Whimsical Art, Accessories and Handmade Pottery ~ by skyBlue

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SkyBlue with Daisies ~ Erica Lubee

Erica Lubee~SkyBlue creates her folksy-art out of her Connecticut home studio… fondly named Little Orange Studio. Surrounded by the orange walls her artist dad helped her paint, and a ridiculous pile of art supplies, she can spend hours splashing paint and glue in hopes of transforming life’s chaos and pain into layers of peace, hope and whimsy. Becoming SkyBlue when she creates, is how she tries to put aside fears and self-criticism that can sometimes creep in to stop creation in it’s tracks.

She wandered far from the artistic path that called her in her youth, but recently found her way back as she realized the healing powers of a pencil and paintbrush. She started developing her whimsical portraits and illustrations of girls, women and feminine creatures as a way to fight the emotional turmoil of illness that threatened her life and feminine identity. Her portrait illustrations are feminine and strong, awkward and lovely, kind-hearted and a little dark, magical and mysterious, flawed and full empathy.

SkyBlue’s paintings are mostly done with acrylics and layers of papers, old pages and other paintings. She loves to create pencil illustrations and hopes to illustrate a book one day. Sometimes she makes animals, abstract and food art, but the feminine imagery is what speaks to her heart. Daisies find their way into most everything she makes because, well… they are her spirit-animal.. and she believes they can increase serotonin (although this has not yet been scientifically proven).

She has until now kept a majority of her work in her home, sketchbooks, and her quiet little corners of the web. She hopes by putting some of them out into the universe, she will make someone smile, give someone strength, and bring daisies wherever they are needed most.

I just want to add some daisies and sunshine to everyone’s day. 

Thank you for visiting!        Erica~SkyBlue 

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Find Skyblue prints, greeting cards, calendars, etc.  http://www.redbubble.com/people/skyblue32?ref=account-nav-dropdown

***For old school Skyblue, check out my original blog…Dancing Rapunzel.  This was when I really discovered the healing powers of writing.


(Most art and photos on this website are my own.  Typically I will credit the ones that are not mine.)

73 thoughts on “Whimsical Art, Accessories and Handmade Pottery ~ by skyBlue

    • Hi Janice, you are so sweet. i love your artwork, and will have to spend more time wandering your blog site. i live in boring suburbs of CT, wish i could say i lived in the city… just love to visit whenever i can. I haven’t the foggiest idea how to tweet. (-:

  1. ANd hmmmmm not to be creepy, but why do i get the feeling you like edamame with Himalayan pink salt, WILCO, sushi nori in miso soup, mountain biking over the Brooklyn Bridge, BAM, MOMA, and the lower East SIde? MANNNNN I am homesick. Especially for 14th Street/Union Square. My last apt was on 175 Third Ave — corner of third and 17th. I am DYING here.

    • wow… i am so not as hip as all this… but i did just youtube Wilco, and I’m sure I could love them. I do have a thing for Cat Stevens music. The salt, absolutely, and I tried edamame actually during my last trip to Brooklyn for the first time… dying to spend an entire day at BAM… have only been there for brief visits. I hope you are enjoying life as much as possible in Ohio, although i can imagine you must miss NY very much. thanks for visiting me! See you in the city sometime. (-:

  2. So happy to have discovered you this morning! Somehow your “Follow” escaped me until today, but I am thrilled to be here. You are an excellent writer—loved your style, humor, and depth. I’m so looking forward to reading more and to enjoying your images and artwork!

      • Ahhhh – to everything turn, turn – right? You’re just gestating, filling your well. I hope you do it deliberately – with strolls through a park, antique store, art gallery…whatever feeds your artist’s eye. Good luck!

  3. With the help of total strangers in the blogosphere, I had a creative breakthrough just a few days ago when I covered three pages of the sketchpad after many years of artist’s block. Enjoy creating and we look forward to seeing your art on the blog 🙂

    • Oh, its so nice of you to stop in… i have large project keeping me from writing regularly, but i can’t help taking a few minutes in the day reading and taking in all the beauty i find on WordPress. Your blog is so exotic and beautiful, and your artwork is breathtaking. i could live and breath artwork of such. hope to see you again!

      • Ohhh Thank you 🙂 such kind words. Enjoy the reading and I await your return into the writing mode again, soon I hope … Tanya

  4. Thank you for visiting my blog, I am very new at this and in my not so spare time I enjoyed reading about your world and your art and dancing.

  5. your blog is gorgeous! can’t wait to get a cup of tea and some dark chocolate and browse away…..to add to your list of lovely things…how about butterflies, coloured scarves, and that feeling when the sun shines through your window right where you are napping….x

  6. Thank you for being the 200th subscriber to The Risible Rambler! Your blog is quite the charming slice of happy cake, and I will be coming back for second, third, and fourth helpings.

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    • good morning and thanks! i love this world of wordpress. connecting with people around the world and reading their stories. my morning fix is nearly over…i wish i could do it all day sometimes. have a lovely day!

  8. Thank you so much for visiting my blog.I am launched my blog about three months ago.I am new,but I am getting now so many emails,makes me so happy.I read it your blog mostly.It’s amazing what you doing.You have very a good heart.I know you like it music.My favorite music it’s Violin and piano.

    • I love so many kinds of music, but there is nothing like a violin or piano solo to take you away to a beautiful place. I used to play violin in high school…how i miss it! I haven’t really been able to travel since i was very young… so music, and dance, and the internet too, are where i find my escape to other lands. (-: i wish you safe and delightful voyage as you sail around these waters. I hope to hear more about your travels! Cheers and Happy New Year to you

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    • i was so happy to come home to find your kind comment. I laugh because i am not feeling very energetic or enthusiastic lately (i don’t do to well in the bitter cold winter here), but you seeing that in me just makes me want to snap out of it and get over it! (-: It’s amazing how people from across the world can affect your mood, or make a difference in your day. your photography is beautiful and i look forward to more. Thank you, and best wishes Konstantine!

  10. Hello there! Thanks so much for the follow. What a nice blog you have here …I like the name. And I love the pictures of the dog with the soccer ball …so cute!

    • Hello Arlene! i keep trying to reply but my message keeps disappearing. i think it’s must my day for computer problems. anyway, thank you for visiting! i love your photos. i see you are an animal lover too. that zukes looks great! are you an affiliate? if so i will link through you if i buy. it is great to meet you! see you again. 🙂

  11. Hello Sky Blue With Daisies. Over the past few months I have enjoyed visiting, looking at your amazing pictures and reading your blog and so I have nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award. It’s an award given to bloggers by bloggers to recognise the hard work that they do and encourage them to do more. Please take a look at my link and follow the instructions – and happy blogging 🙂 https://travelswithmyart.com/2017/10/10/ive-been-awarded-the-blogger-recognition-award-not-once-but-twice/

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