january 2017 – belated wishes

Still January so, my dear friends, here are my belated wishes for a beautiful 2017, to everyone. May it be a kind and peaceful one. My sincere apologies for my long absence. I’ve missed you all but life has thrown various challenges and I wouldn’t be true to my motto: “Art Towards a Happy Day”… … Continue reading

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as the snow falls softly…

Snow falls gently at WP [every year I look forward to that!] and Christmas is almost here. Past few months have been quite busy and December isn’t getting any lighter in many aspects, so I’m having to take a break for a while. I do hope I’ll be able to do a holiday post full … Continue reading

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September Magazine

Originally posted on Every Day Another Story:
Hey, it’s September again. Happy September. Here’s a compost re-post of last year’s September Magazine, a joint venture with Marina Kanavaki. which was a salute to the number nine, September being the ninth month. This year, the September Magazine again reminds us that the nine enjoys positive connotations…

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late July…

I think I heard somewhere: “never plan ahead”… This was going to be a follow up post to RUBY SEVEN… Alas! Life had other plans! July has been [still is] an overwhelmingly eventful month. I’ll stick to the joyful part in the form of the following tiled mosaic of photos. A new member in our … Continue reading

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Aquamarina Three in collaboration with Charlie Zero

One of the privileges of a blogging community is meeting and collaborating with like minds. I am proud to present our collaboration with an extraordinary poet: Charlie Zero [click on Charlie’s name to be directed to his page]   Plasma ball sun centers the embryo host. Electricity fingers paint a bluish yellow at the end … Continue reading

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going offline

My dear friends, I’ll be offline for a few days for a much needed quiet break. I won’t be able to visit, comment or reply, so I’m turning notifications and comments off. Leaving you with a reminiscence of yesterday’s Blood Moon eclipse. Wishing everyone a great week.

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Resa is “off to the Theater in Paths of Color”!

A few days back I rebloged Resa’s post: Graffiti Lux Legs – by Marina Kanavaki where she gracefully wore my poppies leggings. Well, yesterday she posted photos of her wearing the second pair of leggings she bought: Paths of Color [tgb] and here she is: I’ll repeat what I said back then: How lucky am … Continue reading

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nine

Nine – a very significant number to me, in many ways. Steve (A.K.A. Bumba), a very talented writer & musician and friend here at the blogosphere, has been doing a series of posts on numbers: “The Numbers Game Is Here: Mathematics for Dummies”  with this subtitle: “The beauty of math, of numbers and other beautiful … Continue reading

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Graffiti Lux Legs!

Resa wearing my poppies!!!!! Lovely Resa, from graffiti lux and murals bought 2 pairs of leggings from my art shop at Society6 and just posted some photos of her with my Poppies leggings on her blog: here How lucky am I to have such a gorgeous model! Graffiti Lux Legs – by Marina Kanavaki. Thank … Continue reading

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on blue… by Frank

A long time WP friend, Frank, had a wonderful idea [no surprise], to create a series of posts / collaborations. I was honored to take part in one of them: On Blue   It is not the first time Frank honors me by sharing my work. Back in 2013, he did a ‘Take 5‘ on … Continue reading

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Cecilia Lionheart by Resa

Resa, my dear friend and a great defender of animal rights, has just created a GORGEOUS Art Gown. She has named her ‘Cecilia Lionheart‘ as a Tribute to Cecil The Lion and …dedicated it to me! I had to share it with all my friends. Please check it out here and be sure to check … Continue reading

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Taking the “backward step”…

“Take the backward step and shine the light inward.” Zen Master Dogen A good friend* posted this a few days ago:  Dogen’s Backward Step. Stepping back to move forward – slowing down – pausing, or however one may call it**, is something I have been meaning to do for some time now but kept postponing … Continue reading

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a happy new week

A beautiful new week* ahead! Album nearly done [mastering stage & artwork]. Here’s a little boost for the week ahead: from our second 2CD album: UNREEL Headbanging Funk   …with a smile: 🙂 Band page you may also find us here: MK-O @ Soundcloud MK-O @ Reverbnation MK-O @ CD Baby MK-O @ You Tube … Continue reading

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absence & hope

  Absence and hope © 2014 Marina Kanavaki Digital Painting   “It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” John Steinbeck  ‘The Winter of Our Discontent’   Alas, after a long absence, my radio silence is over. As I mentioned in my previous post,  … Continue reading

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on a full moon…

Sometimes things happen that throw us off course. I apologize from my friends for my absence. I will be back soon. Meantime A Beautiful and Happy Full Moon to Everyone “Full Moon October 2014” Digital painting © 2014 Marina Kanavaki

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[another] haiku from Haiku Andy!

A little more than a year ago, I received my first haiku, sent by Haiku Andy. Yesterday I had the joy of receiving another one! Haiku Andy creates a haiku each day and mails it to an address he picks randomly from his hat of friends. As he states in the back of each postcard: … Continue reading

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What Do You REALLY Know About Dog Fighting?

Originally posted on Rumpydog:
April 8 is National Dog Fighting Awareness Day. Designated by the ASPCA, the day is designed to educate us about what dog fighting is and how we can stop it. dog fighters start training dogs as pups (photo from ASPCA) Here are some interesting facts about dog fighting: Dog fighting became…

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Our album BftWN reviewed by Ken Ford-Powell

My good friend, Ken surprised me with a review of our 3rd album ‘Blues for the White Nigger’ As he says: “After I bought this Blues for The White Nigger album and discovered I liked it, I promised Marina I would review it – openly and honestly.” Ken is a very talented writer and Educational … Continue reading

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“flying to the unknown”

Markos Alexiou 1939-2014

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Cat’s “Passion Feature 13 : Marina Kanavaki”

“A Place for Sharing Passions” This is how Cat Forsley describes her site: “Fervour & Forever“. In her own words: “…a site about Pure Fervour and Passion . Things about Life that Really get To me – In a Good way  Things about people that Really Fascinate me  ALL IN ALL: PASSION FEATURES ON PEOPLE … Continue reading

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Frank’s “Take 5”!

Frank, at A Frank Angle has began a new series titled: Take 5. In this series he features one blogger answering five random questions about themselves. I had the privilege and great honor of being featured in his inaugural post. You can read the interview here: On Take 5 with Marina THANK YOU, MY FRIEND! … Continue reading

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The Soundcloud Radio

a big thank you to my talented friend Frizz! 🙂

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one for the doggies…

October is Pit Bull Awareness Month so please give those unfairly judged creatures and loveable companions a thought. Here are a few links for more information on pitbulls: • http://celiasue.com/2013/10/15/be-the-change-4-paws/https://www.facebook.com/SimpleDoghttp://www.nationalpitbullawarenessday.org/NPBAD-Campaign.htmlhttp://www.nationalpitbullawarenessday.org/October-is-National-Pit-Bull-Awareness-Month.htmlhttp://www.mspca.org/adoption/pit-bull-adoption/october-is-pit-bull-awareness.htmlhttp://www.delspca.org/pit-bull-awareness-month-adoption-special/http://www.examiner.com/topic/pit-bull-awareness-month and… remember Lennox: http://www.savelennox.co.uk/ Read about BSL here: http://www.aspca.org/fight-cruelty/dog-fighting/breed-specific-legislation Added November 1st, 2013 and … Continue reading

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Interviewed @ ACT. REACT. or just THINK about it!

A few days ago, I got an invitation from Alexandra for an interview [a conversation between two artists]. Needless to say how honored and happy I was by her kind gesture. You can read our conversation / interview here: “DISCOVER… MARINA KANAVAKI” To introduce her, I chose to share with you her very own words: … Continue reading

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“Le Mort” by thecheesewolf

Many years back, inspired by Georges Bataille’s “Le Mort” I did  a few paintings. 2 of them you can see here in my blog [Le Mort and Le Mort II] You can imagine my joy when I got this notification by a very talented poet [and musician/artist/writer/birdwatcher/tutor/cook] this morning who wrote this poem after my … Continue reading

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Systemkaos: + EDEN / DARK +

Good morning and a beautiful new week to everyone! When I started this blog, I had absolutely no idea I was entering a world of possibilities! One amazing aspect of WP is collaborations. So far I have been blessed with many friends and some wonderful artistic “synergies”. I am happy to post here one more … Continue reading

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Postcard from Haiku Andy!

A few days ago I received this beautiful haiku card in my mailbox. Haiku Andy creates a haiku each day and mails it to an address he picks randomly from his hat of friends. As he states in the back of each postcard: Every day, I write a haiku and publish it via social media. … Continue reading

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