Announcement "Let your words always be gracious, seasoned with salt" - Col. 4:6
"Let your words always be gracious, seasoned with salt" - Col. 4:6
sandradsheppard on Apr 30, 2017
I got this for my little sister because she adores sloths. She absolutely loved it! Not only does it have her favorite animal on it, but also has a phrase from one of her favorite songs. Wonderfully made product.
Heather B on Apr 29, 2017
It was thinner than I expected but that's just fine with me! I love the design, the inside pages, and the schedule of talks for each session. Very well thought out and worth a buy. :D
Natallie Soto on Apr 28, 2017
One door closes, Another Opens
This story starts with a whole lot of faith, a muster of courage, a love of people and a determination to follow my passion of illustration and love of stationery.
My love of stationery and illustration was deep rooted in me since I was a kid. I remember stashing my lunch money and the little bit of allowances I did get to save for a trip to the local Sanrio store to stock up on Hello Kitty stationery and letter sets. Most of my friends became long distant, so writing letters was a must. Looking back, I still have a bunch of unsent letters from over 10 years ago (its the thought that counts, right?) but it was a nice reminder of how much it meant to me.
I attended a local arts high school and majored in visual arts. Drawing and painting was my passion, and creating new pieces weekly was always the hustle. When my senior year came around, I decided to forgo the expected route of attending an arts college and pursue the ministry. After graduating, I started learning Mandarin and helped teach Chinese individuals about the bible and it's promises. Some may have viewed it as a sacrifice to decline the offers from various schools, but it was the best decision I could have made.
Fast forward to now. I'm married to a wonderful husband and we live just south of Disney World, Florida. Although I was happy, I missed being out in the ministry full time as I was being sucked into the office life, working full time with a minimum 2 hour daily commute. In the middle of September 2016, I was taken on a surprise trip to Europe with my parents--3 weeks later on a leave of absence and the most amazing trip of my life-- I returned home finding the contents of my desk shipped to me. It was a shock, as I was supposed to return back to work just 2 days later. Looking back, the transition from that job to doing what I love couldn't have been done more smoothly. It had to be Jehovah.
I decided to pursue my passions and work towards getting back in the ministry full time while supporting myself financially through freelance illustration and this Etsy shop. It took much prayer, courage and faith, praying that this will help sustain me while simplifying my lifestyle. (Goodbye, retail therapy!)
I work from my home studio, a personal haven that nests all of my creative work and supplies (and maybe some extra stuff that was just really cute). I mainly work with gouache and watercolor and I find my inspiration from the scriptures and the beauty of nature. All of my pieces are made with lots of love, with hopes that it'll encourage and brighten any one's day.
It is only through the support of my beloved friends, followers and most importantly God, that this shop is able to continue to keep growing. Thanks a whole bunch!
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I'm Meriana Maya, the creative force of Seasoned With Salt Paperie. I love people, the ministry, cooking and eating really good food, fat birds and most of all painting!
This production partner helps me in making various products with my design. It is with their help that makes mugs, buttons and badges possible. All artwork and designs are original to me, but they do the incredible job of printing and putting together the physical pieces.
They use my designs and imprint them on various products.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
Do you offer digital downloads of your artwork?
In efforts to protect my personal paintings and designs (yes, I hand paint all of my designs, and very rarely do I use commercial fonts, most of them are hand painted as well) I do not offer digital downloads of my artwork or the files I personally use to make reproduction of my work. It is all too easy to lose credit of my personal work when digital files are distributed and reproduced.
I devote much time and effort into creating each and every one of my pieces, as each piece is like a piece of me.
If you have an idea in mind with a specific piece that you would like customized, reach out to me to see what I can offer. Please bear in mind that requesting the digital files I use to reproduce my work would not be accepted.
Do you offer bulk discounts? What would be considered in "bulk"?
If you are interested in purchasing items in bulk for a pioneer school, etc., I can offer bulk discounts depending on the number of items purchased per design.
Discounts range from 15% to 35% for greeting cards, and 10% to 35% on mugs.
Bulk orders would be considered the amounts of 25 or more greeting cards of the same design, and 12 or more mugs.
Please contact me for details :)