Some people have asked me what’s in my new book *The Art Ritual, A Pursuit.*?
It’s a little bit of everything over the last few years; a few poems, art, essays, fun and inspiration. It’s a loose collection of what I’ve been up since leaving my tenure at Bellevue College, both in thought and in action. In short, it’s 48 pages of some of what I think is interesting, if not perfect, both visual and in writing. I think it will entertain you and maybe make you think.
I loved putting it together. It is common to feel as if I’m not moving anything or making progress much like treading water. Yet, as I put this book together, I followed the footsteps of my thoughts and personal growth for three years. A lot has happened; a move to Costa Rica, a return, a son with dyslexia, motherhood, career shifts, serious injury and recovery, deaths and births, painting and writing.
Here are a few pages:
A Beautiful Mind: An essay and painting about dyslexia
Love is Not Mine: No Really it isn’t Mine.
Then Magically, Yes, Happens. A few poems and paintings about hope and transformation
Art Ritual Lessons: Some lessons learned from painting and pursuing a creative life.
Enjoy. The full PDF is available here.
(c) Marika Reinke 2017 All Rights Reserved. .