Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Sketchers Sketching

This sketch was done on-location at the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, ON, and is currently looking for a new home. Watercolour and pen on Fabriano cold press paper. 16" x 13".

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


I'm packing up this little sketch and sending it off to a new home with the lovely barista who made me a tasty latte at the Full of Beans Coffee Bar in the St. Jacob's Market.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Happy (almost) New Year

My last two projects of the year. One privately commissioned piece, and one done for the University of Waterloo's School of Pharmacy (Digital Medication Management research). See ya 2015, it's been swell. On to new adventures in 2016!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Labour of love

In anticipation of a teary first day of school this year, I congratulated myself on my idea of adding a little note to my daughter's lunchbox to lessen the first week nerves I was sure would happen. I congratulated myself big time. Like I was solving the world's problems with a post-it and a Sharpie. What I didn't anticipate was my dry-eyed daughter happily waving goodbye. And then coming home to tell me she loved my note so much she had thought up a year-long project for herself which is completely dependant on a lunchbox note every day. EVERY DAY. So join me, won't you, over at my 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

KWUSk in Stratford

This event was a good one. I'm not exactly sure what the above building is, but you can see it from the front window of the Revel Caffe while you sit in one of their super comfy chairs and drink a vanilla latte. Then Brenda and I sat by the water and I sketched her while we chatted, ate a sandwich, watched a tai chi group, and listened to a ukulele ensemble.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

KWUSk at Rockway Gardens

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

KWUSk at the Night Art Market

A small but mighty group of us 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.