Topaz Eleven [aka November]

 October leaving – Enter November

[look closer…]

Happy November everyone!

[October sunset…]

Wednesday, November 1st

Don’t get me started on how fast this year flew!

Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous Visible: 90% ↑ Age: 12 days

Topaz Eleven © Marina Kanavaki

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

from the series “journey of numbers” © 2016

more about November: here 


Autumn …losing color

About this month:

November Moon: Full on the 4th [a Super Moon in Taurus] and New Moon on the 18th.

November Birthstones: Topaz & Citrine

November Flowers: Chrysanthemum & Peony

November Colors: Yellow, Gold & Dark Blue

 Fruits and Veggies of November: Fruits Apples, Cranberries, Guava, Kiwi, Kumquat, Lemons, Orange, Pears, Persimmons, Quince, Chestnuts, Pomegranate. Veggies Artichokes, Avocado, Beets, Bok choy, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage,, Carrots, Celery, Chard, Daikon, Fennel, Potato, Rutabaga, Winter Squash, Sunchoke, Turnips, Yams

November astrological signs: Scorpio & Sagittarius

November number in numerology this year is 3

Speaking of numerology and astrology:

Here’s Kari Samuels‘ November forecast:



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.



So here we are, with 2017 closing to an end [unbelievable!]
and November heralding the cold white season.
Still Autumn though, so enjoy Fall colors fading to white.
and Happy BirthMonth to all born in November! 🙂










36 replies »

  1. Happy November, Marina! This is a lovely welcoming to the new season. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead, my friend. Hugs and love to you and Hera! ☺💓💓💓

    • Gosh I’m late replying… As my friend Frank [] put it: “life has a way of getting in the way of blogging.”! 😉 Happy November to you too, my dear Lauren and a wonderful week! Hera sends her love and kisses and tail wags [she asked that you give Copper some of those kisses on her behalf!]. 🙂 xoxoxoxo

  2. Many happy November days to you my friend. In fact I wish you 30 happy days in November. I liked the train photos and love the composition of your sunset photo. And your artwork (as always) is really wonderful. A delightful post.

  3. I looked closer at the trains as you requested but couldn’t solve the puzzle…cool tagging though.
    That’s an ominous and perfect Halloween sunset Marina. I hear the howling of wolves!
    Thank you for your art and for another Kari forecast that is always right on for me.
    We had some wimpy snow here today and it’s getting colder. This is the one change of seasons that is always a challenge for me….finds me looking south.
    Happy new days to you my friend

    • My dear John – I’m so late. Late here and late visiting your extraordinary work! On trains, well I had this idea of changing the destinations on the trains so the leaving one writes: October and the one coming: November. I don’t think anyone noticed as it is very small. I loved that golden sunset. The more dark clouds, the merrier …to me anyway! On season change, as much as I enjoy summer to autumn transition, autumn to winter, I’m not very fond of. But I suppose every part of the cycle of life is as important and we should cherish it – just not very happy being cold! 😉 Happy November days to you, my friend. I look forward to warming up my cold days with your art which I’ll soon be visiting! 🙂

  4. Yay, it’s November! LOL! 😀
    Love the graffiti trains going and coming! There’s still lots of collecting to do until the snow sets in.
    So, I least have that. Also, I look forward to the 1st day of winter, as the days will stop getting shorter and grow into spring.
    I adore my Art Calendar & although it is a different year ahead, I will still change the pic every month.
    Much love!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

    • This has been a very fast moving year! One month to go to that first day of winter. Meantime, it’s getting chilly here.
      Thank you so much my sweet friend. It means so much that you enjoyed my calendar!!!!!! love love love and hugs to you and have a lovely weekend ahead! 🙂 xxxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxo

  5. Wonderful Marina.. Happy November to you, and I thank you for Nov update… Full moon oh so soon again.. lol.. Wishing you a lovely rest of your week my friend.. Love and Hugs.. ❤ Sue xxxxxx ❤

  6. Wow! The Topaz Express coming out of the tunnel on its way to Mt. Olympus!– like The Hogwarts Express, only the “special people” on it eat ambrosia instead of Bertie Botts Every-Flavour Beans… 🚂🚋🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🚋🎨😊

    Beautiful skyline photo! See that little purple cloud down near the tree line? That’s me in my flying saucer. I disguise it as a cloud because I don’t want people to panic… ☁️👽👽👽👽👽

    I recognized that November calendar page. Why? Because I’m a proud owner of the Marina Kanavaki A Journey Entranced Wall Calendar– that’s why!! It’s made my life brighter, and it’s even done the seemingly impossible: it’s made me a better person! I think everyone should buy one… 😊

    • I knew it was you in there☁️!!!!!!!!!!! The whole sky lit up right after and in fact the light is illuminating the night – we have no night! It is no doubt the radiance of the great Mark Armstrong….⚛⚛☆❊✩✯🌟⭐️✨💫
      “Better person”? of course this is an impossibility!!!!!!!! I can tell you a fact however, your words have sent me traveling warp speed 11 to distant galaxies and back!
      Thank you, my dearest friend.
      Before I forget, more 🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨 your way, courtesy of Zeus! 🙂 🙂

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