Category Archives: Pencil Drawing

#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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2018 Successes/Accomplishments– Writing and Art

I’m participating in Julie Hedlund’s 12 Days of Christmas which she’s offering via emails and in a facebook group. The goal to get our creative writing juices flowing for the New Year. Today’s prompt is to focus on our successes. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Solstice Treasures…

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Winter Solstice I have a menagerie of treasures to share today. I’ve been star gazing for about the last week, late at night and have taken in an abundance of stars via my window. I’m … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–Exhibit & #Haikuforhope

Happy Poetry Friday! This week I’m sharing info on an art exhibit I’m in, and also haikus for December’s call for #haikuforhope. I’m very happy to be a part of this rich-multilayered exhibit: intimate: small works by 9 artists that’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Holiday Expos & Etsy Shop

Welcome to my Holiday Post Extravaganza with a bit of poetry mixed in too! HOLIDAY FINERY Holidays afoot come view my fine artful fashions, The images I’ve drawn are sure to pique your passions. They’ll sparkle, and they’ll delight you … Continue reading

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#Inktober 2018 Day 9 and poem

FALL FELL We Fell into FALL Upsidedown & backwards… with Hope– We’ll March Forward Writing yesterdays wrongs Facing front Eye’s forward One foot in front of the other Forever fighting For what’s FAIR For ALL! © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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