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November by escume November by escume
Welcome November, the eleventh month of the year! Originally positioned as the ninth month of the year, it retained the name “novem” meaning nine.

Many end-of-harvest festivals associated with death and fertility were celebrated this month across Eurasia. Traditional events include All Souls Day, Mischief Night, Bonfire Night and Remembrance Day. The Anglo-Saxons called November “wind monath” because the cold winds began to blow. It was also, pleasantly enough, referred to as blood month since the cows were slaughtered for winter food.

One of November’s birthstones, the yellow topaz, is thought to promote happiness and ward against depression. It symbolizes youth, hope, health and friendship. Romans believed wearing it would help eyesight and increase strength and intellect. The chrysanthemum, November’s birth flower, symbolizes secret love, compassion and friendship (particularly in Japan). They were also used to decorate graves on all Souls Day hence the name “flowers of the dead.”

Some important monthly celebrations: international drum month, sweet potato awareness month, movember, and peanut butter lovers month. There seems to be lots of birthdays around this time of year - happy bday to anyone celebrating soon :dance: You guys are supposed to be sharp thinking, dynamic, inquisitive, patient, hard to anger and high-spirited!



Bullet; White JANUARY  Bullet; White FEBRUARY  Bullet; White MARCH  Bullet; White APRIL Bullet; White MAY  Bullet; White  JUNE Bullet; White  JULY Bullet; White  AUGUST  Bullet; White  SEPTEMBER Bullet; White  OCTOBER  Bullet; White  NOVEMBER Bullet; White  DECEMBER Bullet; White 


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Shiranui94 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay my birth month :D  (07th November)
Its so smooth and wonderful I find no words to describe this wonderful masterpiece :heart:
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escume Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
Thank you, glad you like it!
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Exalmus Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
I bought a sword at a festival in early November, and I remember looking up at the end of this longer and unique day and seeing that the bronze sunset sky was the same color as its hilt. Since then, I've named it "November Sun." These paintings for the 12 months are singular and inspiring! 
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escume Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014   Digital Artist
What a fitting name :) Thank you!
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SkyaCaminhe Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen your whole gallery and totally adore your style, though I'm a little disappointed, that in all calendars i've bumped into, November looks a bit... less loved than the majority of the months. I was born at the end of the month and love rainy, snowy and severe weathers, so December and January look totally perfect and detailed. November however, is always some kind of neglected and doesn't have any distinguishable features...

Hovewer, the winter seasons are my new desktop now, they're amazing
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escume Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014   Digital Artist
November is one of those in between months, and though I don't experience true seasons, I still feel like it'd be a beautiful month! I like rainy and snowy weather as well :)
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Rosanna24 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
1. Beautiful work
2. comepletely true about me apart from I'm quick to angerSweating a little... Lovely Shoujo (Err Drawing Blank) [V3] 
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escume Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014   Digital Artist
Haha thanks :D
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Rosanna24 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No problem :D:D:D
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MadCheshireGirl Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Awwww, my month! love it to the fullest :)
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