I had the wonderful opportunity to experience Adriana’s healing and coaching abilities when I attended her 6-week Emotions through Art Course (No Mud, No Lotus). The class was filled with many insightful awakenings and unexplored opportunities for personal and collective growth. She has the ability to open and elevate perspectives and unlock deep and meaningful desires of the heart. I happily recommend Adriana to share her caring, wise, and calm approach in inspiring change and supporting others’ as they navigate through their unique life’s journey.
Adriana has been a guiding light in the dark night of my soul.
Her Peaceful presence holds space for me as she lovingly re-reminds and guides me to unbury the pain that has unconsciously been leading my life.
She offers and reminds me of tools that inspire me to make the changes that not only help me to live my best life but also help me to be the best mom for my teen daughter.
Thank you Adriana for all you are and all you do to make this world a brighter place for all of us to share.
Reviews for Mama Bear Arts
Every time we meet I always feel like I am leaving a better person. Adriana really puts difficult things into perspective and can turn a tough situation into a growing experience I augh I learned something new after having spent time together.
I have known Adriana for many years. We met working together in Fine Dining at an upscale steak house. Through our time together, we became fast friends, leading to a deep friendship that I have cherished throughout the our friendship. I always feel as though I learned something new after having spent time together.
Let me tell you a story. I am an addict, always have been, always will be. Ever since a young age, I felt the need to fill a void within myself with anything I could, of course leading to abusing drugs and alcohol. Working in the restaurant world, it was very easy to live this lifestyle without obvious repercussions for many years. In that world, it is very common to go out for post work drinks on a daily basis, coupled of course with other illicit activities. I, however, turned it into a morning to night routine, having a steady stream of alcohol or some sort of drug fueling me throughout the day and night. Neither I, nor many other people saw this as an issue. In her deep sense of care and observation, Adriana was always trying to help me see that I was destroying myself. I was not ready to listen. It got to a point that I began to get in trouble at work, and it eventually led to a week long suspension. I was in a downward spiral, keeping the party going while I was not working. Adriana took it upon herself to reach out to me, and make sure I was still alive and well. Most would, and did, not take it upon themselves to check in on me, nor would I expect them to. While I was most definitely not well, and continuing to descend into terror, Adriana showed up with healthy food and kind company.
When she brought dinner from our restaurant, steak and asparagus to my apartment, I was speechless. Needless to day, eating food was not high on my priority list. I did not know how to react to such unconditional care, pure desire to make sure I was OK. Her questions came not from a place of judgement, but a place of concern. I never felt lesser than, and the shame I felt was purely my own, not brought on by being seen in such a vulnerable state. Although it took me some time to achieve sobriety even after my troubles at work, I am now happy to say I will be 6 years sober this year.
Guess who has been in my corner throughout, the tough times and the happy times, that’s right, Adriana! I now have a friendship that extends to her family, and I can’t express how lucky I feel to be able to enjoy dinners and activities with her whole family!
All of that to say, Adriana has an amazing ability to see through the parts within yourself that you hate, and draw attention to the person you want to be. They say hindsight is 20/20, and I wish that I could go back and listen to Adriana’s advice way before I did! Adriana and I will be lifelong friends, and I am blessed to continue to grow and learn from her incredible soul.
TL;DR (too long, didn’t read)
Adriana has an uncanny ability to see through your own bias of yourself, and shines a bright light on who you truly are/want to be. She is a beacon for your soul, follow the light!
(Customer testimonials and personal coaching)
"Life is random and beautiful. Mama Bear Arts made this intentional artwork for me and I don’t have the words to explain how it makes me feel. All I can do is cry some happy tears and feel the love and beauty that is. Beauty and chaos of life! Thank you. If you need something to speak to your soul to bring it out of hiding ... go and get an artwork done"
"Adriana tapped into a part of me that needed serious expression, then reflected it back to me in a few different ways. One of which was a representative painting that blew me away! I'm still integrating what she gifted me with, and that snapshot of awareness is such a wonderful offering."
"Adriana’s work deeply resonated with the core of my present life experience. Her intuitive guidance is spot on, gentle but powerful, and the imagery and symbols she creates are a felt experience, deep within my bones. There is a moving authenticity in her words, as though she is sitting beside me reading my energy. I am beyond grateful for her gifts of beauty and support. With her help I feel confident I am on the right path in my life. "
"Adriana has an amazing gift to read into people’s energy and create magic! Without knowing my place in life or where my practice was headed, she was able to intuit a beautiful logo for my practice with details of what each piece means. She also created business cards aside from my personal painting. Adriana creates pieces that will fulfill your soul. "
"The painting Adriana created for me is beautiful in its own right. The story that came forward to her as she intuited what symbols wanted to guide me was even more deeply resonant. The gift of her work is as much in the story Adriana reveals as in the final creation. "
"Your gifts help lift me. Every time I see a piece you have created, I am inspired."
" Adriana is a gifted soul. She can see what many cannot. If you are drawn to Adriana, step up, you will be happy you did."
"I just wanted to thank you so much for your energy and guided meditation tonight. I needed it so badly. I have slacked on my self care and meditation of late and you reminded me how essential it is for my health, my heart, and my growth. I didn't read your letter until I got in my car tonight. I was seeking reassurance that I am moving my life in the right direction and to learn more about the spiritual world and gifts that I may have and want to help grow.
I mentioned my cousin's birthday tomorrow...well, in all honesty I am always seeking glimmers of him from anywhere or anyone at these things. My father as well. They have really been the only 2 people in my life that made me feel utterly safe and that it was ok to laugh, dance, be strange, to just love life with no inhibition. They both passed away and I have yet to find that same feeling of safety and acceptance since. Your energy tonight...made me feel safe- I didn't want to leave haha, so thank you for that. I also wanted to tell you that of all the people I talked to tonight... there was no glimmer of my cousin or my dad, only in your letter. There was a part you wrote that said "Go into your cave. Light up those shadows. Dance. Play. Set yourself free."
I couldn't stop crying when I read that... My cousin and I used to play in a cave by a quarry (which is also where he died)...and my Dad always played the drums for me while I danced when I was little. You made me feel close to them tonight...for that I don't know to thank you other than saying thank you...from the bottom of my heart. Thank you. ....and I hear you...and them...I will light up the shadows and dance and play...;) "
~Tashina (metaphysical faire)
"Absolutely in love with this beautiful, incredibly personal piece from Mama Bear Arts. Adriana's form of divination combines deep soul understanding, animal messages, elemental insights, and art, which results in a gorgeous token and a wickedly good soul reading. I feel so absolutely seen and affirmed by this piece and the two-page reading I recieved. So grateful to have a friend like Adriana. Sacred Human. Thank you Adriana."
" Thank you Adriana for this wonderful painting. The colors, the feel, the symbolism and the write up all are so spot on and touched me deeply. My whole being smiles each and every time I look at the painting. It hangs in my studio office, reminding me... "
"What a fun night Adriana put on! I loved being surrounded by supportive women as I ventured into a scary place for me...being artistic. Adriana was very patient, joyful and encouraging. She showed us how to paint a beautiful night sky canvas...her steps were very clear and doable. She even gave me specific tools and tips when I struggled. The result was amazing!!! She made me an artist! My family still can’t believe I actually created it...and now they are commissioning pieces for each of their bedrooms. So, I’m excited to do another night with Adriana soon!" ~Erin
"Adriana was the perfect artist to facilitate our ladies paint and sip party. Her presence is so calming and she encouraged us throughout the whole process. The way in which she lead our group of chatty ladies was just perfect. We all walked away very amazed that we could create a painting like we did. She definitely sparked something inside me and I went out to purchase my own set of paints and brushes the next day. So thankful for Adriana and I can't wait to take another class with her soon!" ~Bree
"One of the most enjoyable evenings I have had painting with friends. Adriana did such a fantastic job of instructing while inspiring creativity and providing plenty of time to chat!" ~Amy
"Adriana put together a lovely, well-planned wine and paint night. The materials were all neatly laid out upon our arrival and ready for us to go. She provided clear instructions and patiently waited for everyone to finish before moving on to the next step. As a non-artistic individual myself, I was amazed at the beautiful piece of art I was able to create with Adriana's encouragement. I can't wait to attend another event!" ~Kathryn
"Such a fun night! I have no artistic ability yet I managed to paint something cool! Adriana was excellent! She did such a great job explaining and demonstrating every step. I really had a great time and would love to do it again." ~Amy Barley
“I organized a paint party for my coworkers and brought in Adriana to lead it. My coworkers really enjoyed it! We got images of peoples’ paintings after the fact, and every email included a note on how much fun they had.” ~ J.T. Amazon Program Coordinator | Recruiting Programs & Services