Jessica da Costa  is creating Nature-Activated Copper Maiden ART, Wind Vanes, Myth, & Magic
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"The Planet does not need more successful people. But it does need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people that live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world more habitable and humane. And the qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it." ~David W. Orr- Ecological Literacy: Educating our children for a sustainable world-

Hello out there, my name is Jessica da Costa. Aka-Copper Maiden the original- COPPER *metal Maiden* artist. I love the above quote because it expresses the essence of why I do what I do. I know that Art is an essential part of human life and we need MORE of it now, MORE than ever. 



I have worked with all kinds of mediums before landing on my choice metal beauty. I've created Weather Vanes for 20 years now and, -wait first let's back-up and let me introduce you to my page here.

This is me getting my Sh*! together. Yes, the Copper Maiden has arrived-on Patreon. Creating Nature-Activated Copper Maiden ART, Wind Vanes, Myth, & Magic. It has been a journey, and I owe it not only to getting out of my own way but to the amazing humans that paved the way with so much encouragement. I needed that (still do!) to keep the wheels turning. This Art journey has no end and because I have this incredible platform, I can now crowd-source support for that unending output of my art and art-related content that I provide almost EVERY single DAY for FREE.

NOW...I'm not saying I'll completely stop doing the fun free stuff but Patreon gives me the opportunity to give credit where it's due, to my fans! This frees me from the social media scatter of trying to reach EVERYONE by instead focusing on my supporters who can skip the scatter with a stream of content/information and have art DELIVERED directly to their door and/or mailbox! It just seems like my fans and I are BOTH winning in this scenario. Yes?

....So

 
Back to the what, why, and how- Before I started my Patreon site and months before I was aligning with my art future like never before. I had to make a choice on whether to give up the day job and go all in. Full time artist here, I'm IN. And let me tell you, that decision did not come easily for me. It is SCARY. I say "IS" because I've come to terms with the fact that it always will be. Part of the job description that I accept now instead of trying to avoid which only would and did sabotage the work I had done. Fear always keeps you safe. I won't be safe in art now or ever and knowing this has propelled me into the life that is authentically MINE. There is a time and place for fear and the need to be SAFE. Art is not that time or place :) 

The above photo of my first and only "featured artist" cover and center(ahem)fold, full feature article/interview and photo shoot for an Art Magazine distributed regionally and as far as Seattle. This publication dates that "SCARY" jumping off point of no return for me.

You can view the article archived on the Methow Arts site. Methow Arts organization is an amazing resource for art and art lovers. They bring world class art events to the region.     
                      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Throughout my entire life I've enjoyed and created art in all it's varied forms and experimented with all kinds of mediums. While putting myself through Cosmetology (Beauty) school and before the age of 20 I had a few paintings in a gallery in Newport, RI. near the salon where I worked. I remember the name of the gallery -The Magician's Birthday, and around that same time I opened the doors daily at a salon on Bellevue- Bellevue Avenue Historical District  (A Vanderbilt Mansion location). This is also an area where many historical buildings are adorned with incredible Weathervanes.(Wind Vanes)

After a paid apprenticeship in New England and many lives(it seems) later I am still fascinated with the historical, artful, playful usefulness of this beautiful art-form. For over 20 years, using the knowledge earned through apprenticeship, I turn my hand drawn designs into heirloom ART Weathervanes and my artistic vision expands continually through my choice medium.



I create rooftop art- that tells (with their movement) wind direction, through building traditional copper Weathervanes and expanding on that tradition through continued education and development of my own style and techniques. I am still learning things about the art of the Weathervane as I evolve as an artist.


In addition to copper Weathervanes I create in multiple ways. I have found myself to be a multi passionate entrepreneur with the intent to use ALL of the tools I have built, bought, or bettered life using the proverbial tool box ;)  



So, I am going for pro status within the realm of my preferred ART and yet I have projects in the *fire* cooking that will most definitely see the light of day VERY SOON. My patrons will see it all go down here first. I'm ready to have you join me on this adventure, and to give you a hint on things to come-it will involve movement. Always. 

 Join me, I have so much planned for the journey and look forward to all the fun stuff along the way. I am officially Re-launching my Patreon page with a big news announcement to follow.

So, tune in for the big reveal that comes first to my members that are joining now..


"The Planet does not need more successful people. But it does need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people that live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world more habitable and humane. And the qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it." ~David W. Orr- Ecological Literacy: Educating our children for a sustainable world-


Let's keep activating meaningful connections through art. Take a look at my offerings and get on board. If you do take that leap with me be prepared for some fun and serious warm fuzzy feelings of being an adored Art supporter!
xo

In addition, please go check out the *tier* rewards that come with your Patreon membership! 

Right! Warm fuzzies from tremendous art support provided+your membership provides me precious time to create other work involving copper wall art, panels, low relief, triptychs and sculptural works that I don't presently have the time to create!  You also support growth, in many forms one being EMPLOYMENT. If I can reach my FIRST goal, the second will be very close and that means a job for someone I need to hire. We are expanding an abundant universe of ART and causing serious ripples of joy!

Thanks again for your support!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Check out this fun House Hunters episode, with a moment in Winthrop where a special weathervane I created gets a little minute of HGTV fame!

https://youtu.be/OA5CB0c9HNk





Tiers
Copper Maiden Art Supporter
$1 or more per month

*The key to unlock Patron-only news feed and receive my sincere gratitude and offerings of continual thanks-giving  

Copper Maiden Art Lover
$2 or more per month

Copper Maiden Art Lovers *know*  that Art is for LOVERS


*Unlock previous tier rewards+

*Access Polls to voice preference of choice rewards and extra benefits for higher tier memberships

Copper Maiden StickerSpecial Offer • 6 days left
Special edition sticker by Jessica da Costa of Copper Maiden on your 6 Mo Patron Anniversary!
Copper Maiden Art Co-Creator
$5 or more per month

Copper Maiden Art Co-Creators Conspire to work in harmony with a universe abundant in ART


Unlock previous tier rewards+ 


*Receive Copper Maiden event invitations and postcards


*Enter Patron-only drawings yearly for exclusive Copper Maiden Patreon GIFTS!


*Gain access to occasional promo upgrade for extra-benefit rewards


At this tier I am adding a *special offer* for a limited time to new patrons!



Copper Maiden StickerSpecial Offer • 6 days left
Special edition sticker by Jessica da Costa of Copper Maiden on your 6 Mo Patron Anniversary!
Copper Maidens Magical Art Initiator
$25 or more per month

Copper Maidens Art Initiators are magical humans, who are appreciated for their initiation of the commission process! 


*Unlock previous tier rewards+  


*A spot is waiting just for you in my queue for a Quote.

(booked 4 months in advance for a commission)


*Inclusion throughout the creation process with WIP photos of your idea if you choose to start the commission!


*The finished creation will be featured with thanks to you on Patreon



Copper Maiden StickerSpecial Offer • 6 days left
Special edition sticker by Jessica da Costa of Copper Maiden on your 6 Mo Patron Anniversary!
Copper Maiden Mythical Art Deity
$50 or more per month

I had no idea you even existed till now. You are a mythical creature, I adore you.


 Unlock previous tier rewards+  


*You could think of this as a layaway plan for a fabulous copper art piece. Your 1st year patron anniversary at this tier will equal a payment toward an in stock Weathervane or payment toward a commission with the remaining balance due on the 1st year anniversary if you choose.


*Signed and dated copper art with a handwritten letter of gratitude for your continued support!


*A video of a creation you helped make possible by being a Copper Maiden Mythical Art Deity ~



Copper Maiden StickerSpecial Offer • 6 days left
Special edition sticker by Jessica da Costa of Copper Maiden on your 6 Mo Patron Anniversary!
Copper Maiden Art Originator
$150 or more per month

 You make me do the HAPPY DANCE!!


Not only are you the real Copper Maiden Art Originator, but you're all-that-and-then-some! Hey friend, let's make some Fan effing tastic art, um k?


Unlock those previous tier rewards+ !  


*Access a full video or video series guiding and teaching you how to make your very own copper Weathervane, each year a different classic design or reproduction just for you!


*Download video, notes or documents for how-to and video reference



Copper Maiden StickerSpecial Offer • 6 days left
Special edition sticker by Jessica da Costa of Copper Maiden on your 6 Mo Patron Anniversary!
Goals
8% complete
Reaching this goal will allow me to buy some new tools. For example, I could throw away the old homemade newspaper mat (for hammering out copper) and buy an actual rubber mat! In addition to buying some tools and materials I would have more time with my family while increasing the level of efficiency and quality of content for you, my dear patrons. :)
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"The Planet does not need more successful people. But it does need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people that live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world more habitable and humane. And the qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it." ~David W. Orr- Ecological Literacy: Educating our children for a sustainable world-

Hello out there, my name is Jessica da Costa. Aka-Copper Maiden the original- COPPER *metal Maiden* artist. I love the above quote because it expresses the essence of why I do what I do. I know that Art is an essential part of human life and we need MORE of it now, MORE than ever. 



I have worked with all kinds of mediums before landing on my choice metal beauty. I've created Weather Vanes for 20 years now and, -wait first let's back-up and let me introduce you to my page here.

This is me getting my Sh*! together. Yes, the Copper Maiden has arrived-on Patreon. Creating Nature-Activated Copper Maiden ART, Wind Vanes, Myth, & Magic. It has been a journey, and I owe it not only to getting out of my own way but to the amazing humans that paved the way with so much encouragement. I needed that (still do!) to keep the wheels turning. This Art journey has no end and because I have this incredible platform, I can now crowd-source support for that unending output of my art and art-related content that I provide almost EVERY single DAY for FREE.

NOW...I'm not saying I'll completely stop doing the fun free stuff but Patreon gives me the opportunity to give credit where it's due, to my fans! This frees me from the social media scatter of trying to reach EVERYONE by instead focusing on my supporters who can skip the scatter with a stream of content/information and have art DELIVERED directly to their door and/or mailbox! It just seems like my fans and I are BOTH winning in this scenario. Yes?

....So

 
Back to the what, why, and how- Before I started my Patreon site and months before I was aligning with my art future like never before. I had to make a choice on whether to give up the day job and go all in. Full time artist here, I'm IN. And let me tell you, that decision did not come easily for me. It is SCARY. I say "IS" because I've come to terms with the fact that it always will be. Part of the job description that I accept now instead of trying to avoid which only would and did sabotage the work I had done. Fear always keeps you safe. I won't be safe in art now or ever and knowing this has propelled me into the life that is authentically MINE. There is a time and place for fear and the need to be SAFE. Art is not that time or place :) 

The above photo of my first and only "featured artist" cover and center(ahem)fold, full feature article/interview and photo shoot for an Art Magazine distributed regionally and as far as Seattle. This publication dates that "SCARY" jumping off point of no return for me.

You can view the article archived on the Methow Arts site. Methow Arts organization is an amazing resource for art and art lovers. They bring world class art events to the region.     
                      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Throughout my entire life I've enjoyed and created art in all it's varied forms and experimented with all kinds of mediums. While putting myself through Cosmetology (Beauty) school and before the age of 20 I had a few paintings in a gallery in Newport, RI. near the salon where I worked. I remember the name of the gallery -The Magician's Birthday, and around that same time I opened the doors daily at a salon on Bellevue- Bellevue Avenue Historical District  (A Vanderbilt Mansion location). This is also an area where many historical buildings are adorned with incredible Weathervanes.(Wind Vanes)

After a paid apprenticeship in New England and many lives(it seems) later I am still fascinated with the historical, artful, playful usefulness of this beautiful art-form. For over 20 years, using the knowledge earned through apprenticeship, I turn my hand drawn designs into heirloom ART Weathervanes and my artistic vision expands continually through my choice medium.



I create rooftop art- that tells (with their movement) wind direction, through building traditional copper Weathervanes and expanding on that tradition through continued education and development of my own style and techniques. I am still learning things about the art of the Weathervane as I evolve as an artist.


In addition to copper Weathervanes I create in multiple ways. I have found myself to be a multi passionate entrepreneur with the intent to use ALL of the tools I have built, bought, or bettered life using the proverbial tool box ;)  



So, I am going for pro status within the realm of my preferred ART and yet I have projects in the *fire* cooking that will most definitely see the light of day VERY SOON. My patrons will see it all go down here first. I'm ready to have you join me on this adventure, and to give you a hint on things to come-it will involve movement. Always. 

 Join me, I have so much planned for the journey and look forward to all the fun stuff along the way. I am officially Re-launching my Patreon page with a big news announcement to follow.

So, tune in for the big reveal that comes first to my members that are joining now..


"The Planet does not need more successful people. But it does need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people that live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world more habitable and humane. And the qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it." ~David W. Orr- Ecological Literacy: Educating our children for a sustainable world-


Let's keep activating meaningful connections through art. Take a look at my offerings and get on board. If you do take that leap with me be prepared for some fun and serious warm fuzzy feelings of being an adored Art supporter!
xo

In addition, please go check out the *tier* rewards that come with your Patreon membership! 

Right! Warm fuzzies from tremendous art support provided+your membership provides me precious time to create other work involving copper wall art, panels, low relief, triptychs and sculptural works that I don't presently have the time to create!  You also support growth, in many forms one being EMPLOYMENT. If I can reach my FIRST goal, the second will be very close and that means a job for someone I need to hire. We are expanding an abundant universe of ART and causing serious ripples of joy!

Thanks again for your support!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Check out this fun House Hunters episode, with a moment in Winthrop where a special weathervane I created gets a little minute of HGTV fame!

https://youtu.be/OA5CB0c9HNk





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Jessica da Costa has a Special Offer until May 30th
Tiers
Copper Maiden Art Supporter
$1 or more per month

*The key to unlock Patron-only news feed and receive my sincere gratitude and offerings of continual thanks-giving  

Copper Maiden Art Lover
$2 or more per month

Copper Maiden Art Lovers *know*  that Art is for LOVERS


*Unlock previous tier rewards+

*Access Polls to voice preference of choice rewards and extra benefits for higher tier memberships

Copper Maiden StickerSpecial Offer • 6 days left
Special edition sticker by Jessica da Costa of Copper Maiden on your 6 Mo Patron Anniversary!
Copper Maiden Art Co-Creator
$5 or more per month

Copper Maiden Art Co-Creators Conspire to work in harmony with a universe abundant in ART


Unlock previous tier rewards+ 


*Receive Copper Maiden event invitations and postcards


*Enter Patron-only drawings yearly for exclusive Copper Maiden Patreon GIFTS!


*Gain access to occasional promo upgrade for extra-benefit rewards


At this tier I am adding a *special offer* for a limited time to new patrons!



Copper Maiden StickerSpecial Offer • 6 days left
Special edition sticker by Jessica da Costa of Copper Maiden on your 6 Mo Patron Anniversary!
Copper Maidens Magical Art Initiator
$25 or more per month

Copper Maidens Art Initiators are magical humans, who are appreciated for their initiation of the commission process! 


*Unlock previous tier rewards+  


*A spot is waiting just for you in my queue for a Quote.

(booked 4 months in advance for a commission)


*Inclusion throughout the creation process with WIP photos of your idea if you choose to start the commission!


*The finished creation will be featured with thanks to you on Patreon



Copper Maiden StickerSpecial Offer • 6 days left
Special edition sticker by Jessica da Costa of Copper Maiden on your 6 Mo Patron Anniversary!
Copper Maiden Mythical Art Deity
$50 or more per month

I had no idea you even existed till now. You are a mythical creature, I adore you.


 Unlock previous tier rewards+  


*You could think of this as a layaway plan for a fabulous copper art piece. Your 1st year patron anniversary at this tier will equal a payment toward an in stock Weathervane or payment toward a commission with the remaining balance due on the 1st year anniversary if you choose.


*Signed and dated copper art with a handwritten letter of gratitude for your continued support!


*A video of a creation you helped make possible by being a Copper Maiden Mythical Art Deity ~



Copper Maiden StickerSpecial Offer • 6 days left
Special edition sticker by Jessica da Costa of Copper Maiden on your 6 Mo Patron Anniversary!
Copper Maiden Art Originator
$150 or more per month

 You make me do the HAPPY DANCE!!


Not only are you the real Copper Maiden Art Originator, but you're all-that-and-then-some! Hey friend, let's make some Fan effing tastic art, um k?


Unlock those previous tier rewards+ !  


*Access a full video or video series guiding and teaching you how to make your very own copper Weathervane, each year a different classic design or reproduction just for you!


*Download video, notes or documents for how-to and video reference



Copper Maiden StickerSpecial Offer • 6 days left
Special edition sticker by Jessica da Costa of Copper Maiden on your 6 Mo Patron Anniversary!