Welcome to West Coast Karma! Thank you for stopping by
My name is Mel and I am the creator of WCK. I couldn't have done any of this without my amazingly supportive husband Gabby.
When I moved back to my hometown Comox B.C in 2014, I would have never dreamed I would be launching an art business.
In 2012 we were thrilled to welcome our son Joey to the world and shortly after he was born we discovered we were pregnant with twins! By 2013 we had 3 children born within 1 year. Joey, Ocea and Indigo are our greatest blessings and the reason behind all our hard work. When the twins were 6 months old Gabby and I made the decision to move from Australia back to my hometown on Vancouver Island. We came with only 4 suitcases and no idea of what the future would hold.
West Coast Karma started as an "evening ritual" for me to wind down from the demanding and sometimes chaotic tasks of being a stay at home mom. I would sit at the dining room table, pour a glass of wine, turn on some Bob Marley and create. It was my therapy, and still is.
To be able to stay at home with my 3 children, while running a business to help provide for my family is truly a dream come true. I am forever grateful for the love and support I have been given by my husband, the community, friends, family and local artisans.
"Art is the only way to run away, without leaving home." - Twyla Tharp