Hello! My name is Meriana Maya, the owner and illustrator behind Seasoned With Salt Paperie. Here's a bit of my story:
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. Drawing and painting has always been my passion for as long as I could remember. Upon graduating high school, I declined many offers for various private art schools, letting go of scholarships in pursuit of pioneering. It was honestly the best decision I could have made.
Fast forward to now.
Life's been quite the rollercoaster. My circumstances shifted and I could no longer pioneer. But as the opportunity rose when I lost my previous job, 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 shop. It took much specific prayer, courage and faith, praying that this will help sustain me while simplifying my lifestyle. It was my goal to eventually work my way back to pioneering again.
Currently I run the business on my own in between full time service. The illustrations on my products were all illustrated by hand, either hand painted or done digitally on Procreate by yours truly. All of my pieces are made with lots of love, with hopes that it'll encourage and brighten any one's day.
It's a privilege to send a piece of my heart with every one of your orders, so with much gratitude, I really want to thank you for supporting me!