A Poem: Minneapolis

Written in 2005, this poem was born out of romantic love. Perhaps it holds new meaning in 2020.

Upcoming Events

The year has many exciting opportunities in store, as I devote more time to my art and writing. Find out what’s happening on my creative journey, and join me for an upcoming event!

A Still Life Water Color

It’s time. I’m excited to share that I’ve relaunched my blog! This time, the writing will explore new topics, relate new adventures, and even offer creative advice.

“Thirsty for the Marvelous”

“I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.” — Anaïs Nin Art…

“The power of imagination makes us infinite.”
— John Muir

The First Five

In 2016, I started writing short stories as a way to study the writing craft and tap into more creativity. Take a look at what’s shaping up to be the first five!

Publication

Two pieces of my writing have been selected for literary journals and a third has been solicited for an anthology. In the coming weeks, my creative work will appear in print! “Look Up,” a story pending in Still Point Arts Quarterly “While you held calla lilies,” a poem published in the Aurorean Learn more about…

#5DaysofFiction All writing, all the time. From Thursday, February 23 to Monday, February 27, I am going to focus fully on fiction! I’ll be sharing the experience on social media with day in the life photos, insights, opportunities and breakthroughs! Follow along on Twitter, Instagram, my personal Facebook Timeline or the Melissa F. Kaelin Art…

My Metamorphosis

A butterfly is at first only a caterpillar. It is through metamorphosis — the transformation inside her silky cocoon — that the caterpillar gets its wings.

Fiction Friday

Time to spice it up! I’ve added some fiction under Writing. On #FictionFriday, get a glimpse of my work. Just follow me on Facebook or Twitter to get the secret code!