Poetry Friday: Blueness

Blue Chicago, © 2020 Michelle Kogan, archival print, watercolor.

Happy Poetry Friday!

I’m in with a short post, sharing some Blue Chicago art and poetry both available in my Etsy Shop, and for any local Chicago friends at the Evanston Art Center’s Winter EXPO 2020 Show–open through 12-20-20. Early in 2020 I was commissioned to do a piece using 2020’s pick for pantone blue, and this piece emerged… Thanks to Cathy Walsh for this opportunity!

Blue Chicago, Greeting Card, © Michelle Kogan, watercolor.

true blue chicago
sings to me through winter and
mellows world blues
© 2020 Michelle Kogan


Are you feeling blue…
Billy Holiday blue
Dull drum hum bum blue
Time for blissful Blueness
Turn’m Birdlandy blue high

© 2020 Michelle Kogan
to be continued…

Stay well, wear your mask and hopes for tides to turn around the world and vaccines to emerge soon.

Mary Lee Hahn at her blog A Year of Reading is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks Mary Lee! She’s sharing a peek into Irene Latham’s forthcoming book
D-39 A Robodog’s Journey, with cover art by artist Jamie Green, make sure to stop by.

Visit Renée LaTulippe at No Water River to find out more about what Poetry Friday is.

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
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12 Responses to Poetry Friday: Blueness

  1. This blue-eyed girl likes what she sees – art and poetry, Michelle. Your Blue Chicago watercolor is gorgeous. 🙂

  2. MhShee1104 says:

    I love your watercolor and poetry Michelle! I loved the line “sings to me through winter and mellow world blues”. Thanks for sharing!

  3. jama says:

    OH, BLUENESS!! Gorgeous painting, and wonderful musical poems. Thanks for his much needed shot of blue bliss :).

  4. janicescully says:

    I love your artwork! Thank you for the touch of the blues today.

  5. lindabaie says:

    “True blue Chicago” and more. Your painting is awesome, Michelle. I imagine so many loving it, especially those who love the city, may those who now live elsewhere!

  6. Mitchell Linda says:

    Love your BLUE Chicago. I have had moments of blue in this pandemic…but Poetry Fridays just aren’t any of them since I get to see art and poetry and lovely community. True Blue Chicago. I have never been….want to go as soon as travel will permit.

  7. cvarsalona says:

    Michelle Blue Chicago is a beautiful piece of artwork and the news of a commission is noteworthy. keep on signing the blues to ward off any of the pandemic blues.

  8. maryleehahn says:

    WOW! You knocked it out of the ballpark with Blue Chicago! Makes me yearn to come back to Chicago as soon as possible/safe!

  9. Kimberly Hutmacher says:

    I saw you link to this on facebook, and I instantly fell in love. You did such an incredible job, and your poem pairs perfectly!

  10. Linda KulpTrout says:

    I love all your blueness! The art , the music, and your poems all wonderful!

  11. haitiruth says:

    Lovely, lovely blueness! Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

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