Hi! I'm Erika, a happy vibe maker via watercolor art prints and paper goods

You can find something super cute (prints, tote bags, mugs, etc) that you would want to display in your home in my Etsy, Spoonflower, Society 6 or Red Bubble products shops.

Say goodbye to boring, plain white walls that don't represent your true fun and creative spirit.

I paint cute playful and whimsical character illustrations for kids and kids at heart.  My work has a place in home decor for chic baby nurseries, girl boss office spaces and children's books; instantly making your home cozy and uniquely you.

Interested in learning how to watercolor paint or want to collaborate?

Click here to work with me.


1. measure your space

2. order prints that fit

3. enjoy your art


I’m trying to decorate my space (kid’s room, office, etc) and I want something cute, handmade and just plain sweet. Looking for mermaids, birds, nature and more.

I need help tapping into my creative side with watercolors or I have a child who shows interest in learning art and I want to set up a session.

What brushes, paper and books do you recommend for art or just life in general? What is your art process? I share everything I love and highly recommend right here.


Becoming a patron of my work is a way to help my creativity grow which in turn creates more art for you. It’s a win win!

I have different tiers you can join. One is as little as $1 a month and this video (usually a voice over) is the type of content my patrons enjoy.

This piece is a part of an art challenge and in the post that goes with it, I talk about my thought process behind the work. Why I chose the elements I did, designing the image and color/paint choices as well. It’s a fun time and there are lots more goodies to share! Find out more here.


“It always seems impossible until it's done” - Nelson Mandela



Virtual Watercolor Summer Camp with Erika was such a great experience for us! I was a little hesitant to try an online summer camp for an 8-year-old, and it turned out to be a wonderful experience. Erika was very patient—both with my daughter and with the tech glitches on our end—and my daughter was able to expand her artistic knowledge and feed her passion. In the comfort of our own home, no less! If you're looking for an instructor who is kind, patient, talented, and who doesn't require hours of back-and-forth in traffic, Erika is your woman!

-- Lynn Daue https://www.mindbodygreen.com/wc/lynn-daue

Erika Barriga’s watercolor characters put a smile on my face every time they pop up in my Instagram feed. I watch her regularly on Periscope and I’m always looking forward to seeing what she’s working on next. She’s got a unique perspective, a singular artistic voice and paints with passion. She knows how to inspire her followers to creative heights, gives individual attention and quality instruction to every viewer involved. The work she does never stops amazing me.

-- Melinda Beavers www.melindabeavers.com

Erika is such a sweet lady. I have learned so much from her about how to slow down and be patient - which is NOT my strength. I've gained time management and communication skills as well as learned about her art and watercolors. She is quite the wealth of information, I highly recommend working with her on your project!

--- Rana Cho

I happen to absolutely adore her illustrations! They kind of make me want to have another baby just so I can fill a whole nursery with her art!

-- McKenna Gordon www.mckennagordon.com/pearls

Do you have things you want to do but you just don’t have enough time? You go to bed at night thinking about all of the things you could have done and not what you accomplished?

I juggle many day to day “things” while still making time for the precious things that light me up. Some examples would be art, reading books, drawing, taking a new class, spending time with my family, planning vacations, etc (and not in that order). :) I outlined what steps I consistently make daily so I could write more books, make more art and just keep putting one foot in front of the other.

Baby steps are where it’s at and they all count. I figure out what three things per day will make me feel like a rock star along with feeling like I’m actually getting somewhere and I make them happen.

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My name is Erika Barriga and I am a watercolor illustrator who is passionate about helping others make their dreams a reality.  Be it the nursery of your dreams, office of your dreams, etc. I fell in love with painting with watercolors, started making personal pieces and then I just never wanted to stop.  I love helping others find happiness in their home spaces by decorating them with my art or giving my art as thoughtful gifts. 

I create to connect people - their interests, their values and their stories. I also put a lot of heart into everything I create and then share with the world.  My customers get to enjoy a space in their home that finally feels right.  A put together space for their little one that they have always dreamed of.  Not "showroom perfect" but "their room perfect".  Handmade, imperfect but home.

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