Announcement Welcome to the online store for Makino Studios, offering art by Annette Makino. Sumi ink and watercolor paintings, combined with haiku and other words, express Zen humor and wisdom. This Etsy shop offers greeting cards, signed prints, art calendars, and original paintings.
Welcome to the online store for Makino Studios, offering art by Annette Makino. Sumi ink and watercolor paintings, combined with haiku and other words, express Zen humor and wisdom. This Etsy shop offers greeting cards, signed prints, art calendars, and original paintings.
Makino Studios shares Zen humor and insight
Annette Makino started Makino Studios in 2011 to share her Japanese-inspired art with the world. She combines sumi ink and watercolor paintings with original haiku and other words to convey Zen humor and insight.
Her greeting cards are available in select stores in Northern California and beyond, and she offers cards, signed prints, art calendars and custom pieces through this Etsy shop.
She regularly shows her original paintings at art exhibits and fairs. She also creates custom pieces to honor life passages and other events. Annette's haiku have won awards and been published in many haiku journals and anthologies.
You are invited to explore the online gallery of her work and her blog on the creative process, both at makinostudios.com.
Owner, Painting, Writing, Design
Annette Makino is an artist and writer who combines joyful paintings with original words. Painted with sumi ink and watercolors, her pieces express Zen humor and wisdom. She lives in Arcata, California.
Much of my work is inspired by the Japanese tradition of haiga, artwork combined with haiku so the image and words deepen and enrich each other. I also draw on the Japanese custom of etegami, painting and mailing postcard art with a few well-chosen words.
My goal as an artist and writer is to help people find joy and meaning in their daily lives and deepen their connections with the people they love.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
California residents are charged sales tax.
If you would like insurance or expedited shipping on your order, please let me know and I will calculate the additional cost.
Original paintings are shipped insured within the US and registered to overseas addresses.
For international orders, buyers are responsible for any applicable customs fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
I do not offer refunds for shipping errors out of my control, such as lost or damaged items.
Additional policies and FAQs
You can see more examples of my work at www.makinostudios.com.