4 Tips for Finding and Bringing Inspiration

It happens frequently; a blank stare, the wandering brush, a few extra dips in the water and a heavy sigh. The question is palpable. “What am I going to paint?” An artist doodles hopefully on scrap paper, she explores wet on wet techniques and brush strokes, the little experiments that Read More …

In Need of a Guide

Early one morning, I walked up an urban Queen Anne hill about 50 feet behind a blind man with a walking stick.  I have seen this man many times.  I remember his independence and courage.  He regularly walks up this busy hill to his work, home, or office.  This was Read More …

Why Do Flowers Bother?

Sometimes, I think of flowers as simplistic, easy, everywhere, common and even obvious. And they are. AND they are joyful, life-affirming, creative and spontaneous acts and beings. They are little miracles of happiness sprinkled along our streets, on canvas and in vases in the kitchen. So common, essential and truly Read More …

Watercolor Necklaces are Poems You Take With You

Personal and Meaningful These necklaces are crafted with the intention to create a personal and meaningful connection for you and to ground you in that intention. I’ve just posted  whole new bunch of necklaces with their stories.  The stories and poems are thought-juice and reflection.  If you like the idea Read More …

Watercolor Necklaces: Top 3 Reasons to Try It, Some Common Problems and Solutions

Hello! After five workshops mentoring 43 mostly-beginner watercolorists create stunning pendants, I’ve learned some things about people and watercolor and I’m excited to share this with you. First, this workshop did not turn out the way I expected which is a good thing because unpredictability is the nature of adventure. Read More …

Fertility Adieu

When I receive this text: “Do you have a painting for a hysterectomy?” “Why, of course I do.” And then I said goodbye to this sweet painting this morning. SOLD. I love that she has a new home and love everything this painting gave me. Fertility by Marika Reinke This Read More …

Midnight Speaking

Do you believe in midnight voices? Lost in the dark; an echoing ritual call A speaking vision commands “Trust!” “Create!” It is easier in the midnight light, The hazy fuzz of sleep still clinging to dreams With sideways thoughts Doubt dissolves So we can dance and paint. BUY Original is Read More …

A Life of Little Gifts

Life is a lot different than 3 months ago. I wear puffy jackets (even inside now), drink a lot more cappuccinos and enjoy the view of a cityscape and snow capped mountains. No more tank tops, jungles, beaches, howling monkeys and sunsets of rural Costa Rican life. More change is Read More …

Flowers and Water

A portrait of the rain Cannot escape a flower. Acrylic  16” x 12” $200 -Available Currently installed at Sage Brush Art Studio, Brasilito Costa Rica CONTACT ME marika@marikareinke.com E-MAIL LIST Join my E-mail List Here to get current news of events and special deals. I respect your privacy and will Read More …