Category Archives: Plein Air Art

Poetry Friday Golden Shovel and Painting

I have a Golden Shovel poem for Poetry Friday. The poem was inspired by Maya Angelou’s Caged Bird. I used the second stanza lines from Maya Angelou’s poem to create my poem. I’m also including a portion of Caged Bird … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday & Important Voices

Spring’s Softness Spring’s softness has settled in the city, trees tenderness triumphs with new leaves. Rivers of rivulets, feed meadows of multi-colored crocuses that vanish– Almost magically before our eyes. Replenished with tulips, daffodils, and lavender’s long-gone childhood memories, bringing … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Mother’s Day-Mothers & Daughters

For Poetry Friday I’m sharing Poems about Mothers and Daughters for Mother’s Day. MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS Mothers and daughters what ties them together? Building bonds as sensitive as a feather. Laughing and crying–sharing joy and sorrow, years passing too quickly … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday– Natures Voice & WIP

I went on another poem hunt and found the poet Karen An-Hwei Lee. My poem today is inspired by a poem of hers that I am sharing, and accompanies my WIP watercolor painting. Karen An-Hwei Lee’s poem follows below mine. You … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 24, #WIP, & EAC Spring Session 2 Art Classes

Beauty and Spring Flowers Beauties there in front of you, patiently waiting,  just open up your eyes . . . © 2017 Michelle Kogan My Evanston Art Center Spring Session 2 art classes start next week- May 1st, I’m offering the … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 18 haiku & watercolor

towering tulip took me three times to capture her springtime splendor. . . © 2017 Michelle Kogan

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#NaPoWriMo NYC

springtime’s aglow in nyc’s washington  park people parade. © 2017 Michelle Kogan

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#NaPoWriMo Day 8 & Sketch

Spring City Critters I’ve been waiting for my bunny, and she showed up when I wasn’t expecting her. I  c r e e e p t up­– But, oh the leaves criiinkled beneath my feet, and she shot off– One … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday & #NaPoWriMo Nature

Speak for Nature Who will speak for nature? In spring when all is renewed, reborn, buds unfolding, magically coming to life, soil oozing over your shoes, filled with nutrients–All kinds of crawlers and creepers enriching our plants, robins calling back … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 4 #tanka & #sketch

  Growing Beauty on a cold spring day, go and seek out beauty, in the dark rich soil sprouting, crinkling, reaching, honesty in action. © 2017 Michelle Kogan

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