We found out this week that we’re having a BOY! The ultrasound also showed he’ll be born with a cleft lip and palate. We don’t know everything yet, but he’s likely to have trouble feeding, and will need surgery a few months after he’s born. The news has been difficult, but we’ve felt so much gratitude. We’re so excited to meet this awesome, brave little guy!


Two former classmates see each other on a train. One of them is cheerful and friendly, perhaps a bit pushy. The other has a tendency to have strange, explosive anxiety attacks that terrify the people around her. This is a story about their encounter.

A short film I directed about my own experiences with social anxiety and how it affects others. Despite it being a very personal film, I wouldn’t have been able to make it without the numerous people contributing, so I recommend looking up all their names in Google and finding their blogs, because they deserve the clicks. Thanks!

YouTube version

My friend Christina directed this short film about social anxiety, and it captures the struggle poignantly. I’m very proud of her and the people who helped her create such a real and incredible piece. Please watch and share! Anxiety is real and hopefully this can help those struggling with it and those struggling to understand it.

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Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day! I got to draw these super guys for @meliswnic and TJ for the holiday :) Loved their idea to have each boy as a different hero— their personalities totally match!
Ariel the Little Mermaid. I’ve been calling these illustrations “darlings,” and still need to post the custom ones I’ve been doing. They make me so happy! Maybe because they are smiling at me the entire time I’m drawing them.
Etsy shop is up! DarlingsByLauren. It’s in beta, so any tips to improve it would be SO welcome!
I reckon ya’ll want a kiss #tiana #disney #princess #darlings
Mulan in her military attire. She’s the toughest! As you can tell, I made this one over a month ago! But good news: I’ve been busy creating custom illustrations of children (and puppies!) in this style for the cutest families, and because of that, I’ve got a new super secret project in development! Stay tuned for more princesses, custom print posts (they’re adorable), and a special announcement!


I finally finished this up over the last weekend,

Crack up animation by my good friend Markham :)

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And we’re back! So fun to make another princess! #inktober #princess #aurora