Category Archives: Quick Sketches

Poetry Friday-Poems and a Sale

Morning Glories on porch, © 2018 Michelle Kogan, Greeting Card, watercolor and watercolor pencil Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Summers End! Today I’m sharing a mix of this and that … to accompany this transitional time between end of summer … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Blooms, haiku, and sketch

  cottage garden blooms beauty waves her petals, care for her fragile gifts. © 2018 Michelle Kogan My hanging petals reminded me of a summer poem by the Bard a.k.a. William Shakespeare, and here it is set to music. Ariel’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Butterflies and Bees

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome to my backyard … I’ve been in awe at the number of monarchs I have visiting in my garden this summer. There are sometimes five fluttering around at the same time. I’m sharing the path of … Continue reading

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4th of July–haiku & art

have a multi-  racial-rainbow July 4th celebration! © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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Poetry Friday: Responsibility and Freedom

For this 4th of July Poetry Friday I’m thinking about Responsibility and Freedom. I’m sharing a poem, some art and a taste from the Charles White art exhibit now at The Art Institute of Chicago. If you are here in … Continue reading

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Register for my Figures & Nature Class

Hurry Register for my Figures and Nature Class, it starts in One Week, on June 11th at the Evanston Art Center, http://www.evanstonartcenter.org ©️ 2018, Michelle Kogan

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Poetry Friday: Bookmarks

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m celebrating books and bookmarks today, just because I love both and because I have a bevy of bookmark offerings in my online Etsy shop that would love to meet up with one of your books at, … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 30 poem and WIP watercolor

I’m closing the last day of National Poetry Month with a poem written from a prompt by Ibtisam Barakat, featured today on Renée LaTulippe’s blog No Water River. MY WINGS My wings are made of paint and petals sprinkled softly … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 29 1 line haiku & sketch

sunnings a forever treasured part of life © 2018 Michelle Kogan Art and poem inspired by a poet friends photo, thanks Molly Hogan!   On my blog for National Poetry Writing Month I’ve been focusing on flora, fauna, and our … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 28 haiku and WIP fairy sketch

rise primrose despite spring’s despicable chill © 2018 Michelle Kogan   On my blog for National Poetry Writing Month I’ve been focusing on flora, fauna, and our environment. Here’s a list of the poems I’ve posted so far: Poem one– … Continue reading

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