Born in Athens, Greece in an artistic environment bound to inherit the …virus!

Painter and musician at heart [from a very early age] I studied art – design and music in London [UK] and Athens [Greece].

I currently work at my own design studio [ANMAR creative design center], in Athens, and explore new aspects of design.

Attracted to a 3d approach to art, a few years years ago I begun a project “MARWAX” applying my design concepts on wax.

In 2013 this project evolved to MARWORKS with a broader variety of design items.

My work [painting / design] has appeared in Smith’s Gallery Covent Garden in London, Epohes Gallery & Benaki Museum in Athens and the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki.

As a musician, I’ve had 2 solo albums released and 4 albums as a member of  MK-O [Marina Kanavaki & Oannes – duet in music and life], with 4 albums out so far.

Our site:

My blogging life started back in 2011 at first as an attempt to showcase my work. Through the years, it’s become a place I call my virtual home. A home where I have an open dialogue with so many of you people I call friends. I am truly grateful for your kindness. Through our interaction, I have evolved, so from me to you all good people: THANK YOU!

…and keep smiling. 🙂

Oh, and this is me punching one of my “Characters”! 😉

All images on this blog are copyright of Marina Artemis Kanavaki and cannot be copied, downloaded or used in any way without express written permission.

245 Responses to “about”
  1. Marina!
    I liked your Tag line ‘Art towards a Happy Day’.
    I am enjoying your Artwork when I come here.
    I invite you to my Blog to read some Posts of mine, I am sure you shall enjoy them
    Thank You

    • Thank you very much for your kind words, Shiva! I do and I know I will enjoy your posts in the future too! 🙂

  2. Doug S says:

    Marina, I just thought I would drop in and say hi. You’ve followed each other for four years now and I’ve always enjoyed your artwork

    • 4 yrs! how time flies! 😉
      So have I [obviously!]. Thank you, Doug.
      Have a lovely Sunday and week ahead! 🙂

  3. ThePower&TheG says:

  4. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog Marina and for following. I am honored and look forward to seeing more on your blog as well.

    • Likewise, Tony and thank YOU! 🙂

  5. Lovely blog, I am sure to visit often. 🙂 Happy blogging and happy eating. 🙂

    • Hi, Heather and thank you for your visit and kind words. So shall I! Beautiful work! 🙂

      • Thank you, we shall inspire each other hopefully. 🙂

        • 🙂

  6. MAGNY TJELTA says:

    I love your blog, Keep up the great work!!

    • Thank you so much, Magny! Same goes to you too! 🙂

  7. So delighted you have decided to follow Learning from Dogs. A guest post from you from time to time would be fabulous – details here: Thank you.

    • My pleasure, Paul! Thank you for the proposition. Speech is not my strong point -so to speak- but I may figure a ‘creative’ way to contribute to your very insightful blog.Have a beautiful Tuesday. 🙂

  8. Rajat says:

    thanks for your visits…
    I hope my blog interests you…

  9. A very very belated thanks for visiting my blog; I’ve been on a bit of a sabbatical writing “a borrowing of bones” but back to blogging with a lot of wonderful sites to catch up on.

    • Welcome back, John! 🙂

  10. Thank you for dropping by and following Malcolm’s Corner.

    • My pleasure!! Thank you also! 🙂

  11. Merci très touchè soyez la bien venue

    • 🙂

  12. Make Something Mondays says:

    I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blogger Award!

  13. Andy Porter says:

    I hope you don’t mind…but I nominated you for a blog award…

    As part of this acceptance post, I am to nominate 10 other blogs that inspire. These blogs inspire me and I am most happy that you are There and Communicate! 🙂

    Art Towards a Happy Day

    Hiking Northwest

    the recovery of words

    Ramblings from Jewels

    Green Light Lady

    da Ponte Photography


    Rethinking Life

    Joy, Fitness & Style

    Dancing in the Rain

    ~~If nominated, in order to “accept” the award, you must follow these guidelines:
    * Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
    * Add the One Lovely Blog logo image to your acceptance post.
    * Share 7 facts/or things about yourself.
    * Nominate 10 bloggers you admire and inform nominees by commenting on their blog.

    Here is the link:



  14. myersbowman says:

    Marina, Thank you for continuing to “like” my blog photos and posts. I appreciate your support. And I continue to really enjoy your artwork. Someday I hope to buy something!

    • Ah, thank you so much, that’s so nice to hear!!!
      …and, it’s my pleasure [obviously]!!! 🙂

  15. Nina says:

    I am happy to have found you Marina. Your work is beautiful -everything. I love it. I was wondering if I could use your work from time to time to accompany my writing pieces? Of course full credit would be given to you, and a link to your profile. Let me know what you think. 🙂

    • Hi Nina and welcome to my page! Thank you so much for your kind words. I’d be happy to. I’ve already visited and I’m sure it’s going to be a pleasure reading you! 🙂

      • Nina says:

        Perfect. Can’t wait! 🙂

  16. bbylois says:

    Thank you

    • Thank YOU! 🙂

  17. elizz says:

    hi marina, thank you for following my blog i am honored.. i am now following yours too.. you have a lovely blog and you are very talented.. so envious of your works of art.. maybe i should try to paint too but being a newbie doing so would really be a first time… well one day soon i would love to try.. hope you’re having a wonderful day 🙂

    • Hi, Elizz! Thank you so much for your kind words and the follow. I hope you do get some paint and paper, from what I’ve seen, you have a great eye! 🙂 You too have a beautiful day! 🙂

  18. Wow a long way down here Marina… 🙂 but I just wanted to drop of this little gift for you..

    Thank you for being such a wonderful Earth Angel.. There is an Angel Award awaiting you here at Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary..
    May you continue to spread your inspiration, Love and Light around the world.. Love and Blessings.. Sue xx

    • Being called an ‘Earth Angel’ from the real beautiful Earth Angel: you, is a great honor!!! Makes me blush too!!!! Thank you so much, my kind friend for this gift. Love and Light to you ….accompanied by hugs and xxxxxx and a big smile! 🙂

  19. I nominated you for the Liebster Award! You can check out the details:

    • Thank you so much for nominating me for this award, Jwls! I am honored. Congrats on your award also! 🙂

      • You’re welcome! 🙂

  20. equinoxio21 says:

    (again) very nice. Are you familiar with Victor Hugo’s (Yes, the poet and writer) ink etchings and drawings? Check it out.
    A bientôt

    • Brilliant brilliant etchings and inks – I know!! Thank you, Brian
      A bientôt! 🙂

      • equinoxio21 says:

        You’re very welcome. I bought the book “Victor Hugo dessinateur” a long long time ago. I was very impressed. I’t’s actually on my “to-blog” List.

        • I was also impressed when I first found out – quite unexpected… Great topic for the list, Brian – looking forward! 🙂

  21. Gray Dawster says:

    Now that I am here I just know that I am going to enjoy your Space, and what lovely artwork you have, I can’t wait to explore your pages my friend. Have a truly exciting start to your Tuesday Marina and thank you for following my Space, you are welcome to add anything that you wish and I will reply, I try to add something to everyone that chooses to visit my blog. Have fun today 🙂

    Andro xx

    • Thank you so much, Andro! It’s great to have you here.
      You too have fun today / tonight! 🙂

  22. emeraldwake says:

    Amazing Blog,Regards

    • Thank you! …and yours too!!! 🙂

  23. Hope you had a great Valentine’s Day. And thanks for supporting with the like button, my site.

    Enjoy, today, too!

    • It’s always my pleasure, my friend. I enjoy reading your posts – a lot!!! 🙂 Happy rest of the weekend!

  24. nannus says:

    Nice you are back and thanks for liking my posts! I was missing you already!
    In case you are alo interested in what will be happening on my art blog you may follow it because I will stop reblogging things from there in the future on The Asifoscope. I am planning a series with very nice microphotographs of crystals (like the first post on that blog) and some other stuff.

    • Nice to be back and very nice to see you again!
      I have already visited and followed happily your amazing art blog!! 🙂

  25. Ajaytao2010 says:

    Nice reading about you Marina.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may find something of your interest.

    Happy New Year !!!!!!! and best wishes for you in 2014 🙂

    • Thank you so much for your kind words and Happy New Year and new month to you! I will be very happy reading your beautiful blog!

      • Ajaytao2010 says:

        Thank you so much dear Marina

  26. I like a lot 🙂

    • Oh, I’m so happy to hear that Jean-Paul! Thank you very much!! If you wish, you can visit our website: for more music! Happy Holidays!! 🙂

  27. M, would you shoot me an email at I was wondering if you’d be able to/willing to design something for me? Thanks. Diana

    • My pleasure! Sent you an e-mail… 🙂

      • Didn’t get it! Grrr. What is your addy?

        • and my gmail: [I just sent you one from gmail]

  28. Dear Marina, I hope you are enjoying your weekend and I know how busy you are.. But I am dropping off a Sunshine award.. as your posts bring the Sunshine full of colour
    Love to you

    • Ah, my kind friend, thank you so much for this award. I am truly honored. But mainly, thank you for your beautiful words and friendship. Love back and hugs! 🙂 xxxxx

  29. eriklehman says:

    Such beautiful, intriguing work. And I love the sidebar links also (animal rights). Thank you for helping spread the word.

    • Thank you very much, Erik. About animal rights… us humans are supposed to be the ‘clever’ ones, so we should gradually find the wisdom to extend our respect and kindness to animals too. 🙂

      • eriklehman says:

        I completely agree 🙂

  30. I LOVE your work. I feel like I’ve stumbled onto a new, enchanted island that is bringing joy and delight to my spirit as I acquaint myself with your work. It is beautiful!

    • Colleen, what a beautiful thing to say! I can’t think of more rewarding words than these for an artist! Thank you so much! I am already enjoying your wonderful posts full of creativity and beauty! 🙂

  31. Hi. Thank you for stopping by Storyteller (again). I’ve been meaning to tell you that I really do like your work. 🙂 Ray

    • Hi, Ray! Thank you! I’m sure you already know that so do I!! 🙂

  32. kanzensakura says:

    Beautiful work. thank you for visiting my page and following. I hope you will visit often. I look forward to your posts.

    • I will do!! Thank you for your kind comment! 🙂

  33. Thank you so much for dropping by my blog. Myself and a fellow blogger run a site that showcases the arts and we be happy to showcase yours should you want to share. It’s at Our submission and theme pages explain everything. 🙂

    • My pleasure!
      Thank you very much for the invitaion.. I’d be delighted! I’ll check the submission pages in the weekend.
      Meantime, happy November 1st! 🙂

      • How kind, happy Nov. 1st to you too 🙂

        • Thank you!!! 🙂

  34. Lovely creation!

    • Thank you! 🙂

  35. Initiator ;-) says:

    Nice Blog Dear Marina..!
    Pleasure to find such a nice blog and you..!
    great inspirational work..!

    • Pleasure to have you around! Thank you for your kind words.

      • Initiator ;-) says:

        dear your future plans..!

  36. raulconde001 says:

    Very well done paintings! 🙂

  37. JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing says:

    Hello Marina. I was just out on the balcony watching the sun rise and started wondering what a “Socratic Moment” would look like if you painted it. I was thinking more in line with the Socrates from long ago.

    • Hmmmmmmm…
      A nice theme! 🙂

  38. JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing says:

    Hi Marina. The below comment was left by Sheri on my reblog from you wp site.


    New comment on your post “paths of color [turquoise, blue and green] multiples”
    Author : sheridegrom – From the literary and legislative trenches. (IP: ,
    E-mail :
    URL :
    Whois :
    Exquisite artwork. I love the tree series. Thanks for reblogging Marina’s work, Kerry. I might not have found her site otherwise and now I have a new place to Christmas shop:)

    • Thank you so much for forwarding this and thank you again for your kindness and support, JK.
      It means a lot!
      I will go check her blog.
      Thank you, my friend.
      Have a great weekend.

      • JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing says:

        You are very welcomed Marina. Here, it is almost time to go out and wake up the plants. They might think, “Look at that Gringo trying to appear as though he is jogging fast.”

        • 😆 Oh, but they’re wonderful company!
          Here it’s 11 in the morning and a bit humid! Maybe some rain is coming our way.

          • JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing says:

            Yes they are. My wife had me go out and water the plants Monday morning. As it happens most times I do this, it has rained everyday since.

            • !!! good ol’ Murphy’s law! 🙂

              • JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing says:

                That also applies to washing the car!

                • That is actually a rule! I know!!!! 🙂

                  • JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing says:


  39. bbylois says:

    Nice to see your work again after such a time.Thank you to pick up mine to, supportive 🙂 . grt bart

    • I never intended to lose touch, but weird things happen from time to time with the subscriptions. So far I had to go over my list 3 times because for some reason, many subscriptions were switched to ‘receive no mail’. So today when I was checking because I thought I hadn’t heard from many people, I realized you were one of them too.
      So I’m happy you’re back!

  40. You Blog is really beautiful! I like all your work…very well done! So, is is my pleasure to follow your Blog too, and thank you for following Mifration-X3! Have a nice week!

    • Mon plaisir, Delvi! Thank you very much for your kind comment and welcome to my blog! You too have a great week! 🙂

  41. ciao! luvFAB blog.

    • Ciao!!!! 🙂

  42. marina kanavaki… Madam, I appreciate your work, you are a creative minded person. My best wishes always with you, I wish you get every success in life…
    Thanks for those lovely pictures….

    • Thank you very much for your kind words Mr. GK Dutta Raju! All my best wishes to you too! 🙂

  43. Mary says:

    Congratulations Marina, I’ve nominated you for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. Please go to for the rules. You deserve this award!

    • I was just writing to you and saw it! Thank you so much my dear for this honor and congratulations to you too for this very well deserved award!

      • Mary says:

        You really deserve many thanks for visiting each of my posts and supporting my work. I can’t thank you enough ~

      • Mary says:

        You are welcome, it’s much deserved!

  44. SoundEagle says:

    Happy August to you, Marina! Since you enjoy drawing floral subjects, SoundEagle would like to inform you of a new website at, which is now ready for your thorough inspection and tour, and which may provide you with inspirationally beautiful subjects to draw or paint, or to incorporate into your art pieces. Enjoy! 🙂 Creating and designing the website has kept SoundEagle very busy indeed.

    • Wow! Such a lot of work gone into this site!!! Bravo, SoundEagle! You’ve done a great jod. Beautiful site, and I love orchids!
      I will be checking it often!

      • SoundEagle says:

        Thank you very much, Marina, for your compliment and encouragement! It would be great to have your lovely comments at the About page of my new Queensland Orchid Society website too. Thanks! 🙂

  45. Hi Marina,

    I looked at your wondeful art pillow and I am wondering if I could contract you out to make some donkey pillows for me?

    • Melody, I am honored to be asked. By now you probably already know how much I adore donkeys!
      I will send you an email tomorrow morning (midnight here). Thank you for the kind and very flattering thought!
      Have a beautiful evening and new week.

  46. Hello Mari,how are you dear??

    • Fine thank you! 🙂 The same I hope for you!

      • you are most welcome

  47. wandergeselle says:

    Hi, Marina! You have such great posts in your blog. Keep them coming! I also nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog Award –

    Warm regards,

    • Hi, Tin! Thank you so much for the honor. Congrats to you too!!
      🙂 All the best!

      • wandergeselle says:

        You are welcome, Marina! 🙂

  48. there’s so much beautiful work here. Really glad I stopped by!

    • Welcome, Gavin and thank you for your kind words. A pleasure for me too being acquainted with your work!

  49. soumyav says:

    Thank you Marina for being on my blog and for your sweet wishes. I am really glad to discover your colourful world of paintings and enjoyed a lot here.

    • The pleasure is mine, Soumya! Thank you for your kind words. Have a lovely Sunday!

  50. fabulous art and congratulations at so many awards,keep it up….visit my blog for knowing me

    • Thank you very much, Yasmeen and yes, I have happily [visited] already. 🙂

      • oh,so nice of you,and keep visiting,hope we can be friends,if you don’t mind

      • Good night dude have sweet dreams:)

  51. Greetings Marina! The troublemaker is here! 😛

    A bunch of roses awaits you… Please collect it from:

    • Ah, Tanumoy troublemaker, thank you so much for the roses and congratulations on your awards too!

  52. SYSTEMKAOS says:


    • 🙂 !!

  53. Greetings! Thank you for dropping by my blog and spending some time there. You really have a fabulous web journal. Your artwork is so progressive! Just keeps mesmerizing me.
    Keep visiting. 🙂

    Best wishes

    • Greetings Tanumoy! My pleasure and I look forward to more of your “soliloquies”! Thank you very much for your ever so kind words …especially that “progressive” took me back to my beloved prog rock era [even if you didn’t use it in that context] smiling!

      • Hahaha! I was trying to mean, your artwork has a touch of being much ahead of our times. And that’s a treat! Really interesting some of your color splashes are!

        Feels great to be around here. 🙂

        • 😆 That’s what I thought you meant, it’s just that it had a little extra bonus for me! 😉
          Thanks again!!! Happy to see you here.

          • And I’ll keep showering you with more such bonuses… 😛 *candies and chocos*

  54. Stephen Hughes says:

    Hi Marina – Many thanks for being the first to like my new page!
    If there was a price… you’d be there! – Do you have a contact page if people want to get back in touch with you or just email you?

    • 😆
      Beautiful wood creations, Stephen!
      My contact mail is on the right column on my home page:

  55. Aaron says:

    Nice to meet you.. [somehow]
    Which country are you from?

    • Greece. Nice to “meet” you too!

  56. Mary says:

    Love your blog! Congratulations you’ve been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award. For rule details please go to

    • Aww, thank you so much, Mary!! I am honored!

  57. ottomandandy says:

    You are great talent of art !!! very artistic pieces ….

    • Thank you very much, Yasin!!

  58. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Marina I love your art, but as well as the creation I admire the diverse ways you use it making it accessible to people to own something beautiful.
    Wonderful 🙂

    • Gilly, your comment means a lot to me!
      Thank you so much!
      Have a beautiful Sunday!

      • Lucid Gypsy says:

        Just featured you on CBBH!

        • Wow!!! Thank you!!!
          I’m honored and very flattered!!! 😳

  59. rlte says:

    Your art is so beautiful. Love the delicacy and the colors. Rlte

    • Thank you very much, Rite for your visit and comment! 🙂
      Your art is beautiful too! 🙂

  60. bbylois says:

    Thank you for following my blog to . I hope to exchange ideas and comments to . Looking forward to do so ; happy eastern around the Plaka region , maybe. See you soon

    • My pleasure, Bart! Thank you very much for your kind words and keep up the good work! !! 🙂

  61. awesome strokes…you do it wonderfully! thanks for the share!

    • Thank YOU, for your very kind comment, Rajat!

      • i do also paint watch my colors on my blog in Jhrokha-My Art. thanks for having eyes on my blog .keep coming every now and then.

        • You are very welcome! I will!!

  62. Jamie Dedes says:

    You maintain a lovely blog filled with light and the swirl of color. The header is pleasing. Thanks for sharing your very fine art, Marina.

    • Thank you for your compliments!
      I am so happy to hear that, especially from a poet!

  63. Mary says:

    Congratulations I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award, you can find the details at my blog, Your blog has the most interesting posts and I’m glad that I came upon it by chance. Congratulations! Mary

    • Thank you very much for the nomination and your kind words!!!
      Well done on your well deserved award too!

      • Mary says:

        Thank you Marina. You’re an incredible, creative artist and it’s been fun browsing through your blog. Congratulations!

  64. MakeSomethingMondays says:

    I’ve nominated you for the Blog of the Year Award 2012! Thank you for being a great supporter. Keep up the great work, you blog inspires me!

    • Thank you so much, Megan! Congrats on your well deserved award too, for your inspiring blog!

  65. timr6 says:

    Thanks for following Marina, you’ve got a great blog here!

    • You are very welcome!
      Thank you, Tim!!

  66. Arielle says:

    Je découvre votre blog et je le trouve magnifique !!! Bravo pour vos créations !

    • Ah, merci beaucoup et merci de ton visite et le gentil commentaire! [is that correct?!]

      • Arielle says:

        … presque… 😉 “ta” visite ! Mais bravo ! Moi aussi je fais des fautes en anglais !!! Bonne soirée Marina !

        • [idiot! of course!]
          …et toi aussi, Arielle!

  67. waji says:

    thanks for following my blog..i got an awesome blog too..:)

    • You are welcome. I know you do!

      • waji says:

        oh i guess i missed type..i wanna say u got awesome blog…thats a funny mistake 😀

        • …but true!
          They say, a mistaken tongue speaks the truth! [or something like that, it’s translated from Greek]

          • waji says:

            haha its my pleasure to have you as follower and i consider myself just a beginner in blogging 🙂

  68. Stephen Hughes says:

    Gorgeous Paintings! its nice to see a collection – I’ve been looking at 3d work for too long!
    Stephen Hughes Wood Turner

    • Thank you, Stephen! You do wonderful things with wood. Excellent work!

  69. Marina, I have nominated you for the Family of Bloggers Award in this post: You are under no obligation to accept. I just wanted to thank you for your followership and your friendship. Dave

    • Hey, Dave, thank you so much for this! My pleasure!
      Happy Anniversary! Keep up the good “work”!

  70. We love your blog, Marina, and are passing on the ONE LOVELY BLOG award to you. It’s a great way to acknowledge the time and effort involved in creating a fabulous blog. We look forward to knowing 7 things about you and being introduced to some of your favourite sites. For more info please visit

    All the best,
    Miles and Pippa

    • Ah, Miles & Pippa, you are very kind. I am honored! Congrats on your so well deserved award too!

  71. so beautiful !

    • Thank you very much, Martial Brunet.

  72. clinock says:

    Hi Marina, I was about to nominate you for ‘One Lovely Blog Award’ but I see that you have already been nominated. Just to let you know that the thought was there and I still award you in spirit…

    • Thank you very much for the thought, Clinock. I appreciate it!

  73. MakeSomethingMondays says:

    I’ve nominated you for the Inspiring Blogger Award! I would love it if you accepted. Your blog is quite inspirational to me. Please visit for the rules.

    • Thank you very much for nominating me, Megan and congrats on your award! Your blog is very inspiring too!

    • Thank you very much for nominating me, Megan and congrats on your award! Your blog is very inspiring too!

  74. Dr Bill says:

    I have nominated you for the “Sunshine Award. You can follow this link to my nomination

  75. I’ve awarded you the Lovely Blog Award. Check it out here!

    • Ah, thank you so much, Arnel for the nomination and your kind words. I truly appreciate it.

      • You are quite welcome!

  76. You are so beautiful, simply makes me wish that I knew you. I hope its ok to say that.

    • [It’s ok] Thank you for the compliment and for visiting.

  77. Your creations are so inspiring, as i look at each i can write a poem to each one! Your talent is awesom and so moves my spirit my sister. Their beauty reminds me of my poetry, yours are truly divine. Thanks for blessing me with your visit and also for following my site. I would love one day to use one of your images in a poem. Just on the blog site with your credit listed on the post! You can choose whether it would be spiritual or romantic,…just give me 4 words to describe what you felt in your heart as you created it! Have a wonderful and bless day Marina!

    • Your comment is a blessing my dear Wendell! Thank you so much. I’d be honored to have any of my work in your blog, whichever inspires you. None of them is of romantic origin, so I’d rather it was a spiritual one, but then, you know better! On the 4 words, I think I’ll leave them to you, the poet! [complete freedom!] Thank you again and have a beautiful day too!

  78. Russ L says:

    Your Gravatar portrait is beautiful and arresting. It made me want to take a look at the rest of your websites. Good job! 🙂

    • Thank you very much, Russ for visiting and all the kind words!

  79. Anonymous says:

    Your artwork is very beautiful 🙂

    • Thank you very much!

  80. petrel41 says:

    Congratulations marina, I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!

    Rules are at

    If you have been nomimated before, I think you deserve another nomination 🙂

    • I’m honored, thank you! Congratulations on your well deserved award!

  81. audrina1759 says:

    U are are very talented as well as creative. Happy to be following your blog.

    • You are so kind, thank you Audrina. And I am happy to be following your wonderful blog!

  82. Loving all of your animal love!

  83. Bumba says:

    I’ve started following your music, the MK-O projects. Very nice. The graphics, of course, are terrific too.

    • Thank you very much, Stephen, we appreciate it! I hope you like our music!

  84. petrel41 says:

    Thanks so much for following my blog!

    • You are very welcome!

  85. G says:

    OH I’m speechless………… U paint so beautifulllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyy……….I love all of them thou could not leave comments there but they r ssooooooooooooooo lovely…..Such soothing colours……so much energy……..wowowoowowowowwow….beautifulllllllllll……………..

    • Wow, Thank you G! I’m flattered! [You can leave comments on all my paintings. Only the headings [which have details of my paintings] can’t be rated] Thank you for such an overwhelming comment! Have a beautiful day!

      • G says:

        Can I call u Marina???????????
        yup I will leave my comments on all f them soooooooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn my dear……

        • Yes you may! THANK YOU!

  86. deCamville Design says:

    I LOVE your watercolors! Such beautiful colors and so much energy!

    • Thank you so much Patricia! I’ve been browsing your wonderful work and I will sure be visiting often.

  87. Bill says:

    You have such a talent and your blog is so enjoyable. I be visiting regularly and I know I won’t be disappointed. 🙂

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, Bill. I’m happy to hear that! [Likewise!]

  88. elmediat says:

    Mariana, I’ve revised my set of links & link pages. I included your blog under Ar & Design. Thanks for commenting and visiting my blog. It is much appreciated.

    • You are very welcome and thank you!

  89. Madhu says:

    Your artworks are amazing Marina! Love how you use colours! Look forward to seeing more 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Madhu! I really like your wanderings too!

  90. sobnyc says:

    HI Marina,

    The picture I choose was War 1990 and here is the story I wrote. I do hope you like it,,I was thinking of making it into a longer short story. I actually did not know the artwork was of a battle,,,I kind of assumed it then read the text on the bottom of the smaller version of the piece afterwards.

    I called our story,,Into The Red

    It is on my writer and artists site


    I was told that this war would end all wars and that poets and artists from all the lands would tell of this day for centuries to come. I was told that we would all be immortalized and that our children’s children would be forever honored as the ancestors of us warriors. I was told that the glory of this war would come to me whether I died or survived this battlefield I stand upon today. I was told that dying was a great honor and the warriors to the left of my shield and to the right of my sword would gladly lay down their lives for that honor. I was told that my father, his father and his father fought bravely on this same battlefield and that some here today fought alongside them. I was told that I was born to be what I am, a warrior, here today. I have trained all of my young life for this war. I was told that to be truly happy in this life, one must be true to oneself inherited destiny. I was told these things by the gray haired soldiers’ of past wars who sit on the gilded thrones that float above the snow capped hills high atop the clouds that cover the huts and caves where we live. I was told at the great gathering that I would have the honor to fight. I was told that all who left their homes on this day would share the glory forever and as we marched to the border of our lands we march into history. I was told that the following morning sunrise would signal the start of the war. I was told to make peace with my god and with myself and that upon arrival at the field of battle that I was to kneel and pray to the heroes past, pray for forgiveness of my sins, pray for courage and strength. I was told that upon the rising suns warmth on my shoulder I was to approach my enemy as he approached me. I was told that the fighting would commence upon contact, that there would be one instantaneous clash of bodies and souls. I was told that this battle would last no longer than a breath, a breath taken in and then exhaled outward. I was told that I would know that I had survived the fighting if I rode upon the wave of those who died from the impact.

    I remember I was told this just as I felt the sun.


    • Steve,
      As my word creating capability is very limited [unlike yours!] I’ll try to “respond” to your interpretation of “War 1990” best I can!
      To begin with, THANK YOU! I’m flattered my work gave you a “kick” to write, especially such a “difficult” [not my words] piece of art [War 1990].
      I’m amazed how your words hit spot on the core of my feelings when I painted this. Your story is beautifully told and so well done I read it on one breath! Flows naturally to that moving last sentence…
      justifying the insanity that is war.
      Please accept my appreciation and thankfulness!
      Peace [indeed!]

      • sobnyc says:

        Good morning Marina,

        You are most welcome,it was fun,”the I got a story like that” site was designed to be fun and so far I’m enjoying every bit of it. I hope more talent like yourself chooses to get involved. There are several other artwork and word collaborations on the site for you to read, you should check them out. So nice to meet and speak with you…Steve

        • good morning Steve!
          I am visiting your blog regularly. It is obvious you’re enjoying it! Keep up this creative and beautiful work and thanks again!

  91. Marina I just found your music, your collaboration with another artist, all your websites! You are oozing with creativity. I see it is your life! You are having fun doing what you love.

    • Thank you Carla! You’re right and I’m very grateful for that. Being that the music collaboration is in fact with my life companion makes fun even more complete. Thanks for checking out my sites & work! Keep creating the beautiful work you do. I admire your work.

      • Thank you. I will keep working in one form or another.

  92. sobnyc says:

    Hello friend,

    Beautiful work you have here,,very very cool…

    Thanks for following our site,,I got a story like that..

    I would love to have a chance to write a poem or short “flash” fiction about one of your creations..

    You can email me or go thru the site,and send me a picture/photo whatever and I will lay down some words to it.


    My email is

    • You’re very welcome, Steve!
      Thank you for your kind words.
      You are free to choose any work form my blog that intrigues you to “lay down some words to it”.
      [I’d be honored!]

      • sobnyc says:

        Good morning Marina,

        I will be home on Sunday and I will choose something and honor you…Thanks for the opportunity..I will post it on “I got a story like that” linking the artwork to your wordpress site…


        • Thank you! I look forward! Have a nice weekend.

  93. Tania Smith says:

    Hi Marina,

    Just to say I have nominated you for The Kreativ Blogger award. Please do not feel pressure to accept but you are very deserving of this accolade! You are most certainly a wonderful creative talent! Thanks for all your nice comments on my blog too! You can find details here:


    Tan 🙂

    • Thank you so much Tania. You’re very kind and I really appreciate it.

  94. aaronread says:

    Great blog! So much content, keep up the good work! Looking forward to seeing updates!

    • Thank you Aaron!

  95. andy1076 says:

    Hi Marina, thank you so much for following my blog. I am truly honored to be followed by someone of your amazing skills 🙂

  96. andy1076 says:

    Hi Marina, Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Truly honored to be visited by someone of your talents 🙂

    • you’re very welcome. Nice blog by the way!

      • andy1076 says:

        Not sure why I didn’t see this reply but thank you! sorry it took so long to reply 🙂

  97. Hello my dear, your blog is so awesome and I’ve nominated you for the ABC Award, check it out here:
    Congratulations! Enjoy and have fun 🙂
    dolly xoxo

    • Thank you [once again!] Dolly I’m honored! Congratulations on your -so well deserved- award!

  98. thank you so much for your many interesting comments
    – though they are not related to paintings … greetings by
    frizztext, Germany

    • you’re very welcome, Frizz. Your posts deserve attention…

  99. Hello my dear Marina, Congratulations! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, check it out here:
    Enjoy and have fun 🙂 You deserved it!


    • Thank you so much Dolly, I’m honored!

  100. Hi Marina K. I found you over at Katie’s blog. I like your work. I will subscribe to your blog. I am a digital artist. Stop by my blog and check it out. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe.
    Peace and light

    • …and so I have! Beautiful explosion of colours! Really nice work.
      Peace and light to all …indeed!
      Thank you, Walter.

  101. Honored!!! Thank you so much! 🙂

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