Sunday, December 9, 2012


These were the early stage of illustrations I created for my book: AFRICA SAFARI.
I designed a stamps collection out of my watercolor illustrations.
The reason why I tried this is that I met my friend Despina and Greg and their son James today. I found that James loves stickers. So that inspired me to create these art and make it stickers for James and all the children's who would read my upcoming book: AFRICA SAFARI.  I used my end paper design. Just a thought and trying things so that I can figure it out.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Fun of stamping!!!

This is part of my children's book that I am working on.
I cut out form board and stamped it on hand made paper.
It could be a great thing to do with kids.
There's will be a big mess but without mess where's fun???

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Happy hoilday : Remind me of Germany

Holiday season remind me lots of things. One of them are German. Never been there but one day i will. Happy Holiday!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Missed magic kingdom. :)

I was trying to use my unused paper. When I went through my loose papers, I found this drawing I made it Jan. 15. 2000. I wouldn't know if I didn't write it on drawing. :)
yup. I missed magic kingdom. It was one of those strange moment that people are worried about year 2000. Now people said end of world. :)... I am just saying.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Pagination for my children's book from 2006

      After my Florida trip with Dalvero academy summer august 2012, I thought I had a Africa safari children's book idea. It was fresh and new for me. So I am working on the book right now. It will be out next year mid or late February. However, during the cleaning up my studio I found this pagination I did it year 2006. OMG, I was so surprised because I tried many different ways to make this book. Finally i decided it like a set design and at the last page of this pagination which is one of the most clear one, is what i did. For 6 years i had this idea funny? right?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Happy holiday!!!

I decided to slow down on clean up. It is nice to flip through the old sketch books. I found this thumbnail. For me this will be me for next few weeks. Happy holiday guys and good luck on shopping!!! ho ho ho!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Drawing from last DR trip

I found another drawing from last DR trip.
Missed sunshine, beach, and palm tree.
I would love to lay down on beach and read a book or limin'. :D
I remembered ocean color was jade green. So peaceful!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Old drawings I found during cleaning up studio

It has been a long time I post anything in my place. I was cleaning my studio which took me more than a week and it is still not done. There were lots dusts and messes. I have too much stuff. So far I have a small plastic bag to through away. I should do better but it is really hard. Cleaning up studio is a big challenge. However, there's positive about this cleaning up. I found some drawings I made during DR trip that i went with Amy and mom. It is hard to do drawing with family trip. Still I tried and I hated them so I put them away within files of my old drawings. I find it and I like it now. I should not judge them. it was the first time I went on all inclusive vacation packages and first time seeing aqua bar. Also i went to guggenheim to see Picasso's black and white show on last sat. made me like black and white more right now ( it can change :D). I hope you enjoy them.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

1st Drawing class.

Study 1
It has been an year or so I didnt Draw the model. I think the break was great because I really missed it. I had a great time last thursday and time was flying. I always love to draw but last year I felt like I was repeating myself. So I stopped.  I did thumbnails... it was good to draw the model again.  Exercising brain. I can see different things. I am looking forward next class.


Drawing is a fuel for an artist. I am rusted but it doesn't matter because I am studying and learning. After all, this is the first class :D 

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Restoring a Past, Charting a Future opens yesterday!!! I went there yesterday. I hope you will stop by Mystic Seaport to check it out. animation is on.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Si-Yeon Lee / Mystic postcard

  It is The time. 4/28/2012 a week from now.             
I will be there 4/28/2012 11 am - 3 pm So anyone wants to see me stop by :D.
with many love. xoxo  Enjoy my postcard and weekend!!!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Morgan when she is in the sea

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The morgan. I never actually see the Morgan in the sea. She will be 2013... she will be beautiful as how i  imagine...I can't wait ... and our show is in 2 weeks!!!! I hope you can come by....

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Inside of the Morgan: @ the belly of Morgan

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all copyright silee 2012

all copyright silee 2012
I am so lucky to be experienced inside of the Morgan (at the belly of Morgan). It smelled so good ( like an old winery). live oaks soak in water and salt and colors felt like Alice wonderland. I appreciated the mystic seaport for restoration of the Morgan authentic as possible. For our future generation to see how the wooden whaling ship looked like 100 years ago.:D

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Drawing from Mystic seaport

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I used pen and ink. I drew the first 2 drawings as a folk art.

Friday, April 6, 2012


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copyright siLee 2012

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copyright siLee 2012

copyright siLee 2012

copyright siLee 2012

copyright siLee 2012

copyright siLee 2012
I have some different graphic approached for the Morgan. The chain photo I want to use symbolism : connection between past present past. I used ashcan school, fantasy and futurism.  I hope you enjoy! :D

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Red Wine?

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I love these wood from the Morgan. I design wine label from this drawing. This pile of wood from the Morgan looks like well made old red wine with a little bit deep, dark and bitter taste the end. Don't you agree? :D
PS: Some know I love rose and now I also like Bloody mary. ;-)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

fun drawing.

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copyright siLee 2012

copyright siLee 2012

copyright siLee 2012
After the interview, I can draw. Putting the planking the Morgan. From the steamer to the Morgan and  the wood was still warm after everyone was left....

Interview for exhibiton.

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Okay, Last friday i went to mystic to do an interview for the new upcoming show. It was my first time talking to camera. one thing about talking your own work but also standing by yourself talking to camera...i should looked at my friend alex. but i looked at ronnie and audury and evan. I dont know what i was talking about orwhat was the question... last thing i remembered is good. done. i am so glad it was one time. This draawing i made it from memory of me being interview...i closed my eyes.. it is so vivid...However, it was fun. I love this new experience. thank you dalvero....did i say i have to have tumbs after an interview? :D

Thursday, March 29, 2012

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This is jan 2009. it was snowing. beautiful.
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