Ancient Pocket is Artist Vanessa Santos who, in this life-time is an Indigenous Tlaca (Mexica/ Tenochca/ Aztec, Yaqui, Apache) w/ West African bloodlines hue-being and also contains Portuguese, German, French, Norwegian and Asian ancestry. Tonantzín Priestess, Theosophical and Anthroposophical Teachings, Geomantic Sacred Geometry and Living Library Preservation Advocate/ Cosmological Geomancy Researcher, Usui Reiki Master/ Earth Attunement Cosmic Ray Aide (Practitioner y. 2007 to present), Grandmother’s Way Herbalist est. 1999, Metaphysical studies Illustrator and Painter (Watercolor, Gouache and Acrylic), Videographer, Weaving and Textiles Maker, Ceramicist, Youth Outdoor Educator (Earth-based and indigenous teachings) est. 2008, Youth Art Pedagogy Teacher (with Steiner and Freinet influences) circa 2004 and Writer. Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Lived in rural Iowa with 3 kids for 10 years. Grew up hiking hills of Chaparral, Wild Shasta Daisy, California Poppy, Apple and Eucalyptus trees in San Gabriel Valley. Spent school holidays w/ her Grandmothers in East Los Angeles apartments off Beverly Blvd, the other off of Whittier Blvd. (and in a very “unconventional” setting) getting to know the Cloudy Copper Butterfly, Umber/ Fiery Skippers, Monsteras, Creeping Charlie, Palms, Bush Jalepeños, Wild Strawberry grown with Cilantro, African Daisies and Avocado Tree. Recent past days sp3nt whispering with her children to the native bees of Iowa drinking from her Echinacea growing in masses and Delphiniums in the backyard and watching her milkweed forest observing Monarchs, Purple Admirals, Anise Swallowtail and listening quietly to the Golden Finches feed on Sunflowers near her back porch in rural Iowa or providing sanctuary for local birds off her deck in the city of Dubuque, Iowa amongst the Bluffs and the Mississippi River. Now residing in Los Angeles, CA where she is enjoying nearly a year round growing season. Multi-disciplinary and abstract works/ classes info below... ◭◮◐◑ For Herbal/ Reiki consultations and sessions click here ╰╯╰╯For Youth and All Ages Workshops see here. ☖☗ Shop is here. ❏❐❑❒ Prints available here and PAOM site here.