We have launched our debut book!!

It’s here, and it is Lean & Loo’s debut joint children’s book.

Square Sam and The Round School.

Based on a blog post Leanne wrote many years ago, about being a square peg in a round hole after discovering she was on the spectrum, they came up with this adorable little character. Teaching children that not everyone is the same and that sometimes we struggle with things other people don’t.

Join Sam as he learns what it’s like to be different and how to navigate a world that was never made for him.

Celebrate your difference.

Get the book –

Want to read the original blog post that started it all?
Click right here –


Helping you illustrate a children’s book.

This week we have been making some useful videos for children’s book creators. Using character packs Loo creates and sells online, we show you how to get the most out of one pack in Canva. Tips, tricks, and simple breakdowns to build a character file that can fuel multiple books.

Video 1 is a simple, quick tutorial on making the most of the bears with little effort.
The bear pack I used is this one –

Video 2 goes further into how to take apart bears to create multiple poses and has many ways of using one character pack.

Lean Making Bunny Keyrings with #Beebeecrafts

I was lucky enough to be sent some craft products by #Beebeecrafts and wanted to share some simple videos with you.

Today’s project was one design done two ways, using 3 of the supplies from the box I received at the end of 2022. This is a great easy project for mass-making sellable and cute items.

The supplies are all on the video description. Just click to go to youtube.

Beecrafts site –

Loo Designs Aliens and Bakes The Easiest Yeast Bread Recipe


I’m Loo. Welcome to our journey. Today, I decided to bake bread and also wanted to design a vector bundle for Creative Fabrica. I design characters that can be used for merchandise, stationery, clothing or used as characters in books.

Enjoy my daily vlog below!

Welcome to our website

This is the year for Lean & Loo. I can feel it in my bones.

Loo and I have been busy getting our branding and merch on point this past month. creating our logo and bears that we are just exhausted. It is all worth it, though, as we now have our cutesy little mascots, and hope you will be seeing a whole lot more of them.

We have lots of creative projects in the works, some new books, and an added craft channel to launch very soon. We hope to bring you books, crafts, art, food, lifestyle posts, and vlogs and hope you join us for the journey.

We started this partnership because of our 2023 trip to South Korea to film a short movie, which has grown into something bigger. (We also have a Korean youtube channel, so pop over) All our links are in the bar above or on the homepage of this site.

So come enjoy 2023 with us as we learn to build something and hope to spread a positive message about self-love and mental health awareness while still navigating our creative, artsy lives.

Let’s get this new year rolling!!