Who am I

~I am a storyteller; drawing beauty~

Wanderlust ~ Crooked Little Flower ~ Visual Poetry

©Connie Karleta Sales
Child Cave, 30″ x 12″, charcoal, graphite, ink, paper, CKS, 2006-14

Slipping between thin spaces, I explore intersections within creativity, spirituality, and social action; rooted in telling the stories of our lives; the good, the difficult, and the down right ugly. I lived through rape and violence.  I survived cancer.  And now, am learning to live within the new norms of a neuromuscular disease.

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As a contemporary contemplative wanderlust; I recharge and soak in beauty as I roam.  Painting in the fresh outdoors and sharing where the green things grow always balances the intensity of my other work.

I enter my studio in silence.  I exit in silence. Visual meditation is a vital part of the creative process.  I have developed my techniques through years of study and practice.  It is all an instinct for survival; abiding and ephemeral studies of experience; past and present; focusing on the simple, beautiful, subtle lines, shapes, textures, and materials of words.

Why do I, Connie, love paper? I enjoy the simultaneous fragility and strength in a piece of paper as it echoes the same qualities of the human soul.

I hope you find your own questions, are challenged and inspired.  And in the between, share it, whatever the “it” is; absorb yourself.

Enjoy and Paint much Love, always,
CKS a.k.a. The Crooked Little Flower