Category Archives: Pencil Drawing

#NaPoWriMo day 17 & #internationalhaikuday

Inspired by my backyard bunny model… just bunny and me munching, scratching, munching winters dreams away… 2019 Michelle Kogan         For National Poetry Month, I’m writing poems inspired by art that I create or have created. Visit these … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 16 Milkweed story takes a turn, & also might take a break…

Hey look, what’s that big thing over there– A ladybug, flying through the air. © 2019 Michelle Kogan   For National Poetry Month, I’m writing poems inspired by art that I create or have created. Visit these spots on line to … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 15 –Milkweed story continues…

Little plant says she’ll grow, do you think so? Popcorn snows melting, let’s whisper grow. © 2019 Michelle Kogan   For National Poetry Month, I’m writing poems inspired by art that I create or have created. Visit these spots on line … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–Lion or Lamb

Happy Poetry Friday I’m trying to stay positive about the Chicago weather. It was glorious yesterday, and today, we’re back to almost winter like weather. It was pretty nippy while I painted outside. Which brings me to my poem for … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–iPad haikus & art

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 … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday: Early Spring

Belted Kingfisher and Tulips, WIP, © 2019 Michelle Kogan, Watercolor and watercolor pencil Happy Poetry Friday! I have Spring on my mind, hence I’m focusing on Spring poems and Spring Art. To all my friends in colder climates, wouldn’t you … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Groundhog & Paradise…

  Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Groundhog Day! The snow and cold is getting to be a bit much even for our friendly critter the groundhog. Last I heard he was ready to up and move his growing family to… … Continue reading

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For Martin Luther King Jr.–haiku & art

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#PoetryFriday–Justice, Martin Luther King Jr., & Women’s March

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m going to the Young Women’s March Rally 2019, this Saturday in Chicago. Our temps here are dropping rapidly and it’s going to be quite cold so I’m glad they are doing an hour and a half rally … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–one little word & #haikuforhope

Happy Poetry Friday And Happy New Year! I found a word I’m going to embrace this year, as my #OLW (one little word…) Ponder… I came to it after discarding a couple other words. I tried on wait, though, even … Continue reading

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