Ciera Media started as a photography hobby and grew into a small business that now offers a variety of other services and products. The quote that probably made this company come together was from the well known American Poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson who said: “
The purpose of life is not to be just happy. It is to be useful, to be honourable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
So I want to be a teacher. What a honorable job, teaching our future generation and after teaching for a few years, I decided to became a mother of two (who kept me busier than a classroom full of final year students). Nothing is ever written in stone and Ralph Waldo Emerson also said:
“the only person you are destined to become, is the person you decide to be“
So I decided to to be happy, to be useful and to live! I have a passion for photos and started Ciera Media as a photography company where I later added design elements to, I still have a passion for teaching, so I started sharing design and colour theories on our Facebook page. I started learning about graphic design and webdesign, and how to incorporate it into photography. I started learning different overlay techniques until I generated a watercolour image from photos in the CietteK range. I wanted to expand even more. The photos are great but what if we can do more. I started taking more solitary photos and prints and started researching different fabrics one can print on, and finally the Sit_Floral_Seasons range was launched where we have different tableware and decor products with our prints on.
CieraMedia is also a proud website designer for NGO’s and other small businesses. Have a look at the Le Rucher website. A missionary that does debriefing in South Africa. Then there is Midstream in Need, an NGO that was created to help a community after Lockdown and Miss Bloom, a small business working with my favourite things, flowers!
This is now where we are: Happy, useful and living my dream.