Born in South Africa Wilna immigrated with her family of 3 girls to Prince Albert, Canada in 2005. She is proudly Canadian but haven't lost the South African accent.
Wilna is a neo-expressionistic painter turned scrapbook, digital designer, Photographer and Art Journaler who has spent years applying her background in fine arts to her passion for preserving memories. A popular online and in-class teacher, she has honed the fine art of balancing her logical and organized side with her free-spirited expressive side. And she definitely knows how to have fun along the way! Wilna has been working in the Scrapbooking Industry for 11 years and it all started when she was one of 25 winners of the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame in 2006. She designed for Making Memories, Jenny Bowlin, October Afternoon and Two Peas in a Bucket until 2013 when she started her own company called iHeartstudio. Wilna is a popular event teacher at retreats and has been fortunate to teach classes in the US, Canada, South Africa, Spain, Germany and Australia. She has taught online for Studio Calico, Big Picture Classes, Craftsy and have lots of classes on her own website iheartstudio.ca. Wilna is also a frequent guest on the Paper Clipping Roundtable.
Her photography business iHeartphotos was established in 2011.
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"Our photo session was so much fun! Wilna is amazing at what she does, I cannot recommend her highly enough! xx"
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"Wilna is so talented. You will love your photos!
She has done photos for me several times in different spaces and I have been thrilled each time.
Whether you are looking for family photos, professional headshots or group event photos, consider Wilna.
She makes the experience fun and relaxed which reflects on the outcome- amazing pictures!"
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"Wilna is amazing! She is so very gifted. Her photoshoots are a work of art. I am in awe of Wilna and her amazing skill. Thank you so much for your kindness, Wilna. Will always remember what a good time we had with you."
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