We want to help you light the fire of your heart.
We believe that when you let your light shine bright you give others the encouragement they need to shine their own light.
When it comes down to it, we write as a service. We want our content to inspire our readers to pursue their dreams, live better and make a difference when it comes to their own lives and the lives of others.
We believe that storytelling is a powerful tool for meaning making and a catalyst for social good.
We’re also passionate about sharing the lives of awesome people because the stories we see and read and retweet affect us. They influence the way we see and measure success, which ultimately affects our happiness and overall well-being. By celebrating creative, kind and passionate people, we’re saying that what you do - when you do it with heart - that what you do matters. Welcome to our site. We're so glad you found us!
Who We Are
Our team at Lamp is Hand is made up of two artists, both originally from Guelph, Ontario: Zoë Martos, a watercolourist and photographer and Faith Cameletti, a storyteller who can't decide what medium she likes best.
If you're an artist looking for inspiration or wanting to try a new medium, Zoë's Artist in Residence page has some awesome tutorials for you to try and musings on finding creative inspiration.
FOUNDER & EDITOR
I’m Faith, a writer and social entrepreneur, living in Toronto, Ontario. I’m passionate about storytelling, disability rights & access to justice.
I'm currently in my last year at Osgoode Hall Law School. Law school definitely keeps me busy! In the past, I've worked as a screenwriter, a filmmaker, a public speaker, and a graphic designer. I founded Lamp in Hand because I wanted to create a space where my artistic works could be of service to others.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
I’m Zoë, an artist and academic, currently based in Iqaluit, Nunavut. As a naturally curious person, my work draws upon a variety of influences and experiences; the places I’ve travelled, growing up surrounded by nature, and my background in health and science. I love it when my worlds of art and science come together, allowing me to weave creativity into my daily life.
I create to inspire others to follow their passions, and believe that anyone can be an artist.
Learn more about my work and artistic process at www.zoemartos.com