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.
For an interview during my August 2021 Residency with the Anchorage Museum, click here! https://www.anchoragemuseum.org/about-us/museum-journal/museum-journal-archive/mariza-ryce-tovar-on-art-healing-and-the-natural-world/
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 5% of 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:
$2000 were donated to One Tree Planted in 2020.
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. Despite the name of the certification, 1% for the Planet, Mari in the Sky LLC donates more than 1% of proceeds.
100% of proceeds from MMIWG2S totes found in Etsy are donated to The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center (NIWRC)
In 2021 we donated $1000 to Honor the Earth, $1000 to The Ocean Foundation, $1000 to One Tree Planted as well as $1500 more to the following organizations.
We donated $500 the Cook Inletkeeper in 2021, a local Alaskan community based non-profit organization that combines science, advocacy, and education for habitat protection and transitioning away from fossil fuels.
We also donated $500 to Border Kindness, a non-profit that aids in the border crisis and assists children separated from their families.
And finally, $500 to EarthJustice.
Mari in the Sky LLC also donated $400 worth of product to the Museum of the Aleutians for their annual fundraising drive.
In 2022, even though our sales were less than 2021, we increased our donation amount and contributed a total of $5658 . It is a personal goal of Mariza's to steadily increase these efforts annually. Our goals are met directly by your purchases.
In 2022, we donated $1200 to Honor the Earth, $1000 to The Ocean Foundation, $1000 to planting 1000 trees for the Orca Project of One Tree Planted, $515 to the Cook Inletkeeper, $525 to Amazon Frontlines, $250 to EarthJustice, $400 to Border Kindness, $468 to The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center (NIWRC), and $300 to One Percent for the Planet.
Thank you for joining us in giving back and supporting the above organizations!