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.

Let’s make some art together!

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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!

collage ideas, handmade books


Mindful Art Tips

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...

Jump-Start Your Creativity in 2024

Jump-Start Your Creativity in 2024

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: https://vimeo.com/896698530/063add7e47?share=copy This year is going to be SO full of creative goodness in this community, and you are invited to join in. The Simplest Things Challenge is a free 5-day challenge where you create something...

Best Gifts for Artists 2023

Best Gifts for Artists 2023

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I love creating a yearly list of gifts for artists. I love getting gifts, don't you? But as time goes by, I feel more and more strongly that it's important to have a few high quality supplies that we use well, rather than tons of mediocre...

Mindful Art Studio Best Books 2023

Mindful Art Studio Best Books 2023

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Each year I compile a list of books that have been important to me and my creative life during the year. I hope you find a few that speak to you, and that you comment at the bottom to add your favorites to the list. Drawing and Painting:...