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    Iconic musing

    Rhiannon Owens’ mom has joked that her daughter got her artistic start in a highchair, finger-painting with her food. Family members also say the D’Iberville resident’s talent is hereditary, passed down from a dad with a knack for drawing. “As an only child, my imagination kept me out of trouble,” Owens recalls. “I would sit […]

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    Assume the best

    After leaving church recently, I pulled into traffic on my way to lunch. A mile down the road, I stopped at a traffic light. As the light turned green, I watched as the driver in front of me sat there. At first, I complained under my breath, but then I grew more vocal and complained […]

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    Enhancing the inner glow

    Her vocation is helping women look their best, but makeup artist Jackie Merlau knows that real loveliness radiates from within. “True beauty comes from the heart,” says Merlau, who has been working as a makeup professional for 13 years. “It is how you treat others. Always choose to be kind!” An in-demand artist based in […]

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    Committed creative

    Photos by Brian Pearse She’s a writer, producer and director — with films that have been featured at the Cannes Film Festival — but Monica Mingo hasn’t always embraced her true self. “Instead of focusing on being the creative I truly am, I tried to fit into a corporate box,” says the Louisiana native and […]

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    Hitting her target

    Archery may not be the quintessential “girl” activity, but for Rhonda Waits, it’s a passion. “Like any other hobby or pastime you engage in, it’s about finding that ‘something’ that fulfills you and drives the inner self to growth (and ultimately success),” says Waits, a married mother of two grown children. “Archery, to excel in […]

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