Spotlight Interview – Tone2

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?
I became involved in 2013 for many of the same reasons anyone does. To help. The Expo is a big part of my Christmas and my charitable giving each year. There is no price you can put on the reward of being part of this. it inspires me, my own even the Spoonful Of Sugar Festival and my life in general! It’s by far one of the best “parties” I attend all year and Nuala and the entire team are all just fantastic fun to work with!

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN SECOND LIFE?
About 20 minutes since dinner, but i crashed once so more like 40 minute I guess?

WHEN DID YOU OPEN YOUR BUSINESS? 
TONE 2 is my third store and opened in Dec 2018. It is also it’s second incarnation as there was a TONE when all we had was system makeup. I pray daily for a way to burn those old items out of people’s inventories and I am terrified that with the advent of Bakes On Mesh they will come back to haunt me now like the ghosts of Christmases past. *visibly shudders*

WHAT MADE YOU BECOME A VIRTUAL MERCHANT?
Have a disorder called CSS. (can’t sit still) Im just not one for sitting around watching my avi dance or being idle. Im good for about 20 minutes of that max. My husband (who I was dating in SL in 2008), finally told me while we were dancing one night that he could tell I was editing things around me because my harm was flailing wildly and out of joint as I did. I evidently could not see it. If you could see how many tabs I have open right now, you would be horrified.

TELL US WHAT INSPIRES YOUR CREATIONS?
99% of the time I am inspired by color. Often panic accounts for the other 1%

WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN. REGARDING YOUR SL BUSINESS?
There are 2 I ascribe too:
1. “Go big or go home” – Blaze Columbia – circa 2007
2. -“If it stops being fun, then stop”. – Angelique Wickentower

EXPO VISITORS LIKE TO FOLLOW UP WITH OUR MERCHANTS. DO YOU HAVE A STORE ON THE GRID OR MARKETPLACE?
I have a store in world and I pretend to have one on MP though it is sorely neglected. Best place to see is probably

In-world 

or

my flickr

WHAT CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATION ARE YOU AND WHY?
That depends on WHEN you ask. BEFORE Xmas I am something shiny and spectacular. Or maybe one of those big magnolias. (see pic) AFTER cooking Xmas dinner I am that brown ol worn out bird ornament my cat like to whip off the tree and play with.

WHAT ONE WORD WOULD YOUR FRIENDS USE TO DESCRIBE YOU?
Most call me Ever, though their may be some more colorful descriptions i am not privy too at times. 🙂

TELL US ABOUT YOUR SHOP AT THE EXPO. ARE YOU OFFERING ANY SPECIALS AND IF SO, WHAT ARE THEY?
My store at the expo is usually all or mostly exclusive content for the cause. Some of which you can ONLY ever get there. 🙂 I think that’s what doing a charity event is about for me. I don’t come into this expecting to make money back. What’s the point/fun of that? I’m here to help!

CAN YOU GIVE US A HINT AS TO WHAT WE CAN LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2020 FROM YOUR STORE.
MAGIC! 😉