Lisa Loves

Artist Story: Tandis and Tara of Two Sisters

Artist Story: Tandis and Tara of Two Sisters

Both us have been painting for most of our lives. We often paint together on weekends. One day we were painting watercolour plants and just had an idea of buying some watercolour blank cards and see if people would be interested in buying them. We started it out at a local artisan market and people loved the cards.

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International Women's Day - Speaking at Small Business BC

International Women's Day - Speaking at Small Business BC

Last night, I had the privilege of speaking on a panel at Small Business BC in honour of International Women's Day. They asked us questions about how we started our businesses, mistakes we've made along the way, advice we have for other entrepreneurs, etc. but the most powerful question for me was a question about the role women have played in our entrepreneurial journey. 

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Artist Story: Patty of You + Me Candles

Artist Story: Patty of You + Me Candles

I have always loved candles. I had a partner that was terminally ill and we eliminated all candles due to toxins, which I was pretty upset about but it needed to happen. I ended up doing a lot of research around the different kinds of wax. I then started tried out making my own and that’s where I started my company.

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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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Lisa Loves: i see you. i am you.

Lisa Loves: i see you. i am you.

i see you. i am you. is the most perfect title for Casey-Jo’s debut book. If the name Casey-Jo is familiar, it’s because you’ve heard her as an afternoon show host on 102.7 The Peak.  She’s an award winning broadcaster and with the accolades her book is receiving, soon to be a bestselling author too.

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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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All for LOVE: Valentine's Gift Guide 2019

All for LOVE: Valentine's Gift Guide 2019

Valentine's Day is our favourite day at Giving Gifts! It's a time to celebrate LOVE - for your partner, your kids and, yes - love for yourself. We truly believe in self love as much (or even more) for yourself as love for others. Read on for our love-filled gift guide.

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