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  A message from Marsha  
  Rhio Grand Watercolors 2006-2010, numbered

These watercolors were done simply for my own pleasure and love. I began them when I was sick, but as luck would have it, an amazing watercolor painter and teacher, Cris Weatherby, moved in just across the street and I continued my art training with her. I possess a natural feeling for Chinese painting, as well as oriental healing modalities, I had already published a well-received book and CD, REIKI, Healing Yourself and Others*, which combines Oriental art, healing and music.

Western water color, with its emphasis on perspective and originality, was a different story. I persevered with great enjoyment. Western watercolor was almost like playing scrabble or a jigsaw puzzle. I really had to think.

In the summer of 2010, upon the suggestion of my friend, Ava Avion, a brilliant painter, I began preparing my art work as posters for sale. I had the assistance and support of my longtime neighbor, friend and willing computer graphic artist, Deb Bicher. Both our partners were preparing and recovering from serious long-term surgery during this time. It was a welcome and healing relief to spend a few hours a day looking at beautiful colors and designing. This was very restorative and fun for both of us.

My pen name is Rhio Grand, which could mean Reiki Healing Institute Offerings. Actually, it was a name given to me at a fair, where I was told it would bring good luck. The 20x30 posters are big and grand, inexpensive and color rich. Hopefully, they will add energy and pleasure to your life as they have to mine. You can also personalize a banner to hang like a big card on your wall, framed or easily clipped or taped to a lightweight foam board.

Here is a list of possible attributes or create your own, There is space for 12 characters total: Price $55 plus shipping.

  • Power
  • Fulfillment
  • Love Ya, Ron
  • Delight
  • Strength
  • Love (a name)
  • Blessings
  • Graceful
  • All is Well
  • Relaxation
  • Triumphant
  • Be Gentle
  • Restful
  • Purposeful
  • Thy will, not mine
  • Compassion
  • Peace
  • Take it Easy

In oriental art, words and the paintings were placed together on a page to complement each other, so perhaps I have extended some of the oriental tradition to these western style watercolors.

*Please visit my websites,
reikihealinginstitute.org or marshaburack.com for more information on my posters, book, amd, CDs and personal Reiki traning. You can also e-mail me at mburack@reikihealinginstitute.org or you are welcome to call me at 760-436-7667.