Catch me at a marketplace near you!
I thought I'd pop-in and introduce myself, my name is Jessica Santiago and I am the artist behind The Mountain Druidess.
I was born and raised in San Diego, CA . I went to UC San Diego and got a BA in Psychology and Studio Art.
I did some Grad School work for Expressive Arts Therapy both in San Diego and Saas-Fe Switzerland, unfortunately I had to quit for financial reasons.
It took a couple of years before I really took the plunge to dedicate myself to my first love, art. It was scary and uncertain, but is anything worthwhile ever not?
The creation process of every piece begins with spirit, and shamanic practices to give birth to some interesting pieces. I work with the tarot and my intuition for my subject matter. Every piece I make, I create by thinking about the person it is going to. I often get symbols and ideas and just find a way to bring them to life. In a like manner, making this jewelry, has taken me places I never imagined. It has lead me to reclaim the lineage of Aztec Dance (indigenous Aztec Dance from Mexico) in my family.
It has also allowed me to meet incredible and inspiring people like you with your stories. It is the best part of going to a fair/show.
So when you hear me say that I make everything with intention, I trust that they will resonate with somebody like you because I made it for you.
This path is not so easy but it is rewarding and I thank the universe for all the opportunities I've had and even the roadblocks i've had.
If you like what I do please consider supporting me by liking, sharing, or adopting a new piece. Your support helps me to continue on this path, put food on the table for myself and my fur babies.
I one day aspire to create a life for myself where I can continue to make art and have a community space with fresh offerings for all people to help heal the world one person at a time. I really want to create a beautiful container that envelopes all the scopes I have learned. I also wish to continue my education and acquire a PhD.
Thank you for stopping by my shop and looking at what I make. I hope to meet you in person one day soon, I love to have interactions with the people that like what I do. Follow me on instagram to keep up with where I will be next! @The MountainDruidess