My name is Karen Grunberg but I usually go by karenika online.
I'm originally from Istanbul, Turkey but I have lived in the United States for over 20 years, now. I live in sunny Northern California and spend my daytime hours working for a well-known internet company and my evenings doing art. But most of my hours are actually spent on my two wonderful boys and my amazing husband. They are what make life fun, challenging, amazing, and worthwhile.
I've always loved art and teaching. For me, art is a visual medium that helps support my journey to reflecting and enhancing my experience of life. So all of my art tends to have text that goes along with it. Messages I want to remind myself. Choices I want to make. Mantras I want to repeat. Art is my way of enhancing my thoughts, feelings, wishes, and desires.
I am delighted to be here to get to both teach and learn and share this wonderful place with all of you.