meeraleepatel

Watercolor, Nature-Inspired Prints by Meera Lee Patel

Nashville, Tennessee · 1422 Sales

meeraleepatel

Watercolor, Nature-Inspired Prints by Meera Lee Patel

Nashville, Tennessee 1422 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Welcome to my shop, where you'll find art prints and stationery, books, and baby clothing -- all hand-painted and illustrated by me, Meera Lee Patel. I work mostly in watercolor and ink and am inspired by nature, human connection, and the small stories in everyday life.

Please follow me on Instagram to see my process and daily life:
@merelymeeralee

Please sign up for my newsletter to learn more about sales and new releases:
https://tinyletter.com/meeralee

To learn more about my books (START WHERE YOU ARE, MY FRIEND FEAR, and the upcoming MADE OUT OF STARS, all published through Penguin-Random House), please visit my website: www.meeralee.com/books

Wholesale inquiries are welcome. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 30, 2018

Welcome to my shop, where you'll find art prints and stationery, books, and baby clothing -- all hand-painted and illustrated by me, Meera Lee Patel. I work mostly in watercolor and ink and am inspired by nature, human connection, and the small stories in everyday life.

Please follow me on Instagram to see my process and daily life:
@merelymeeralee

Please sign up for my newsletter to learn more about sales and new releases:
https://tinyletter.com/meeralee

To learn more about my books (START WHERE YOU ARE, MY FRIEND FEAR, and the upcoming MADE OUT OF STARS, all published through Penguin-Random House), please visit my website: www.meeralee.com/books

Wholesale inquiries are welcome. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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About

There is magic everywhere.

I grew up telling stories with my words; eventually I learned to tell them silently, with scribbles, color, and feeling.

I'd always been a creative soul, writing and illustrating my own short stories and novels from a young age, using my imagination as fuel to create my own happiness.

The fear of being unable to support myself in a battered economy eventually led me to trade in my colored pencils for degrees in English and Journalism. After graduation, I immediately secured a job with a publishing company, where I edited papers and put my knowledge of the Oxford Style Manual to good use.

It was only a few months before I knew I'd slowly go insane if I didn't make a drastic change. With a slew of pent-up creative energy and strong desire for self-sustenance, I opened up my Etsy shop and began, once again, to let my imagination guide me.

Managing a full-time job and my freelance illustration career has been a difficult but invigorating journey. I've finally discovered a sense of community, purpose, and creative fulfillment. I've learned to embrace hard work, new challenges, and managed to tackle a lot of small (and large!) fears. Best of all, I've learned a lesson that it takes many people years to learn: that anything is possible, and that there is magic everywhere.

After six years, I finally quit my day job in February 2017. I packed up all of my things, sublet my apartment in Brooklyn, and hit the road, traveling alone for the next 8 months. With only my backpack and an open heart, I explored the unknown. I felt really scared and anxious about making this leap, but I did it anyway, and since then -- I haven't looked back once.

It was during my travels that I wrote and illustrated My Friend Fear: Finding Magic in the Unknown, my first book of essays. It was published by Penguin Random House in January 2018 (www.meeralee.com/MyFriendFear).

All of my work is inspired and infused with little pieces of me -- feelings, wishes, and stories that would otherwise go untold. I hope you're able to find a smile and small parts of yourself in each piece I make, too.

Shop members

  • Meera Lee Patel

    Owner, Illustrator/Writer

    I'm an illustrator and writer living and working in Nashville, TN. My work is heavily influenced by nature and the small stories found in daily life. I hope to make work that helps people connect to themselves, others, and the world around them.

Production partners

  • Production house

    Jersey City, NJ

    A small, independent publishing house specializing in small run editions of artist books.

  • TruColor Litho

    Nashville, TN

    All prints and cards are print using an HP Indigo Press on Mohawk 120 lb. paper, locally, in Nashville, TN. I go in to press check and sign, package, and brand all items.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 18, 2017
thank you for visiting my shop! i'm meeralee, a brooklyn illustrator who enjoys drawing, reading, and hiding out in her cave.

i have prints and original works of art for sale in my shop, but please feel free to contact me if you are interested in a custom or commissioned piece- i would love to work with you!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
If your item arrives damaged, please let me know within 3 days of receipt so I can replace it for you.
Payment
To ensure your privacy and security, I currently accept payment through PayPal, credit cards, and Etsy credit/certificates.
Shipping
I ship all items via the United States Postal Service, First Class Shipping. All packages over 12 oz. are shipped via USPS Priority Shipping.

All prints and original works of art are shipped in protective sleeves and packaging to prevent damage prior to shipment. In the event your order arrives damaged, please let me know within 3 days to receive a replacement. If an order is marked as delivered according to your tracking number, we are unable to replace it.

Orders are packed twice a week. If you need a package expedited for any reason, please let me know BEFORE ordering so I can accommodate you.

International orders: customer is responsible for all additional custom fees and taxes.