Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Instagram? I'm @lee.steph.lee and apparently I've entered into the longest contract ever. Some interesting things are bound to come out of this.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Saturday, July 25, 2015
While the big Urban Sketchers Symposium wrapped up in Singapore, our little group spent a few hours at Rockway Gardens in Kitchener. I remember this building used to be the Swiss Castle Inn and was one of the first 'fancy' restaurants I went to when I was younger. I was disappointed to see the Rockway Restaurant (and its amazing milkshakes) was also gone, but I helped myself get over the loss with some cheese bread and a brownie from the City Cafe Bakery down the street.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
KW Urban Sketchers met Downtown Kitchener this weekend to check out the Night Art Market. We sketched buskers and vendors and this amazing sand sculpture artist and then headed down the street to the opening reception for the July exhibit at The Art District Gallery. I tried out these new Prismacolor pens that a sketch buddy recommended and I'm so in love with them that I'm ditching my Copics and my Pigma Microns for them (for now, anyways).
Tools: Prismacolor pen, watercolour pencil
Snack: Williams Mango Raspberry Chiller and a chocolate chip cookie of perfection.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
It was party central at the grand opening of The Art District Gallery tonight. I stepped outside for some fresh air and a quick sketch and then ultimately, to try to help Nancy, Marion, Karen, myself, and some random strangers escape the underground parking lot when the pay parking machine broke down.
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Hanging out in the woods with KWUSk at Woodside National Historic Site in Kitchener. I'm giving the toned paper sketchbook another try, in the name of working outside my comfort zone. Also outside my comfort zone: the sizeable spider that crawled out of my sketch bag when I got home.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
KW Urban Sketchers in downtown Kitchener. No gloves needed! I don't want to get anyone all crazy, but I think it might finally be spring.
Tools: Pigma Micron pen, watercolour
Snacks: Turkey BLT panini and London Fog from Williams Cafe.
Want to learn more about urban sketching or just get get some more practice in? I'm teaching an urban sketching workshop at Homer Watson House & Gallery. Come sketch with us! Register online or call the gallery at 519.748.4377.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
I'm pretty excited to be teaching an urban sketching workshop at Homer Watson Gallery. There are still spots left. All skill levels welcome. Come sketch with us! http://www.homerwatson.on.ca/adult-spring-programs-2015/
Thursday, March 19, 2015
I just finished up some routine cards for a little friend of mine who is, hands down, one of the cutest kids I've ever met. His mom and I have been friends forever and it was super fun to personalize these for him. I used watercolour, coloured pencil and Micron pen on watercolour paper. Each card is hand laminated so they can be written on with dry erase marker or taped up and repositioned when needed.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
|A little butterfly snack station.|
|"This is the forest bridge. It's a secret bridge."|
Me: pencil, Micron pen, Cotman watercolors.
She: Crayola markers, crayon, glitter gel pen.
After-snack: chocolate milk, blueberry muffin, plain chips.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Monday, January 5, 2015
My last urban sketch of 2014 was a last minute decision to meet up with a friend over at the new courthouse in downtown Kitchener. We only had about an hour to sketch from up on the 6th floor before they kicked us out at closing time, but by then it was too dark to see anything anyways. See you, 2014!