Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Blogger shout out - Lauren's Custom Illustrations

Today's post goes out to the awesome and oh-so-talented Lauren from tastes like love.

A couple of months ago I contacted Lauren to commission a picture of my twin sis and her partner for a surprise baby shower gift. Given that I only gave Lauren a couple of weeks lead time I was not surprised (nor disappointed) that it was not ready in time for the shower. I'm glad we didn't rush through the process and what has resulted is a very accurate and detailed interpretation of Ness and Brad. Lauren was so attentive and patient and was happy to make changes (however little) to satisfy me and I couldn't be more pleased. 

Mila (my gorgeous new niece) is now two weeks old. I was both excited and nervous to hear Ness and Brad's reaction to the gift after my dad delivered it to Brisbane. I didn't need to be worried - Ness instagrammed the pic not long after receiving it with the comment 'awesome gift, thx @peta_ballerina. 

I'd recommend you consider getting Lauren to create a picture of you or your loved ones. The effort that goes in to creating the picture far outweighs the cost, and what a unique and personalised (and some would say quriky) gift it is.

(she is doing one of the husband and I at the moment!)

see Lauren's pics here.


  1. What a cool idea for a present! I think I might look into doing something like this for Christmas for my mum.

  2. Thanks for the shout out Peta, you're sweet! I'm glad your sister liked the present.

  3. Isn't Lauren awesome! She's my one-stop-shop for illustrations. :)