Category Archives: Quick Sketches

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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#Inktober2019 & thoughts for my Dad

SILVER ASH Silver ash fills leaves  with seasons early bite–  October’s cold has  come too soon, but offers  reflection in return… © 2019 Michelle Kogan   Dedicating this post to my Dad, whose Birthday would have been today, and whom … Continue reading

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#Inktober2019 & three stanza haiku

Prompt: build. My ink wash drawing is my vision of the fabric/curtains that may have draped the first tabernacle so very long ago. TABERNACLES OF LOVE build tabernacles  of love, deep in your heart… growth will sprout where  soil was … Continue reading

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#Inktober2019 day 6 and Haiku

  #Inktober day 6,  prompt: husky   milkweed’s husky june stature glows then withers, with autumn’s advance… © 2019 Michelle Kogan   Here’s the inktober prompt schedule from the originator Jake Parker:  

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#Inktober2019 Day 5 and Haiku

pumpkin palooza– build patience, climb it up towards sky… © Michelle Kogan   #Inktober2019 day 5 prompt: build Here’s the inktober prompt schedule from the originator Jake Parker:

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