MeenalPatelStudio

Illustrations, Children's Books, Giftable Goodies

San Francisco, California | 324 Sales

MeenalPatelStudio

Illustrations, Children's Books, Giftable Goodies

San Francisco, California 324 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (54)
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Last updated on Apr 29, 2019

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One of my favorite parts of the ceramics making process is adding the details. The dots on this bowl are hand painted one at a time. Dot meditation!

About

Hey there. I’m Meenal – an illustrator, designer, children’s book author and ceramics maker living in San Francisco (and proudly from Minneapolis!).

I love to draw people, intricate patterns, imaginary worlds and faces on the unexpected. I am inspired by kids (especially my nieces!), strong women, family, textures in nature, little joys from everyday life (hello icecream) and my Indian-American heritage. I also love to draw people and believe in the importance of all people having the opportunity to see themselves reflected in art as well as seeing into other people’s worlds through art – most especially the young humans in our lives who are so greatly influenced by the imagery that surrounds them in early life.

Making art is my happy place. It’s the moment when I can look inward, find joy and then push that joy outward in the form of making something. And hopefully that joy reaches someone else.

When I’m not art-ing I love reading to my nieces, cooking chana masala, playing with my puppy Dosa, visiting Minnesota (where I grew up) and being in the beautiful outdoor spaces of California.

Follow along @meenal_land on Instagram to see the process and the latest! Or check out https://www.meenalpatelstudio.com

Production partners

  • Ape Do Good

    San Francisco, CA

    Screen prints the illustration.

  • Corporate Graphics

    North Mankato, MN

    Prints and binds some of my picture books.

  • Night Owl's Print

    Houston, TX

    Screen print my art on bags.

  • Printing and binding company

    Evanston, IL

    I work with a printing and book binding company that sources these services from China to help create the final product.

  • The Potter's Studio

    Berkeley, CA

    Pottery goods are fired in the kiln at this studio.

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