As a child the Lady Brigante loved to shock others with the tale that she had been abandoned at birth by gypsies and raised en famille with kindly mice in the crypt of an old church.
Alas! The truth is altogether more unremarkable!
For Lady Brigante was born and raised in the ancient City of York – a Yorky who lives by the ethos that a book, a decent cup of tea and a bar of chocolate can ALWAYS make the world a better place.
A dreamer from birth with a taste for history and the irresistible urge to create – by day you can usually find find the Lady B along with her battered tool box inside her atelier creating away with the radio blaring out and surrounded by shelves of weird creatures, baskets of fabric, tubs of paints, the odd pot of glue, stacks of paper, exotic woods AND usually under the watchful eye of a black feline with an abundance of cattiude!
However, and as the sun falls on another day and with the messy apron discarded – she goes in search of the dead.
For if she is not thrilled by a bundle of old documents, poring over the details of a tatty burial record or recording an exciting discovery of an elusive ancestor in her old notebook – she will be waking the dead of York clad in her distinctive feline boots while leading unsuspecting visitors through the snickelways and secret passageways of York as she shares the tales of the illustrious, miscreants, artists, misfits and those ordinary folk who have ALL been lost to history – until now!
She has been asked on more than one occasion how she can move between two very different worlds – one which indulges a passion for creating all things miniature and the other in which she can be found wandering through cemeteries in a quest to wake the dead.
However, as the Lady B says – it’s not a question of ‘why’ but rather ‘why not?’
But WHY Patreon?
Although the Lady B loves what she does and cannot imagine doing anything other than this – she knows that in her world it is not possible to survive on fresh air with only a diet of hope and the occasional box of donated teabags.
Patreon is a perfect membership site for creatives just like the Lady B and as her Patron – you will be invited to cross the portal, step into her world and enjoy some unique rewards including first peeks, anniversary gifts, Etsy discounts, untold tales AND exclusive tickets for the ‘ChocBox’ walks!
AND all with the freedom to cancel or amend your pledge at any time.
Whether your preference is for miniature art rather than murder or creating stories to wandering around a cemetery or that you’d rather be a savant of the small sculpt than a tombstone tourist – there’s a Patreon just for YOU!
As Lewis Carroll once said that “Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality” – why not join the Lady B and fight this battle together?
Images of the Lady Brigante Courtesy of Steve Evans Photography York.