Sunday, 31 March 2013

the creatives - Laura Kay of Diary Sketches

Happy Easter everyone! Todays creatives feature is the wonderful Laura Kay of Diary Sketches who draws the sweetest portraits.

Who are you?
Hi I'm Laura Kay, the Illustrator, blogger and shop owner of Diary Sketches. I'm originally from the US and I currently reside in Jerusalem (what started off as a one year adventure…;)) I am also a wife and a stay at home mom. When I'm not drawing I love to read cookbooks and try out new recipes… I also need a coffee in the morning! (see illustration below) And I love to walk outside!
When and why did you start illustrating?
I have been drawing since I could pick up a crayon and I'm still going strong since, till the weeee hours of the morning :) Art brings me joy!! I just love to draw and paint and create…It's my true passion, my oxygen!!

What is special about your illustrations? 
I think what makes my illustrations special is the mix between high fashion and quirkiness, professionalism and cute…its that little unexpected something, like a formal wedding invite with funky pink cheeks. I work mostly with ink and watercolour and digital painting with my Wacom tablet. I'll occasionally dabble with oils, acrylics and pastels.

What inspires you?
I am inspired by fashion and the pretty things around me, I always check out quirky Pinterest boards, Etsy shops, fashion blogs & magazines. I also often go to the city center to get inspired by the mix of people, cultures and styles. Aside from that I often check out local galleries when I pass them on the street.

You can find Laura's blog over at or mooch over to her facebook page. Prints and custom illustrations can also be purchased from her shop



  1. Thanks so much! It looks great!!

  2. the potraits look so cute <3

    xxx Zari

  3. These are amazing! i love love love quirky illustrations.

    xx Elly

  4. what a lovely style, they're so cute! x

  5. I love these! Super trendy; big enough to hold everything I really need.I'm actually pleased with the colors of leather hobo bags, just as these on, because they goes well with my outfits.

  6. This is a topic that is close to my heart… Take care! Exactly where are your contact details though? new arrivals womens clothes


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