Happy Amethyst Two, everyone!
more about February: here
By Artemis Marina Kanavaki in Calendars
28 pages, published 9/29/2016
12 months: a journey of numbers and colors. Each month a unique illustration. Each month an imaginary place. Original artwork created by Marina Kanavaki.
Hey!!– I recognize that painting!!– it’s Month #2 on this wonderful calendar I bought!! Which reminds me: I liked the calendar so much, I wrote a testimonial. Feel free to use it however you wish, my dear Ms. Kanavaki. Here ’tis:
I’m the proud owner of Marina Kanavaki’s 2017 calendar: “Twelve Months: A Journey Entranced.” It’s lovely, and I’m delighted.
I bought the Wall Calendar (the calendar is also available as a digest-sized planner). The Wall Calendar is tabloid-sized, 11” wide by 17” high, and stands out beautifully on any wall.
Each month features a painting that takes up most of the page: approximately 11” by 15”. The effect is like having a lovely painting on your wall, with a tidy little calendar at the bottom.
Every month you flip the page to reveal a new painting— it’s like having your own rotating art gallery.
The paintings are dynamic, and the colors are absolutely gorgeous. Each month uses the associated birthstone (and color) as its theme, and also incorporates the month number (April being “4,” for example). The moon is featured in many of the paintings, creating a dramatic focal point.
The paintings themselves are so bold and colorful, they radiate energy into the room, and create a mood. I can picture visitors gravitating to the calendar, just as one is drawn to a painting in someone’s home. I doubt there are many calendars that could spark a conversation about art— but this one definitely could!
If you’re a Marina Kanavaki fan (like me), this calendar will allow you to bring some of her vibrancy, passion, sense of fun, and joie de vivre into your home. Good art and a good influence— you can’t beat that combination.
Most calendars get discarded at the end of the year. Not this one. I plan to turn mine into a Marina Kanavaki Art Gallery. Maybe I’ll charge admission, and become rich… : )
My thanks to Marina for a beautiful calendar. It’s certainly my pleasure to write this testimonial.
My dear dear friend, words are not enough to thank you for your wonderful words and kindest gesture. Alas, I’ve been abducted by aliens 👽 [yes, even mt. Olympus has been hit!] and wasn’t able to communicate for a long time. I had tried to send brainwaves [I’m sure if you’d look up in the skies you’d see clouds☁️, birds🐓🐣🐥🐧, thunders⚡️, stars⭐️, planets☄️🌚,🌙☀️✨🌍 – you name it, forming the words: THANK YOU!!!!!!, but as I’m new to this form of communication📡, I don’t know whether the messages came through clear! The aliens are still holding me for some -what I hope to be- final formalities🗜🔦✂️📌🔨🔫⚙🔬💉📜🗄 before they release me fully. You, of course, my dear Mark, are the first I’m contacting and ask for your forgiveness. The second will be high authorities [Zeus to be precise] at Mt. O. to get them to prepare vast quantities of ambrosia for you! Once again: T H A N K Y O U !!!!🍨🍨🍨🍨
PS I’d love to be able to use, neigh, I’d be HONORED to use your gallantly amazing testimonial! It’s sure going to make me walk proudly like a …rooster!!!! [something about that animal this year…. 🙄🤔]
Ohhh I love the bold colors, Marina, with the heart shape behind ❤ !!
Ah, so happy you enjoyed it, Christy! Here’s a heart shape sent to you! 😉 ❤️❤️ 😘
Superb colors and artistic design for February. Purple is my favorite color. Your artwork on this one is multifaceted. Love it …😍
Ah, Isadora, I’m so glad you enjoyed it and purple is also one of my favorite colors! 😘😘🤗🤗😘
Winter heart and a promise of spring to come…we are so very blessed
Ah, John, thank you, my friend. So nice to see you back! [Here’s to Spring!]
Amethyst is my stone, so cheers to the tribute for us in February … as well as the throwback to Bowie’s song. 🙂
Thanks, my friend. Well, it’s been one year without, so I had to add a song of his. Cheers to you, Frank!!!! Happy new week! 🙂
Ah, thank you Jake! 🙂 🙂
May peace be with you. Love and kindness to planet earth. 🙂
Ah, yes, my friend, the only two words that matter… love and kindness. 🙂
🙂 Love and kindness is how the world should heal from. It will take time for mankind do achieve this importance.
Thank you for the beauty, young lady.
You’ve made my day.
Ah, so happy to hear that, my friend! [well, also the ‘young lady’ bit! 😉 ]
You’re welcome – for everything!
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
Wonderful as always – loved the Bowie song too! 😀
Thank you, my friend! 🙂 I thought you would. Hard to believe a year has passed.
Yes indeed it is
This is lovely! Have a great week, Marina.
Thanks, my friend! A wonderful rest of the week to you too! 🙂
I am totally loving my calendar! TY, Marina! xxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx My calendar is having such a great time among such good friends! 😉 Thank you, my sweet friend! hugs and love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
A perfect pairing! I wish you a Valentine’s Day as vibrant and stirring as your post:)
Ah, thank you, Elena. A very happy Valentine’s to you too!!!!! 🙂
Beautiful vibrant colours, Marina. Love the Bowie too. Happy Love Month to you. 😘
Ah, thank you, my dear Sylvia! A beautiful Love Month to you too, my friend! 🙂 xx
Love amethyst, love the Bowie, happy Valentines dear Marina!
Happy Valentines, my sweet friend and a wonderful month to you! 🙂 xxxx
Beautiful – so vibrant! x
Thank you, my dear Pam! Wishing you a wonderful month, my friend! 🙂 xx
February, also my birth month, is so colourfully brought out here in all its lovableness. Thanks Marina….
Ah, Happy Birth Month, my friend! May you always receive tenfold the love you abundantly share. Thank you! 🙂
Feb 1865 eh? No full moon. With a 28 day lunar cycle, it must have been a very near miss! RH
Indeed! So cheers to our full moon ahead this weekend [Saturday]! 😉
Such a vibrant heart Marina.. And where did that first week in FEB go.. 🙂 love the colours on this calendar Marina .. The Sun is out today and I am going to disappear into it for a while..
Much love dear friend..
Love and Blessings for a beautiful week..
Hugs Sue ❤ xxx
I know I know – it vanished into thin air! [hence my belated greeting to it!] I hope you are joyfully absorbing the sun rays! Love and hugs to you, my dearest friend and a beautiful too! 🙂 xxxxxxxxxxx
🙂 lol… Hugs right back xx
Thank you, dear Jean-Jacques! Wishing you a wonderful ‘Amethyst Two’!