- People & their stories
- Deep Colors
- Starry Skies
- Araucana Chickens
- Broken Rice
- Making 'things'
- Indie & Foreign Films
- Poster & Printing Art
Hi there! That's me! Thanks for connecting! I'm Lanie.
I'm a creative, a wanderlust, and a lifelong learner. My children bring be great joy and we enjoy passing our evenings with yoga and dancing. I am fascinated by people and what makes them passionate. I believe in the power of conversation and bridge building, that opposing view points are gifts to be appreciated and honored. I believe that God has given each of us a beautiful part to play and that all of our stories are to be honored and celebrated. I don't mind feeling uncomfortable and I love culture shock. If I had life any way I wanted it, it would be with a backpack globe trotting with my girls.
Just like everyone else I have had my share of sad stories. Divorces, broken families, siblings lost and found, addiction, depression, miscarriage, and ridicule. Sadly, not everyone gets to make dreams and follow them; life just isn't that straight forward. There are so many difficult paths behind me. For me photography is a big part of how I am seek out and focus on the joy in the world. It constantly restores my faith in humanity and love. I truly want to share the joy I see in relationships and people around me, because I think sometimes, we fail to see it; we get lost in the rhythm of everyday survival. Missing out on the everyday joy is far too easy to do!
As an artist, I am joy-focused for that reason. To have joy means to find peace and fulfillment in the midst of the chaos of life. I seek out the joy in my own life and fiercely protect it. I believe in the beauty of authenticity and taking time to savor the magic in who we are and how beautiful our chaotic lives are.
To create meaningful art that brings joy to the home.