Archive for August, 2008

The Belladonna Women

August 27th, 2008

In ancient Italy, extracts of belladonna were used by women in the form of cosmetic eye drops, which dilated their pupils and gave their eyes a bright, glistening appearance. Large pupils were thought to be a sign of feminine beauty, hence the name Belladonna for “beautiful woman.”
They are always beautiful, the Belladonna women, [...]

A Beautiful, but Often Lonely Road

August 18th, 2008

Let me corrupt that old Corinthians verse: Passion is a steady heat; it doesn’t wane, or come in flashes of fury. Passion isn’t rude, narcissistic, arrogant, or hateful. It’s not quick tempered, manic, or full of rage. It doesn’t seek to burn others, but to live up to its own ideals. There is nothing [...]

Profile in Passion: Linda Woods. Artist, Rule Breaker & Universal Sister

August 14th, 2008

Linda spent the first several years of her life being nearly silent–she hardly spoke to anyone. When she entered kindergarten, Linda would not talk, but she would draw and paint . . .and her teachers did not know how to “fix” her vivid, emotional art. Linda has since come out of her shell, [...]

Profile in Passion: Nikki Hardin. A Roundabout Journey, Some Hard Knocks, and a Skirt!

August 13th, 2008

“Nothing in my past had prepared me to start and run a business, much less one that made money. I’m what The New York Times once referred to in an article as an accidental entrepreneur.” — Nikki Hardin, Founder and Editor of Skirt! magazine.
If the Brothers Grimm were still around, they would write the story [...]