Meet Jill K. Berry & Karen Michel of 21 Secrets Fall!



From now until October 1st, every Friday here at Dirty Footprints Studio, Hali Karla the new 21 SECRETS Creative Director, is honoring the amazing teachers of 21 SECRETS Fall  by personally introducing each of them to you here! We are certain that you will love these artists as much as we do! Be sure to check out each artist’s links & come join us in 21 SECRETS Fall this October!  To see past teachers in this series just click HERE.

If you’ve been art journaling for awhile, chances are you know Jill K. Berry! Not only is she known for her inspiring books that incorporate maps into a personal journaling process, but she is a curious explorer herself, bringing workshops to all sorts of locations. For her, making art is a way of living life to its fullest! Jill likes incorporating fun lettering and mixed media techniques into her process as well, and is just an all-around joyful spirit – so it just makes sense (and we couldn’t be happier) that she’s offering 21 Secrets a workshop called Map to Happy!

Read Jill’s official bio HERE and visit her website HERE.

There’s an earthy, yet mystical quality to the art and offerings of Karen Michel. It’s soft and somehow nostalgic, from dreamcatchers to photos to journals. She’s been teaching mixed media for years, loves sharing generously at her website, and just has an aura of a truly holistic, creative soul – right down to her book on going green for artists! She is going to guide us through incorporating our own digital snapshots from life into our journals in Photo Journaling: Documenting the Journey! How cool is that?!

Read Karen’s official bio HERE and check out her website HERE.

21 Secrets Fall is on sale now!

GO HERE for more info!

Meet me here next Friday when I introduce 21 Secrets Fall teachers Kate Robertson and Kimberly Davis!


This beautiful post was written by Hali Karla, the 21 SECRETS Creative Director.

Hali is an artist and writer passionate about cultivating holistic creativity. She enjoys gathering artists, healers and visionaries for collaborations, workshops and circles. Her soulful perspective and background as a nurse offers a meaningful framework for how she guides others, which has been described as nurturing safe space for truth-telling, healing and courageous transformation. Celebrating our wholeness through imagery and presence, she encourages trust in body, nature, and intuitive expression as a way toward vitality and joy. Grounding in her own daily creative practice, you can see her current musings at

Join The Paint Wisdom Newsletter!

My weekly newsletter is filled with studio updates,
announcements,& short musings intended to nourish your Artist Soul.