21 SECRETS LIVE! Teachers
Published on August 10, 2001
21 SECRETS LIVE! begins January 15, 2014 and consists of 21 consecutive Wednesdays where your host Connie Hozvicka of Dirty Footprints Studio and one of the following teachers will be LIVE! for an art journaling workshop and fun!
All the teachers in 21 SECRETS LIVE! have taught in one or two years of the previous 21 SECRETS! It’s such a joy to have them back teaching LIVE!
“And in all things, seek out beauty through creativity, kindness, and service,” is a phrase that Ardith Goodwin lives by. Over a decade ago her path of being an elementary teacher was altered due to unexpected medical issues which in turn led her to embracing the call of becoming a full time artist, educator, and inspirational creative force as part of her healing process. Today, she is a founding member of the Art(ology) Gallery in Mobile, Al, an Art Specialist for grades 3-8 at St. Paul’s Episcopal, and an active teacher/workshop presenter to adults along the Gulf Coast. Mixed Media, Collage, and Art Journaling are Ardith’s specialties as well works in watercolors, acrylics, and illustration.
I am a creative soul for sure but I didn’t fully understand this until 2008 when I began my blog. There I found my place, along with many wonderful artists who inspired and drove me to be better and better. My real love is mixed media and I have been doing this most of my life, without ever really knowing there was a name for it. Mostly self-taught my art ranges from colorful and whimsical as in my doodle art work, to a little more serious mixing different mediums in my journals and art pieces on canvas. Since opening my blog I have been published in many Somerset Publications including Art Journaling, Artful Blogging, Somerset Life, and Sew Somerset to name a few. While still maintaining (for now) a full time job I get to exercise my passions by offering online classes in both doodling and journaling and by keeping my shop stocked with handmade items I create. I am always bubbling with new ideas and fired up to share all of these with you.
Host, Founder, & Director of 21 SECRETS LIVE!
My mission is to inspire Artists to deepen their connection to their creative source, trust their innate expression, and be fearless in living their truth.
I believe that Artists are not only here to make things.
Artists are called to be the edge-walkers, the architects of a new paradigm of thinking-working-living. Artists are the anointed ones–the connected healers and stewards of all things divine, wild, and free.
My work here at Dirty Footprints Studio is about helping Artists tap in and let go.
I, Dale Anne Potter, am a Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach, Speaker who lives in a small town in SW Saskatchewan. I ENJOY Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide!
I am inspired everyday by the world around me — nature, its textures, rhythms and colours, the materials at hand, fabrics, paper, found objects, and the movement of life — provides me with the ideas and enthusiasm to create new work. I quilt, paint, journal, stamp, collage, doodle, CREATE!
Art brings me JOY every day!!!
Dion was born and raised beside the ocean in Australia where the treasure to be found in a rock was more valuable than the crown jewels of England. She grew up in a house filled with energy, laughter, and arguments over the bathroom.
After graduating college she spent several jam-packed decades traveling the world as a woman alone, exploring, sketching and writing about her life-changing experiences. She met her husband on the roof of the world, trekking to Mt Everest Base Camp. Two years later her daughter was born and four years after that, her son arrived, 16-weeks premature. Within the blink of an eye, Dion’s predictable and simple, art-filled life was turned upside down. Today, she lives in rural Iowa with her husband and two thriving children, where her attempts at growing a veggie garden have been disastrous.
Dion’s art is well known for its color, sparkle, and shimmer. She draws most of her inspiration from nature and will use its many faces to fuel her work. Her journals and sketchbooks are filled with luscious, shimmering pages – treasured expressions of her endless adventures which she shares on her blog, and her fine art can be found in galleries and collections around the world.
When not creating art, Dion’s main focus is on writing and teaching. Her master classes and workshops are always filled to capacity, and her online classes are hugely popular. Her gentle, nurturing, teaching style has helped fuel the creativity of so many budding artists.
Gretchen Miller is a Registered Board Certified Art Therapist and who practices in Cleveland, Ohio specializing in youth, women, and families impacted by trauma, domestic violence, and grief & loss. In her own art and creative process, Gretchen enjoys finding inspiration, creating positive energy, and discovering transformation by working in mixed media, collage, altered art, art journaling, as well as organizing art exchanges and creative collaborations. You can learn more about her work, art, and interests on her blog Creativity in Motion.
Hali Karla is a holistic artist & healer, supporting others in the navigation of their intuitive rhythms of creativity, relationship and body, as potent pathways to enhancing all facets of life and experience – body, mind, spirit, place, energy. She is a truth-seeking advocate for the transformative power of wholehearted Presence, creative process and collective wisdom, holding circles and workshops for women, and offering glimpses into her own practice and contemplations at HaliKarla.com.
little pockets filled with color and flare.
days ago. dancing in this girl’s memory.
simple. lemonade summers. hot chocolate winters.
this girl telling those stories she collected
and stuffed deep in her pockets.
believer of the simple.
maker of the color.
owner of the laughter.
teller of the story.
growing up. girl.
Lisa Renee Wilson is an Awareness Artist who practices a creative integration of life and art. She offers space, encouragement, and guidance to others seeking greater peace with life as it is. Learn more about mindful art practices at her site, BeingBreath.com.
As an artist, writer, and art journaler, Natasha works with students, private clients and businesses using art and writing to help them find their authentic creative voice and bring their inspiring ideas to life. Founder of Creative Nachos – an imaginative playground – she uses a playful, intuitive, unique process both in her classes and in her private work to assist people in becoming true storytellers.
Natasha is a regular columnist for Sprout magazine and has published original pieces in national publications such as Family Circle and Latina, online venues such as MediaBistro, Dirty Footprints Studio, Wild Sister, Sacred Circle Creative Life, and physical spaces such as the Library of Congress. Having designed delicious, art journal-esque sketchbooks for the Sketchbook Project, she believes it’s now time to finish an original, artsy novel and prepare for her brand new e-course, The Midnight Masquerade, coming in September 2013.
rachel awes is a psychologist, author, + art playgroundist ~ who listens to the beauty + strength in peoples real stories.
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