Category Archives: Pencil Drawing

#Poetry Friday–Trees…

Happy Poetry Friday!  We are celebrating Trees this week, from a call for tree themed poetry from fellow poet, lover of nature, and blogger Christie Wyman. Christie is also hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup at her blog Wondering and … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Perseverance

Happy Poetry Friday! When life catches me between too many due dates, I tend to retreat to painting even though another area may need more attention. The result in the long run seems to center and focus my thoughts. These … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Roundup is Here–Celebrating Tracy K. Smith at the Chicago Public Library

Happy Poetry Friday–The Roundup is here! On Saturday, April 27, 2019, I had the privilege and honor of hearing Tracy K. Smith, our  22nd US Poet Laureate at the Chicago Public Library’s Poetry Fest. A compelling poet, she is as … Continue reading

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Register for Michelle Kogan’s Summer Art Classes

Figure study, © 2019 Michelle Kogan, watercolor pencil.   Register for one of my Summer Art Classes at the Evanston Art Center, they begin in one week, on June 10, 2019. I’m offering the following classes & workshops. For Registration … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Pondering…

Pondering, © 2019 Michelle Kogan, watercolor pencil,  after the sculpture Clytie, by William Henry Rinehart, 1872, Marble, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and my trip there. Happy Poetry Friday! Dani Graham Burtsfield is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup at her … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–Mother’s Day & dandelions

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Almost Mother’s Day! I’m sharing  some small thoughts for Mom’s and nature… Elizabeth Steinglass is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup at her blog ELIZABETH STEINGLASS Poetry for Children and their Grownups, thanks for hosting … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–Fleur de vigne

I’m dreaming about summer flowers and sunshine… LOST BUT FOUND Fleur de vigne went through the wash umpteen-some times shriveled email rescued at last contact reclaimed anecdote note photo those scraps else they’ll fade away… ©2019 Michelle Kogan   Happy … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 30, #watercolor

    A DAY WITHOUT POETRY Splash of color ripple of chords taste of beauty– Adieu to you Dear poetry month, see you soon, as a day without poetry will never do… © 2019 Michelle Kogan   For National Poetry … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 28, #poem and #sketch

FROM PENCIL TIPS Little words letter forms crawl out from cobwebs of thoughts, push aside barrage of daily din, collectively form, sometimes orderly, mostly scribbled furiously on lines with a desire to make that leap of faith–allow fingers to furiously … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 22: Happy #EarthDay!

earth day seagulls, keow they say, every days earth day! © 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 participate in National Poetry Month: … Continue reading

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