Category Archives: pen sketch

#PWID 2018 -Take Flight -Masthead Voting

Calling all SCBWI-Illinois Members Voting is open for choosing the #PWID 2018 – #Take Flight – Masthead  There’re 17 terrific entries You can vote between today, July 7– 14 midnight. So mosey on on over and cast your vote. Here’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Responsibility and Freedom

For this 4th of July Poetry Friday I’m thinking about Responsibility and Freedom. I’m sharing a poem, some art and a taste from the Charles White art exhibit now at The Art Institute of Chicago. If you are here in … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: “BAYOU SONG” Book Review & Roundup

Happy Poetry Friday! Today I have an extra special double bill. First, I’m hosting Poetry Friday for the very first time–and you can leave your poetry links with Inlinkz’s friendly frog below. Second, drum roll please … I’m rolling out … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Bookmarks

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m celebrating books and bookmarks today, just because I love both and because I have a bevy of bookmark offerings in my online Etsy shop that would love to meet up with one of your books at, … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Ars Poetica & Monarchs

Happy Poetry Friday! I went to a poetry workshop last week on Ars Poetica at the Poetry Foundation. I think this is the first of many Ars Poetica poems that I may write.   ARS POETICA #1 Words crawl out … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 28 haiku and WIP fairy sketch

rise primrose despite spring’s despicable chill © 2018 Michelle Kogan   On my blog for National Poetry Writing Month I’ve been focusing on flora, fauna, and our environment. Here’s a list of the poems I’ve posted so far: Poem one– … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 25 haiku & watercolor

yellow dillies where’re your bees? bothered by false sun’s chill… © 2018 Michelle Kogan On my blog for National Poetry Writing Month I’ve been focusing on flora, fauna, and our environment. Here’s a list of the poems I’ve posted so … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 24 Poem in 3 Acts and watercolor,

NATURE Act I: Elusive Spring stretches, awakes. She offers another sunless day. Cheerily, cherup, cherup, Robin sings. Act II: Afternoon brings fresh perspectives. Sun moves through leaving us breathless for more. Act III: Late afternoon, bees dance across dandelions. Violas … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 23 cherita and watercolor sketch

reluctant spring hyacinth’s late april petals finally appear robins tired of waiting she already built her nest © Michelle Kogan   On my blog for National Poetry Writing Month I’ve been focusing on flora, fauna, and our environment. Here’s a … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 19 haiku and sketch

soaking up midday sun, violets admire city folks… © 2018 Michelle Kogan   On my blog for National Poetry Writing Month I’ve been focusing on flora, fauna, and our environment. Here’s a list of the poems I’ve posted so far: … Continue reading

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