Description ~Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Pluto and Proserpina (1621-22).This world is no match for your Love. Being away from you is death aiming to take my soul away. My heart, so precious, I won't trade for a hundred thousands souls. Your one smile takes it for free. ~Rumi.Love came, and became like blood in my body. It rushed through my veins and encircled my heart. Everywhere I looked, I saw one thing. Love's name written on my limbs, on my left palms, on my forehead, on the back of my neck, on my right big toe... Oh my friend, all that you see of me is just a shell, and the rest belongs to love. ~Rumi.Love is best when mixed with anguish. In our town, we won't call you a Lover if you escape the pain. Look for Love in this way, welcome it to your soul, and watch your spirit fly away in ecstasy. ~Rumi.Love rests on no foundation. It is an endless ocean, with no beginning or end. Imagine, a suspended ocean, riding on a cushion of ancient secrets. All souls have drowned in it, and now dwell there. One drop of that ocean is hope, and the rest is fear. ~Rumi.Enraptured by Mary's beauty, the Holy Spirit exclaims in admiration: 'How beautiful art thou, My Love!' ~Cant.4:1
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.