I’m Going to Disneyland (A Studio Party Recap)

Now that your studio party is over and you raised over $600 in support of CEPIA Costa Rica what are you going to do, Marika? “I’m going to Disneyland!” Yes, I did. That photo is kind of how I felt everyday leading up to the party.  And I’ve sadly dated myself Read More …

Need a Reason or Two to Celebrate? Here are Even More for My Studio Party on November 12th

On Sunday, November 12th I’m hosting a series of workshops and studio party. Why? To celebrate community, art, friends, food and wine and to give back to those in most need to our former community in Costa Rica. I’d love for you to join us at my house and studio. This communication Read More …

Here is a Great Deal on My NEW Watercolor Necklace “Paint and Sip” Workshop in June

Just a little curious? Curious people ARE Creative. Are you curious about how I make my watercolor painting necklaces?  Do you want to learn how to access your creative wisdom to create your own? I’m looking for a group of curious people to join me for a trial 3 hour Watercolor Read More …

Five Improvements that Made My Second Art Fair Easier

I did it again. Art in the Park!  The second time was nothing of the feat that I accomplished the first time.  It was soooo much easier my husband and I wondered what the big deal was the first time around. So what made it easier? 1. I improved my work flow.  Read More …

Art in the Park Today

All set up without any broken glass. Success! Warm and beautiful day. No rain. Success! I'll be here from 11-6 at South Lake Union in front of MOHAI with other friendly and talented artisans. See you soon!   Posted with Blogsy

If Gems Speak

A big day tomorrow! 11-6 at South Lake Union! I’ve been busy today and still have a few things to knock off the list in preparation. There is so much to do my head is spinning. By request, a preview of the stories these little gems will tell are below. Read More …

Goodbyes and Good News

At my studio party on Saturday, a few people asked me last night if it was hard to let my paintings go. And I answered no. As I’ve let them go one by one I have prepared myself for each sale and it has felt good. I love my new profession. Read More …

Studio Party Countdown

This is a lot of work, a lot of mistakes, learning and a little bit of duct tape and cardboard to pull it all together. Not only is it a lot of work making it look like this. But it is a lot of work getting myself organized like I’ve Read More …

Plans and Confessions

March 28th, I’m having my first Studio Party at my house.  And I’m just going to confess this: I’m excited but terrified.  If I thought I could get away with it, I wouldn’t do this. But, I know I have to. My husband insisted and he is even more of an introvert than I Read More …