Elana Sigal is a Vancouver mom who had two boys. Her oldest son Zach passed away from leukemia just before his 17th birthday. Her other son Hiiro is 19. Elana has been designing jewellery for over 30 years and is also a textile artist, designing felted wall hangings for both residential and commercial sites. Her love of rich texture, bold color and attention to detail is evident in all her work, which you can see for yourself at Elana Sigal Design.
Favourite Thing For Your Son
Travelling together to great cities and exposing him to other cultures.
Favourite Thing For You
Time with my son. I want to spend as much time as I can with him now because time is passing so quickly and soon he won’t want to be with me.
Favourite Thing For Work
Soap operas. I love to watch soaps while I am working in my studio.
Favourite Place in Vancouver
Stanley Park Seawall for its spectacular views and people watching.
Art and design books are great for inspiration, reference and display.
Favourite Kids Book
The Very Hungry Caterpillar. My kids loved the story and the illustrations were beautiful.
Golden Ocean for Dim Sum. It’s fun choosing off the carts and trying new things.
Diane Wild is a writer, editor and web communications consultant, working in the solar, health care, and arts industries. She also runs the website TV, eh? about Canadian television.