”
February is believed to have derived from the name ‘Februa’ [Roman ‘Festival of Purification’].
Speaking of the shortest month of the year, February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
On number two:
• It is the smallest and the first prime number, and the only even prime number
• The first magic number.
• The atomic number of helium.
For more information on the number two, visit Bumba‘s page here: TWO and some more on TWO
February is also the month of Love [or so they say]
Any hidden[!] symbols in my February image, are purely …coincidental! 😉
so here it is:
Amethyst Two © Marina Kanavaki
Technique: mixed media [Indian ink and oil on colored tissue paper, digitally edited]
from the series “journey of numbers” © 2016
[museum quality printing and framing]
Amethyst Two is also designed on various products!
here’s a glimpse:
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I’ll leave you with a little musical shortlist for the month [all containing the word ‘love’]
David Bowie: Valentine’s Day [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4R8HTIgHUU]
Simple Minds: Love Song [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_H7QykJ53g] • Massive Attack: Girl I love you [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQPSMRQnNlU] • The Platters: Glory of Love [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqt26GxyqE8] • Bjork: All Is Full Of Love [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjI2J2SQ528] • Aretha Franklin: I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waS0rKeuzg8] • Cream: Sunshine of Your Love [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt51rITH3EA] • Donna Summer: I Feel Love [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljxm3NsnVI0] • Kate Bush: Oh To Be In Love [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kf9bJ0XkBE] • Ministry: Work for love [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNgnK0-kdfk] • Stevie Wonder: Send One Your Love [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMvVYCV-d8E]
and well, this too:
My best wishes for February.
About months & numbers: 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 will be completed in August 2016!