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Welcome To 21 SECRETS!

In 2010 I, Connie Solera, founded 21 SECRETS with a dream of gathering artists online to elevate creativity and share the fun of mixed-media art with others. It was the first online art collective of its kind and 17 editions later over 300+ artists have joined the 21 SECRETS teaching team. Together we’ve inspired thousands of creatives worldwide making 21 SECRETS a trusted resource for inspiration, learning, and artistic growth.

At 21 SECRETS we believe that mixed-media art heightens creativity, ignites curiosity, and fosters joy. It is our mission to support artists in creating quality mixed-media instruction while making mixed-media techniques and approaches accessible and affordable for all.

Below you will find information on our current and upcoming editions — come join us!


You will learn traditional basics alongside sometimes-unorthodox
mixed-media techniques for completing faces.

Everything from traditional collage principles to more
experimental approaches are explored.

21 SECRETS Summer Studios is a brand new program launching in July 2018 to inspire and support artists in keeping their art-journaling practice fresh, fun, and totally do-able throughout the busy Summer season!

Look What’s Coming Out Next!

21 SECRETS plans on making 2019 extra juicy! Here’s what’s cooking…

Summer Studio Session 1
On sale June 5, 2019.

Summer Studio Session 2
On sale June 5, 2019.

21 SECRETS Is A Work Of Love By…

Connie Solera

Founder, CEO
Phoenix, Arizona USA

Connie Solera, the artist, teacher, and creative entrepreneur behind Dirty Footprints Studio is best known for painting FEARLESS® and guiding women artists to do the same! Through workshops, retreats, and eCourses, Connie’s mission is to support women artists in crafting creative lives full of meaning, wonder, and beauty. In 2010 Connie founded 21 SECRETS to spread the magic of art journaling worldwide.


Tonia Jenny

Creative Director & Course Manager
Phoenix, Arizona USA 

When she’s not immersed in the joy of her work with Dirty Footprints Studio, Tonia Jenny supports creatives in the process of sharing their messages of inspiration with others. Prior to owning her own editorial, writing and life-coaching business, Tonia enjoyed her adventure as a North Light editor for over a decade. Passionate seeker and “sacred maker,” she never grows tired of learning from the talented artists with whom she adores working.


Quinn Tempest

Phoenix, Arizona USA

Quinn Tempest is a digital strategist and designer based in Downtown Phoenix. She helps small businesses and entrepreneurs bring their brand to life online through a combination of creative marketing, strategic design, and a sprinkle of big brand magic. She is a also a frequent and highly rated speaker, presenting on a range of marketing and entrepreneurship topics at conferences and organizations around the country.



Marcia Chadly

Community Tender
Westminster, Colorado USA

My delight is creating. My passion is connection—with myself, my friends and family, my communities, and the Mystery around and in us. My belief is that the world benefits when we each express our unique wisdom and gifts.

I am living my dreams as a Transformation Midwife at the Creative Life Center in Westminster, Colorado. What will you find there? Fun ways to feel connected, follow your path, and enrich your life!


PJ Lawrence

Tech Queen
Glasgow, Kentucky USA 

PJ Lawrence is a mixed media artist who has recently ventured out into the world of creating solo – “without a net” so to speak. Recently retired from a long career in Information Technology, she still enjoys tinkering with electronic devices to understand how they work.


Teacher Directory

300+ Teachers

Since 2010 over 300+ artists have shared their creative insight, enthusiasm, and talent in the 21 SECRETS programs. Come check out the teacher directory to learn who they are and visit their websites too!


Do you love mixed media and art journaling? Are you passionate about guiding others through the creative process powerfully?
Do you have a unique perspective as an artist? Than we want to hear from YOU.