Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New Blog!

Well its about time I had my own website and with that comes a new blog. Good bye Blogger! You have served me well! Who knows maybe someday I will return... 
NEW WEBSITE!! www.lucyerb.com 
My sweet husband made it for me. He is working on becoming a web developer so what better place to start. I think we will make a great team. 
When you go to the new site there will be an about me page at the home. In the bar on the top you can go to a gallery of my work, a contact form and my new blog! 
If you want to see my finished fancy photographed works go to the gallery, but if you want to know what makes them so special, the nitty-gritty stories and work that went in to each one, the how to and whats that work the magic, go to the blog. 

Here is a sneak peak at whats going on over there. 

See you there! 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


It has been a while. The fun thing about a blog is looking back at all the posts of the past. Before I had a blog I would look back at my old journal entries. Little pieces of the past caught; a moment in a flurry of words. You can see the mood I was in by my hand writing, what time of day I wrote it (usually late at night judging by the rambling thoughts and occasionally illegible scrawl), and what was important to me then. Most of all it offers insight as to how I have changed.
It has been four years since my last post and in that time I have gone to college, gotten married, had my first child, moved five times and made a ton of art!
College is a strange place for art. In the past people just made things for themselves, for their patron, or for their god. I suppose that hasn't changed except now it is done in a class studio, for a grade, and under the jurisdiction of an instructor. I have had the privilege of being taught by some amazing artists including Tom Eckert, Clare Verstegan, Ellen Murray, and Victoria Altepeter. None the less it is very different working in this sort of environment. It has pushed me to think much deeper about my identity as an artist,and how my art relates to me, the materials, and the process.

 This wooden man was started over a year ago. He is a bit of a drone. He only goes in one direction, marching along, unable to turn his stiff wooden neck to look around. He needs no mouth for he has no voice. He is what happens when creativity is banished. There is so much more to life if only he would stop and notice the possibilities around him.  

He thought he was finished a year ago (left). Now (right) he is actually done. From the blocky awkward form of a man to the detail of ears  and fingertips. It is nice to see progress. One thing college has done for me is give a complete portfolio of my progress over four years. I would like to share this adventure with you. from the beginning until now and then on in the future. Moments in a flurry of words from the life of an artist. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A New Dress From an Old Book

At her picnic Charlotte was wearing a new dress and it has a story, so here it is... my Oma, great grandma, is also an artist.For many years she has inspired me and many others. She loves to sew and has tons of patterns. A few months ago she gave us a binder full of doll clothes patterns!

The dress Charlotte liked was for a ten inch doll so I had to shrink it but other than that it was perfect. Using silk and french lace I started to sew and found out that sewing things that tiny is REALLY hard, but also that I am better at it than I thought I would be.

It turned out wonderful and I learned a lot. I think could sew any thing after that. I also sewed a vest for her husband, it is way too hot here in Arizona to go around wearing a corduroy coat.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Late Summer Picnic

School is back in and its hard to find time to just sit and relax. With all the hustle and bustle it's easy to lose myself, too busy to smell the roses, to hurried to notice the sunrise. Fortunately there are those fleeting moments I find to enjoy a late summer picnic.

Charlotte has pile of new acsessories from the Bits of Goodness fairy house swap. The quilt and pillows, basket of fruit, doily, dishes, and fairy baby were perfect for an afternoon outing.Thank you all for sharing your beautiful creations with me.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Last day of summer break and I was stuck at home baby sitting. I needed a little magic and what should come to mind... TOTORO! My Neighbor Totoro is one of the cutest movies I have ever seen! And its creator Hayao Miyazaki has directed three out of my top ten favorite movies .
Since none of my friends could come over I made these two little guys to keep me company.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ah summer... I don't live near a ocean, but I can pretend. *sigh* shells from JoAnn...
I made this necklace for my great friend, Aubryn. An hour before her birthday party I still hadn't made her a present so I whipped this together! Its simple, but I love it and so did she.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Charlotte's Shop

Welcome to Charlotte's Shop! Charlotte is my connection to the Fairy world/my alter-ego.

She makes delicate crowns for fairy royalty, jewlery, and many other enchanted things.

Charlotte is 32 and lives with her husband and three children. The shop is located under ground so curious animals don't snitch the shining crystals. Someday she would like to upgrade, get an internet device and sell her crafts on the online shop (Etsy).