Wonderland is Epically Entertaining

It is not an exaggeration when I say I have been painting, painting and painting for the last few months.  I have been painting inside and outside.  I have had paint all over myself, paint cans, brushes, the living room floor, on old wooden panels, concrete blocks and on canvas.  I have Read More …

Sunsets and Songs

Here, the sky sips sangria telling stories in melodies and songs. We listen with heart, skin, heat and dance with her again. Acrylic on Canvas 36” x 36” $950 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 Read More …

Found in the River

  In a still moment, a blind hand reaches into the river to retrieve its sweet vision. Watercolor 16” x 12” $150 -SOLD   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 will not Read More …

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 …

If Gems Speak

A big day tomorrow! 11-6 at South Lake Union! I’ve been busy today and still have a few things to knock off the list in preparation. There is so much to do my head is spinning. By request, a preview of the stories these little gems will tell are below. Read More …

Spare Change and Legacies

My father, who died 17 years ago, used to keep a 5 gallon water jug for spare change. It was a way of saving, a game and my confession: my brother and I used to “steal/borrow” from it as children. Dad wanted to see if he could fill it up but Read More …

How to Make Magic: A 6 Step Primer (Part 2 of 3)

This post is a continuation from Part 1 posted last week.  In order to be successful with Part 2, Part 1 is required reading.  You can’t make magic by skipping steps.  Come on, you know that.  😉 Step 3: Plan Yes, I know, planning isn’t really the way it works Read More …

In Search of the *Perfect* Companion

Meet Hate. Hate is a very time consuming, energy sucking, and destructive pet.  Not only does he ruin every rug in the house, pilfer every cabinet and consume all food; he is sure to eventually eat you.  And you will be Dead. For this reason, I do not recommend Hate. Read More …

Where Does *Talent* Come From?

I’ve been thinking about this lately. My report card from middle school.  A regular “A” student and good kid, but something is wrong in Art class.  I remember being unsatisfied and I don’t remember why.  I can’t recall the teacher’s face.  She was mediocre and made it clear that I was a Read More …

Daire’s Dragon in Progress

Inspiration comes from the most unexpected places.  This drawing is my son’s most recent dragon.  A dragon that spits fire, water, rainbow, stars, snow, and anything else that comes to my boy’s mind.  I love the energy that went into his frenzied inspiration as he drew and told the story of Read More …