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Gypsy Mystery Arts - The Art of Cristina McAllister

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cristinamcallister

Gypsy Mystery Arts - The Art of Cristina McAllister

553 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Welcome to the Gypsy Mystery Arts Etsy Shop!
Check out my selection of coloring downloads.
I am now offering single page downloads as well as Print Pack Collections.

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Last updated on Feb 6, 2017

Welcome to the Gypsy Mystery Arts Etsy Shop!
Check out my selection of coloring downloads.
I am now offering single page downloads as well as Print Pack Collections.

Cristina McAllister

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About

An Artist with a Gypsy Spirit!

I've been compelled to draw and create since I could hold a crayon, and spent the first half of my life teaching myself how to develop that natural talent. I have worked as a professional artist and illustrator since my teens, exploring many genres and creative industries.

In 2011, my amazing husband and I combined his building skills and my artistic flair to create Calliope The Wonder Wagon - a gypsy-style camper trailer and mobile work of art. Find out more about Calliope here: http://cristinamcallister.blogspot.com/2011/01/welcome-to-gypsy-mystery-blog.html

My quest to infuse this collaborative project with meaning led me to explore the fascinating world of symbolic imagery. As I researched and sketched, I found myself blending together my many artistic inspirations, including Celtic knotwork, art nouveau, fantasy art and traditional folk art styles of many cultures, creating a unique and appealing art style.
This new direction also took me on a journey into the mystical and sacred realms, exploring spiritual traditions from around the world. These ideas sparked many art pieces intended to not only please the eye, but to inspire mindfulness, reverence and celebration.

In 2014, I began exploring the notion of applying my designs to jewelry, and taught myself how to etch images into copper and use various jewelers' techniques to create necklaces, earrings and cuff bracelets.

In 2015, I hit upon the idea of making fantasy accessories and began exploring possible methods for taking my wearable art to a new level. Utilizing a combination of digital die cutting, paper craft and cosplay techniques, I invented DreamCuffs™; Wearable Art That's Armed and Dangerousssly Fabulous!

This new art form allows me to develop fantastical designs of all kinds, play with iridescence and various textures, color combinations and embellishments to create truly unique and eye-catching accessories. I'm loving being able to make beautiful things for adventurous souls to wear and feel fabulous in!

Gypsy Mystery Arts is the name of my business and studio.
More artwork, fine art prints and more can be found at:
www.GypsyMystery.com

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  • Cristina McAllister

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    Cristina McAllister's art combines decorative/fashion/costume design influenced by folk art traditions, fantasy and sci-fi, nature and more.

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Last updated on February 3, 2011

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