Category Archives: Plein Air Art

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–Origin Poem WIP

Happy Poetry Friday!   I’m sharing my first Origin poem. It came out of a poetry workshop I was at a few weeks ago at the Poetry Foundation, here in Chicago. The workshop was on research and how poets incorporate … 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 day 30 letter “T” and #haiku

tick-tock escaping time… grains of sand slipping by… take your stand–VOTE! © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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#Inktober day 29 letter “Q” & haiku–lost lives

quandary– eleven lives lost quickly engage–vote © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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#Inktober day 24 letter “R” sketch & haiga–

Remembering my Dad who passed 2 years ago on Oct. 24th, xo

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#Inktober day 17 letter “J” & haiku

garden jamble jungle vines autumns jumbling by… © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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#Inktober Day 8 & List Poem

AUTUMN CHANGES Autumn under your nose ushers in all kinds of change– already spent flowers anemone’s that waited amber, ochre leaves afire, a’ glowing marigolds, zinnias, and mums anticipated pumpkins and gourds altering breezes accordion temps toppling this way and … Continue reading

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