Hello! I’m so glad you stopped by.
This is where I translate beauty, contemplation, and discovery into poetry and photography. Serene Artist is a mantra that inspires me to be the best version of myself, and keeps me aligned with the Serene Artist, the creative Source.
I’ve been writing poetry since third grade when I was first introduced to the magic of creative writing. I’m currently exploring the intersection of poetry and mystical expression. My poems have appeared in literary journals and anthologies, and in my recently published book of poetry, 59 Prayers, which you can find on Amazon.
After earning a technical undergraduate degree (I went for the left brain first), I earned a master’s degree in creative writing. Which means that over the course of my journey as a writer, I’ve written everything from technical white papers, to advertising copy, to purely creative work. As a compulsive writer, I have enjoyed all of it, but poetry for me is true love. Poetry is what what happens when I splash around in the creative river that runs through my inner neighborhood.
That river flows through your neighborhood, too, and I love helping others tap into those creative waters. I teach free-verse poetry writing workshops for students in grades K-12, and also offer a companion workshop for teachers as Professional Development. And to share the love outside the classroom, I lead creative writing workshops and talks for adults.
My hope is that you’ll find beauty and peace here at SereneArtist.com, and carry it with you in your life. Thanks for visiting my little spot along the river. If you’d like to arrange a speaking engagement or workshop for your students, colleagues, friends, or yourself, contact me at cheryl.at.cherylracanelli.com.