Peridot Eight aka August

Happy August everyone!

Tuesday, August 1st
Moon: Waxing Gibbous Visible: 67% ↑ Age: 9.06 days

Peridot Eight © Marina Kanavaki

Technique: mixed media [Indian ink and oil on colored tissue paper, digitally edited]

from the series “journey of numbers” © 2016

more about August: here


An update on our Lunar / Solar eclipse calendar for August:

The August 7th Full “Grain” Moon [in Aquarius, for those interested] marks a double eclipse portal, opening with a partial Full Moon Lunar Eclipse and closing with a Total New Moon Solar Eclipse on 21st! That one will be visible in the United States, so prepare for daylight turning into twilight. This one is also called the Great American Total Solar Eclipse, So lucky people over there, enjoy!

The eclipses are accompanied by many planets [including Mercury] going retrograde [again, for those interested!  😉  ]

but, as I’m no expert, here’s a forecast from someone who is:

Kari Samuels’ August forecast


 Here’s my 2017 wall calendar 2017:


12 Months - A Journey Entranced / Wall Calendar

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.


August being the month of vacation, I wish everyone happy summer holidays!
oh, and Happy Birthday to all Leos and Virgos born in August!  🙂




41 replies »

  1. Those are the colors of August! Normally August means glaring sun, and the heat roasting the remaining garden veggie plants, but this year we’ve had so much rain, there’s still green, too ( and the tropical plants are making the most of it.
    Summer snowman, smiles from al that will intersect.
    Happy August and hope your week is full of warm adventures!

    • I’m glad your greens have managed to survive! Ours are also hanging in there with the heatwaves we’ve been having. Thankful for the north winds today. Also very thankful for your visit! You too have a beautiful August and sunny [not too hot] week, Phil! 🙂

  2. Your 8 makes me smile Marina, it’s such a human number in its form, like the snowman of the summer, and you have given it the colours of summer. And when the figure falls over, it’s infinity!
    Thank you for Kari, I was entranced through her whole presentation, I think I’m in love! Please include her in your post every month…

    • Summer Snowman! Perfect!!!! It is human shaped and if I may add, in a feminine way! I’m glad you enjoyed Kari’s forecast. She does have a contagious joy, doesn’t she? 🙂 Trust her to brighten any cloudy day!

  3. Such beautiful colours Marina, and May Eight unfold to be a perfect month.. and exciting about the New Moon Solar Eclipse of the 21st… I know how excited I was seeing a partial eclipse of the Sun via the moon here in the UK.. And now to watch that forecast.. 🙂
    Wishing you a peaceful rest of the week my friend
    Sue xx

  4. May the eight month of the year enable even more beautiful colours and designs from your palette, Marina. Thanks for the delectable shades of orange, green and yellow…xo

  5. I adore my calendar, especially the pic of the month. 😀 Let’s say, August will be fabulous! Much love to you, Marina! xoxoxoxo

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