My name is Loura. The “o” is not a typo but it does involve a long story which I may tell someday, but not right here. My name is pronounced “Lora”, not “Laura” (consequently, the “u” is not a typo either). If it helps, just think of me as “Lou-ra”.
Now that’s settled, let me tell you more about myself. I tend to change my mind a lot, but there are at least six things I have remained inordinately fond of since childhood: Reading, dressing up, taking pictures, beading, playing school, and playing with fire. So in essence, I’m still just a big kid. Originally, I wanted to be a marine biologist, but changed my mind when I learned I had to dissect things.
Instead, I was trained in photojournalism at Ohio University, Athens, then went on to earn my Bachelor’s of English from New York Institute of Technology. I have been a photographer and writer for over ten years, and I have been a tutor, a blogger, an editor, a jewelry maker, and a minor actress for the past five years.
Believe it or not, what all these talents have in common is storytelling. Some stories I tell using visual arts like graphic design, jewelry, and photography. Other stories I use the illustrious written word, and still others I feel are best told through the performing arts of singing and acting. Please feel free to explore these sites and contact me with any questions. My name is Loura, and these are all the different ways I like to share stories.