Jewels, Dreams and Metaphors

Confession:  I feel wordless in the face of images and emotions.

These jewels are no exception.  They tell stories but…. they tell stories on the slant. They prefer to talk without words and tug lightly on your gut, where you feel.  Words just don’t measure up, they are limited.

Yet, I try.  With a little bit of everything; words, colors, shapes, water and light.

The story emerges a little like a conjured spell in puffs of smoke and starry sparks or with a loud emphatic splat.

These are beautiful one-of-a-kind original watercolor painting necklaces. They sparkle, a luscious punch of style, like jewels but crafted with iridescent, gold, silver and vivid luxurious pigments. Practically, they are durably sealed to outlast Costa Rican heat and water (please don’t put them in the laundry though!). Ultimately, they are meaningful gifts that seal friendship, memories, love and self.

What I love most about these jewels; the Stories.  The Stories that ground us.  The Stories that remind us.  The Stories that make us feel human.  The Stories that connect us.  We are human and at heart, we are our Stories.

Pendants come with 18″ inch black satin adjustable necklaces.

 

Emerging Light 2
Emerging Light 2 – $50 USD plus shipping.

Emerging Light 2

This wave and sigh – a burst of love married to tears.  An undulating hope, coupled in despair.  A chaos portrait both dark and fair, emerges in the dancing light.

Watercolor 1 3/8” x 1 3/8”

 


Hope 4 (c) Marika Reinke

Hope 4 (c) Marika Reinke (SOLD)

Hope 4

Hope gives as much as receives.
Hope seeks contact.
Hope places love here, and here, and there.
And grows.

Watercolor 1 3/8” x 1 3/8”

My Jungle (c) Marika Reinke

My Jungle (c) Marika Reinke  – SOLD

 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.
She does not know she is a mystery.
She is my jungle.

Watercolor 1 3/8” x 1 3/8”

The Multitude (c) Marika Reinke

The Multitude (c) Marika Reinke – $45 USD plus shipping

 

The Multitude 2 (c) Marika Reinke

The Multitude 2 (c) Marika Reinke – $50 USD plus shipping

The Multitude 1 & 2

An easy exhale
A vein beat
A smile, flipping to flee.
A molecule in contact
Resonate
Ripple
Grow
A river lake
Explodes in multitudes.

Watercolor 1 3/8” x 1 3/8”

Keep it Light (c) Marika Reinke

Keep it Light (c) Marika Reinke (SOLD)

Keep It Light

Light lifting is easy.
She floats and bubbles
Laughing hope like rain.
Keep her.
She breaks open shadows with panoramic vision.
Bathing the world warm and gold.

Watercolor 1 3/8” x 1 3/8”

Joy (c) Marika Reinke

Joy (c) Marika Reinke – $50 USD plus shipping

Joy

Bubbles in crevices
Rain and light
Beauty’s eye glow and sweet flow
There and gone
Flicker then release
It is as it should be
Joy’s constant energy

Watercolor 1 3/8” x 1 3/8”

Sea Gods (c) Marika Reinke

Sea Gods (c) Marika Reinke – SOLD

Sea Gods

In still moments by the sea, watch them speak, listen to them move.
Whispers
Collisions
Starbursts
Unknown life power
Advance and retreat.

Watercolor 1 5/8” x 1 5/8

The Way the Heart Flows (c) Marika Reinke

The Way the Heart Flows (c) Marika Reinke – SOLD

The Way the Heart Flows

Laughter and heart,
Love and hope,
Touch and friends,
A deep sigh, content.
These layers of unfolded love
Pour riches like butterflies and webs.
Delicate and eternal
A pattern fountain
Yet unpredictable.

Watercolor 1 3/8” x 1 3/8”

Seaprints (c) Marika Reinke

Seaprints (c) Marika Reinke – SOLD

Seaprints 2

The sea is a literary being. Its waves finger the sand with hieroglyphs and symbols leaving a puzzle of stories. We have slight moments to code-cipher that which we can’t know with any sense but the heart.

Watercolor 1 3/8” x 1 3/8”

Caves (c) Marika Reinke

Caves (c) Marika Reinke – $50 USD plus shipping

Caves

Some days you retreat into dark stillness.
But surprised,
light emerges
and glows over
petrified rock and shifting water formations
exposing the unseen beauty
of your secret caves.

Watercolor 1 3/8” x 1 3/8”

The Edge of the Universe 4 (c) Marika Reinke

The Edge of the Universe 4 (c) Marika Reinke – $45 USD plus shipping

The Edge of the Universe 4

Riddles form and solve themselves in the magic on the edges. Life unfolds, the inanimate play. A place of connections, chaos and ever forming order.

A place to learn, observe and stay.

Watercolor 1 5/8” x 5/8”

Imprints (c) Marika Reinke

Imprint (c) Marika Reinke (SOLD)

Imprint

People are like fingerprints and
Secret palm readings
Maps of restless wanderings
Across opposites like fire and rain.
The chemistry of meeting
Leaves an imprint
A burn-scar or kiss-wound
Veiny trails and intersections
Never to be the same.

Watercolor 1 3/8” x 1 3/8

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Green (c) Marika Reinke – $40 USD plus shipping

Green

To be a lizard in the grass,
A leaf in the jungle,
Gold light leaf bouncing.
To blissly pause in the life-wash and energy film
To see a world in green

Watercolor 1 3/8” x 1 3/8

Still Moments 2 (c) Marika Reinke

Still Moments 2 (c) Marika Reinke – $50 USD plus shipping

Still Moments 2

Brief meditations of stillness carry progress.
A vagabond heart steps forward on the inward journey.
Sticky with wanderlust and searching for another self-scape to explore.
Reflection is our own continent.

Watercolor 1 3/8” x 1 3/8”

A Butterfly Wing 4 (c) Marika Reinke

A Butterfly Wing 4 (c) Marika Reinke – SOLD

A Butterfly Wing 4

To craft life as if a butterfly wing.
Small, delicate, achingly beautiful
A moment.
Here to be beheld.

Watercolor 1 3/8x1 3/8

Grow 4 (c) Marika Reinke

Grow 4 (c) Marika Reinke – SOLD

Grow 4

Stress, a small push, pressure, pain, unease, discomfort.
Not liked, but maybe beautiful.
Moves us to grow.

Watercolor 1 3/8” x 1 3/8


 

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3 thoughts on “Jewels, Dreams and Metaphors

    1. Aw Laura! Thank you! I have small high quality watercolor brushes, the best watercolor and paper and a lot of patience (but not really a lot of patience). Sometimes I paint one dot and line or a little highlight and then I wait until it dries for the next layer. I think I’m done and I come back and paint another dot or layer and then I’m waiting again. I paint about 12 at a time on one watercolor board. Cause life is busy and crazy, what should take only one to three days if I had nothing else to do, takes about 3 weeks just to finish a painting (not including framing, sealing or writing about it) Usually, when I wait for it to dry I have to go pick up kids, or tutor someone or deal with life then I’m back the next day. Sometimes its just about painting one dot a day…..these little life lessons.

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