1262. Ocean View with an Old Fence

“1262. Ocean View with an Old Fence” Watercolor painting by Mariko Irie

When you feel the world is tangled up, come to a quiet comfortable place and be alone relaxing.

You will find out that world is fading away.

You will have a new vision for the hope.

This location is in Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.

Let’s be there listening to waves and wind for soothing ourselves to clear our mind. 

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1267. Kelp & Garibaldi

This is an announcement of North Coast Kelp Fest.

Art + Science + Food + Film

Date: May 18 – June 16, 2024

Place: Mendocino & Fort Bragg

Info & Event Registration : NorthCoastKelpFest.org

Since 2014, Bull Kept forests along California’s North Coast have been devastated by warming oceans and other impacts.

Come to the North Coast Kelp Fest! to explore the beauty and benefits of this irreplaceable underwater ecosystem, and to learn about the many effort to help it recover.

They invite me to participate this event as a painter. I painted “1267. Kelp & Garibaldi” Watercolor painting for this event.

I’m very honored and pleasure to involve this event. 

I know Kelp is very important for the earth same as trees & plants on land.

“1267. Kelp & Garibaldi” watercolor painting on Fabriano watercolor paper on a 12” x 12” panel, $480

Place: Mendocino Art Center, May 18 – June 16

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1261. Sunset Sparkle

“1261. Sunset Sparkle” Oilpainting by Mariko Irie

Happy New Year 2024🎉🌈💝

Hope this year brings sparkle to our lives .

Peaceful. Lovely, wonderful lives for us😊

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1259. Love Love

“1259. Love Love” Oil painting by Mariko Irie

Only today and tomorrow left in 2023.

This year passed so fast and I did a lot of things.

Now I just want to lay down and stare at sky while watching fluffy clouds go by.

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1245. Lovely Lights for Tomorrow

After my show is up at the Northcoast Artists Gallery, I had to deal with business including filing Sale tax.

Now I started to relax and watch my plants.

I’m doing natural farming which doesn’t use pesticide nor fertilizer.

First cut weeds, leave their roots in soil, that is how the sprouting new weeds is slowed.

I make raised rows, disturbing soil as little as possible, making holes with water for seeds or baby plants. 

This year I was busy preparing for my show, I didn’t have time to seed tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and basil, so I purchased them.

Finally I planted them in ground in June.

I’m doing natural farm, so roots grow slowly at first, then the plants suddenly get big and strong.

This year soaker hose had problem, didn’t water plants properly and plants got a lot of holes by bugs except tomatoes.

My favorite natural farmer, Imahashi, always says when getting plants from nurseries their soil has fertilizer that attracts bugs, but not to worry keep and let them grow with your love, when bugs finish their job they go away.

His idea is bugs come to try to fix problems.

Anyway, after we got better soaker hoses and started watering properly, plants are getting healthy and growing bigger.

I planted garlic which started sprout in our cabinet. They have very thick healthy leaves now.

“1245. Lovely Lights for Tomorrow” Watercolor painting by Mariko Irie

Watching the lovely lights at the end of a day, which gives us smiles and very positive energy for tomorrow.

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