Saturday, October 24, 2009

Lady Artisan Breather!

Today I am taking a break from art production, paperwork, and every other task to get organized. It is counter productive as an artist to go from one show to another and not take the time to unpack, organize tools and supplies, and just take an assessment of where one is going as an artist. Earlier today I thought that I would just like to have time to create a new sculpture. And I have had that time. As I carry boxes, unpack, and organize supplies my mind is free to create. I now have several new sculptures ready for my hands to produce! I feel excited to finish setting up work areas and then to put into visual form the lovely designs I have created today.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Lady Artisan at the Trail of Terror

Lady Artisan is displaying and selling her art at the Trail of Terror. The Trail of Terror is a fall and Halloween fun event for all who would like to enjoy the thrills and scares we humans can conjure up for this season.

My lovely helpers are a delight. Here is Nikita organizing Lady Artisan earrings. We artists do not need to be in costume at the Trail of Terror. However Nikita came one evening dressed in her vampire best for the evening. It was very amusing to this Lady Artisan to see kids bare their plastic fangs, handed out by the Trail of Terror staff, only to stop dead in fear when Nikita smiled at them with realistic vampire fangs created by an artist of teeth. We are having a lot of fun at the Trail of Terror.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

This is Kim, a long time friend and creative person in her own right. In this photograph she is lighting candles within Lady Artisan candle holders. The cool rainy weather of the last weekend was a perfect opportunity to display the beauty of light that emanates from Lady Artisan candle holders.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Lady Artisan Success

The ladies who work in my shop, patrons who return to Lady Artisan year after year from all over the country, and patrons from outside of the USA have all helped to make Lady Artisan a success. I, the Lady Artisan, love you all and thank you for your support. Let me know what artistic creations you would like to see and I will set about creating your desire. I am excited about the Festivals of 2010 and plan to have exciting new creations for all to enjoy.

This photo is of my lovely helper Nikita Rose Waltersen. She is a very talented artist who specializes in dragons that are so sweet and personable they can make your heart melt. Nikita is busy cleaning festival dust off of Lady Artisan's The Lady of The Leaves Water Fountain. We are forever cleaning festival dust off of our artwork at the Festival.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Katy Farina at Lady Artisan

Katy Farina waving from the upper window of Lady Artisan.

Katy Farina is an incredibly talented artist. I, the Lady Artisan, was blessed to have Katy join Lady Artisan Ltd. as an apprentice this season at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. Katy helped with special orders, interacted with patrons in the main room, and gave of her good nature to all at Lady Artisan. All of us at Lady Artisan expect her artistic future to be a great and glorious one.

Katy Farina working on a custom order.

You can view Katy's work at or

Keep an eye on Katy Farina. Her work could become a household name.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Lady Artisan in the Parade

One of the lovely ladies from Lady Artisan blows a kiss to patrons cheering us on.
One of the joys of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival is that it is a Celebration! Walking in the parade is an event. Those of us at Lady Artisan who walk the parade have the privilege of meeting other artists who join in on parade festivities. The positive celebratory welcoming energy that emanates from all who participate in the parade is a mid-day shot of joy. It is obvious from the waves and cheers of patrons who watch us walk by that they love the parade and those of us who make this event a success.

A Lady Artisan Huzzah!

2009 at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival was huge success. I delighted in connecting with my patrons and the many artists at the festival I have grown to know and love.

I want to thank all of my Lady Artisan Patrons from Minnesota, Texas, Arizona, Iowa, Wisconsin, California, New York, the Dakotas, Montana, Carolina, Florida, and every other lovely place you all travel from.

Lady Artisan plans to create Renaissance theme state charms. Please let me know what state you come from and the state symbol you would like to see on your Renaissance state charm. The first four charms Lady Artisan will create will be for Arizona, Texas, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The other states you request will also be ready before the next festival. I will send a free state charm to all of you who give me your state symbol desire. Please do not post your personal information on the blog. Send an e-mail so that I can send you your charm! Huzzah!