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Artist Story: Elena Markelova

Artist Story: Elena Markelova

I remember myself painting and drawing from very small age - in kindergarten, then elementary school. One summer day during the school holidays when I was 10 years old, my mom came into my room. I was painting by myself, as usual, and she looked at me suspiciously and said: "Come on, get dressed. We are going to sign you up for art school!" This is how it all officially started. 

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Artist Story: Leah Schell

Artist Story: Leah Schell

My art makes me my best and happiest self, as it is not merely a commercial product but also a conduit through which I express myself as a person working out her beliefs, quandaries, and place in the world.

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Artist Story: Joyce of Drink Wicks

Artist Story: Joyce of Drink Wicks

My business started as a hobby to just find a way to make use of all the beautiful bottles I've collected throughout the years. I also truly believe in giving back, so Drink Wicks gives 20% of proceeds to charity.

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Artist Story: Angela of Gabriel's Light

Artist Story: Angela of Gabriel's Light

The name Gabriel's Light was inspired by a beloved friend and client of mine, Kiana.  She helped me to see the Light...Archangel Gabriel was a huge presence in Kiana's healing sessions with me.  I wanted to honour both Kiana and Archangel Gabriel by branding this product line, Gabriel's Light.

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Artist Story: Clara of C Yarn Hut

Artist Story: Clara of C Yarn Hut

I have huge passion for knitting and crocheting. Every free moment I have, I pick up my needles and a ball of yarn to create something that I love.  I am fascinated by the limitless possibilities that a strand of yarn can create. It's like the needle is my wand and before I know it, I am under the magic spell of this art. 

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Artist Story: Cheryl of A Paper Life

Artist Story: Cheryl of A Paper Life

My dad worked in a paper mill while I was growing up so there was never a shortage of paper in our house. I have always been a creative person and I soon realized I loved the tools and medium of scrapbooking better than making scrapbooks, so I migrated to card making and stumbled on the technique of quilling.

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Artist Story - Craftedvan

Artist Story - Craftedvan

Craftedvan is made up of two of us, Erica and Diana. We specialize in magnetic bookmarks, locally made from Vancouver which resulted from our obsession with creating. Our company has been able to grow because of our addiction to bringing smiles to customers’ faces when they open up a book. 

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Artist Story: Janelle Anakotta

Artist Story: Janelle Anakotta

Nature art was always a too but I was never confident enough to try and sell them. When I finally started to sell online and one person bought one, I was so excited that someone out there loved my art enough to purchase. Then it just went from there. I love making people happy with my art. I get energized from it.

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Artist Story: Jodi Sam

Artist Story: Jodi Sam

I have always loved art, ever since I was a child. I first started painting at around 10 years-old.  It was not until around 2009 that I took up illustrating and writing. I relocated to Tokyo the following year, to work and develop my creative projects—holding exhibitions and releasing my first illustrated book.

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