Turquoise Twelve [aka December]

December and 2017 is almost gone. This year went in a flash! Even as I write this I fear that by the time I finish it it’ll be “Happy New Year” time! 😉 so…

 Happy December [again] everyone!

[December Full Moon on 3rd of December and last one for 2017]

Monday, December 11
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent Visible: 37%↓ Age: 23.4 days

Turquoise Twelve © Marina Kanavaki

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

from the series “journey of numbers” © 2016

more about December: here 


Winter …almost officially!

About this month:

December Moon: Full on the 3rd [last one for 2017 and a Super Moon!] and New Moon on the 18th.

December Birthstones: Turquoise, Zircon, Tanzanite, Lapis Lazuli and Blue Topaz

December Flowers: Narcissus [daffodil], Poinsettia, Holly & Orchid

December Colors: Indigo, Green & greenish-blue

 Fruits and Veggies of December: Fruits Apples, Cranberries, Oranges, Tangerines, Clementines, Pears, Persimmons, Pomegranates, Quinces. Veggies Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Chicories, Belgian Endive, Curly Endive, Escarole, Fennel, Horseradish, Artichokes, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radicchio, Radishes, Rutabagas, Shallots, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, Winter Squash

December astrological signs: Sagittarius & Capricorn

December number in numerology this year is 13 [4]

Winter Solstice: Thursday, 21 December 2017

Christmas & New Year holidays are December main celebrations, but hopefully that’ll be another post bearing wishes!  🙂

As Kari mentions in her December forecast, Mercury is retrograde from the 3rd to the 22nd of December 2017 – hopefully that’ll slow down this year’s speed!  😉

Speaking of numerology and astrology:

Here’s Kari Samuels‘ December 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.


Closing, I’d like to apologize for my short absence. I hope Mercury will help slow down things a little bit!  😉


Happy BirthMonth to all born in December! 🙂



26 replies »

  1. Time passes quickly when I gaze upon paintings and photos created by The Goddess Kanavaki. I enter into a swoon-like state that touches on Eternity. Time also passes quickly when I’m eating ambrosia at The Olympic Cafe. Next thing I know, my dish is empty. Well, at least I know how to make good use of my time… 🎨🎨🎨🍨🍨🍨🚀🌖💥🚑👽👽👽👽👽😊

    • Don’t worry, Ambrosia sent pronto! 🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨!!!!! That swoon-like state, I fear may be contagious, as lately I feel like being in one as well! I’d been thinking of you [more than usual that is!] because I’ve been walking on a hill [in Athens] which has Zeus spiral and altar on top of it, I never knew existed! So I’ll let you know when I post photos of it. Yes, you’ll be appropriately tagged next to Zeus name! Meantime enjoy the last couple of days of this year [where did that go?!] and Happy 2018, my friend [but you’ll hear my wishes officially] 🙂 till then, more: 🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨

  2. Wishing you a beautiful Christmas Marina.. And yes this year has flown even faster than the last.. The days wiz by in a flash and the weeks, well they merge into months ..
    Loved your art as always my dear friend..
    I have been putting paint to paper more often.. and enjoying the process..
    I feel next year my blogging world may be given less attention, as I want to do so many things, and I feel there is so little time to do them..
    Take care my dearest friend
    Have a Magical Christmas.. and I send you lots of love..
    ❤ Sue 🎅💖🎁🥂😍

    • Very very late response but things have been very very crazy lately! Where has 2017 gone?! Even Christmas went almost unnoticed! 😉 Well, I do like it quiet but still I haven’t been able to sit down and relax for days! I look forward to seeing you art!
      Sending my wishes for a wonderful New Year’s Eve and a beautiful -in all ways- 2018! much love – hugs and xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

      • That is how it should be.. When it flies it means we are enjoying the moment.. When it drags, we are bored .. LOL
        yes I will be sharing some art in the New Year.
        Happy 2018.. and Way Beyond my friend xxx ❤ Hugs xx

  3. I don’t know which is more stunning Marina – the photo of the moon, or your gorgeous painting! I’m a December girl – just had my 70th – eek! Happy December to you and all your followers🎄☃️❄️💕

  4. Marina – you are mistress of the moon and master of line and colour – wishing you large sales and a happy December

  5. Much together in December; the solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas, and then the new year. Whew … busy times. Great use of the moon in your rendition for December.

    • Ah, busy times indeed!!!!!!!! [hence my 6 day belated response! 🙄] Thank you, my dear friend. I hope all is well with you and you’re a enjoying a beautiful weekend. 🙂 Yamas! 🍷

  6. Fantastic moon shot, fantastic renderings… It does go fast, doesn’t it… but you’re not old enough to be noticing, That Life Is But A Minute, a poem of mine…

    • Ah, thank you so much, my dear Jean-Jacques [especially for the ‘not old enough’ 😉 ] “Life is but a minute” as you beautifully say [https://fournierjj.wordpress.com/2017/10/21/life-be-but-a-minute/], goes in a flash… While it lasts though, I’ve been fortunate to have met talented and kind people like you, my dear friend!

  7. Yikes, another year, my dear! 2018 = 2 … could be a pretty good year! I could do with a better next year than last, although I’m not complaining, just wishing.
    Do you know what the best think about December 22 is? (answer) The days are now getting longer! YAY!!!
    Sending love & hugs to you, Hera, and all you love! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

    • Yikes indeed! Where did 2017 go?! Went in a flash… see my reply – nearly a week later! Where did all those days go? On 2018 and 2, Nat @ “Nat’s Numbers” has a great forecast for December and 2018 [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl447gNKt38]
      Yes, I know, moving to the June 21 longest day.
      Much much love and hugs to you and your loved ones and xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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