EspritMystique

Ethnic - Tribal - Folk Art - Handmade Jewelry & Decor

Tucson, Arizona · 495 Sales

EspritMystique

Ethnic - Tribal - Folk Art - Handmade Jewelry & Decor

Tucson, Arizona 495 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(140)

Announcement   I am obsessed with Shaman rituals, ethnic symbolism and tribal folklore. I love to create mysterious, symbolic decor and wearable art. For more unique tribal crafts, please visit my other shops - www.Vagabond-Folk-Art.com & www.VagabondFolkArt.Etsy.com - www.Zazzle.com/VagabondFolkArt

Announcement

Last updated on May 2, 2017

I am obsessed with Shaman rituals, ethnic symbolism and tribal folklore. I love to create mysterious, symbolic decor and wearable art. For more unique tribal crafts, please visit my other shops - www.Vagabond-Folk-Art.com & www.VagabondFolkArt.Etsy.com - www.Zazzle.com/VagabondFolkArt

Virginia Vivier

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Virginia Vivier

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(140)
mary malin

mary malin on Dec 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

this is a stunning amulet with a petroglyph shaman on textured brass..i love it, reminds me so much of the southwest and hikes to the caves and ruins...virginia is a very gifted artist with a really special shop....and items from espritmystique are very nicely packaged and arrive very soon after order...bravo !!

mary malin

mary malin on Dec 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

these are really special, definitely the spirit of the west ! they came very quickly in perfect shape, and very nicely packaged ,with your cool logo. great shop !! thanks and best wishes for the holidays and new year from mary

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Updates

My new bronze heart key ring in progress - Stay tuned!

About

My Artistic Journey - From Salty Dog to Desert Rat

I grew up in California and left to study NW Coast Indian art history and textile design at the University of Washington, Seattle. I finished with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Arizona State University. I took a slew of anthropology & art history courses and developed a passion for Pre-Columbian, African, Haitian, Native American, Mayan, Inca and Viking archaeological designs. I found a cheap way to travel so I could experience some of these artifacts first-hand.

For 10 years, I had a dream-job working for an Art Gallery in the Caribbean. I lived on my (old) boat and sailed island-to-island. I even made it as far as Cape Town, South Africa.

Sadly, I lost my boat in a hurricane and limped back to sunny Tucson, Arizona, to regroup (and dry out my wrinkled toes). I found an old "fixer-upper" house and began creating jewelry and tribal decor inspired by the Shamanistic symbols and artifacts I had seen. It became an obsession... I painted tribal theme designs on wood furniture, gourds, wind chimes, mirror frames, even walls of my house! I built a trellis for growing gourds, and a small art studio, as every room in my house was crammed full of ongoing art projects.

A few years ago, I discovered Etsy and have been grateful ever since, for the opportunity to share my passion with symbolic, ethnic designs. (I don't think I could ever stop creating things, even if I won the Lottery!) It's more meditative therapy for me, than work.

Esprit Mystique means "Mystical Spirit" in French. I hope you find these symbolic creations meaningful, and that their spirits "speak" to you, as they "speak" to me.

Warmly from sunny Tucson, Arizona,

Virginia & 3 English Springer Spaniel furry kids

www.EspritMystique.Etsy.com
www.VagabondFolkArt.Etsy.com
www.Vagabond-Folk-Art.com
http://www.Zazzle.com/VagabondFolkArt

Shop members

  • Virginia Vivier

    Owner

    Thank you for stopping by! I hope you found something that "speaks" to your vagabond spirit.

Production partners

  • Manual Woodworkers and Weavers

    Hendersonville, NC

    I create every design myself. My production partner prints my designs and sew the tote bag and pillow patterns.

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