I’m Lana, artist and owner of Come Alive Studio. I have been a visual artist since I learned to hold a crayon and refer to myself as a Jack of All Trades because I love to try my hand at all things creative. I robbed the cradle when I married my younger and ridiculous husband and I am a mom to a sweet kitty named Juneau who likes to bite eyebrows. The day after Thanksgiving I beeline to the grocery store in hopes to get my hands on a box of white chocolate covered Oreos!
Why so much nature?
Nature and process have always been the center of my inspiration. My hope is to create art that manifests the beauty and intricacies of the earth. In a world where we often look from one thing to the next to fulfill our wants and needs, I strive to create art out of the discarded, overlooked, and fleeting objects of everyday life. My desire is not to add to the consumerism of our culture, but instead create beautiful, timeless, and useful artwork that can be enjoyed for years to come.
Why "Come Alive Studio"?
Come Alive was birthed from the bible verses in Ezekiel 37 when the Lord tells a valley of dry bones, “I will breathe breath into you, and you will come alive.” He breathed life into something dead and useless; this is my hope with the subject matter of my artwork as well as to inspire you to live with a little more passion, joy, and intentionality.