Opal Ten [aka October!]

Happy October everyone!

Thursday, October 5th, 9:41PM
Moon Phase: Full Moon Visible: 100% ↑ Age: 14 days in Aries

Opal Ten © Marina Kanavaki

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

from the series “journey of numbers” © 2016

more about October: here 


Autumn …officially

About this month:

October Moon: Full on the 5th [today] and New Moon on the 19th.

October Birthstones: Opal, Tourmaline, Jasper & Zircon

October Flowers: Marigold, Calendula & Cosmos

October Colors: White & Yellow  [This is one month where I decided to use nature’s colors for the month rather than the ‘month colors’]

 Fruits and Veggies of September: Fruits Apples, Blackberries, Cranberries, Grapes, Oranges, Pears, Star fruit, Dates, Quince. Veggies Beets, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Chicory, Leeks, Lettuce, Okra, Parsnips, Peppers, Pumpkins,, Shallots, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, Watercress, Winter squash

October astrological signs: Libra & Scorpio

October number in numerology this year is 11

Speaking of numerology and astrology:

Here’s Kari Samuels‘ October forecast:

and since it’s Full Moon today,

Tania Gabrielle‘s Aries Full Moon wealth forecast for October


My 2018 wall calendar is ready and available at MagCloud!


12 Months - A Journey Entranced 2018 / Wall Calendar

By Artemis Marina Kanavaki in Calendars

28 pages, published 9/28/2017

A wall calendar for 2018 designed by Marina Kanavaki. 12 months: A Journey of Numbers and Colors. With information about each month’s colors, birthstones, flowers, astrological signs and moon phases. Each month a unique illustration. Each month an imaginary place. Original artwork created by Marina Kanavaki.


…so is my 2018 year planner / journal!

A Journey Entranced 2018 year planner

By Artemis Marina Kanavaki in Calendars

132 pages, published 9/28/2017

A calendar for 2018 designed by Marina Kanavaki. With original illustrations for each month as well as information about the month’s colors, birthstones, flowers, astrological signs and moon phases. Moon phase, eclipse and equinox dates. 132 pages – month planner – two weeks on spread – 2018 & 2019 year planners and plenty of room for notes.




Officially Autumn, enjoy all those fiery reds and oranges nature’s abundantly providing
and Happy BirthMonth to all born in October! 🙂







48 replies »

    • Thank you, my dear Madhu! I know, but I always thought of October fiery, forests transitioning from green to orange, red, sepia… A very happy October to you too!! 🙂 xx

  1. Opal X is a powerful expression of October Marina, from harvest and its full moon to All Hallows Eve, Samhain, El Dia De Los Muertos and Diwali. The colours reflect this season perfectly. Thank you for your wonderful art and for another Kari sharing of such warmth and clarity.

    • Thank you, my dear friend. It was the only month that I didn’t ‘follow’ the ‘month colors’. Fall has always been fiery to me. Here’s to a beautiful fiery month – from one fire person to another! 😉

    • Hi, my dear Aquileana! I’m glad you enjoyed those videos. What I like about both ladies is how positive and happy they are. They could be saying that the end of the world is coming but the way they say it makes you look forward to it! 😉 Many hugs and a beautiful October to you! 🙂 xxxx

    • I can understand that but on the other hand, I love the fiery transition! Thank you, my dearest Gilly. To you I wish a wonderful October color transition! [I did not say Fall! 😉 ] xxxxxx

  2. Your Opal Ten has the essence of the full moon! I like the vivid colors 🙂 The moon threw me for a loop on the 5th, physically and mentally, but I’m taking care to recharge. Sending love for October and always ❤

    • Thank you, my dear Christy! Moon can do that but recharge is …elementary, so, ENJOY! Much love to you and a wonderful, recharged – refreshed October to you, my sweet friend! 🙂 xxxx

  3. So enjoyed your October creation, such beautiful choices of colours.. And thank you for Kari’s interpretation for Oct.. I needed to hear that.. What is best for ME.. lol… I am doing that more dear Marina.. and have something I have wanted to do for several months now, and need to stop self sabotaging myself and do it.. So THANK YOU.. dear Marina.. needed to hear this today..
    Love Sue xxxxxx ❤

  4. Howdy! It’s the month of Opal 10, and the month that closes with Hallow’een! I wonder what the moon will be this Hallow’een! Well, whatever, I sure have enjoyed my wall calendar with your art. I see the one for 2018 is available now. I strongly suggest anyone who did not buy one for 2017, get one for 2018!
    When the year is over the glossy photos are suitable for framing! Thank you, Marina!
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx woof xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    • Woo hoooooooooooooo……. [and woof!!!!]
      So pleased you enjoyed your calendar, my sweet friend. Yes, the 2018 one is ready but I am actually preparing another one with new illustrations… shhhhhh…. I just hope they’ll be ready on time [maybe even before Halloween]
      Sending you a huge huge hug [like the amazing grand Full Moon I saw earlier on!] and lots of love! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  5. Marina you art work is full of zest – love these vibrant colours which make Autumn seem far less sad than it can be

    • What a compliment! Thank you, my dear Laura. Fall can be melancholic but its vibrant fiery colors are so warm and beautiful, as if it’s offering an overload of warmth and color to last us for the cold white to follow.
      I just realized that somehow you’ve been unfollowed [just like many of my friends!] Corrected that and I hope now I’ll be able to see you at my WP Reader! Have a lovely October. 🙂

      • (that slippage from Reader has happened with some of my follows too) – thanks for bringing such a beauteous glow to october

  6. That opal looks like a pumpkin. So I’m going to run out to my pumpkin patch and collect all my pumpkins and carve them into happy faces! Then I’m going to jump in my rocket ship and collect all the brightest stars from the heavens! I shall put the stars in the pumpkins, and then set them all around Mt. Olympus as a glowing tribute to the painter who created Opal Ten. Then I shall toast her with a glass of ambrosia or ten, and think how sweet life is. Yup, that’s what I’m gonna do!! 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨😊

    • And I raise my pumpkin to you – all 10 [🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃] and ambrosias [🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨] and hail THE brightest star: YOU! Because of you, I have a huge stock of smiles to last me for 10 years, no, centuries!!!!!!!! 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀x10x10x10x10x10x10x10x10x10x10!

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