Inspired by our natural environment, Mariza explores issues of mental health and self-love with hopes of advocating care for our planet and ourselves so that collectively we may experience our full potential.


Hi! My name is Mariza, artist behind Mari in the Sky.

I am a nature-inspired illustrator, creating hand-drawn tarot and oracle decks filled with imagery influenced by life in remote Alaska. My work is touched throughout by my indigenous spirituality. I hope to inspire connection with our natural environment so that we may feel supported by it and also responsible for its well being. 

I strongly believe that our mental health is very much influenced by our connection or lack of connection with our ecosystem. My work attempts to bridge the gap and remind us of the power and love found here.

During the 2020 and 2021 Kickstarter campaigns for The Gentle Tarot, a very loving and responsive community formed. I would love to continue the relationship here on the Gentle Tarot website. Thoughts, feedback, questions – all are always welcome. I am very thankful for the input individual backers gave during the creation process, many key elements of this deck box and book design were influenced by one-on-one feedback. Co-creating at it’s best!

Do stay tuned for up and coming creations. I have an array of Gentle Tarot art items in the works including framed, signed prints, new stickers – as well as bigger projects like a companion Oracle deck and the full sized guidebook for the Gentle Tarot. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my work and thank you for supporting independent artists.

Donation of a percentage of proceeds

I am grateful to be able to donate 10% of deck set proceeds, 5% of full-size guidebook, pocket deck, and journal proceeds as well as a percentage of total proceeds to planting trees. So much gratitude for our walk together on this path of self and earth healing. 

Organizations that you, in purchasing items here, and I contribute to are as follows:

In 2020,10% of deck set proceeds were distributed between The Ocean Foundation and Honor the Earth.

$2000 were donated to One Tree Planted in 2020 and I hope to match this amount in 2021.

Additionally, I am very excited to announce that we have joined 1% for the Planet in the last quarter of 2021. This will be an ongoing partnership for years to come. I have elected Honor the Earth as the organization for my 1% for the Planet membership as they are an Indigenous-led, climate change focused organization. I will continue to donate to The Ocean Foundation and One Tree Planted as well.

100% of proceeds from MMIWG2S totes found in Etsy are donated to The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center (NIWRC) 

I am considering additional donations to the Cook Inletkeeper, a local Alaskan community based non-profit organization that combines science, advocacy, and education for habitat protection and transitioning away from fossil fuels.

I would also like to donate to a non-profit that aids in the border crisis and assists children separated from their families. I'm still in the process of researching (feel free to share if you have any to recommend). I am considering Border Kindness.

Thank you for joining us in giving back.