Category Archives: Sketchbooks

#PWID 2018 -Take Flight -Masthead Voting

Calling all SCBWI-Illinois Members Voting is open for choosing the #PWID 2018 – #Take Flight – Masthead  There’re 17 terrific entries You can vote between today, July 7– 14 midnight. So mosey on on over and cast your vote. Here’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Plein Air & Poetry Swap

  Early Summer Garden,WIP,  © Michelle Kogan, brown pen and brush with watercolor.   Happy Poetry Friday I’m participating in a Plein Air event this Sunday, July 8, 2018 The 9th Annual Brush with Nature at the Emily Oaks Nature Center … Continue reading

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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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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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Poetry Friday–Mother’s Day– Poems from “The Best of Today’s Little Ditty 2016”

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Mother’s Day. I have the pleasure today of featuring a rich and varied collection of poems from Michelle Heidenrich Barnes’ The Best of Today’s Little Ditty 2016, Poems for Our Mothers. This is Michelle’s second poetry … 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 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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Poetry Friday–Poem in your pocket

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m continuing the celebration of poem in your pocket day,  while celebrating our slowly advancing spring–with a poem of mine and a poem by Sidney Wade.  POCKETFUL OF POEMS Springful of poems stuff ‘em in your pockets, city … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 24 Poem in 3 Acts and watercolor,

NATURE Act I: Elusive Spring stretches, awakes. She offers another sunless day. Cheerily, cherup, cherup, Robin sings. Act II: Afternoon brings fresh perspectives. Sun moves through leaving us breathless for more. Act III: Late afternoon, bees dance across dandelions. Violas … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 23 cherita and watercolor sketch

reluctant spring hyacinth’s late april petals finally appear robins tired of waiting she already built her nest © Michelle Kogan   On my blog for National Poetry Writing Month I’ve been focusing on flora, fauna, and our environment. Here’s a … Continue reading

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