Category Archives: Plein Air Art

Poetry Friday—Calm & Watercolor

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m happy to have a watercolor painting in the Illinois Watercolor Society: 22nd Annual Members Show, I included my painting above. This year for the first time it’s being held at the Evanston Art Center, where I … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday— Zentangle Poem and Art

Happy Poetry Friday! I decided to take the plunge and try a zentangle poem, which was the poem prompt from the Poetry Sisters this month, thanks for this challenging and new to me prompt! What exactly is it… It’s a … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Sky Pleasures

Happy Poetry Friday! Earlier this week I read i love you to the moon &, by Chen Chen, and it flew me away to another place… i love you to the moon &by Chen Chen not back, let’s not come … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Birth Day Roundup is Here!

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome! I’m Hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup and decided to Celebrate Birthdays and Birth Days, as my Birthday is coming up this weekend. Also make sure to checkout the Poetry Sisters Ekphrastic poems for their May poem … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Celebrating Mary Lee!

We’re celebrating Mary Lee Hahn, teacherEXTRAORDINAIREwith rose-tipped dances andgreen gypsy-stemmed applause! © 2021 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! For Poetry Friday this week, we are celebrating Mary Lee Hahn, Poet, Teacher, Naturalist, and all around Extraordinary Person, as she steps … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Nests

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m celebrating nests this week physical and metaphorical. I also want to give a shoutout to Author and Poet Irene Latham for her superb chockfull of poetry revision offerings from the workshop she gave this past Monday, … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Mother’s Day

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m celebrating Mother’s Day with poems and art! BLUEBELLS FOR MOTHER’S DAY For Mother’s Day I give to youpretty periwinkle bluebells,with music velvety as lambs earsto soften away days discord,and floppy large leavesspreading out like arms embracing … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Woodpeckers for #NPM & New Mom’s Day Card

Happy Poetry Friday! I ‘m continually taken by our fine feathered Downy woodpecker friends. They don’t fly away and come back, but take residence here all winter long. Last week I heard an unfamiliar bird call I was trying to … 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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