Description Imua: A Hawaiian word meaning to move forth with passion or to move forward with strength.Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. ~ Isaiah 43:18-19.Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6.I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 3:12-14.Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. ~ Proverbs 4:25.The Lord our God said to us in Horeb, You have stayed long enough at this mountain'. ~ Deuteronomy 1:6.The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent. ~ Exodus 14:14-15.For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. ~ Isaiah 55:8-9.
Laura Isola, Punalu'u - Oahu - Hawaii Member Since April 2010 Artist Statement Na means from or by in the hawaiian language, Mana Loa means The Almighty so NaManaLoa means "by The Almighty"; mana is the Hawaiian word for spirit and loa means much, so Namanaloa also means From much Spirit... that I daily find in the air and in the beautiful nature of Hawaii that I am lucky enough to call home. Namanaloa has started as a way to express and share my love for this gorgeous Paradise, the closest to Heaven that I have found on Earth, hoping to uplift your spirit as It continues to uplift mine. Until imagination has taken over showing the bigger picture of limitless inner reality, eternal beauty, unveiling meanings, found within. Born and raised in Italy, resident on the island of Oahu, HI since 2006, naturalized American citizen in 2015. Certified Art studies at St Martins School of Art (London). Fashion Design Degree at F.I.T. (Fashion Institute of Technology - NYC) branch in Florence (Italy - Polimoda). Profession : Free Lance Designer for Tabletop decorations since 1995 Experiences&Activities : Fashion Designer, Costume Designer, Fashion Illustrator, Singer (soprano), Dancer (modern, jazz), Movie Extra, Yoga teacher, Runner (4 Honolulu Marathons Finisher; X-Terra Trail Run half marathon), Ocean Canoes Paddling (2 Regatta Seasons), Digital Art and Photography, Tourism Photographer, Face Painter.