Category Archives: Pencil Drawing

Poetry Friday—Sky, Sun, & Water

Happy Poetry Friday! My poem this week was inspired by Margaret Simon’s prompt, from her post this week on THIS PHOTO WANTS TO BE A POEM… I wrote the poem, didn’t have a chance to post it, then tweaked it … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–#NPM 2021: Spring

Happy Poetry Friday and National Poetry Month! Spring plants are emerging, and I’m waiting on my backyard milkweed to push-on-through the soil… And then monarchs come. This week I’m celebrating with Spring poems that I’ve been writing for NPM. I’m … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month 2021–haiku and sparrow

sparrow’s sweet chee cheewon’t din morning’s train, but perseveres with friends © 2021 Michelle Kogan

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Poetry Friday–Spring & Actions for Hate Crimes

Happy Poetry Friday and Welcome SPRING! Trying to welcome Spring, though Spring has decided to temporarily take leave, I hear she may return next week. Anyway, here’s a poem for Spring Crocus’ and a WIP watercolor with bits of white … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Metaphor

Happy Poetry Friday! For my post this week I took on the prompt that the Poetry Sisters offered,–including Laura Purdie Salas, Tanita Davis and more… To write a poem using metaphor from either the game with Metaphor Dice, or to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-“Creative Brain”

Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been participating in Laura Shovan’s 9th Annual February Poetry Project, where we write a poem a day during February. This year our poem prompt focus is the body. My Poem-Drawing here is from a prompt this … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–”UNFORGIVABLE FEBRUARY”

Happy Poetry Friday Well I think my winter blahs decided to visit me early, they usually visit sometime in mid to late February but decided to creep up on me earlier this year… Hence my poem this week, UNFORGIVABLE FEBRUARY. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–New Figure Drawing Class, Poem, & Art

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m interrupting the ongoing political airways… To bring you… My brand new Online Figure Drawing–Painting & Composition Class, beginning next week on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at Harper College in their Community Education Department–and am looking to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Democracy & Beginnings…

beginnings can be difficult–but we can chooseto begin again…© 2021 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! My thoughts and poems are on the events of our US Certification Day, and the aftermath that unfolded… I’m still processing, but I’m also in … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday-Bookmarks and trying to stay steady…

Happy Poetry Friday! In the midst of all the election anxiety I bring you a literary break with a peek into a few items I’ve added to my Etsy Shop, and more that are on their way there… Emilys been … Continue reading

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