A storyteller, I am; one who loves poetry
romantic fiction, science, and mythology

A dreamer, open to new and changing things
the future is bright, I’ll see what it brings

Tenacious artist and optimist, who would have guessed
a balanced Libran would take on this quest

But drawing from this well with regards to you know who
is my inspiration for writing, and illustration too.

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My name is Shelley Ann Vrgleski and I’ve self-published an illustrated book of poetry called Artwork on Mind’s Canvas.

With a brush stroke of words, Artwork on Mind’s Canvas paints your journey into an artist’s mind.

Over the course of my journey, I’ve come across some wonderful poems, short stories and books that have greatly inspired me.  Journeys are typically about learning and growing – and in my case, learning the craft of writing and growing within it.  To do that, I continue to familiarize myself with the works of a diverse group of writers and writing styles.

I’d like to share a few of those poems and short stories that have in some way inspired or intrigued me and hope that they will interest and inspire you too.  I’ll also post some of my own poems and short stories.

“Life is a journey: Learn often. Live free. Be inspired.” ~Shelley Ann Vrgleski

All images are either my own, free media from Unsplash or Pexels, or licensed through AdobeStock, Dreamstime, or Shutterstock.