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Lego Love


This past week, Max (4), Dashiell (22 months) and my nephew Thompson (4) have been obsessed with all things Lego.  It’s been a fun-filled week but extremely stressful when Dashiell’s chubby little hands can’t put the hair back on Emmet, Max can’t find his Red Ninjago or Thompson wants the Golden Ninjago.  Tears have been shed, hair pulled and bodies pushed.  Plus, I’m not sure how many more times I can listen to “Everything is Awesome,” in the car.  These tiny legos are probably too advanced for our little ones, but they insist on playing with them and it’s put me on an emotion roller coaster.  But Alas!  I found my own lego heaven in this eye bag that caught my eye on Eva Chen’s instagram feed.  My three little musketeers probably wouldn’t appreciate the design, quality and craftsmanship of this Alex Black Widow “LOVE” Bag as much as I would, but I knew this bag had to be the one to illustrate.  Now that I’m embedded in Lego Universe, these three boys have been looking like lego characters themselves!  And for their lego character debut I’d dress them in the cutest comfy/dressy clothes for boys from Bang Bang Copenhagen.  For their bright orange shoes: would Adidas x Raf Simons ‘Stan Smith’ collaboration for little boys’ sneakers be available one day?  No need to wait, when I can illustrate them now! Despite all the fighting between these little ones, I know that between them there is enough love to last a lifetime.  Or at least until next week… eeks!


  • Dharmini said

    Karen - We Smiths definitely appreciate Lego love, especially with Ro now building very complex stuff for Nav to play with. Rowena and I have been going through your illustrations and we think they are exquisite!! Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing them.
    • Karen said

      Thank you for your sweet words! Just saw Ro's creations! Amazing! We can't wait for our little boys to start building them on their own! In the meantime, we should hire Ro to make them!
  • nygrlee said

    ahhhhhh! sooooo cute! <3 tha kids-as-legos drawings! thy r art! u nd to start signin' em, girl must b so fun 2 play w/all tha boys! this site iz really awesome - <3 seein what u post/draw n reading ur stories makes everything come alive xoxo
    • Karen said

      Thank you so much Linda!! You're so sweet! The boys are so much fun! But looking for missing lego pieces have been a pain in the butt! Miss you!! xox

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