Lauren Taylor Creates

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!

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Inspired: Lesley Murphy

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 Who is she: Travel blogger from The Road Les Traveled

What makes her inspiring: Lesley runs a really successful travel blog called the Road Les Traveled. I met her when I was in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was living there at the time so I reached out to her after I bought my one-way ticket and asked for advice about where to stay, what to do, etc. She was super friendly and helpful and we met up for lunch a couple times in BA. While her blog is usually filled with amazing travel photography and destination recommendations, recently it’s been filled with stories about boobs.. her boobs to be exact. Lesley’s mom had breast cancer three years ago and she recently found out she carries BRCA2 gene which means she has a high risk of getting breast cancer herself. She took her health into her own hands and elected to have a preemptive double mastectomy. Instead shying away from social media and going offline during this challenging time in her life, she’s documented every step of the process on both her blog and Instagram. She’s shared her thoughts and fears, how to throw a ta ta to the tatas part, photos from her surgery and the process through the reconstruction. While it’s lovely looking at gorgeous photos from around the world, it’s refreshing to see someone with influence to talk about something so personal and difficult. Her openness and positivity through the experience has been so inspiring. 

Find out more:  theroadlestraveled.com

Who would you like to see featured? Email me at laurentaylorcreates@gmail.com to submit someone who inspires you!

Happy Mother's Day!

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Traveling is such an important part of my life and I love sharing it with the people who are important to me! Last September my mom and I did a 10 day road trip around Ireland. It was so much fun and I loved showing her this country that is so special to me! I meant to post this video ages ago but figured what a better time than Mother's Day as a way to relive our trip together.

I also wanted to wish a very happy Mother's Day to some of the moms I had the pleasure of illustrating over the past few months!