Wednesday, July 23, 2014


I met the cutest Girl Scout this past weekend. I was in Calabasas with a friend and we stopped by the local farmer's market. As we were walking through there was a stand with Girl Scouts doodling on tote bags. They were hosting a fundraiser and before anyone even spoke to us I knew I wanted to buy one. I was a Girl Scout as a kid and I dreaded selling stuff. So now whenever I see a Girl Scout selling something I have to buy it! haha. =D I was eyeing a bag with colorful polka-dots that another girl was working on. But then this one little girl came up to me, showed me her ear and with a huge smile said.. "Hi! A bee stung my ear.." I was shocked speechless. Her ear was swollen and oh so red, the poor little girl must have been in so much pain! And then she held up her tote bag and said she made this one and I immediately said I'd love to buy yours! Her bag is quite adorable. A future illustrator in the making. =) 

The day ended with my friend and I going to Koreatown to try out a new ice cream place called HoneyMee. I got the special and it came with a free bee! haha

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day to all the super dads out there!

 I have the most amazing dad, he's worked hard his entire life to provide our family a safe, comfortable and extremely loving home. And since the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree, my brother is just as amazing. With these two incredible role models,  I'm positive that my two little nephews will grow up to be supermen too. The Lee family children have a very special trait passed down from our ancestors. It's the "Dumbo-like" ears that always find their way to poke out of our hair. As children my brother and I would often get teased about our ears. We would feel embarrassed and try to hide them. But over the years we've learned to love them because we know they make us special and now I hope to teach my nephews the same. =)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Children's Choice Book Awards!

I had the unbelievable honor of winning Illustrator of the Year for the Children's Choice Book Awards for 2014 for my work on Sofia the First: The Floating Palace!! It was an incredible event held at Capitale in NYC. I was in a room surrounded with so many talented people and then I had the Fanciest Robin Preiss Glasser present me the award!! This was an unforgettable night. It has been an unforgettable journey.  Thank you so so much to my dearest family and friends, the amazing team I am a part of at Disney Publishing Worldwide, the Children's Book Council and Every Child a Reader and most importantly all the kids!!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!!

My adorable nephews and dog wishing all the amazing moms out there a wonderful Mother's Day!