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What Inspires Katie O'Brien Denton - Calligrapher & Artist

Posted by Marcea
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(Images courtesy of Katieobrien.co)Katie O'Brien Denton is an artist, designer and calligrapher who is passionate about all types of art. Learn more about how Katie got into calligraphy, how music and nature inspire her and how her OttLite lamps help her get creative. How long have you been an artist?  I was always doodling as a kid. Every time we went places I’d be constantly be asking my mom for a pen and paper out of her purse. When I’d go to my grandma’s she would give me ideas of things to [Read More...]

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What Inspires Ashleigh Kiser - YouTube Crocheter

Posted by Marcea
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(Images courtesy of Sewrella.com)Ashleigh Kiser taught herself how to crochet through YouTube videos after deciding she needed a creative hobby to help her deal with health issues. Once her son was born she decided that having a blog to share her love of crochet would be a good outlet.  Learn more about Ashleigh, how crocheting is therapeutic for her and how her OttLite lamps help shine a light on her latest projects.How long have you been crocheting?  I started crocheting about 2 ½ years ago [Read More...]

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What Inspires Beverly McCullough - Vintage Craft Lover

Posted by Marcea
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(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...]

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What Inspires Terri Nelms - Wood Sign Maker

Posted by Marcea
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(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...]

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What Inspires Kody Miller - Tattoo Artist

Posted by Marcea
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(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...]

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What Inspires Twinkie Chan - Foodie Crocheter

Posted by Marcea
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(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...]

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What Inspires Dr. Marc Gannon - Low Vision Expert

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 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...]

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What Inspires Susan Roghair - Travel Artist

Posted by Marcea
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(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...]

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What Inspires Ivy Larsen - The Mermaid Tail Lady

Posted by Marcea
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(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...]

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What Inspires Jessica Skultety - The Improv Quilter

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(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...]

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