March New Moon

Only a few days left of March and to celebrate this month’s New Moon here is March New Moon [2017] Digital Art © Marina Kanavaki [art print and products available at my art shop @ Society 6] New Moon • Visible: 1% ↑ • Age: 30 days Ralph Towner: New Moon from his album: Old … Continue reading

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time diversion XXI

Sunday 26th, March 2017 Moon: Waning crescent • Visible: 4% ↓ • Age: 28 days Twenty-first and last clock*:   D.S.T. or The Lost Hour   D.S.T. or The Lost Hour Technique: graphic design, digital artwork D.S.T. or: The Lost Hour, is an homage to the hour gone missing during the months of summer for … Continue reading

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time diversion III

Wednesday 8, March 2017 Moon: Waxing gibbous • Visible: 82% ↑ •  Age: 10 days Third clock*: Flowerthread No1 [orange blooms] Flowerthread No1 [orange blooms] Technique: Digital Painting © 2014 Marina Kanavaki and for the eighth day of March because it rains today… Brad Mehldau: When It Rains from Brad Mehldau album: Largo 2001 Warner … Continue reading

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Aquamarina Three aka March

Happy Aquamarina Three everyone! March 1st Moon on waxing crescent 11% visible [age: 3 days] Year 2017   12 Months – A Journey Entranced / Wall Calendar By Artemis Marina Kanavaki in Calendars 28 pages, published 9/29/2016 12 months: a journey of numbers and colors. Each month a unique illustration. Each month an imaginary place. … Continue reading

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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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a journey entranced

12 months: A Journey Entranced My visual journey through each month has reached an end. The final ‘little’ stone to complete it was the two calendars. The wall calendar I published a few weeks ago and now a full journal / planner for the year 2017. The latter [among other things] has been the reason … Continue reading

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01•10•2016•01:00•new moon

01•10•2016•01:00 & a New Moon o.1% All those 1s in combination with the New Moon sound perfect for new beginnings, a refresh, a restart…   One Bone A New Toy One Calendar! [yes, it is finally ready!] by clicking on the above image [calendar’s cover] you’ll be able to see more details about the calendar. … Continue reading

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09:00•9•9•2016

September is here and a habit is a habit so I couldn’t leave a 9999 go unnoticed! 09:00 • 9 • 9 • 2016 [four nines in a row!] I’m sure numerology would have a great deal to say about this. Having finished my month/number illustrations I’ve been thinking about a new project. For now, … 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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peridot eight

August • 8 •  08:00 •  2016 and with August, I complete my artistic journey of months and numbers. A journey that began in September 2015*. There will be a post with all of them together, some time soon but on with this summer month… …………………………………………………………… • August colors: Orange, Red & Light Green •  … Continue reading

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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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ruby seven

July • 7 •  07:00 •  2016 and according to numerology, 7 represents Truth, Trust and True Desire! Be prepared for a very powerful spark of change! …………………………………………………………… • July colors: Red, Pink, Purple & Green • July Birthstone: Ruby, Carnelian • July Flowers: Larkspur, Tulip, Water Lily & Delphinium • Words of the month: Happiness, … Continue reading

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pearl six

June • 6 •  06:00 [yep, three sixes in a row!  😉 ] and on a New Moon, June is here! …………………………………………………………… • June colors: Light Blue, White & Cream • June Birthstone: Pearl also: Moonstone, Alexandrite, Agate & Opal. • June Flowers: Rose • Word of the month: Good Health also: Happy, Friendship, Love, Strong, … Continue reading

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emerald five

Fifth hour of the Fifth day of the Fifth month: MAY! The name originates from the Greek goddess Maia [one of the Pleiades and the mother of Hermes]. …………………………………………………………… • May colors: White-Yellow, Red & Green* *  [keep your eyes open for something green to follow…] • May Birthstone: Emerald also: Sapphire, Agate, Chrysoprase, Beryl • … Continue reading

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diamond four

Now that April Fool’s long gone, I may safely proceed with my interpretation of… April. Lame excuse huh? Well, better late then never, here is April! Fourth month of the year. Its name originates from the Latin ‘Aprilis’  [from the verb aperire, “to open” for spring, the season when flowers ‘open’. The Greek word Anixi … 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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dst and a short hiatus

Last Sunday we LOST an hour in our part of the world, moving to D.S.T. [Daylight Saving Time]. Many of my friends are already familiar with my views on D.S.T. [for those who aren’t:  dst-or-losing-an-hour]. As if that wasn’t enough [!], I’ve been experiencing some technical issues. Therefore I’m on a short break to sort … Continue reading

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aquamarin-itis!

Title is correct! There’s been an outbreak of aquamarinitis at my art shop. Everyday items have been severely infected! Don’t believe me? Have a look:                         As always my work is also available as an Art Print, framed or on canvas here:     SHOP Aquamarina Three … Continue reading

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aquamarina* three

3rd month of the year [already] day 3 – 03:00 EET March [from the Latin: Martius – named for Mars, the Roman god of war] marks the beginning of Spring [meteorologically on the first day, astronomically on the 21st – 23rd, also known as Spring Equinox [for the Northern Hemisphere]. Speaking of Spring, it seems … Continue reading

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amethyst two

14:39 UTC  [04:39EET] February 8, 2016 • New Moon Losar Tashi Delek, to those celebrating the New Year. So February is here and a New Moon too. With a rather indecisive weather [snowing one day, warm and sunny the next], the 29 day month [leap year], moves forward heralding Spring. • This month’s colors: Purple, … Continue reading

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garnet one

First month of the year: January and my journey through/to numbers continues. A journey that -rather unorthodoxly*- began in September 2015! *Back in September 2015, inspired by Bumba’s “The Numbers Game Is Here: Mathematics for Dummies” The Whole Nine Yards,  I started working on images for each month. First month was September, so this series … Continue reading

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Christmas and Solstice

A very Merry Christmas and Joyful Holidays to everyone! and enjoy the Winter Solstice: December 22nd  • 04:48 UTC Winter Solstice 2015 © Marina Artemis Kanavaki

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turquoise twelve

Yet another blue month! I like the element of surprise in painting, hence I do the current months’ research on the month and not before. That way I take advantage of a ‘clear’ mind and improvise more freely. Even though this method can present minor issues (for example this is the second blue month, narrowing … Continue reading

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topaz eleven

November and what better date to post the eleventh month’s* painting, but the …eleventh! November the eleventh! Autumn turning gold and colder. November’s flower is Chrysanthemum [and Peony] and birthstone: Topaz [and citrine]. Yes, the color is yellow – gold. Chrysanthemum stands for joy, compassion, friendship, and love. [here’s to a joyful, loving and compassionate … Continue reading

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opal ten

After a long involuntary absence, I am on my journey back – metaphorically speaking. Mid October. Tenth month. The ‘official’ month of Autumn. October’s flower is calendula and birthstone: opal [and tourmaline]. The name opal derives from the Greek Opallios, meaning “to see a change in color“. Although it is argued that the origin may … Continue reading

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sapphire nine

Working on nine for Bumba’s “The Numbers Game Is Here: Mathematics for Dummies” The Whole Nine Yards inspired me to do a nine in blue, as this month’s birthstone and color is sapphire! Sapphire Nine Technique: Mixed media from the series “journey of numbers” 2015 © Marina Kanavaki   Sapphire Nine is also designed on … 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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Haematite

Haematite / Hematite: According to Collins English Dictionary: “a red, grey, or black mineral, found as massive beds and in veins and igneous rocks. It is the chief source of iron. Composition: iron (ferric) oxide. Formula: Fe2O3. Crystal structure: hexagonal” The name hematite is derived from the Greek word for blood αἷμα haima because hematite … Continue reading

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january new moon

January New Moon is here. Here’s to new beginnings!  🙂 original digital painting by Marina Kanavaki © 2015

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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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september full moon

Saying goodbye to a triplet of supermoons! Last one for this year, tonight. Enjoy the Harvest Moon! 🙂

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a flowerthread for May

Happy 1st of May!!! The month of flowers. Here’s a flower thread unraveling in orange blooms, for a …blossoming month! Flowerthread No1 [orange blooms] Technique: Digital Painting © 2014 Marina Kanavaki    SHOP Flowerthread No1 [orange blooms] ART PRINT HERE         [museum quality printing and framing]

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back with a new moon!

After a very long and exhausting move, we are finally settled into our new home. I did ‘fall prey to a carton avalanche’ as my friend ‘August Meditations’ feared 🙄 but made it in one piece and gradually trying to get back to a ‘normal’ routine. Happy New Moon of January to everyone!

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ode to a new moon

Sunday, November 3rd [2013] New Moon Solar Eclipse You can check exact time and visibility from your place here: Timeanddate.com Observers in the eastern coast of the United States, northern South America, southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa will be able to see a partial eclipse. The eclipse will reach its maximum over the … Continue reading

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all art aspires…

All Art Aspires Towards the Condition of Music quote by Walter Pater “An essay on ‘The School of Giorgione’ (Fortnightly Review, 1877), added to the third edition (1888), contains Pater’s much-quoted maxim “All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music” (i.e. the arts seek to unify subject matter and form, and music is the … Continue reading

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forest #3 DA

Forest #3 DA Technique: Digital Painting from Marina Kanavaki series “Trees & Forests” © 2012     SHOP Forest #3 DA ART PRINT HERE                                                           [museum quality … Continue reading

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forest #1 DA

Forest #1 Technique: Digital Painting from Marina Kanavaki series “Trees & Forests” © 2012     SHOP Forest #1 DA  ART PRINT HERE                                                             [museum quality … Continue reading

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