What is your Name?
Donna Benjamin, also known as KatteKrab on IRC and a few other places.
Can you give us a Photo?
What do you think about Inkscape?
I think Inkscape is absolutely Brilliant. It is easily my favourite open source application. Years ago, I tried using Illustrator and found it really difficult to get into, where as Inkscape is really easy to learn. One of the really great things is the community around Inkscape. The developers are friendly and responsive, and there's a whole bunch of people making screencasts, tutorials and HowTos. I can't remember when I first heard about Inkscape, but it was Andy Fitzsimon's tutorial at linux.conf.au in 2006 that really opened my eyes to what it can do, and I've been hooked ever since.
I use Inkscape regularly to create web graphics, flyers and banners. The trace bitmap feature is really cool - it's saved me a couple of times when I've had a poor quality image to work with, and no chance of getting a better one - so i just re-created it using trace!
Can you give us a Hot Tip for using Inkscape?
I love the Star tool. Using alt, ctrl and shift to modify the basic star is kind of addictive and mesmerising. But it's a quick way of creating a certain kind of star burst effect. Simply choose the Star tool, set the number of points to 17 or something - and drag the base radius tightly into the center of the star.
Grab the SVG from Open Clip Art http://openclipart.org/people/kattekrab/kattekrab_Spring_Blossom.svg