Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lady Artisan Bats

This year's Lady Artisan bats are just about ready for their trip to the foundry. I started to create bats for the garden. Why would Lady Artisan create garden bats? The bats were a natural result of my study of garden sculpture. There are places in Europe in which placing sculptural bats in the garden is common place. I was intrigued.

In the USA there are people who value the bat because they are a natural way to reduce insects. People put houses out to attract bats. Sculptured bats are collected. There are even bat conventions. So I decided to create bats, Lady Artisan bats. I started by studying various species of bat, then creating my own bat using the bat face and wings that I liked best. You may recognize in Lady Artisan bats species that exist in nature. The whole package though is a unique Lady Artisan creation. Unlike the bats flying about your garden, Lady Artisan bats won't jump into your hair!

The new bats are flying bats. My patrons who have been collecting Lady Artisan hanging bats have asked for flying bats. So flying bats it is this year.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Lady Artisan Facebook Fan Club

Last night this Lady Artisan could not sleep. Anticipating a less than productive day due to fatigue this Lady Artisan created a Facebook Fan Club page. A Fan page is an excellent way to let patrons know where I am showing Lady Artisan Art, as well as what new designs are ready to be presented. The Lady Artisan Fan Club is the perfect venue for showing pictures of art shows, art, and anything at all that might interest Lady Artisan fans. Visit the fan club to view pictures of the shop at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. At this moment Lady Artisan is tired, but very happy and content with the results of her work.

The link to the fan club has been added to the list of Lady Artisan links listed with this blog.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Lady Artisan Bronze Mold Making

Today I posted a page on a new Lady Artisan website. The page shows how to make a Lady Artisan mold to create a wax that will be cast into bronze. I am excited about this website. It is intructional. A teaching website. Those who would like to learn how to create bronze or pewter sculptures will love this website. As I create new sculptures I will post pictures and instructions on how to create the kind of work of art depicted.

Visit to see the latest.

Lady Artisan has created a lovely new bat bell and flying bat sculpture for those of you who love bats in the home or garden. The steps to create this new work of art are being posted as I do the work. I think the subject fits. I must be a bit batty to be an artist, correct? So bats fit the bill!

Lady Artisan loves her Patrons! Huzzah!

Lady Artisan Molds

Today this Lady Artisan finished one half of her molds. The molds are to cast waxes of new bells and sculpture for her shows over the next year. The waxes that are cast from these Lady Artisan molds should be at the foundry next week and soon after, cast into bronze.

Lady Artisan also worked on earing cuffs. I know you like them. (Lady Artisan smiles). I have 11 designs for the ear cuffs, all of which will be ready for you this August.

Monday, July 20, 2009

July 20th.

I titled this post July 20th because I am at a loss for words. Pretty funny. I tend to talk to much.

All is well with Lady Artisan today. I have lovely new sculptures that will be ready for the Renaissance Festival. New opportunities for business are a pleasure in my life. I am learning business skills that are crucial to just about every area of my life. I will be in new shows this coming year which I know will delight those of you who have asked me to come to your area of residence.

I hope that all is well with you, as it is with me. No matter what life might toss you, truth does come out in the end, righteousness is won, even when it takes a bit longer than you would like. If your life is going your way today, or not, treasure the moments. Let every good thing in your day be a blessing. There is so much to celebrate while we have life on this planet that there is no reason for despair.

All is well with my soul, and I trust that all is well with yours.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

New Lady Artisan Websites!

I am excited to announce that I have and am creating two new websites. Why not just use the one I have?

The reason is simple. has a purpose. To show and sell my art. I decided to keep its focus as it was and not create a website so huge and complex that it would not meet the needs of those going to it.

I created to tell everyone about me. It is a bio website. One where I can tell the world about lady artisan as an artist. Show how Lady Artisan become who she is - the Lady Artisan.

I then created a second website that is focused on techniques. Those who would like to learn how to do what I do will find instructions, demonstrations, and links to online resources. This is my teaching and education website.

Back to why I would separate the website content into three websites. Those who are shopping may not want to read about how I make the art. Those who are looking for information on how to sculpt or make a mold may not be interested in reading about the artist. Three separate websites with three different focuses will help those looking for the content they need quickly and efficiently.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Lady Artisan Business

I have been up to important Lady Artisan business that did not include creating new art! It would be nice if the life of an artist was all play but a true art business includes many tasks such as accounting, taxes, inventory, legal issues, purchasing, and so on.

What is this Lady Artisan up to today? Watch for new information on who I am as Lady Artisan. I will let you know when and where you can read this exciting new format on me! Lets just call this my Lady Artisan teaser. (huge grin)

I hope that all of you are able to attend the Minnesota Renaissance Festival this year. I will be unveiling a few new and most excellent Lady Artisan designs.