New Moon Video :: Oak Creek

In June of 2018 my family and I are moving to Costa Rica.  Before we leave, my husband Hansel and I have decided to create a project together that is part love letter and part thanksgiving to the beautiful state of Arizona that we have made our home for the last 11 years.  

As a family we are visiting places that are near and dear to our hearts and connecting with them in the ways we do best as individual artists — I through painting, Hansel through video and photography.  

Each month we will release our video collaboration on the New Moon — which to us signifies new beginnings as well as the end of a cycle.  My intention with these paintings is not to paint what I see — but rather to connect with the Earth more intimately and express my sincerest gratitude for all that this land and this time here has both taught and given me.  

You can view our Eleven New Moon videos HERE

Today I introduce our third video in our series: Oak Creek.

Oh Sedona.  How much I love thee.

I could spend the rest of my life painting Sedona and be totally fulfilled.

She is fierce, ancient, and wise. 

I’ve seen her blanketed in snow, raging with floods, crowded with tourists, and felt the sting of her wrath in Summer more than I can count.

I weeped for days when fires ravaged her in 2014 and planted many prayers in her rich, red soil.

I’ve walked her trails, climbed her rocks, and slept soundly under her star filled sky.

She is the reason I moved to Arizona.

She is the reason it is hard to leave.

She is the one who has told me it is time.

Today on this New Moon Solar Eclipse…I share with you a peek into my Sedona heart.

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Connie Solera
connie@dirtyfootprints-studio.com