“I truly believe once you open yourself up to the possibilities, you open yourself to success.” - Stacey Wakelin, “When a Hobby is More Than a Hobby” in Chicken Soup for the Scrapbooker’s Soul: Stories to Remember (2006)
Stacey Wakelin is no stranger to working hard for something she believes in, and then achieving success in it. Already experienced in retail when she and Scott moved to the Langley area, Stacey revived her childhood passion for arts and crafts when she joined the Michael’s team in their Langley store. What a great opportunity that turned out to be!
At Michael’s, Stacey Wakelin’s professional journey took her to the position of Arts and Crafts Department Manager. This introduction to the world of retail crafting eventually led to her co-ownership of Clipper Street Scrapbook Company with her husband’s family. Although, Stacey is no longer part owner of this Best of the Best award-winning local business, she continues to maintain ties to the store, and can often be seen at Clipper Street events.
Meanwhile, it was also while she was at Michael’s that her creative interests developed into a deep and abiding passion for scrapbooking. Stacey attended classes, soon came to teach them, and then continued to practice and experiment with photography and paper crafts. The goal she set herself was to see her work published in one of the industry’s popular scrapbooking magazines.
“It was at the exact moment that I gave myself the permission to try, that my life changed… Then, one day, I received an email… One of my projects was going to be published in a scrapbooking magazine… All I had to do was believe in myself and put myself out there.” - Stacey Wakelin, “When a Hobby is More Than a Hobby” in Chicken Soup for the Scrapbooker’s Soul: Stories to Remember (2006)
So, if this Paint & Create Fundraiser to support the STACEY WAKELIN FOR LANGLEY Campaign seems like an odd way to raise funds for a candidate, you must first look at the candidate to see why this is truly a perfect fit. Yes, it’s an arts and craft activity, but it’s also much more than that. It’s a time for people to get together, to learn something new, and to have a conversation.
We invite you to bring a friend, or someone with whom you’d like to spend a few hours, to an evening of creativity and conversation – young people invited, too! Freda of Zealous Art will be offering step-by-step instruction, and everyone will leave with a 12" x 16" painting on canvas. All supplies included.
When: Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30pm – 9pm
Where: #105 - 6360 202 Street, Langley, BC V2Y 1N2
Cost: $35 proceeds of which will go towards campaign printing and signage.