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 …

Blocking the Light

Obstructed light halts the stubborn scuttle. Then, gently draw a different map. Acrylic 24″ x 30″ $500 Donated to the Black and White fundraising auction 2016 for CEPIA, Guanacaste, 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. 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 …

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 …

Beauty is…

Like any artist or lover, I love Beauty. But here’s a challenge: define Beauty.  And why does it matter? I intuit Beauty is important to the human experience. I’m sure some happiness researcher has done a study that shows Beauty is important to cultivating happiness.  And geesh, happiness is so important these days that Read More …

Climbers

Story How to describe the climbers’ magic? To persevere, to embrace challenge, to un-puzzle rock, to conquer fear and reach uncatchable vistas and beauty.  Adventurers who explore their inner-life landscape with earth’s stone-maps.  An ultimate union. Watercolor 7″ x 12″ To Buy This painting will be available to buy at Art in Read More …

To Paint a Climber

I’m not a graphic designer. This was my first thought when my husband suggested this project. I’ve done the graphic design thing. I worked at a firm at one point. I’ve taught design and related software. I really respect graphic designers. It’s a lot of work, talent, persistence, thought, completely Read More …

To Nurture a Watercolor

Being pregnant is a victory and triumph. It is a miracle that, even if you experience it differently, is not a simple task. It is complex, complicated, at a point inexplicable and by virtue of this – absolutely awe-inspiring. That accomplishment deserves a loud colorful scream – I did it! I did this! Look at what my body can do! Celebrate! Read More …

A Rite of Passage

We should celebrate baseline mammograms like a birthday, anniversary or graduation. Mammograms usher in a new era.  Let’s make it official and celebrate. In this era, I take the bodies of my friends and loved ones who age with me side by side.  A party is necessary. Technically, I “do not have a history of breast or ovarian cancer” in Read More …

Goodbye Adrian: A Story of Miscarriage (Jan 2015)

Through the echoes of death, love, blood, fear and sad slow tears we rode this goodbye learning that being lost in the unknowable, uncontrollable, unimaginable only brings wordless awe for the mystery of life. All things happen for incomprehensible reasons. Souls were meant to meet. This soul needed a fleeting chance to feel our Read More …