Happy Poetry Friday and Groundhog Day! Step right up, I’m hawking my art for a small show and here’s a limerick to catch your interest:
There once was a poet Michelle
who was a skilled artist as well,
she made up some cards,
to sell in show yards
Come browse her bookmarks they’re swell!
© 2018 Michelle Kogan
I have an assortment of greeting cards, archival prints of various sizes, and a handsome variety of bookmarks. Hope you can stop by, if not my Etsy shop Michelle Kogan Fine Art, is a hop, skip, and jump from here (the bookmarks will be in my Etsy shop in a day or two–Due to poetry writing beyond my control, the shop keeper has fallen a little behind).
To tickle your fancy a bit more, I dug into my poetry archive for a little groundhog ditty …
MEEK GROUNDHOG PHYLLIS
There was a meek groundhog Phyllis
Who nudged hubby Phil the shrillest,
Queenie, it’s your turn
Aw Phil! Have concern,
For your new lovey lad Willis!
© 2018 Michelle Kogan
And you know, you can never have enough limericks, so here’s a link to a few more from Edward Lear’s Book of Nonsense.
Be sure to stop by Donna Smith’s blog Mainly Write for the Poetry Friday Roundup. Thanks for hosting Donna!
Enjoy your day on show, Michelle. What a fun and innovative way to ‘sell’ yourself – with a limerick. 🙂
Best wishes for your show, Michelle. Your poem made me smile, as even somber groundhogs can have a spat!
Thanks Linda, maybe we’ll learn from our animal friends!
Oh, have fun at the show, here’s hoping for many enthusiastic customers!! And ugh…I’m ready to say farewell to this winter!!
Thanks Jane! I’m ready for spring, but I guess I’ve a bit of a wait …
What fun limericks, Michelle. Good luck with your show — lovely cards!!
Thanks Jama! Many of us braved the cold, and had a lovely opening.
Such a swell post, Michelle! For some reason most of my limericks turn out “dark” (humor wise), but these hit the sweet spot. Have fun at the reception tonight (wish I could be there!) and wishing you continued bouts of fancy-tickling throughout the month.
Thanks Michelle! I don’t know if I’ve penned a dark one–sounds like a good challenge. I’ll take the “bouts of fancy-tickling” too!
Enjoy the show! I hope it goes well for you. If Chicago were a wee bit closer, I’d love to stop by. I guess Etsy will have to do.
Thanks Kay–come visit when the weather is more inviting, and let me know when you’r in my neck of the woods.
Oh my goodness, what fun! The groundhog limerick is as clever as the picture is adorable.
Thanks Margaret–they’re fun to draw!
Congrats on the show! Limericks are a cute way to reach out — easy to remember, too.
Thanks Tabatha. There’s a tender balance in blog shop promotion–limericks seem to sweeten them up.
Your limericks put a smile on my face, Michelle. Good luck with your sale!
Michelle, it is so exciting to have a gallery showing. May this open many doors for you. Your last limerick is adorable.
Thanks Carol, in this show I have greeting Cards, archival prints, and bookmarks. Though I was invited to participate in the organizers next spring show in April with paintings!
How exciting for you! A show! You must be bursting with pride.
Thanks Diane, this is a smaller show, but I was invited which always is welcome. A bigger one will be coming up.
Advertising through limericks–clever! Hope the show was a smashing success!
Thanks Molly–it was a lovely opening!
I wish I lived closer, Michelle. The limerick is a great way to promote your art and all-around creative playfulness.
Thanks Laura, if I’m in a show out your way I’ll let you know.
Oohlala, another groundhog post, so nice! Love the look of those postcards!
Thanks Myra, groundhogs are always fun!
Yay for your show and yay for your limerick! Go, you!
Thanks for your enthusiasm Brenda!