Dirty Footprints Studio

Art is a journey ... go deep.

Welcome to Dirty Footprints Studio!
I’m Connie Solera — Artist, Mentor, Blogger, Explorer!

With 20+ years of experience teaching art and working as a full time artist, I combine an intuitive approach to art making with a traditional twist to it. Through workshops, mentoring, and blogging, I guide artists to dig deep, experiment wildly, and learn new techniques and approaches that will help them excavate their innate gifts, enhance their unique strengths, and thrive as heart guided artists.

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Connie Solera


Artist Empowerment

In IGNITE I mentor women who are ready, ripe, and willing to navigate the uncharted territory of their hearts, creativity, and ways of showing up in the world sustainably and powerfully as artists, teachers, and leaders.  My IGNITE programs go deep and invoke women to discover and own their innate greatness, passions, and creativity.

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My online and in-person workshops will invite you to explore the mystical and practical mechanics of your unique creative process. I saturate each workshop with insightful discussions on creativity, detailed instructions to get you painting deeper, and a supportive environment for you to experiment freely in.

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21 Secrets Art Journaling

Art journaling will lead you home.  It will soften your fears and turn your insecurities into jewels.  It will heal your heart and help you build a deeper relationship with your truth.  It will inspire joy, laughter, and peace.  21 SECRETS is my bi-annual workshop that gathers the art journaling secrets of a diverse and talented collective of artists.

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Latest Blog Posts

  • Make More Art | Episode 1

    Today I am super excited to share a sweet little video I created just for you. Recently I finished an art...

  • Sketching In Cars

    If you've been around Dirty Footprints Studio for awhile, you probably know I got this thing for sketching in ...

  • My Art Is Pretty Damn Ordinary

    Most of the art I create is pretty damn ordinary. Kind of like toilet paper, breakfast, or the laundry basket...

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