So, my dear friends, amidst summer vacations, heatwaves, an almost quiet city and …fires [the latter is thankfully under control], I am trying to complete the changes here at WordPress and renew my Art Shop at Society6 which has now many products added. Meantime there are a few things I would like to share with you all.
You may have already noticed the changes at this page. To make your navigation slightly easier, here are a few words about my new look.
Starting from the menu bar, there are 8 columns / bars / themes:
1. “A•T•A•H•D” [Art Towards A Happy Day]
By clicking on “A•T•A•H•D” you will be taken to a page with a few words about me, my bio.
Under “A•T•A•H•D” you’ll find various posts, like this one, about changes, breaks, wishes etc
2. Second column is my “Paintings”
Scrolling down this column you’ll see paintings I’ve posted, most of them from exhibitions. Acrylics – oils or mixed media.
3. Third column is my watercolours or else: “Maraqua“
Eventhough these are [or this is how I consider them to be] paintings also, I created a separate column for them merely for practical reasons. It was getting too crammed!
My watercolor series are also listed there. By clicking the arrow next to the title, for example “As Above So Below”, you’ll see all the “As Above So Below” paintings I’ve done so far.
4. “Concepts & Design” is the fourth column.
Here are projects I’ve done – illustrations or commissions on specific themes. For example all my “Months” [or Numbers] project is listed here.
All my paintings are available in art prints, framed or canvas prints in museum quality @ Imagekind
5. Fifth column is “MarWorks”
One thing I love to do is design various items using my paintings and Society 6 was the perfect place for me to unleash that part of my creativity. So this is a column with posts on these items. I have also listed here some of my wax work [guess what the name of that activity was: MarWax! 😉 ]. Wax gave me the opportunity to create objects that I otherwise couldn’t have. Beautiful medium and I enjoyed every moment of it.
My Society6 world and Art Shop is here: @Society6
6. “Music” is my sixth column
Many of you already know I am also a musician, so eventhough my musical life already has a site of its own [www.mk-o.com], it would be unfair leaving it out. This column is about music we do with Oannes [our band name: MK-O= Marina Kanavaki – Oannes], duet in music and life, but there’s also music I am listening to listed here.
7. A new column I added is: “Collabs”
For a long time I wanted to find a way to pay homage and thank all my friends with whom one way or another we coexisted or inspired each other. Collaborations or simple kind mentions. This column is dedicated to them.
8. Final column is about “Animal Rights”
I’m sure most of you have noticed one way or another, my active concerns on animal rights, mistreatment etc. Here I post about issues concerning animal rights and also designs I do from time to time to raise awareness on those issues, for example animal testing.
Leaving the menu…
The posts appear by date in a puzzle-like form. Hover over any image to see the title and click on it to go to the post.
Last and by no means least is a great new addition:
This is where all you kind people have a say! And this is when I would encourage – ask – plead – beg!… okay, you get the message, any of you who have purchased*, seen up close or simply want to make an evaluation of my work, to write about it! I’ll have your photo and text below, along with a link to your sites of course. It would help me improve my work and well, I’d be very very grateful Even a phrase will do! Please email me: email@example.com
*Unfortunately I have no way of knowing who purchases at my Art Shop, so if any of you -anytime in the past- have done so, I would love to hear from you and thank you personally.
In other news, I have just started an Instagram account to be able to share more of my work and products and would be so happy to see you all there too.
Just click here: marina @ Instagram, follow and expect a follow back right after! 😉
As a reminder, you can also find me:
where there’s lots more to see, I promise! 😉
I’d love to see you all there too!
To sum up, did I just ask all you good friends to navigate through my pages, then follow me on Instagram – FB – TW and Linkedin and finally write a testimonial? I think I did… Next post I shall be asking you to do some shoveling!!!!!! Joking – Scout’s honour! But if any of you, or even all of you kind people decide to do any or all of the above, you’ll be granted with extra smiles*, the great crown of kindness and eternal gratitude!
*Okay, smiles you all get anyway! It’s an ongoing bonus of this site! 😉
So, in the words of captain Jean-Luc Picard:
weekend is almost here,
enjoy and get ready for the Great American Total Solar Eclipse on Monday on a New Moon!