#PoetryFriday–iPad haikus & art

1- hey tulips- haiku ipad drawing notes 2-19-2019.png

Happy Poetry Friday!

I’ve been playing this week on my newly acquired iPad. I won it recently when I resubscribed to my local public radio station. I’m planning on using it mostly to connect up with my computer to do drawing adjustments for illustrations. I don’t have the drawing program yet as I’m reviewing  a few, and in the meantime I’ve been drawing in the notes app with my new apple pencil (this was not free). These are my very early sketches working with the pencil. I’m having fun and I see this only escalating in pleasure when I get the new program which will give me many more options… These were done quickly and are all freehand– no drawing or sketching ahead of time. I can’t adjust much drawing in notes but I like their fluidity. Sometimes the haiku would come first, and sometimes the drawing, and sometimes I would work on both at the same time.

Stop by Robyn Hood Black’s blog, Life on the Deckle Edge for this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup–I’m sure she’ll capture us all with her poetry offerings. Thanks for hosting Robyn!






1- Sail throug windows ipad art haiku 2-20-2019

hey tulips 
i miss you–come on up 
from underground…

i sat beside 
imagination pond… 
and wondered…

remember me, 
when you eat your 

down here waiting for 
spring… up here waiting for spring… 
tree trudges on…

let’s sail away in midday through windows into the world…

© 2019 Michelle Kogan



About Michelle Kogan Art, Illustration, & Writing

Michelle Kogan is an artist, illustrator, instructor, and writer, creating colorful allegorical figure, flora and fauna paintings and children's illustrations, which have a sensitivity to endangered species, and the environment. She is an art instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Evanston Art Center and offers Plein Air Painting Workshops at nature venues in the Chicago area including the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Lurie Gardens at Millennium Park. Visit her online Etsy Shop at: http://www.MichelleKoganFineArt.etsy.com and her website: http://www.michellekogan.com
This entry was posted in Children's Illustration & Writing, Haiku, Nature, Painting, pen sketch, Pencil Drawing, Poem, Quick Sketches, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

23 Responses to #PoetryFriday–iPad haikus & art

  1. Oh, look at you having fun with your new toy! Thank you for sharing about the origins of art vs. haiku… fascinating! And I would love to see a whole series on your “imagination pond.” xo

  2. Tabatha says:

    Congrats on winning an iPad — sounds like you are making the most of it! My special favorite is “remember me” 🙂

  3. lindabaie says:

    Wow, the win! And these are awesome, Michelle. I love what you’ve done already, the ‘imagination pond’ and the ‘sail away’ sketch. Now I’m looking forward to what you’ll do with a drawing program, too! Have fun!

  4. jama says:

    Love these — such fun, Michelle. I was just thinking of tulips the other day and I really appreciate the strawberry/bee poem. 🙂 Lucky you to win an iPad!

  5. Alice Nine says:

    Congratulations on your win! Love your sketches and haiku, especially the bee / strawberry one. Just yesterday I was inspecting the new leaves I see on the strawberry plant I put out last summer. I love your sentence — “Sometimes the haiku would come first, and sometimes the drawing, and sometimes I would work on both at the same time.” Good to remember when we are teaching students to write.

  6. cvarsalona says:

    I am excited to see what you do when you choose a digital drawing program, Michelle. I would love to see the tulips, too. At least, I have your lovely drawing and haiku. Did you know that it is National Haiku Writing Month and there is a hashtag for it? #NaHaiWriMo You should add that to your tweets.

  7. Thanks for sharing your fun new iPad adventuring, Michelle! As mentioned in my post, that bee poem is my favorite, too…. :0)

  8. mbhmaine says:

    Oh, Michelle, these are wonderful! I’m so glad you won the ipad–there could be no better recipient! Your sketches and haiku are delightful. I can’t pick a favorite–maybe the tulips, or the bee, or oh! the wonders of imagination pond with the swirled words beneath it–such an abundant crop! Great post!

  9. maryleehahn says:

    What a boon for your art! I love all your haikus, but especially the call to the tulips!

  10. Creating is so playfully fun. Your artwork and words always bring a smile to my face. I love them all, but if I HAD to pick a favorite, it would of course be “i sat beside imagination pond…and wondered…” Dreaming of late winter/early spring days to come. They seem so far off right now. Cheers!

  11. margaretsmn says:

    I love these drawings and the simple poems with sweet messages. Yes, let’s sail away through windows.

  12. Lovely haiku paired with lovely art.

  13. How lucky you are to win an iPad! Great stuff taking shape in your world.

  14. Creative and enchanting as always, can’t see what you can do when you learn the programs because these are already amazing! 🙂

  15. haitiruth says:

    So lovely! Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s