Art Studio and Blog




My journey of asking why...

My  blog takes an honest look at  sobriety, marriage, children, midlife, abuse, and more.  I used to write in my journal and hide it.  Now I write a blog and share with everyone through weekly posts.  It has been the best thing I have ever done, as shame dies in the light.

My magical women represent my journey of self discovery.

Love and gratitude, 

Peta Sklarz

Portland Oregon

Please feel free to reach out to me directly.


My Book - Continues every Wednesday

womanwhy weekly blog

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About Me

Why this blog?

Because in sharing my struggles, I have come to realize that I am not alone. My current friendships have gotten deeper and more fulfilling and I have made many new friends.  I am so grateful every day that people are interested in what I have to say.

My Passion and My Truth

Writing is my passion.  Through this blog I can share my passion for writing, and I can connect with others by sharing my truth. 

Career and Education

  • Financial Professional (see LinkedIN)
  • Corporate Blogger 
  • Instagram Blogger/ Artist


  • Scuola Leonardo da Vinci - Florence Italy - Language and Culture Studies
  • Golden Gate University - Business Studies
  • UC Santa Barbara - BA Business/Economics