My name is Amanda Crocker, I live and work in Courtenay, B.C. which is within the beautiful unceded territory of the K’omoks First Nations. I have grown up here in the Comox Valley and consider it my home.
I am of English, French, Irish, Scottish, and First Nations ancestry. I am Coast Salish and am a member of the Penelakut tribe. My First Nations ancestry comes from my father who currently resides on Penelakut Island and grew up on Galiano Island. (Learn more below in “My History”
When I was a young child, my father made me a Dreamcatcher. He harvested a willow branch and created a hoop, then weaved, added beads, and created the most mesmerizing item I own. I have cherished and carried my treasured dreamcatcher with me over the years.
This is where I get the passion for creating art, dreamcatchers, and jewelry. In 2014, while struggling with my health, I got through the year by discovering my love of creating. I am a self-taught designer and creator. I have always loved the arts, and have finally found my passion and lifelong learning about my own culture.
Gila’kasla! Welcome to the place where I share healing, passion, and creations.
Huy ch q’u ~ Thank you