Artists for the eyes and the home – Goldstream News Gazette
Eyelash bar West
Jessica Lee has been an eyelash artist since December 2018 and opened Lash Bar West on the corner of Sooke Road and Happy Valley Road in October 2019. She fell in love with eyelash extensions when she had them applied before a trip to Mexico. She loved how she looked and how low maintenance they were.
“Since then, I have launched into everything related to eyelashes. I have been certified for four types of eyelash applications and my mentors have been some of the best in the industry, ”said Lee. “Even now, if there is a new development in the industry, I am there to take the course so that I can give my clients the latest techniques, styles and products.
You can also take eyelash application classes at her store. For more information or to make an appointment, visit lashbarwest.com.
Belinda Jay, a busy art photographer before the COVID hit, was scavenging for ideas. She decided to recreate a bag she bought in Hawaii, perfect for walking her dog.
“Every time I walked people would comment on the bag. I asked a friend to teach me how to sew and how to make the pattern. It took me a few months to learn and it took me five bags to get it right, ”she said.
The result, Poshy Paw Dog Walk Bags, is a shoulder bag with a large pocket for a cell phone and sanitizer and a small pocket for dog treats. The best part about them is the built-in bag dispenser, which makes dispensing the bucket bags easy.
Jay, a Canadian Mental Health Association volunteer, donates 10 percent of all sales to the organization. You can see these fun bags at etsy.com/ca/shop/PoshyPaw.
Vancouver Island Pyrotechnic Designs
Jenny Stanford established her business in November 2020, after her vacation home was grounded.
“I took a few weeks off to go home to the UK, but since we couldn’t fly, I got bored and started creating art,” she said. . “I had reclaimed wood and painted a picture on it for the house. Then I looked for what else I could do. I combined three techniques of woodcut, acrylic pens and watercolors. Then I seal them all to protect the art.
The smallest items she makes are key chains, about three inches in diameter. Ornaments and coasters measure approximately four to six inches, and larger plates are also available.
“I’m open to custom orders and love working with sharp-edged wood. If anyone has a piece of wood that they like, I’d be happy to take a look at it and see if we can use it, ”Stanford said.
You can see some of his work on Instagram, Facebook, and Etsy by searching Vancouver Island Pyroart Design.