Ancient Pocket is 40 y/o Artist Vanessa Samp who, in this life-time is predominantly a Nican Tlaca (Mexica/ Tenochca/ Aztec, Yaqui, Apache) w/ West African bloodlines hue-being and also contains Portuguese, German, French, Norwegian and Asian ancestry. Tonantzin Priestess, 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. Living in rural Iowa with 3 kids and husband for the past 8 years. Grew up hiking hills of Chaparral, Wild Shasta Daisy, California Poppy, Apple and Eucalyptus trees of her mid-sized suburban Los Angeles town. Spent school holidays w/ the Grandmothers in East Los Angeles apartment 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. These days whispering with her children to the native bees of Iowa drinking from her Echinacea growing in masses in her backyard and watching her milkweed forest observing Monarchs, Purple Admirals, Anise Swallowtail and listening quietly to the Golden Finches feed on Sunflowers near her porch. 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.
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