Category Archives: Quick Sketches

Poetry Friday–Women & Spring leaves art activity

  wash your thoughts in spring’s  greens, while remembering we are one of many… © 2020 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum had an interesting post on lichens and leaves and they talked about the naturalist … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Leap Year…

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m not one to sidestep bad news, however there’s so much out there I’m taking a break and offering a light post on our one in every four year occurrence of Leap Year… My Leap Year poem … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Art: Process, Practice, Presentation, Student’s of Michelle Kogan

Happy Poetry Friday! Today I’m Happy to share with you images from my Student’s Exhibit: ART: PROCESS, PRACTICE, PRESENTATION. We had a wonderful opening last Sunday with delectable edibles and conversations! The artwork is from four classes that I teach … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Fish & thoughts of our time

  Happy Poetry Friday! I am fishy sitting for my college daughter’s fish while she is in NYC doing two internships with two different fashion companies this semester. Hence I’ve been spending time with her Betta fish Frida, and getting … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–#olw (one little word…)

Happy Poetry Friday! It took some pondering this year to come upon my one little word… last year’s  #olw was pondering,  and our journey together rewarding. Here’s a small list of words I considered: changes perseverance action metaphor humanity reflect … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Winter Solstice 2019

  Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Winter Solstice! I‘ve been thinking about the winter solstice and our changing seasons… Here are a couple poems I wrote while pondering on our solstice a haiku for #natember  #haikuforhope #haikuforjustice #haikuforkindness, and a … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Winter Poem Swap & #natember December Nature

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m very happy this week to share Joyce Ray’s treasure-filled Winter Poem Swap. In our poems and gifts to each other, ours thoughts both seemed to draw from historical spiritual, and social justice callings. The little poem books, … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Holiday EXPO 2019 & Ginger Spice

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing some sweetness and spice in poetry and images this week for my post. My images are from The 2019 Winter Art & Crafts EXPO at the Evanston Art Center open now through December 21, 2019 … Continue reading

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# PoetryFriday– Halloween & Inktober

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m bidding farewell to #Inktober with this last October 31st post. And I guess temporarily to fall as today in Chicago we had winter–snow covered everything. I’m hoping ye old pumpkin came down and has put in … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–#Inktober, ornaments & new card

  Happy Poetry Friday!  I’m sharing a few poems and quick sketches from the past week for #Inktober2019. The one above has turned into a holiday card (and will be posted soon in my Etsy Shop) with this haiku on … Continue reading

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