Welcome, I am Susan Richey.
Soothsayer Design is the name of my Etsy shop where I sell handmade beaded jewelry, polymer clay sculptures, and other crafty things. The name of my shop comes from my interest in the mystical and spiritual - themes that show up in my work a lot. I love celtic knots - whether it is tying them, drawing and painting them, beading, or sculpting them. I also love to study the culture in which they arose. Also, you will see fairies, angels, herb spirits, unicorns, and other high frequency dimensional energy beings.
My background is in alternative medicine - acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Although I am not currently practicing - I continue to study and expand my knowledge of healing systems. I particularly enjoy translating theory about human energy healing into visual diagrams and paintings.
My educational background includes a B.A. in International Studies from the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. I also obtained concurrently a B.S. in Biology with the intention of entering the typical western medical school to obtain an MD. I have worked in hospitals almost my entire working life and was a very strong advocate of evidence based medicine. However, life took some turns and twists and I had an "epiphany" that led me to alternative medicine. When I finally did enter medical school it was a school of natural medicine. In 2002 I completed a clinical Master's degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. I obtained a professional licence to practice acupuncture in Washington state - which I did for a period of time. I continue to keep my NCCAOM (National Committee for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) certifications in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology up to date - most recently certified through 2018. Throughout this time and through today I work in western medicine clinics and hospitals in administrative functions.
I have always been artistically inclined - and this expresses itself through painting and sculpting - usually faces and figures. My themes are angels, fairies, elves, nature spirits, unicorns, spirit animals and energy fields made visible. Most of my work is done with the intention to bring healing, insight, self-awareness oor protection to the user. I use crystals and stones in much of my work - I think they are natural healers and help protect our energy fields.
We live at an exciting time where many things are now possible. I love taking my "visions" and making them manifest - in whatever form that takes.
Thank you for visiting my site/blog. God bless...Namaste...and be well
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