a little bit about drooz...

I frequent the wonderful "lovely clusters blog" quite often.. a great source of inspiration, products and source of "the lovely blogger list". Rachel Follett has complied the most delicious group of creatives... to be included on her links page each blogger must complete a "profile blog post"... so here goes mine! maybe you'll learn a thing or two about me and drooz that you just didn't know! enjoy!
shelly kennedy: mom, artist, painter, business owner (of drooz studio), product designer, interior design fanatic & all around creative soul.

here's a peek at my work..

here's a peek into my studio...

I’m inspired by the color and detail of Richard Scarry’s work, the fierceness of Laura Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie, the line work of Toulouse-Lautrec, the vast talent of Maurice Sendack, jewelry designed by Miriam Haskell, polka dots painted by Damien Hirst, the feel of sidewalk chalk on my fingertips, anything baroque or Renaissance, the juxtaposing of modern & vintage and the honesty of children.

Nothing makes me happier than… a trip to the craft store, a new box of crayons, date night on the couch, a great find at a thrift store, the snore of my dogs, a rainy day (unless I have an outside party planned!), on on-time flight, a clean house, and happy-laughing-kind kids.

With time comes change… In Jan 2008, after ten years of offering hand-painted art for children, drooz studio, Inc. I decided to close the wholesale division of drooz. I am an artist and a designer. I am so excited to return my daily focus to developing the many ideas I have spilling out of folders and notebooks. and then partner those ideas with manufacturers who can bring you the best products possible! ... Our celebrated designs for children's spaces have been produced through licensing partners such as Oopsy Daisy Fine Art for Kids, Demdaco, and a few new more soon to come! from time to time I offer originals and one-of-a-kind items on drooz.com as well.

the journey continues…everyday, I discover new

ways to express my love of creating and decorating.

Did you know? Drooz is a word that my daughter used as a toddler. She would use her "word" to describe her finger paints, play-dough, crayons, a plain piece of paper or newly finished masterpiece! "Drooz" was her word for creation & color, expression & enchantment ... the perfect word for what I love at drooz studio!

here's my twitter, website, flickr & featured in...


  1. OH Wow! Your list of what inspires and your photos...it all just blew me away!

  2. love it, love it, love it!!! what an inspiration!!!