Buy the shoes

Buy the shoes

I found this image in my not-so-neat blog folder and can't for the life of me remember why I created it. I know it is a featured image but I have no idea what I was going to write about it! 😀 Anyways, I hope you find a pair of shoes you *need* soon! Many hugs,

Floss

Floss

How do you even blog about flossing? Yeah, I get it, it is important and all of that, but seriously! When I decided to blog about The Sunscreen Song, I had a couple of ideas as to what I learned from it and what I would say about it. But having to write a post about...

Why I joined an agency

Why I joined an agency

It has been seven months since I kind of permanently joined an agency. But why? Why give up seven years of freelance "freedom" for working for someone else? First of all, I did not give up anything. Secondly, well, there is no secondly really. It was definitely not...

The Crew | Fluister

The Crew | Fluister

I am pleased to introduce you to Fluister (Whisper). He is the second monster character from the tiny human's crew. I am so excited to get the whole set done for his bedroom! You can see the characters' rough brainstorm here and what the monsters looked like before I...

My GSD-playlist

My GSD-playlist

When we were in hospital with the tiny human there was a nurse who really - more than all the other committed, over-competent ones - knew how to get shit done. We could never remember her name and ended up calling her Nurse GSD (get shit done). As the end of the year...

My sister’s painting

My sister’s painting

My sister got married way back in 2003 and in 2004 she asked me to do a painting for her of one of their wedding photographs. Of course, this was a challenge I was not too keen to accept, but I did anyways. So, years have gone by and I have been finding and losing the...

The Crew | Pokkelpensie

The Crew | Pokkelpensie

It has been a while since I initially started working on Rudi's friends. I just can't get myself to play on a computer when I have been working on one for an entire day. I managed to digitise them, but have not worked on them for quite some time. On Monday I finally...

Net nog ‘n brief

Net nog ‘n brief

Ek het so hele rukkie terug sommer net gevoel of 'n trok my getref het. Eintlik is mens veronderstel om elke dag 'n brief te skryf dink ek - wanneer jy goed en sleg voel. Al is dit net om op te vrommel in die drom te gooi. Ek het hierdie een vir my suster ge-epos. Dit...

Art Journaling

Art Journaling

So clearly it is taking me a while to get my creative juices flowing. BUT I am not beating myself up about it. There is the Same Size, Same Price, No Signature exhibition coming up that I really, really want to submit a piece for, but I just can't seem to get it...

Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts

Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts

Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours. I am still in two minds about which of these is worse. Both leave you lying awake at night. Well, maybe not everyone, but I have had sleepless nights because of both. I...

Draw what you feel

Draw what you feel

A good couple of months ago I was asked to draw anything - as long as it is something - by a person that waltzed into my life. "Draw what you feel." When you suffer from an I don't give a shit right now disorder, this seems like an immensely difficult task. Anything?...

Nine of Wands

Nine of Wands

I have to admit, I am subscribed to a weekly tarot newsletter with personalised readings. How personalised can a computer-generated reading be? It depends which way you look at it, I suppose. From my knowledge, setting up a site that like will take some above-average...

Sing

Sing

Sing. Sure. I sing. Just not in public. Except when I have had too much to drink, then I imagine that I can sing. And my husband reminds me the morning after that it was just my imagination. I'd hang my head and feel sorry for a moment that I never did quite make it...

Song of the moment | Kids on the run

Song of the moment | Kids on the run

I have to confess, this was my song of the moment a couple of months back too. It just does not get old. I turned 35 on Friday - aaaargh! - and I realised how much (nothing?) has changed. I was happy to do nothing for my birthday. I chose to do nothing. (As opposed to...

The Crew’s Development | Part Two

The Crew’s Development | Part Two

The crew's development has made some progress ☺ Yay me. So dear LanaLand visitor, please meet Rudi's own characters and their flattest forms. It was such a wonderful moment when Rudi walked into my studio and saw them on the screen and said: "WOW". (Al dragged out...

Rediscovering my art supplies

Rediscovering my art supplies

A good couple of birthdays ago my eldest sister gave me an asked-for set of watercolour pencils. Why I added this to my birthday wish list I am still not sure. a) I don't like watercolour and b) pencil is not my favourite medium...

True friends don’t lie

True friends don’t lie

A really good friend of mine has trouble keeping his thoughts to himself. Which is a great thing and that is why we are friends. He never fails to amuse me with quick comments about anything. Unless you yourself become the topic of discussion, of course! We were...

The Crew’s Development | Part One

The Crew’s Development | Part One

When I was pregnant with Rudi and baby room decor was on the cards, I wanted to create some silly monster characters for his bedroom. I have written the character sketches then already but never got around to creating them. I finally started! Here is the rough...

Belonging to a sisterhood

Belonging to a sisterhood

When the word sisterhood gets thrown around one immediately thinks of crazy chicks dancing around a fire, throwing sparkly stuff from rusted buckets while humming songs no one has ever heard of. Magic. Rituals. Enchanted stuff. Well, let me tell you something, it is...

Do one thing every day that scares you

Do one thing every day that scares you

Do one thing every day that scares you. I have been stuck on this line for months now. I am not saying I am not afraid of anything... in fact... My list is fairly long when I sit down and think about all the stuff I am petrified of. But to actually do one thing that...

Song of the Moment | Like Teenage Gravity

Song of the Moment | Like Teenage Gravity

As with everything else, I go through music phases too. I will find or rediscover a song and listen to it at least three times a day until I know the lyrics off by heart and can sing it to the tiny human at bedtime without having to mime. I am a die-hard Counting...

Hello! I am Lana.

I am a graphic designer during office hours and a unicorn whisperer the rest of the time. I am the mother of one tiny human, the wife of a reasonably normal husband and a passionate lover of colour. I keep myself busy with design work mostly and often have to asdkj hj (sic) share my keyboard with my child. I am the creator of the artwork, Chaos. I strive for inner peace and hope to be remembered as a tornado; mayhem with a harmonious heart.

My primary goal in life is to keep my ducks on the same farm (if they are even ducks?!) If there is a quicker way to do it, I will know about it. If not, I will find one. No matter the question, my answer is always family. And friends. And coffee. And gin.

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