the blog
Pencil In Hand discusses design in all aspects of our day to day life.  Topics include the environment, cooking, art, fashion, photography, writing, and music.  

the author
The concept for Pencil In Hand began in August 2008.  Kelly and her husband relocated to Santiago, Chile which provided her with an opportunity to explore and document a new country and it's culture...all while learning a new language.

Throughout this site, Kelly focuses on living sustainably, incorporating a healthy optimistic lifestyle, observing architecture, and exploring the city by her own two feet.  

Kelly has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the College of Architecture + Design from Virginia Tech University.   She is a LEED accredited professional and has worked and lived throughout the United States as an architect and urban designer.

She lives in Santiago, Chile with her husband and a view of the Andes Mountains.