3rd month of the year [already] day 3 – 03:00 EET
March [from the Latin: Martius – named for Mars, the Roman god of war] marks the beginning of Spring [meteorologically on the first day, astronomically on the 21st – 23rd, also known as Spring Equinox [for the Northern Hemisphere].
Speaking of Spring, it seems it was in a hurry this year! Everything is starting to bloom after a rather warm February. There is a saying that when March comes in like a lion it goes out like a lamb. It went the other way round, so I hope it won’t leave with a roar!
Back to March though.
• This month’s colors*: Light blue and Yellow
*[although I wonder why red isn’t one!]
• March Birthstones: Aquamarine*, Bloodstone, Jade & Rock Crystal
* hence the title – and no, the spelling in the title IS correct. I took the liberty of altering it as it is my birth month 😉
• Flowers associated with March: Jonquil* & Violet
*also known as Daffodil.
• Word* of the month: Courage [sigh!]
*also: Affection, Cheerfulness, Desire, Grants Wishes, New Beginnings, Respect, and Sympathy.
• Astrological signs: Pisces and Aries
On number three:
• According to Pythagoras and the Pythagorean school, the number 3, which they called triad, is the noblest of all digits, as it is the only number to equal the sum of all the terms below it, and the only number whose sum with those below equals the product of them and itself.
• Threes, triplets and triads are very significant in esoterism and many religions.
• It is the atomic number of lithium
For more information on the number three, visit Bumba‘s page here: THREE
Also visit Frank‘s Salutes To Numbers
There is a downside to March… on the 27th, we [in this part of the planet] switch to DST [Daylight Saving Time]. We lose one hour on that Sunday and for the following 7 months!
With the above in mind and trying hard not to succumb to reds [!]
Aquamarina Three © Marina Kanavaki
Technique: mixed media [Indian ink and oil on colored tissue paper, digitally edited]
from the series “journey of numbers” © 2016
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And for the musical March:
David Bowie: Life on Mars [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v–IqqusnNQ]
Gustav Holst‘s, ‘The Planets‘:
Mars,’The Bringer of War’
My best wishes to everyone and:
That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty.”
– William Shakespeare
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!
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I blush with shame and beat my head with a hammer => 😳🔨
I consign myself to the doghouse => 🐶🏠
I tie myself to the railroad track and get run over by a choo-choo => 😬🚂
I announce to the world I’m a no-good bum => 😢📢
I soak my head in disgrace => 😫🚽
Why such humiliation? Because I’m late– too late to wish a special someone a happy birthday, and give her a small portion of what she deserves => 🎂🎁👑💍🏆💰💎👏🌷🌸🌹🌺🌻🌼🌞🌕⭐️🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍹🍹🍹🍹🍹❤️ x 1,000,000,000
My dear Marina!! Do forgive me. I hope your birthday was lovely, and that the Mt. Olympus Songbird Choir sang to you all day long, and brought you little cups of ambrosia to help keep your strength up… 😊
I love AquaMarina Three– a truly inspired name for the noblest of all gem-like painters and goddesses– and I’m sure ol’ Pythagoras would agree with me, bless his triangular heart!! 🔺
Smooth and soothing and serene yellow circles, with a simmering passionate core!!– and that wild untamed dark and brooding creative streak, erupting with new fancies and ideas!! Yes, it’s well-named and makes perfect sense to me… 😊
Beautiful work from a beautiful soul! I toast you with ambrosia, and sink into a happy swoon… 🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨 x 1,000 => 🚀🌖💥👽👽👽🚑💨
No hammer – no doghouse – no railroad track – no soaking of that precious head, only ambrosia with tons of gratitude for my dearest most talented good friend! 🙂
and: 💐🌸🌼🌷🌹🌻🌺🍹🍸🍷🍰🍨🍧🍭🍫🍩🎈and the finest Bachian tunes pour vous: 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶 with: 😂😃😊
How lovely! Eye catching beauty, Marina!
We are having a very cold spring here so far, I imagine it will turn around soon…
I’m so sorry for the very late reply…. Thank you so much, Karen!
Our weather is almost turning summer soon [hope not though]!
Happy birthday month, to you, Marina!
This design is lovely, and I love the title’s spelling 😉
Our spring has also been quite the lamb, too 🙂 ♥ ❤
Ah, thank you, Jackie! Happy creative knitting week! 🙂
I will keep this painting of yours in mind for a future collaboration of your art work and my poetry interpretation writing. How does that sound to you? I miss you Marina. 🙂
It sounds wonderful to me – hence it is already waiting in your mailbox! 😉 Have a great weekend, my friend! 🙂
okay, I shall read my mailbox. 🙂
I’m always fascinated with the information you post about each month. I studied astrology a long time ago. I enjoyed it very much. You bring to mind the many things I know about each month but never think about it.
The artwork is a feast for the eyes, Marina. The intercepting lines creating a circle for the viewer to be taken into a world of outer magnitude is hypnotizing. The blues in the background soften the powerful lines drawing us to them. I never tire of seeing your creative hand at play with color and shapes.
Courage …. well …. to have courage is to have one’s convictions in place despite a danger or disapproval. Courage is to make an effort to do or accomplish whatever one might fears doing. Marina, I hope you can feel how much I enjoyed this.
I’d like to wish you a pre-Happy Birthday, dear Marina. 🎉 🎂 👑🎈
Awwww…. my dearest Isadora, I can’t begin to express how happy your words made me! Thank you so much, my sweet friend and thank you for the Birthday wishes! Sending you a big big hug – love and xxxxxx 🙂
The intersecting arc pattern, with the textured 3 is brilliant Marina! And I love the aquamarine, warm orange combo as well as the creative title 🙂
Ah, thank you, Madhu! As a fan of curves and circles, 3 was just too good not to take advantage of! 🙂
Hi Marina! Just strolling around the blogosphere looking for some interesting blogs to follow; I enjoyed reading your blog, come visit mine when you get a chance at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com and if you like it, follow me back! I’m hoping to reach a wider audience. Thanks and have a good one!
Thank you, Jacob – I have! All the best to you. 🙂
Colors of light blue and yellow: perfectly matches the sky here (between the rain) and those bright little dandelions popping up.
Love the way the arcs of the golden sphere mimic the arcs of the blue and then there’s the giant dark swoop oozing gold color repeat. A nod to the patterns and repeats of life and nature?
Ah, thank you Phil! I’m so glad you enjoyed the journey of the ‘3’! Now I just hope your sky remains that blue and the dandelions color your paths! 🙂
Beautiful work Marina. Happy March and warmest wishes for the week ahead 🙂
Thank you very much, Andrew! A very happy and creative March to you, my friend! 🙂
Thank you very much! 🙂
Beautiful colors! Great art work and post, as always. Cheers for March, Marina! 🙂
Thank you, my dear Nandini! A wonderful March to you and new week ahead! 🙂
Fantastic! The composition is suggestive of so many things. Have a great weekend, Marina!
Thank you, my friend! So happy you enjoyed it! 🙂 Have a great week ahead [and a swift computer recovery!]
What a beautiful composition. I know I’m late with the 3/3 edition of my magazine. It’s on the way. Three cheers for you, Marina!!!
Three cheers to you too for your Semi-Annual March Magazine [https://bumbastories.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/bumbastories-semi-annual-march-magazine/] 🙂
Lovely Marina.. Love these colours together and your lovely design.. I have been seeing lots of 3’s of late.. So loved the reference here too ..
We had snow today so Spring is turning into winter after the very mild winter too.. 🙂 Never mind more time to practice with the Universal Delivery 🙂 lol
Hugs and enjoy a peaceful weekend xxx
Yes, more time to practice!
Thank you, my dearest Sue!
3 is thought to be a lucky number too, so maybe the Universe is about to shower you with good fortune! 🙂
Many hugs to you, love and wishes for a wonderful week ahead! 🙂 xxxxxx
Haha… it did… and now you see why I loved the 333’s haha… 🙂 in your posting too ❤
🙂 🙂 🙂 [notice the smilies are 3! ]
I do and love all of your smiles 🙂 all 3 xxx
It’s a wonderful piece, and I feel your red urges! This series is quite marvelous!
Well,in the end you are my Aquamarina! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jrSupvayPU
“Aqua Marina, why don’t you say you’ll always stay close to my heart?”
lol lol lol A-ha-ha-ha…. At college, my friends used to summon me with singing voices: “Marina, Aqua Marina”! 😉
Awwww, a big big kiss! Thank you, my sweet friend!!!! 🙂
Have a wonderful week ahead! 🙂 xxxxxxx
ps about reds, well, what can I do? March: Mars: Red… am I to blame?!!!! Not to mention that I love it too! 😉
So beautiful and bright, Marina. Happy month of March my friend. xx
Thank you, Sylvia! A wonderful month [and week ahead] to you too! [Happy dinner tonight too!] 🙂 xx
verrrry ‘nice’ — evocative — w/fractal elements, n’est-ce-pas?
Ah, merci!!!!! Yes, they are actually made out of 3s! 😉 Une merveilleuse semaine! 🙂
Highly fascinating, my dear. I enjoyed it.
Thank you. 🙂
Happy March! A lot to love on this one … the name/title 🙂 … your artwork … Holst (I’ve been listening) … and your like to me. 😉 For other late-comers, here’s my tribute to March https://afrankangle.wordpress.com/2015/02/28/on-welcoming-march-2015/
Well done at incorporating geometrics. Not outwhelming … just the right amount.
Speaking of late-comers…. here I am!!!! Thank you, Frank! So glad you enjoyed this one. Looking forward to greens!!!!!!
Hope you’re enjoying Sunday and here’s to a wonderful week ahead! 🙂
Besides the green songs, I’m also in the early stages of drafting a green post … another collaboration … but I don’t have a target date to get you something.
beautiful design…and love the colors…:-)
Thank you, my dear friend! 🙂 Enjoy a beautiful week ahead! 🙂
Very pretty, Marina. Love the colors and design.
Thank you, my dear Donna! 🙂 Hope you’re enjoying a beautiful Sunday. Happy new week ahead! 🙂
I love that colour combination – reminding me of hyacinths and daffodils! The design reminds me of an eye 🙂 Lovely, Marina.
Ah, thank you, Meanderer. Daffodils being the flower of the month, I wanted to use their colors. Have a beautiful week ahead! 🙂
Thank you, my friend; you too 🙂
I always think of March in those colours, the are the predominant colour for spring flowers – here anyway!
Ah, Gilly, that is reassuring! Because of Mars, I always had this image of March being red! 😉 So happy you like it and…. THANK YOU for …framing me!
Big hug to you! 🙂 xxxxx
Hey Marina, beautiful artwork.
Dropped by to say hello and a great month ahead
Hi, Makagutu! Good to see you and thank you for your kind words. A great month to you too and week ahead! 🙂
Wow it’s all about the edging – those fabulous rough, but very distinct edges are spot-on Marina! Love your design featuring the wheel signaling change, and March is all that and more. Happy March to you my friend ~
Indeed it is, Mary and I’m so happy you traced it. I hope March is treating you well, my kind friend. Happy new week ahead! 🙂 xx
A stunningly gorgeous painting Marina. The warm and cool geometries dancing with that breathtaking and burning organic edge echos how March can be…the promise of spring but with still that blue chill in the air…
Ah, yes exactly: “the promise of spring but with still that blue chill in the air…” or: wishful thinking as it seems we have completely skipped winter this year! 😉 Thank you for your wonderful words, my friend. They mean so much.
Great article! Thanks for sharing 😊 it’s very clever indeed.
Thank you, Wade. 🙂
wow! love that bold Indian Yellow combined with the blue, its a lovely design Marina 🙂
I find Indian yellow to be such a powerful color… thank you, my dear Debi. Have a great week ahead! 🙂
you too! energizing 🙂
Love the name, very clever! Beautiful design once again Marina, your style is so wonderful to look at, superb colors as well!
Happy and a wonderful March to you my dear friend! Hugs~Eva
Thank you, my dear Eva! I thought I’d have a little fun with it [name] – so glad you enjoyed it. A very happy March to you and a beautiful week ahead! 🙂 xx
Thank you Marina, same to you! Hugs~ Eva
How beautiful, Marina! And, I love the name 🙂 ~xo
Ah, thank you, Patricia! Well, a little fun doesn’t harm, does it?! 😉 Have a lovely week ahead! 🙂 xxxxx