Baby Butterfly

Two months ago, my dear friend had a darling baby girl. 
She wanted to create special monthly announcement photos so her photographer and I collaborated - she took the image and I added my illustrations!

So happy and honored to be a part of this pretty little project.
Can't wait to watch this little butterfly grow. Stay tuned for the second one coming soon!



It's Monday!

Having gotten a new pup (German Shepherd!) I am so.. so tired.
Other than that and the -5˚ weather - all is well. I could use a nap, though.
Meanwhile, here's a few illustrations I did last week.

I gave the last one some eye lashes, because, why not?
I think I will turn one of them into a large print for the bathroom. Yaas.


Quick Doodle

So yesterday morning, I was brushing my teeth - la la la.
I'm looking at the mirror and I turn my head a little and I see something out of the corner of my eye. I see a face flash and disappear and I do a double-take. And that's when I realize, my Waterpik looks like a Storm Trooper. 


So I did a quick doodle of it.

Now, I have a whole list of things to do on my post-it, the first being to complete a print design for the shop (coming soon).. Hoping to launch the shop sometime -oh, I don't know! - within a couple months?! 

Happy hump day, everyone!


Sea Creatures

Happy Saturday!

Here's one of my favorite whales, the orca, that I drew a few months back.
I drew over it and scribbled madly with my Pilot pen. I actually wanted a tattoo of an orca a while back but couldn't figure out where I would put it on my body. Anyway, I really like drawings with "movement" so maybe I will keep at it. Ooh, maybe I can have a series of framed illustrations of ocean dwellers.

I wonder if I am the only one who has trouble getting my brain to sizzle with inspiration.. I read many articles where they talk about how creative brains tend to run too fast or too slow - never consistent. But, I mean, that's everyone, no? I think I just need to keep pushing myself to go back to the basics. Grab my sketchbook and just go sit somewhere and draw what I see. Pen, so that I can't erase any mistakes. I found a quote..

"I don't have inspiration. I only have ideas. Ideas and deadlines." -Stan Lee

How awesome is that quote?
Has the concept of finding inspiration become hollow and vague now? Sometimes I find so much "inspiration" around me that I don't know what to do. That makes no sense!

I think I ruined my favorite pen..
I'm thinking octopus next? Yes.


Quick Doodle

It's been drizzling steadily all day..
Maybe it will help dissolve the solid snow that's been sitting on the ground for the past week.

In the middle of trying to organize my thoughts for my soon-to-be online shop, I took my pencil and doodled this..

Kelly Lee Design Blog quick doodle blue whale sketch

A blue whale.
I think it would be such a cute little print for a baby's room, no?