Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Number 7 In Our Team Treasury Marathon!

We have another awesome team treasury!  Thank you to Danya Etherington of WyndstarCreations on Etsy for her treasury entitled, 'Inspired by the Ocean'.

Read Danya's profile on Etsy:
"At my day job I'm a pharmacy technician, but at home I like crafting.  I enjoy an eclectic assortment of crafts from card-making to cross-stitch, jewelry making and chainmaille."

Take a look at this talented Vancouver Island Etsy Artist's work!

Danya's Shop on Etsy:

Visit Wyndstar Creations on Facebook:

'A Vancouver Island Team treasury inspired by the beautiful colours of the ocean!'

Monday, April 7, 2014

Number 5 in our Team Treasury Marathon!

We have another team treasury!  Thank you to Anna Werrun of AnnaWerrunGallery on Etsy for her treasury entitled 'The Diverseness of Vancouver Island!

 Read Anna's profile on Etsy:
 "What am I passionate about? Art, recycling, and animals. Art is something I have loved since I was a young child. Thanks to my mom and dad for encouraging me to be diverse. I work with various mediums. I love to explore new art and technique. Recycling, it makes a difference. I love living life and by saving our planet we can continue to live longer. By reusing stuff not abusing the planet we can make a difference. We need to stop pillaging our planet. If everyone recycled our oceans would accumulate less garbage. I am not keen on animals being in captivity. However, I do support animals being captured under the conditions of rehabilitation and release like "Hope For Wildlife." Independent research has taught me many things. I encourage you to look up "Great Pacific Garbage Patch," and remember that plastics are killing our worlds wildlife.

I currently have my art displayed in Calgary at Friends and Gems located at the CrossRoads Market 1235 26 Ave, SE. Calgary, AB T2G 1R7, Hours:Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm.

You can see other paintings of mine in Victoria BC displayed at the Coast Collective Gallery and am a part of the "Pendray Collection." 3221 Heatherbell Rd Victoria, BC V9C 1Y8 Open Wednesdays to Sunday - Noon to 5:00 PM"

Anna on Etsy:

Number 4 In Our Team Treasury Marathon

A big thank you to Nicole Bottles of FreshSqueezedLymeAidfor her new Van Isle Treasury called 'Sprightly Spring'!

She writes:  "I wanted to capture the feeling of winter transitioning into 'actual' know the season with flowers and sunshine etc, and not just a date on the calendar."

Here is Nicole's Bio on Etsy:  

"For 5 years, I have been actively battling chronic Lyme Disease, a bacteriological infection (spread by ticks), which has consequently landed me in a wheelchair, in severe pain, and with short-term memory difficulties. This experience has taught me very valuable life lessons in love, respect and perseverance, helping to make me the mature and peaceful person I am today. I'm in my late teens, and still ill, although on the road to recovery. Throughout my journey, it was the arts that sustained me: knitting, playing piano, spinning, sewing, and making collages. There is nothing more relaxing than being up to your eyeballs in string, or elbow-deep in glue! Creating something with your own hands is an exciting endeavor. Crafting in harmony with nature is very important to me, and has been quite the learning process. Striving to live in harmony with the plants and animals around me has made me more conscious of how fragile life on Earth is. Human existence can be destructive, or nurturing, and I work hard to be in the latter group. It is through the collective effort of individuals that change is made. Thank you for supporting ethically & hand-made arts and crafts. <3"

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Number 2 In Our Van Isle Team Treasury Marathon

A big thank you to our new Etsy Team member, Jackie J of IslandJavaBag on Etsy for her new Van Isle treasury, 'Whimsy on the Isle'!  Cute title, don't you think? 

Jackie explains her treasury like this:  "A Collection of fun and eco-friendly items from Vancouver Island Shops! Representing our beaches, our green spaces our love of eco-friendly living and our fantastic people." 

Here is Jackie's bio on Etsy:
 "I decided to combine my love for coffee with eco-friendly bags and island java bag was born. Each bag starts as a large green bean coffee bag from an estate somewhere in the world, it travels to a roaster who takes the green beans and then passes the large bag onto me. I then re-purpose the burlap so it does not end up in a landfill. I get excited when I get a set of new bags because I never know what I am going to get.
I have an assortment of bags from all over the world: Brazil, Hawaii, Peru, Indonesia and Guatemala to name a few."

Jackie's website:

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We now have two Van Isle Treasuries in our 'Treasury Marathon'.  Who will create one next I wonder?  Thank you Jackie for your team spirit!  Check it out and re-pin this treasury on Pinterest.

(Posted by Micki @ A2SeaCreations on Etsy - a team leader)