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 …

My Jungle

  My jungle is not green, Nor any quiet color. My jungle is not silent, Because she squeaks and yawns unlike an ordered universe. My jungle is not still, Its movement flows in winds and rivers. My jungle blooms, and swallows, sighs in heaves, it splatters and disconnects and re-puzzles. Read More …

On the Cover

It is official.  Goodbye Adrian made the cover of the German magazine raum & zeit (Space & Time).  The magazine runs in print and is available in Germany.  I have a few copies in Seattle but none in Costa Rica.      How did this happen? I was discovered online.  The magazine Read More …

Loss

Loss is felt as much as for what we have as for what we think we could have had. A wound and scar, internally, spiritually, emotionally. We carry on, even thrive, but the wound reverberates. Watercolor 19″ x 19″ Original is Sold. This painting was a commission. My client wanted Read More …

There is so much about this whole being human thing that I can find wanting. My imagination paints the ideal picture and nothing will measure up. It is after all, my imagination. And my perfectionism. And my idealism. Which are flip sides of criticism. It is easy to criticize. And Read More …

A Beautiful Mind

I dislike the word “disabled” and the word “disorder” is just as bad.  These words focus on the many ways someone is not <some “normal” trait> which can be fairly translated as not mediocre. Words like “disabled” and “disorder” reveal weepingly dysfunctional thinking. Sadly, they are hurtful. Yet they are institutional terms we pretend are Read More …

A Healing Place

Story Go back to the place, before pain, before the known and learned.  To time travel to that feeling and heal there, in the healing place. Watercolor 12″ x 9″ This is a small painting I did for a client of her Healing Place.  The final version will be 24″ x 18″. To Buy This 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

Night Descending

Story Night descends like waves; a silent, soothing blanket.  The soft wind-kiss of the world tucking in. Watercolor 6″ x 4″ To Buy This painting will be available to buy at Art in the Park in South Lake Union tomorrow May 7th, 2015 from 11-6 with a frame.  $65 CONTACT ME marika@marikareinke.com E-MAIL Read More …

A Magic Tree

A tree and climber tend to each other while conjuring private magic. One offers height, an ever changing maze, adventure, and endless possibility of another world. The other lays hope before her, curiosity and this secret; to understand what lays in her own hands. With each strong grasp and successful push Read More …