Why I’ve Been So Distant


Because it’s Father’s Day, I have to honor the best Papa in the world I know:  my husband Hansel.  His love for Phoenix expands my heart by miles each and every day.  He’s kind, caring, sensitive, creative, and fully committed to our family.  I couldn’t be more blessed.

Today is also the Summer Solstice.  The longest day of sunshine of the year yes, but a very auspicious day for me as well, since on the Winter Solstice I took the last name Solera in honor of my own era of the Sun.

I believe that what I bring to light today will truly shine for the weeks and months to come.

That’s why tomorrow was suppose to be the big unveiling of a new Dirty Footprints Studio website that I and my dear designer Quinn have been working on.

So much love, attention, and intention has been pouring into this new website for months now, that it’s taken us longer than expected.

I have to admit that with so much of my energy going towards building this new home for Dirty Footprints Studio, that I have very little left to write and share online as much as I would like to.  (Or even paint — which really is starting to take its toll.)

Plus, this current website feels a bit like it does when you’ve already moved into a new home, but you still have loads of stuff that needs to be packed and moved out of the old one.  It’s that transitional, kind-of-chaotic, uncomfortable but exciting place to be.

And well, our goal is to birth a new Dirty Footprints Studio into the world come mid July.  Not only will it be a whole new look and fresh feel to Dirty Footprints Studio, but it will be easier for you to access tons of resources to support your journey as an artist — and most of all, I can’t wait to throw myself into blogging again!! The ideas and things I want to share are oozing out of me!

With that said, please sign up for my Dirty Footprints Studio newsletter if you aren’t already a subscriber.  There’s going to be loads of fun and excitement happening once this baby is birth into the world this July and I don’t want you to miss a thing!

Happy Solstice!



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