One Year On

Connie Karleta Sales, mornings, 2018

2018 began with life held in fragility when I suffered a severe attack of this illness. A year on and much therapy, treatment, and prayer, my body has stabilized more, and even experiences progress.

Dear Friends,
I express deep gratitude for your support, encouragement, and prayer. As I reflect and plan for the coming year, I share, for without you, this, would be that much more difficult.

Creative Non Fiction and Memoir

Tubie or not to be
https://crossingenres.com/tubie-fbfba079ffa3
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Organ Donation and other difficult subjects
https://crossingenres.com/organ-donation-and-other-difficult-conversations-c778cb51adc9

Where did you say are my legs, Part I
https://crossingenres.com/where-did-you-say-are-my-legs-6cab526c9cf6

Where did you say are my legs, Part II
https://crossingenres.com/where-did-you-say-are-my-legs-344bc5c2d8e4

The Flow of a Child
https://medium.com/other-doors/the-flow-of-the-sacred-2d78c2031458

As Poetic

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Brown Bag Series, I
https://crossingenres.com/brown-bag-series-i-5b09fcfca0eb

Gone Away Prison
https://crossingenres.com/gone-away-prison-77249aa9a6b0

Somber Girl
https://medium.com/@crookedlittleflower/somber-girl-90d58a162d84

Somewhere in Yellow Pale
https://crookedlittleflower.com/2018/03/16/somewhere-in-yellow-pale/

Collecting Things for Dinner
https://crookedlittleflower.com/2017/07/26/collecting-things-for-dinner/

Art of Life

Roxy the Awesome Powerchair navigates the mountains!
Practise

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She Walks, Dreaming in Love

Available Works

dk Gallery
https://artcld.com/artist/connie-karleta-sales

Zhou B Art Center / PoetsArtists (through June 1)
https://www.artsy.net/artwork/connie-karleta-by-the-skin-of-her-teeth

Articles/Publication

Figurative Realism Curated by Dirk Dzimirsky, PoetsArtists, issue #100

Gina Malone, The Laurel of Asheville, Cover Artist, Novemeber
https://thelaurelofasheville.com/arts/visual-arts/cover-artist-connie-karleta-sales/


2019

This year taught me a great deal about presence, editing, and prioritizing. I enjoy allowing dreams to hang in atmospheres while making realistic choices. It feels good. Relief and peacefulness. A delight embedded; desired.

I am not the best at these things; perceiving myself healthier than, more capable than; I am. Before, berating myself a failure with my shortcomings. This years loudly showed me your willingness, your stick-to-it-ness; your acceptance. A gift given; dove deep within my bones.

I do not have all the words I feel in this moment. One word; hope; a good word. I do not yet know the words myself; I feel them. A warmth radiates from my heart within my chest cavity.

With this warmth, here are some goals for the coming year:

  • Books of Poetry and Visio Divina Book Sets – Early June – Festivities TBA
  • Studio Zine – Twice/year – May/September –
  • Intuitive Observation/Visio Divina Workshops – Spring/Fall
  • Blog – Once a week posting about the raw-truth of life as told the best way I know how; art and poetry. Once a month updates/announcements
  • Initiatives
  • continued work with dk Gallery and PoetsArtists
  • continued work with Snapshots, Crossing Genres, and a select other publications on Medium
  • Continued commission work

Ambitious and exciting. I am looking forward to this new season of life. Revolving and communicating in much the same way my studio work lives and evolves together as a family.

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paint much love, always,
Connie Karleta Sales
a.k.a. This Crooked Little Flower