This Year, I Own Mother’s Day

This year, I own Mother’s Day. It used to be about others; my mother, my kids, the mothers I know and many birthdays.  I let the day pass without a thought but a card, a few texts from friends and some flowers for my mother.  It was an afterthought; “Oh Read More …

The Gift

Silly joy Sweet tears Steaming fear Spitting anger Deep gratitude Quietude We witness The Gift. Acrylic on Canvas  Diptych 2 x 16” x 20” $350 USD 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 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 …

Mantas: A Love Story

There is no hope in understanding a marriage.  It is bound by love and faith, not analysis.  There is love in one another and more importantly love in what they create together. This home, this family, this feeling, this conversation, this intimacy, this strength, the gift giving, forgiveness and courage they 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 …

A Light Embraced

This painting is inspired by a friendship and her vision. To know her, is to know someone embedded in a journey with peace, not just of her own but to those most suffering. And in her journey, her deep strength unseen, her soothing calm beneath the surface. She carefully tends to herself as she rushes to tend yours. Her ability to do this is awe-inspiring. Read More …

Tending to Healing

Healing is its own process, not controlled, but guided -like tending to a garden.  Healing needs a lot of good things and not too much of any of it; nutrition, exercise, happiness, water, sleep, good company and relaxation.  It is organic, non-linear with great days and not so good days while new Read More …

Follow Your Heart (2014)

Description When our bodies betray us what works suddenly fails.  It leaves frightening, crippling, questions and an uncertain future. A hole in the heart chambers mixes oxygenated red cells and de-oxygenated blue cells and causes fainting, weakness and an erratic heart beat. The brush with the unknown couldn’t be unthinkable death?   And modern medicine is Read More …

A Healed Body is a Fit Body: Overhead Squat I & II

A vision is not only of healing which includes a bouquet of “nots”; not injured, not scared, not limping, not hurt, not in pain.  Recovery is a loud resounding life-affirming “Yes!” It is power, strength and courage. It is willfully taking back, becoming wiser then achieving goals deemed impossible while Read More …