Hello! I'm Saundra Mondragon. Painter, Jewelry Artisan & Ambient Space Creator.
I’m attracted to indigenous and psychedelic art from around the world. In 2004 I took up psycho-spiritual painting. Psychedelic trance music stole my heart in 2005 and I immediately began painting for the black light. My painting inspiration comes from psychic, psychedelic and subconscious symbology. All tapestry work to this day is hand painted one brush stroke at a time, although I do see an air brush in my future. I also paint with non-UV acrylics on canvas. Body painting is another aspect of my art.
Some of my interests include metaphysics, psychedelic spirituality, witchcraft, energy work, painting, crystals, jewelry making, parenting, gardening, hiking and dancing. I’ve studied cosmology, neurosciences, esoteric & philosophical traditions from all corners of the Earth, natural & organic health and well-being, as well as anthropological (natural, gentle, conscious, attachment) parenting.
When my youngest child went toddler on me I had to find an artistic outlet which wouldn’t involve preschool paint sessions every time I wanted to get crafty. Being a lover of crystals and all things pretty I eventually discovered the art of wire wrapping. In 2010 I bought my first parcel of wrapping crystals and wire with which to wrap them.
My practice is an eclectic grouping of everything I have studied which does not offend my sensibilities. Metaphysics, active & passive Magick and a holistic approach to life are my passions. Born to research, I continue educating myself in a variety of manners; books, articles and personal one-on-one training. I use these as guideposts in mapping out my own reality matrix based on personal psychic, observational and psychedelic experience. Synchronicity often leads to various well-practiced teachers who share their knowledge and otherwise assist on my journey toward self-actualization. I’ve legit practiced all the things Universe has placed before me ever since I can remember. Not very well the entire time, mind you, but it's called a practice for a reason right?