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Cori Jaye Elston

My chosen subject matter surrounds Love, Power, and Spirituality. I often paint romantic scenes, expressing feelings of connection and respect. It is also common for me to paint animals which hold particularly powerful spiritual meanings, such as lions or elephants that signify special strengths. My paintings are an expression of my yearning to share love and power in this reality and often reflect my connection to the non physical world. I feel I was born an artist, and that I did not choose this life - it chose me. Painting is what I'm meant to be doing. Every day I step forward, mixing and creating, sharing my stories about love and power.

I primarily work with acrylic paint, however I also work in oil pastel and pencil crayon. I choose acrylic medium because I love to layer paint on the canvas, and the fast drying time makes for a more timely process. In addition, I paint with as much colour strength as possible, reflecting my passion to the viewer. I love to bounce colours off one another and make my subject matter pop. I would also describe myself as someone whose mind wanders, and working with acrylic paint keeps me engaged as I can constantly be working a different area of my canvas while I wait for other sections to dry. I find the colours available in acrylic paint to be vivid and exciting with metallic and florescent possibilities. The more powerful and strong I can make a piece, the more thrilling!

I've studied at Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Ontario, and I have a Graphic Design Diploma from Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Despite my technical training, I've learned the most about technique and skill from dedication and practice of my craft.

Instagram: @corijaye

Facebook: @corijayeart



Angel Anderson, From My Angle Photography

Angel Anderson, originally from Gilbert Plains, MB, lives in the heart of Winnipeg in The Exchange.  She began her career as a professional photographer while living in Northern Manitoba at Paint Lake.  There she could step onto her dock and capture the amazing beauty of the aurora borealis.  Angel’s passion is travel having photographed Italy, Greece, France, Kenya, Alaska and New York City to name a few.  She also enjoys shooting urban and rural landscapes, finding beauty in the ordinary.


Instagram: @frommyanglephotography

Brian Gagne, Random Acts of Photography

Without the boundaries of a specific style or subject matter, each image is the result of artistic expression through photography.

A painstaking approach to the development of each image is taken to ensure colour, light and compositions are complimentary to the subject.  

Artwork is typically available on canvas or printed on photo paper.  Other formats may be made available upon request.  If you would like artwork not currently displayed at A Pinch of Creativity or are interested in commissioned work, please use the contact form provided on the website.


Instagram: briangagnephoto

Danielle and Todd, TimberLore

We{Danielle+Todd}love to share our passion of wood based products with others. We both grew up in Northern Manitoba and much of our art reflects growing up in the Boreal forest and our love of nature. From our handcrafted carvings and cutting boards to our many unique jewelry pieces. Each piece is lovingly created by hand and is unique. No two pieces are exactly alike because each piece of wood is different in colour and wood grain. We are always trying out new and exciting ideas which we love sharing with others. All our products and pieces are as environmentally friendly as possible and we aim to use reclaimed wood when available and eco friendly finishes. T&D {Timber+Lo

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Instagram: timber.lore

Website(hopefully making some changes to this soon so there will be ordering available online):

Jordan and Ryan, Whiskey and Wine Woodworking (arriving March 2017)

Whiskey and Wine Woodworking was started by two life long friends and their love for woodworking, the company of others and of course full drink in hand. With roots set-up right here in Manitoba, our passion for woodworking and the finer things in life have challenged Ryan and Jordan in 2016 to take their products to the people. Whiskey and Wine Woodworking prides their craftsmanship not just on the details of their work but we strive to be a environmentally responsible company and work locally with other Manitoban companies. 

facebook page is @whiskeyandwinewoodworking

Instagram page is @whiskeyandwinewood

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Green Light Collection, Lea Grant (Arriving end of February 2017)

The muse for the name of the Green Light Collection is from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel, The Great Gatsby. The green light is a symbol of hope for the future and moving forward to pursue the most unimaginable dreams.

Each design you see is carefully handcrafted and created by one pair of hands throughout the changing of seasons in Manitoba, Canada. Created for the free spirit, the collection centers around designs inspired by nature with raw gem stones and rustic yet delicate influences. High quality materials are carefully selected to create timeless treasures.




Johanna Giesbrecht, Nojo Textiles

Through a lifelong obsession with fibre arts and a deep love for colour and texture I create woven wall hangings, knits and jewellery. 

I utilize a variety of materials often using thrifted items, beach finds, Manitoban and Canadian sourced yarns, hand spun and hand dyed fibres.



Tania Czemerynski, Cze

Welcome to Cze by Tania!

We are a local Manitoba business, founded by Tania Czemerynski in November of 2015. We provide women and men with all natural and organic hair and beard products. We have everything you need from styling and grooming products, to masques that repair and restore the health to your hair. Best of all, our products are natural, chemical and paraben free - to maintain and nourish your hair the healthy way.

At Cze [chay] by Tania, we handcraft all of products using the best natural and organic ingredients, along with as many locally sourced raw materials as possible.  We go to great lengths to ensure the highest quality of care goes into everything we make. If it is not something we would be willing to use in our own family’s hair and beards, we wouldn’t put that in the hands of our customers.

Instagram @czebytania




Rebecca Waczko, Stellar Ladybug Designs

Hi Im Rebecca Waczko. Im a Photographer, Vintage seller and jewellery designer.  I started Stellar Ladybug Designs with my  mother and sister inlaw when my mom retired last year. We upcycle and repurpose vintage cutlery, buttons, old costume jewellery and sterling silver. We create rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, keychains, bookmarks, and minimal abstract sterling and brass pieces.

 All our designs are unique and one of a kind. Unless its a custom order. Our pieces are truly handmade as we are destructing  and reconstructing using multiple methods. We cut, heat, drill, bend and solder our designs to uniqueness.Bixipix featuring Stellar Ladybug Designs


Pam McIntyre, Funky Fleece

Funky Fleece was "born" in 2003 as a shopping destination for clothing and accessories in durable, long wearing, and easy to care for polar fleece. All items in the extensive product line are available in fun and funky prints and colours....with something to appeal to every style, age, and each member of the family!

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Kylie Stomp, Boomerang 360

Boomerang 360 was created in 2008 when the artist and the graphic designer decided to meet half-way.

All product is made with the environment in mind. Each design is hand screen printed on a collection of sweatshop free items using environmentally friendly water based inks.

Kylie Stomp’s designs are inspired by everyday images growing up on a grain farm in the prairies, living in urban culture and wading through countless experiences in travels abroad. From pillows to patches, to your favourite T-shirt, there’s something for everyone.

Caitlin Elkjar and Nadine Hink, Leda and Spark

Handcrafted by Winnipeg artisans Caitlin Elkjar and Nadine Hink, Leda & Spark designs fun, bohemian jewellery and accessories with themes of antiquity, whimsy and play. Using new and found materials, bright colours, clean lines and eclectic shapes, we aim to provide wearable pieces for a variety of everyday looks.

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Michelle Pielech, Sly Scarves

Sly Scarves specializes in unique one-of-a-kind handmade circle scarves. Sly Scarves can be worn and styled multiple ways. Our crochet circle scarves are all made with a special stitch.  We also have two different styles of toques, knitted and recycled, as well as headbands and boot cuffs. All of our products are made by hand in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


Ang Neufeld, Daisy Thirteen

Combining the simple beauty of a daisy with the luckiness of number thirteen, Daisy Thirteen aims to bring simple, nature inspired designs to your home, and a smile to your face.

Made from salvaged wood, the wooden quote/photo blocks are the perfect personalized gift for any occasion. The serving/ottoman trays were designed to be simple while making a bold statement, and the Sticks and Stones Mobiles are a labour of love, created from both upcycled and new materials.

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Lisa Whitehouse, Whitehouse Art

These are not your traditional watercolors! Whitehouse Art combines bright colors, splashes and strokes to bring nature to life in a new and interesting way. Prints, originals and commission work available.  

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Instagram: Whitehouse_Art

Tara Garcia, Mama Pacha

Mama Pacha is a local herbal skin care company focused on providing quality, chemical and petroleum free herbal skin care products for the whole family at an affordable price. We are passionate about helping people reduce the use of chemicals on their bodies. We have a full facial care line, men's facial hair line, new mom and baby line, essential oils and perfumes. specialty items as well as all of your daily toiletries.  We focus on supporting local, purchasing our herbs and beeswax locally, making donations to women's support groups here in Winnipeg and also partnering up with other amazing makers when packaging gift sets etc.  We are constantly growing and adding to our line at the request of our customers.  We look forward to becoming a staple in your home.

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Instagram - mamapachaherbal

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Louise Vargas, SoGa Artisan Soaperie

When people ask how I got started on my soap journey. I smile and tell them it really began when I was a child,but didn't take fruit until randomly passing by a bookstore in the mid-90s and finding a book on handmade soapmaking.

As a child, well even as an adult I suffer from poor kidney function which really affected my skin making it extremely dry. Many years of medicated creams had no effect on me. All skincare we had access to was the commercially available brands. and although they are great cleansers, they just had no remaining moisturizing value.

So on a whim I decided to make my first handmade soap and, for the very first time, I lost the constant itchiness and the feeling that "my skin was too tight on me" feeling. I am sure many of you can understand how overjoyed I was!

We really started to get popular once our products were selected to be in the gift bags of the press and celebrities who attended GBK's Oscars Gift Lounge. From that moment on we decided to branch out and grow a little larger and join Etsy and other social media platforms.

We know you will enjoy what we have created for your skin as we have taken years of experience and a little bit of creative flair in our choice of ingredients, colors and textures. You can also find us at our main location at 86 A!bert St.

Randy Merritt. Silverbirch Designs

Randy Merritt is a Winnipeg based artist producing map inspired artwork, customized cutting boards and nature themed notebooks. 

"Inspired by his exploration of the city of Winnipeg and the vast wilderness that surrounds us."

These pieces combine simple materials like wood and mat board and the technology of laser cutting to create intricate work. 

Instagram:  Silverbirchdesigns 

Etsy: silverbirchshop


Kristina Kauss, ZSJ Silks

These beautiful SILK works by Kristina, ZSJ Silks, are unique machine washable, wearable, multi-functional works of art.
ZSJ,  a professional artist since the 90's and a silk artist since 2004, is a local artist who has found her inspiration at home and around the world. 

You can find  ZSJ Silks on Facebook at or on her web site at

Bernard Ferguson, Windhorse Pottery

Windhorse Pottery is mostly utilitarian/functional ceramics that includes bowls, plates, saucers, cups, mugs, teacups, tea pots, sushi platters, yarn bowls etc. I participate in Craft sales and display in various shops when I can so people can purchase and enjoy my work. I teach pottery and also interested in yoga, zen, gardening, sustainability and permaculture, which influences my work in many areas.There is always some refining of subtleties in pottery which allows me to be better connected and intuitive in my work and everyday life. 

We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds what we want. Lao Tzu


Christie Froese, Little Adventure Designs

I love making things with my hands.  It's always fun to pick out new fabric and create something great for little kids. Little adventure designs started in 2016 but I have been sewing, creating and designing for the last 5 years. 


Sarah Neville, Sarah Neville Studios

I'm a Winnipeg artist and I love creating. From drawing to painting to sewing to anything, so many different types of craft have always been my passion.  Illustrating has always been a passion of mine and I'm so grateful that I am able to bring little illustrations of mine into the world and for you all to see. I mostly love creating laughter with my pieces. Hearing someone's giggle out of something that I have created (or even a hint of a smile) is incredibly inspiring and makes me want to create more and more.

Caroline Mandarino, Orange and Prairie

Orange and Prairie offers leather wrap and cuff bracelets primarily out of upcycled leather. A jewellery option for men or women that can be dressed up or down, never go out of style, and at the same time, be unique!

I've been making jewelry for as long as I can remember...slowly evolving using different mediums and techniques and continuing out of a love to create!




rosin and talc, Celia Bryn Mclean

rosin and talc is a handmade jewelry and gifts task force created to combat mediocrity. The name is derived from a process used in lithography (one of the oldest and most badass forms of printmaking). Combining digital art forms with age-old tactile practices, rosin and talc offers unique wearable and functional art.  All photography and illustrations used within the pieces are created by artist and owner, Celia Bryn Mclean. 
Each piece is guaranteed to be different and made with 100% love…..and hand poured resin. 
Commissions are most welcome.