SeasonedWSalt

Christian Illustrated Cards, Stationery and Gifts

Davenport, Florida · 5197 Sales

SeasonedWSalt

Christian Illustrated Cards, Stationery and Gifts

Davenport, Florida 5197 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement   "Let your words always be gracious, seasoned with salt" - Col. 4:6

-Meriana, Owner of Seasoned With Salt Paperie

All orders ship on Tuesdays and Thursdays to allow me days for the ministry and working on new products. Need your order shipped as soon as possible? Send me a message so we can coordinate something that'll work. :)

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 22, 2017

"Let your words always be gracious, seasoned with salt" - Col. 4:6

-Meriana, Owner of Seasoned With Salt Paperie

All orders ship on Tuesdays and Thursdays to allow me days for the ministry and working on new products. Need your order shipped as soon as possible? Send me a message so we can coordinate something that'll work. :)

Meriana Maya

Contact shop owner

Meriana Maya

LIMITED TIME SPECIAL - Pack of 3 Notebooks
LIMITED TIME SPECIAL - Pack of 3 Notebooks
$15.00
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Updates

Planning on gifts for pioneer school? Order now and save! Pioneer Graduation certificate cards, return visit notebooks, bookmarks, mugs and more are now on sale :)
LOVE these new Don't Give Up pins in new colors and patterns. They're great to compliment your outfit, and will surely being a smile to others when given as gifts at your local convention or Special Convention heart
I want to give you all a big THANKS for your support by giving you 10% off with the code ALMOSTSUMMER - good from now through May 31st.
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About

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 having a fuller share in the ministry 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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Shop members

  • Meriana Maya

    Owner, Illustrator

    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!

Production partners

  • Production Shop

    United Kingdom

    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.

  • Production Facility

    MO, United States

    I work directly with my cousin and her shop where she produces my ipad cases, ceramic travel mugs, etc. Since I don't have the space or capability to do it myself, I'm grateful to be able to work with her in creating these products!

  • Print/Production Shop

    Phoenix, AZ

    They use my designs and imprint them on various products.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jun 4, 2017
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 discounts for those in full time service? (Ex: Regular Pioneer)

After much love and consideration, I decided to end giving discounts to those in full time service. I really thought about those who wished they could serve as a regular pioneer but did not have the circumstances (such as single parents, those with health issues) and felt bad that they couldn't. I didn't want to exclude them from a small discount and make them feel even less special.

I thought about the countless friends who give their best to Jehovah through their circumstances. That's when I decided that as I continue to release new products, I would release them at lower prices than what I'd normally offer, so that everyone benefits. Win-win!

I rely solely on my income through this shop. I appreciate your continued support!

Why do your items cost more than other JW shops?

In short - all of my designs are completely original - that is, hand painted, illustrated, including most of the lettering. I do not use digital clip-art purchased or downloaded from any other artist, nor do I use most commercial fonts (with the exception of a few).

Most of my lettering is originally painted by hand, scanned using a high resolution scanner and then digitally edited based on the application of use. The same goes for all patterns and illustrations. It's a time consuming process from sketching to final piece - an average design can take between 24-48 hours (collectively, not meaning 1-2 days) to complete.

I do not use any artwork or designs from JW.org - I respect their copyrights, and honestly, prefer to be original.