Artist Statement:

I was inspired to create With Meraki because stumbling upon this Greek word that describes the feeling of soul, love or creativity put into something is an essence I’ve been trying to capture most of my life. It’s all about passion – and for me, the energy that objects contain when they are created with this passion, with meraki.

Passionate is one word that most of my friends and family would probably use to describe me. As a serial entrepreneur, I create with this passion – with meraki. I dance with meraki, I dress with meraki. I pin on Pinterest with merakiI live with meraki – usually diving in wholeheartedly, or not at all.

Along the way, I’ve created and sold an award-winning handbag business that was carried in over 500 stores in the US and Canada. I’ve been the spokesperson for an international restaurant chain on radio and TV and, most rewarding, I adopted a 5 week old baby girl in Tokyo 12 years ago. She lives her life with meraki, too.

In addition to being created with meraki, all of the items featured on this site have been made here in the US with sustainable materials wherever possible. – Sharon Eisenhauer, 2016