Vantastic Dreaming

the Crooked Little Flower Studios traveling ART BUS!!!!!

My husband and I have been saving for an accessible van for a couple of years. With gifts from friends, we are closer now than ever. We are now at around 7K total. Yay! Realistically it will take approximately 15-20K to purchase an appropriate van (older, lower mileage, full-size van with lift, in good working conditioning.

!something like this!

These vans are almost impossible to finance because of their age, and anything newer is out of our price range. No problem! It does mean cash is the way. . .


My art bus dream has been around for well before I was married. My initial dream was to convert a small school bus into an art studio and living space. I always saw so much potential in the public spaces where food could grow, and be available to everyone at all times.

Planting things that work well with the natural climate of an area or already grow wild in a place helps ensure the edible feasts to thrive without much upkeep or none at all.

My plan was to take my bus from place to place and fund the project by painting the people and activities along the way and having a big party and the funds raised would get me to the next place, and so on and so forth.


Today, my Art Bus dream has changed a bit, but the overriding idea of going place to place and sharing in the Creative Process with others remains the same.

I want to share with as many people as I can. To speak, to create, together in those Creative Conversations; empowering and loving each other.

And we are on the verge of another beginning. My van will be immediately functional and also a blank slate to evolve and grow.

It will not only allow me to travel easier to medical appointments, but also enable me to carry on my love of sharing art with others. Currently, I rely on public transportation. They are wonderful people. I am so thankful for them. It does mean I am limited in where and what I can do.


Your prayers are needed

Your positive vibes are needed


Making up the financial shortfall is needed

  • Sponsorship – Would you or someone you know like to sponsor, or (a company or organization) part of the Art Bus and its endeavors?
  • Buy Art – Work is available through the Studio and through dk Gallery
  • – you can donate directly in any amount to support the Art Bus –
  • A VANtastic Dream Fundraiser – my friends are hosting a fundraiser – TBA

Collective envisioning energy, is needed:
Share – please share far and wide – viral is viral – and it works . Big Hugs!

Can you help Crooked Little Flower Studios in her dreaming? I look forward to meeting you out on the open road (after social distancing with the current Pandemic). I wish you safety and peace for you and your loved ones. Thank you.

In case we are meeting for the first time, here is a bit of my story: Connie’s Story

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

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