Spotlight Interview – Dekute Dekore

WE ARE DELIGHTED YOU CHOSE TO BECOME A 2019 SL CHRISTMAS EXPO SPONSOR! WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO GET INVOLVED WITH THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY AND THE EXPO?
Well I guess that’s a 2 part answer. I lost my grandpa (who was more like a father) to cancer. It was one of the hardest things I’ve had to deal with watching him go through it all as a family member and caregiver. So when I first heard about the RFL expos I thought it would be awesome to be able to contribute in his memory.

Fast forward to now, it’s just become a tradition for me that I can’t imagine not donating.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN SECOND LIFE?
I joined in April of 2009.

WHEN DID YOU OPEN YOUR BUSINESS?
A couple months after joining.

WHAT MADE YOU BECOME A VIRTUAL MERCHANT?
It just sort of happened… RL friends said I should try SecondLife out, that I’d love the building part of it because I was in to making things in a different game we played together. I enjoyed creating my own furniture as I started out in the game.

Of course there was so much more to SecondLife. So I decided to start selling my builds so I could have some Linds to buy nicer things, like hair or clothes to go out clubbing with said friends.

Now, SecondLife is no longer just a game to me. Building/creating is all I do, I don’t have time to “go play”. My building platform is pretty much the only place you will find me. lol

TELL US WHAT INSPIRES YOUR CREATIONS?
Well, I’d say life really. Just whatever happens to be around me that might catch my attent… oh look something shinny.

WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN. REGARDING YOUR SL BUSINESS?
That’s a tough one. I’ve had so many conversations with several outstanding people on that matter. I don’t think I could nail it down to just any one thing.

EXPO VISITORS LIKE TO FOLLOW UP WITH OUR MERCHANTS. DO YOU HAVE A STORE ON THE GRID OR MARKETPLACE?
Yes, I have both. Although (secret time) I don’t keep my Marketplace as updated as it could be. >.<
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WHAT CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATION ARE YOU AND WHY?
Color changing blinking lights, because I have a hard time staying on track someti.. SQUIRREL!

WHAT ONE WORD WOULD YOUR FRIENDS USE TO DESCRIBE YOU?
Depends on who you ask, although my current favorite is that I’m a Cute Devil! /giggles

TELL US ABOUT YOUR SHOP AT THE EXPO. ARE YOU OFFERING ANY SPECIALS AND IF SO, WHAT ARE THEY?
Everything is Special, it’s at the Expo and proceeds go to fight cancer!

CAN YOU GIVE US A HINT AS TO WHAT WE CAN LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2020 FROM YOUR STORE.
Hmmm… maybe finally finish replacing all my vendors, update my Marketplace? lol
Of course there will always be new 1 Prim/1 Li goodness for you to enjoy!! >,O