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MEKU

Hand Painted Gifts for Celebrations + Home

1360 Sales

MEKU

Hand Painted Gifts for Celebrations + Home

1360 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Note from shop owner ** RE-OPENING DEC. 11th**

Hello folks, I will be out of the country until Dec. 11th. If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to message me but note that responses might be delayed due to travel and limited internet. I will work diligently once I'm back to get Holiday orders shipped to arrive on time! Thank you for understanding!

Warmest,
Meena

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 23, 2016

** RE-OPENING DEC. 11th**

Hello folks, I will be out of the country until Dec. 11th. If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to message me but note that responses might be delayed due to travel and limited internet. I will work diligently once I'm back to get Holiday orders shipped to arrive on time! Thank you for understanding!

Warmest,
Meena

Meena Kumar

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Keep the tropics near and the parties whimsical with these flamingo and fish drinking glasses #etsygifts #handpaintedwineglass #hostessgift #flamingos #fish
Hand painted flamingo wine glasses are perfect for the hostess who loves pink and tropical getaways two_heartswine_glass#etsygifts #hostessgift #flamingos #housewarming
For the hostess who loves to wine and dine on sushi! sushitropical_drink Each wine glass is hand painted in my mosaic style of glass painting with a unique piece of sushi. These glasses will add so much whimsy to your drinks and time with friends! #hostessgifts
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About

From Coloring Pages to Dinnerware

I think I became an artist around the age of 3, when crayons were clearly my favorite items to play with. It seems my problem solving skills came to play at this time too because I would often break my crayons in half, explaining to my parents that this way two people could use the same color at the same time (being an only child until the age of 6, I wasn't a big fan of sharing). I'm pretty sure that this "solution-finding" mindset is part of what later made me want to become an entrepreneur.

The joy I get in creatively fusing two different worlds together can probably be attributed to my not-so-typical upbringings, which I increasingly became aware of from an early age. My mom was born and raised in South Korea and my dad, in India. With very different cultural backgrounds, they still found that they had a lot in common and went forth in creating a beautifully unique life together. Cuisine from various regions of India and Korea became the norm for me. My mom was a master chef (in my eyes) and was always mixing and matching flavors and recipes from around the world. I think it's safe to say, I had a bit of a foodie's curiosity by the time I began high school.

It's no wonder I love applying art to dinnerware! I envision my champagne flutes being clinked together at weddings, my coffee cups starting someone's day off right, and my wine glasses being paired with comforting meals as I paint each and every one of these pieces. I strive to illustrate connective elements such as aspects of nature, romance, and nostalgia in ways that will enhance and personalize the dining experience. My style is vibrant, whimsical, intricate, and at times minimalistic.

It feels important to express how fulfilling it is to interact with customers on a daily basis. It's an aspect of running this shop I hadn't considered would play such a big role in inspiring new ideas and understanding what excites people about gifting. I've enjoyed so many lovely conversations with people from around the world this way and these exchanges always energize me in what I do :)

Thank you for learning a bit more about me and my shop!

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  • Meena Kumar

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    I thoroughly enjoy the creative process of bringing two different worlds together to create something new. At ME • KU, dinnerware is my canvas of choice and it allows me to pair lustrous hand painted art with delicious and savory moments.

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