Category Archives: Sketchbooks

Poetry Friday–12 Days of Christmas

Happy Poetry Friday Last week I finished up Julie Hedlund’s 12 days of Christmas Challenge–it started on December 26th and ran through January 6, 2019. It’s a Facebook group that she’s been offering writer’s for the last four years, to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–one little word & #haikuforhope

Happy Poetry Friday And Happy New Year! I found a word I’m going to embrace this year, as my #OLW (one little word…) Ponder… I came to it after discarding a couple other words. I tried on wait, though, even … Continue reading

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2018 Successes/Accomplishments– Writing and Art

I’m participating in Julie Hedlund’s 12 Days of Christmas which she’s offering via emails and in a facebook group. The goal to get our creative writing juices flowing for the New Year. Today’s prompt is to focus on our successes. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Solstice Treasures…

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Winter Solstice I have a menagerie of treasures to share today. I’ve been star gazing for about the last week, late at night and have taken in an abundance of stars via my window. I’m … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Holiday Expos & Etsy Shop

Welcome to my Holiday Post Extravaganza with a bit of poetry mixed in too! HOLIDAY FINERY Holidays afoot come view my fine artful fashions, The images I’ve drawn are sure to pique your passions. They’ll sparkle, and they’ll delight you … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–Remembering #Kristallnacht

I had a different post planned for today, a sneak peak at what I’ve been working on for the Evanston Art Center’s forthcoming Winter Art EXPO Holiday Show that’s opening next week. But this morning I decided to jettison that … Continue reading

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#Inktober day 31 & #poem

WATCH OUT… pick  your potion… spells in motion,  eels that squeal toes with woes, all’s game that’s lean and green watch out–it’s HALLOWEEN! 2018 Michelle Kogan p.s. remember to VOTE!

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#Inktober day 30 letter “T” and #haiku

tick-tock escaping time… grains of sand slipping by… take your stand–VOTE! © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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#Inktober day 29 letter “Q” & haiku–lost lives

quandary– eleven lives lost quickly engage–vote © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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#Inktober Day 28 Letter “U” and haiku

More thoughts for the lives lost in Pittsburgh.

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