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.
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
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Art of Life
She Walks, Dreaming in Love
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Figurative Realism Curated by Dirk Dzimirsky, PoetsArtists, issue #100
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
- 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