The Paintings I Carry

One week left in Seattle and then we hop on the plane for a new adventure in Costa Rica.  Mostly, packing has consisted of purging, the getting rid of and lightening, but I’m willing to carry a few items for sentimental reasons.  I will paint in Costa Rica.  I’m packing all my paints but I Read More …

The Uprootable Family

Three years ago on the beach in Honolulu, my husband and I promised each other that 2015 was our year to change our lives, a year to do something crazy, a year to invite adventure and play out a little dream just to see how it goes. We have been Read More …

A Dead Plant is a Reminder

Today, I found my almost-6-year-old son on this ledge worriedly kneeling over a plant.  He turned to me and pointed at it. “What happened?” He asked. “It’s dead. Daddy killed it.”  I said.   I’m sorry Dad. It was a flippant response.  Dad  has an amazing green thumb. This spot has been 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 …

Borderless Doubt

I don’t know about you, but this has been a difficult week. It is as if I have been traveling for so long that the wonders of the world no longer shine with their marvelous newness.  I know what’s happening is awesome, but I just don’t feel it.   Once there were highs Read More …

Break Through

Growth emerges in surprising places.  A bloom can crack concrete or fire.  The rigid is lost as life flexes and expands; an articulate chaos, inscrutable design, unstoppable change. Watercolor 8″ x 5″ Contact me The best way to contact me directly is at marika@marikareinke.com E-MAIL LIST Join my E-mail List Read More …

Metamorphosis (Dec 2014)

The shape of change is indistinct. A transformation that folds and blooms into itself infinitely. An unpredictable death of echoing patterns and shapes. An inevitable rebirth with deep set roots. A foreshadow of time. Watercolor 24″ x 18″  In The News This painting was featured by the Northwest Art Alliance Read More …