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!
i miss you–come on up
i sat beside
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
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
Thanks Irene, I think 🤔 I’d enjoy revisiting it! That’s a plus of both quick sketches and writing, there may be some fruit waiting to harvest there… xo
Congrats on winning an iPad — sounds like you are making the most of it! My special favorite is “remember me” 🙂
Thanks Tabatha, I like most everything that helps out bees!
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!
Thanks Linda, I’ll keep you posted as it progresses…
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!
Thanks Jama–gotta keep those bees around!
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.
Thanks Alice! I would love seeing my strawberry leaves, I think they’re out there underneath the snow and ice, I’m looking forward to them.
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.
Oh, I didn’t know about #NaHaiWriMo, and I’ve been writing them all month–thanks for bringing me up to speed on it Carol, I’ll add it on for the last days of February, thanks!
Thanks for sharing your fun new iPad adventuring, Michelle! As mentioned in my post, that bee poem is my favorite, too…. :0)
Thanks Robyn, we have to help the bees!
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!
What a boon for your art! I love all your haikus, but especially the call to the tulips!
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!
I love these drawings and the simple poems with sweet messages. Yes, let’s sail away through windows.
Thanks Margaret, I’m on my boat…
Lovely haiku paired with lovely art.
How lucky you are to win an iPad! Great stuff taking shape in your world.
Creative and enchanting as always, can’t see what you can do when you learn the programs because these are already amazing! 🙂
So lovely! Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com