Dear Ekphrastic Family,
Just a heads up that I am behind in quite a few things, such as the ekphrastic sex finalist announcements, coming soon, as well as submission responses, emails, and more. Although I am working, I am working much slower than usual. I had knee surgery recently and it has taken much more out of me than I was expecting. The pain and fatigue are challenging, and so are the appointments and tasks that will supposedly support the healing process! I have severe arthritis and another pain condition of unknown origin that have severely impacted my work and mobility in recent years. The hope is that this surgery will help restore me but at the moment it is a bit of an ordeal! So please be patient if things at Ekphrastic are behind, and know why.
I am still working as possible on the journal, on writing and art, and on educating, but it is a snail's pace for now, sticking to essentials first. This is to be expected of course in this early stage. However, poetry, art and this community are restorative and meaningful to me and important parts of my life and day, every day, including this day. So here I am, just much slower for now!
I had booked the Sunday Session with a two week berth of the surgery so that I would have something to look forward to. Our workshops are a great way to get creative for an afternoon and generative new story or poetry ideas, talk about art, share our work, and support each other. I may be a little worse for the wear but I'll be there! We will be checking out an assortment of images and delving into them, and I can't wait to share them with you. Join us! If you've never attended, our workshops are kind of like getting together in my living room and writing with old friends, looking at paintings. We have done some incredible creative work!
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