The Artist: Shannon Ott

Hey, that's me!

Nice to meet you. I'm glad you're here.

Pull back the curtain to see who's behind the wizardry...

Hi. I love tinkering and making things efficient and pretty. I was born wearing headphones and with a tablet pen in my hand. But, I have to tell you, I wouldn't be who I am without the people behind me. My backup. My support team. My family.

There is a little girl named Pennigan who reminds me to take breaks often and encourages me to expand myself artistically (last-minute handmade birthday cards), physically (heavy-lifting of children, swimming and playing outside), mentally (figuring out how to untie mysterious knots in everything), and emotionally (staying calm while being thoroughly whomped in any video game).

I have a pet husband, Joshua, who holds my hand while I walk with my head in the clouds. He is the man I wish I could be, but fortunately for me, I am female.