Search

Articles for category What Inspires




Nov
04
2016

What Inspires Beverly McCullough - Vintage Craft Lover

Posted by Marcea
Bev McCullough.jpg 
(Photos courtesy of FlamingoToes.com) A former graphic and web designer, Beverly McCullough enjoys a wide variety of crafts including home décor, embroidery, crochet and sewing.  Taking all those loves, Beverly created the blog Flamingo Toes which she says she wants to “be a FUN place”.  Learn more about Beverly, her love of antiques and how OttLite lamps help her see while she's working.  How did you get started crafting? I started when I was little. My mom sewed a lot of our clothes.  It was [Read More...]

Tags: crafting crochet Embroidery Flamingo Toes OttLite sewing What Inspires
Categories: What Inspires Needle Arts



Aug
26
2016

What Inspires Terri Nelms - Wood Sign Maker

Posted by Marcea
Terri Nelms Headshot.jpg 
(Photos courtesy of Terri Nelms)With a full-time job during the day, creating and selling signs for the Oconee Sign Shack at night and a family to take care of, Terri Nelms is a busy lady who loves what she does.  Find out what inspires Terri when she’s making her signs, how she decided to start her own business and why her OttLite lamp makes a difference while she’s working.  How did you get started in woodworking? We moved into our forever home last April and my husband built me a wood [Read More...]

Tags: LED Crane Oconee Sign Shack Painted Signs Pallet Signs Wood Sign
Categories: What Inspires LED Lamps



Jul
20
2016

What Inspires Kody Miller - Tattoo Artist

Posted by Marcea
Kody Miller tattoo OttLite Blog2 headshot.jpg 
(Images courtesy of Kody Miller)Kody Miller has had a love for tattoos since he was a small child. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, Kody currently owns Hand and Dagger Tattoo where he and his team create a variety of tattoos for customers. Learn more about how Kody found out about tattoos, some interesting requests he’s received and how his OttLite helps him create this centuries-old form of art. When did you become interested in being a tattoo artist and how long have you been doing it? I [Read More...]

Tags: Body Art Kody Miller OttLite Tattoo Art Tattoo Artist Tattoo Lamps Tattoo Shop Lamps Tattoos What Inspires
Categories: What Inspires



Jun
22
2016

What Inspires Twinkie Chan - Foodie Crocheter

Posted by Marcea
Headshot - Twinkie Chan_What Inspires.jpg 
(Images courtesy of Twinkie Chan)Twinkie Chan was taught how to crochet when she was 10 and has been making fun crocheted items ever since.  Designing and crocheting food items has become Twinkie’s signature and her work has been featured in a variety of places, including contributing designs to the Sanrio 50th anniversary art show. Although she’s never taken an official crochet class, Twinkie’s intricate food designs have taken the Internet by storm. Learn more about Twinkie, how she got her [Read More...]

Tags: blog crochet Crocheter food Hello Kitty OttLite What Inspires
Categories: What Inspires Needle Arts



May
20
2016

What Inspires Dr. Marc Gannon - Low Vision Expert

Posted by Marcea
Dr Gannon Headshot.jpg 
 Dr. Marc Gannon OD, FAAO, founder of the Low Vision Institute, has been working on helping people improve their vision for over 40 years. While most low vision therapy involves treating people like they were blind, the Low Vision Institute trains people to use the healthy tissue in their eyes so with specially designed eyewear, they can see again. May is Healthy Vision Month so we spoke with Dr. Gannon to find out his tips on how to avoid eyestrain, foods & vitamins that will help with eye [Read More...]

Tags: Eye Doctor eye health eyestrain interview OttLite What Inspires
Categories: What Inspires Health and Wellness



Apr
28
2016

What Inspires Susan Roghair - Travel Artist

Posted by Marcea
Susan Roghair Headshot.jpeg 
(Images courtesy of Susan Roghair)Drawing has been a part of Susan Roghair’s life since she was a child. When not at home on the west coast of Florida, Susan and her partner Dan are traveling the world. To capture these adventures, Susan documents every day with her own original drawings. Learn more about Susan, her favorite countries to travel to and why she takes an OttLite on all of her travel adventures. How long have you been drawing? Since I was a child. The earliest drawings I have in my [Read More...]

Tags: art artist blog diary OttLite travel travel diary What Inspires
Categories: What Inspires Travel Lamps



Mar
30
2016

What Inspires Ivy Larsen - The Mermaid Tail Lady

Posted by Marcea
Ivy Larsen Headshot.JPG 
(Images courtesy of Mom Made - Crochet Creations)Ivy Larsen owns a small business, Mom Made – Crochet Creations, based out of the Tampa Bay, Florida area and is known around town as the Mermaid Tail lady.  Her crocheted mermaid tails for children and adults have been a hit and have even been seen on the Facebook page of the world famous mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs.   Read more about how Ivy started crocheting, how Alaska ties into her crocheting  and how it makes her feel when people [Read More...]

Tags: blog crochet mermaid mermaid tail OttLite small business
Categories: What Inspires Needle Arts



Feb
19
2016

What Inspires Jessica Skultety - The Improv Quilter

Posted by Marcea
What Inspires_Jessica Skultety Headshot.JPG 
(Images courtesy of QuiltyHabit.com)Wanting to own a quilt but finding that purchasing one was out of her price range, Jessica Skultety turned to the Internet and taught herself how to quilt.  Several years down the line, Jessica now teaches sewing and quilting and is also the former president of the Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild.  Learn more about Jessica, why she loves not using a pattern and her advice on how to learn to quilt.How did you get interested in quilting?  When I was a college [Read More...]

Tags: blog Hobbies quilting Quilty Habit What Inspires
Categories: What Inspires Needle Arts



Jan
20
2016

What Inspires Marcy Harriell – The Jazzy Sewer

Posted by Marcea
Oonaballoona5.jpg 
(Images courtesy of Oonaballoona.com) Actress, singer, sewer and all around Renaissance woman, Marcy Harriell is the magic behind Oonaballona.com.  Part sewing blog, part online party, Oonaballoona began when Marcy and her husband (known as Ruggy on the blog) moved from New York City to Los Angeles in 2008. Advised to get a hobby when she moved to West Hollywood, Marcy picked up sewing and hasn’t looked back.  Now back in New York City, Marcy continues sewing and keeping her followers [Read More...]

Tags: acting crafting New York City Oonaballoona Oonaballoona.com sewing What Inspires
Categories: What Inspires Needle Arts



Dec
17
2015

What Inspires Lucy Collin – The Tiny Toy Crocheter

Posted by Marcea
Lucy Collin.jpg 
(Photos courtesy of Lucy Collin)Lucy Collin designs and creates amigurumi figures.  A wife and mom of two sons, ages 12 and 15, Lucy lives in West Sussex in the south of England and has found that crocheting small figures is her passion.  Learn more about Lucy, what amigurumi is and how her characters attracted the attention of the creators of Star Wars. When did you start crocheting?  I learned when I was a little girl. My grandmother taught me.  I did some when I was younger but not very [Read More...]

Tags: amigurumi crafts crochet OttLite science fiction star wars toys
Categories: What Inspires Needle Arts


1 2 3