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LTC Gift Guide: Photographer

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A few years ago I got really into photography. I bought an entry level Nikon DSLR and became obsessed with learning how to use it and learning about aperture and shutter speed. Then as my art business grew I picked up my camera less and less until I barely used it at all. It started to feel bulky and I was drawn to using my iPhone to take photos out of convenience. Recently I've been using my Nikon again and I'm reminded why I loved it years ago. While it's not the most professional camera, it takes beautiful bokeh shots and gorgeous portraits. When I am out somewhere and see something I know I want to paint but don't have my supplies with me, it's nice to have a good camera to capture the image to paint it in my studio later. Or even just to keep the beautiful photo and be reminded of the moment. So whether you're an iPhone photographer or a Leica photographer, this gift guide is for you! I included a few fun gifts for the camera obsessed like my Pink Camera Series phone case and this adorable camera necklace; to more practical gifts like the backup hard drive and the Adobe Cloud Photography Plan. Let me know which gift is your favorite and what you're hoping to receive this Christmas?


LTC Gift Guide: Diver

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1. Shark Giclee Print // 2. Regulator // 3. Wetsuit // 4. Wading Giclee Print // 5. Mermaid Earrings // 6. "This is not a plastic bag" Tote // 7. Swimsuit // 8. Wet bag // 9. Octopus Giclee Print // 10. Adopt a Shark // 11. BCD // 12. GoPro Hero 5

Diving is one of my biggest passions! Breathing underwater is exhilarating and the colors and creatures below the water are incredible. I've had some of my favorite adventures underwater or on a dive trip. I spent a week with my best friend on a live aboard in Belize. I completed my Divemaster course in Tenerife and saw a rays, loads of Cuttlefish and even a Mola Mola. The majority of our planet is covered in water and I intend to explore it! So this gift guide is dedicated to those who intend to explore it with me. Whether you're above or below the sea, there's a gift for you. I love this new Girls That Scuba tote and that part of the proceeds go to Plastic Ocean. Also, I am obsessed with sharks and my best friend is too. The fact that I can adopt one in her name is absolutely amazing! What are you wishing for for Christmas? 


LTC Gift Guide: Artist

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1. The Artist’s Way // 2. Pencil Case // 3. How to Calligraphy Kit // 4. Don’t F*cking Procrastinate Mug // 5. Daniel Smith Sample Card // 6. The Sketchbook Project Sketchbook // 7. Bad Girls Throughout History // 8. Moleskin Watercolor Sketchbook // 9. What Would Frida Do Print // 10. Wacom Tablet // 11. Sudio Headphones // 12. Open Box M Palette

I had a lot of fun putting together this gift guide! I would love to receive anything on this list (family and friends take note :P ) A few perfect gifts for the person who wants to get back into creating like the Artist’s Way and the watercolor sample card. Or for the serious artist, a Wacom tablet or Open Box M palette. And of course gifts to help inspiration strike, the Don’t F*cking Procrastinate Mug, the What Would Frida Do print and the Sketchbook Project Sketchbook. Something for every artist at any stage! Happy shopping! 

Best, Lauren

LTC Gift Guide: Traveler

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1. Capri Print // 2. Voyage Phone Case // 3. Globe-Trotter Case // 4. Jetset Candy Charm // 5. Silk Eye Mask // 6. Seven Wonders Masks // 7. My Bucket List Journal // 8. Airplane Necklace // 9. Ireland Map Print // 10. Jewelry Case // 11. Pink World Map Print

This gift guide is dedicated to the travel obsessed! Those who are in love with anything and everything to do with travel. Gifts that are perfect for the person on the go - the phone case, jewelry case and masks! Or the person who's just back from somewhere fab/dreams of going somewhere fab - travel inspired artwork, a luggage tag charm, and a bucket list journal. As an avid traveler I would love everything on this list! 

XO, Lauren

Victoria's Secret LOVE

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I'm so excited to share the project I did for Victoria's Secret! I created 52 custom paintings for the launch of their new perfume LOVE. They gifted my paintings to beauty editors and influencers along with the perfume and other VS swag. The portraits were such a personal gift and they received amazing feedback. I loved seeing on InstaStories and Instagram posts how much these women loved my artwork. It was such a dream working with Victoria's Secret and I'm so excited to work with them again in the future!