Handmade Stories – Sea Jay Paper Goods

We are excited to release an ongoing new set of posts!

Handmade Stories are designed to give you a little insight to the people behind the Handmade stores you choose to shop at!

There is something special knowing the story of who you buy your products from and it’s often hard to get that in an online transaction! So, that is where this idea comes in.

Today we find out about Sea Jay Paper Goods. This is a great Etsy Store, that has a whole bunch of instant download prints.  So go down to IKEA buy some frames and then buy some of their goodies. Anyway without further adieu here is a little bit about the store from it’s owner Alicia Waag,

“Hello! My name is Alicia, creator of Sea Jay Shop. I design, hand-draw and digitally edit prints, custom invitations, logos, posters, and designs for screen printing & fabric. Sea Jay Shop was born the same time my amazing Daughter, Chloe Jane was. My shop name comes from her name initials “CJ” but spelled out in a way that also reflects a few of my favorite things; the ocean, and the memory of feeding the blue jays at my grandmother house when I was little.

I grew up around an artistic family. My mother is a painter, and speaks in a way that makes you feel as though you have jumped into one of her watercolors. My Dad is an entrepreneur; he can turn a shack into a beautiful renovated dream home, a thought into an amazing drawing, and a design into real life.

I wanted to start a little business on the side once I was a stay at home mom to partly make a little money, but mostly keep my creative identity alive. When it came time to narrow down what exactly I wanted to do, it was difficult. There were so many thingsI was thinking of doing, painting, sewing, designing, the list goes on. I started drawing more, and decided its what I enjoyed  most spending my free time doing. My designs are inspired from many things. Adventures outdoors, my children & love. I often see something I like or have an experience, then catalog it in my mind for a later drawing. I like to also be slightly fiction with my art.

I don’t just create the things in my shop; I also do custom pieces and designs, which is my favorite part. Taking someone’s  vision and making it come to life for them is so rewarding. I love to contribute.

I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy being the creator. ”

Images sourced from Sea Jay Paper Goods