Meet our community! Now more than ever it is vital that we recognize, support, and uplift the incredibly talented artisans, entrepreneurs, and creatives of Vancouver Island! By shining a spotlight on those who truly make Vancouver Island special, we strive to revitalize our community, our economy, and most importantly, our ‘support local’ philosophy. Keep checking back as we continue to add amazing artisans and entrepreneurs to our roster!
Out of all the tools that I have, this is by far the most powerful. It has changed my life and is changing the lives of the students I teach. I will show you how to connect with the frequency of your heart and how to heal yourself and others.
The wonders of nature are part of what inspired me to start “en plein air” painting. Everything has a greater meaning than what is seen before us. That’s why, wherever you go, there is always something new to see and be in awe about. Soak it in.
Amanda with Like A Voss Social Media brings a high level of proficiency to the world of marketing and advertising – specifically to social media, and is an excellent resource for anyone looking to learn about social media and any company that wants to refine its strategy to reach its goals.
Life is an experiment, and I want my art to be a reflection of that. Art is very healing, and I hope to convey that feeling through my work.
For the outdoorsy, Kelly’s painting style invites you to recall your adventures and relive the sights and scents of BC’s natural environment. And for those people that may not have the opportunity to get to remote wilderness locations, these paintings offer a glimpse into a world that is inviting and ready for you.
Inspired by colour, we create body care products that are easy on the earth and our bodies while bringing joy to our daily routine. Wychbury Ave has grown from a passion project into a sustainable way to meet our needs and give back to the community in one bubbly package.
Most of my work is from the imagination, just responding to the canvas. An innate sense of colour and design has drawn me to oil painting, and through teaching I get to combine my love of art and people, living the best of both worlds!
My historical novels feature real events and people who otherwise would remain in the margins of history.
I believe everyone should experience the joys of some sweetness in life, without the fear of impacting their health. I try to provide enough options for the whole family to enjoy by bringing a little sweetness to everyone’s taste buds while in-keeping with a variety of dietary restrictions.
The most inspiring moments come during the collection and sorting of found objects. Some old relics will almost tell you what they want to become. Following this approach the finished piece is almost always more creative and interesting than we could have imagined.
The #divasthatcare movement is an ever-evolving movement of positivity and progression. It is a group of cohesive women working toward a common goal as way makers for the next generation. By defining your purpose, you can do tremendous things for people around you.
There is great inspiration in our everyday life. There are scenes to be painted and enjoyed everywhere I look. The secret is just to make time and get it done.
Mudology is an earth and plant-based skincare company that offers an effective alternative to mainstream skincare, specializing in natural Clay and Botanical face masks that detox and nourish your skin.
Take a glimpse into the wonders of the world through Mary's lenses. Follow her and witness the magic she has captured through her fine art images and products. Let her creativity inspire curiosity within, evoke powerful emotions, and take you on a journey of adventures.
Marion is an award-winning fine art painter. Her bold figurative and abstract works are mysterious and intriguing, signed with her initials m.e.. followed by an exclamation mark. “I use my initials as my signature–the exclamation mark is my philosophy that life should be lived as an exclamation, not an explanation.”
Photography is my life. Simple as that. My goal is to showcase the beauty in the world, one shot at a time. I am tirelessly pursuing beautiful, extraordinary, revolutionary moments, including yours. It’s your moment, I’m here to help you bring that moment to life.
I love what I do, it connects me with people of all walks of life. In images I capture there’s a narrative present. I approach the world with curiosity, motivating me to see things differently, reflecting the feeling & emotion in the image, and communicating it with my audience.
At Enigmatic Events Collective we use theatre, games, and creative problem solving to produce interactive events that are designed to be fun and mentally engaging! We believe in promoting good communication and building trust. By providing a shift from the everyday focus during our events, we see a wider level of engagement between people.
Writing gives meaning and purpose to my life. It’s a calling—I am called to write. If I don’t write, I am wasting my God-given gift. How can I leave this earth without doing what I was sent here to do?
The uniqueness in human emotion, in what drives people to do what they do, feel as they feel, in how they react to the world around them, has always fascinated me. In writing I can create that unique story for someone else to discover.
In changing my relationship with food, alcohol, and boundaries, I changed my health, body, and life. I know the alchemy of holistic medicine, mindfulness and minimalism works…and how amazing life can be on the other side. Sharing this is my heart's work. My recovery. My sobriety. It is alive for me in life and practice.
Autumn and Oak Leather was born from a desire to create sustainable, purposeful, and design-focused bags. In our current environment, it is essential to invest in handcrafted products that survive the passage of time. My exploration of the art world and creative influence from my family has formed what Autumn and Oak Leather is today.
Susan Isaac Design activates the healing forces of nature and science to reveal a hidden world in one-of-a-kind fused glasswork that soothes, reignites and celebrates the human spirit. Invite this powerful, positive and transformational energy into your life to bring you more joy, courage, and connection.
Susan Isaac Design activates the healing forces of nature and science to reveal a hidden world in one-of-a-kind fused glasswork that soothes, reignites and celebrates the human spirit. Invite this powerful, positive and transformational energy into your life to bring you more joy, courage, and connection.More