Let’s make joyful, mindful art together.

I’m Amy.

I’m an art therapist turned mindful art teacher.

Creating mindfully has transformed my life and that of many of my students. It can do the same for you.

If you are struggling with perfectionism –

If you need to slow down –

Mindful art is for you.

Create a daily art practice in our supportive art community, The Gathering.

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Join Us For Slow Drawing Workshops!

Each week, I offer a free slow drawing workshop. We draw simple, but beautiful patterns inspired by nature.

You don’t need any prior skill in drawing or mindfulness – just a willingness to show up and play. I’d love for you to join us.

Once you sign up, I’ll send you the link to join each week. You’ll be amazed at how much art you’ll make each week, and how each of these little drawings builds in your art journal.

You can sign up to join us here.

Student Success

I can help you turn simple things into beautiful things.  

“Thank you Amy Maricle for helping to add even more joy and inspiration to the process, and for the reminder that there is so much joy to be found in simplicity.”

This is indeed a Little Book of Wonder that SmallArtNZ has created. You can too!

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Mindful Art Tips

15 Drawing Ideas You Can Do in 5 Minutes

15 Drawing Ideas You Can Do in 5 Minutes

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I'm excited to share 15 small drawing ideas you can do in 5 minutes to fill your journals with joy. I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorites to see if they spark something for you. If you work small, you can do a lovely...

Fuel Your Creativity With Small Art

Fuel Your Creativity With Small Art

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: The Inchie Challenge has past, buuuuut, I still want to help you play with tiny 2 x 2 squares - that I loosely call "inchies." It's totally free and so much fun. You can sign up for my free weekly slow drawing workshops. We create on...

What is An Artist Residency?

What is An Artist Residency?

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I'm just back from a week in Summerville, South Carolina for my artist residency, and I'm excited to share about it with you, in the hopes that you'll create some dedicated art time for youself. What is An Artist Residency? Artist...

Basic Watercolor Supplies + Skills

Basic Watercolor Supplies + Skills

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I get a lot of questions about watercolor painting and supplies, so today I'm setting out to make a comprehensive guide to help you on your watercolor journey. Watercolor can be a very technical, precise art form, but lately I love to use...