Category Archives: Sketchbooks

Poetry Friday–Lobelia and Fall…

  Happy Poetry Friday! I had a week off in between my summer and fall classes that I teach, and tried to fit in a little bit of painting… My hearts still in summer but the leaves that are falling … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Summer Poem Swap & Thanks

Happy Poetry Friday! Tabatha Yeatts created a “glowing” acrostic poem-bookmark for me for the Summer Poetry Swap, thanks so much Tabatha, and thanks for organizing the swap again this summer too, xo! She used some of my art as the … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–For Lee Bennett Hopkins, #DearOneLBH

Happy Poetry Friday!  This week for Poetry Friday many of us have written poems for our Dear Poet Pied Piper Lee Bennett Hopkins, who we just lost. We have borrowed lines from his poems and then created a new poem … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–”I am the sound of…” & Summer Greeting Cards

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing a poem that I created from a clunker line that Linda Mitchell made available at her blog  A Word Edgewise, on her Poetry Friday Post last week. Many thanks Linda–I’ve had a busy week and … Continue reading

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Register for Michelle Kogan’s Summer Art Classes

Figure study, © 2019 Michelle Kogan, watercolor pencil.   Register for one of my Summer Art Classes at the Evanston Art Center, they begin in one week, on June 10, 2019. I’m offering the following classes & workshops. For Registration … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–Mother’s Day & dandelions

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Almost Mother’s Day! I’m sharing  some small thoughts for Mom’s and nature… Elizabeth Steinglass is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup at her blog ELIZABETH STEINGLASS Poetry for Children and their Grownups, thanks for hosting … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 30, #watercolor

    A DAY WITHOUT POETRY Splash of color ripple of chords taste of beauty– Adieu to you Dear poetry month, see you soon, as a day without poetry will never do… © 2019 Michelle Kogan   For National Poetry … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 28, #poem and #sketch

FROM PENCIL TIPS Little words letter forms crawl out from cobwebs of thoughts, push aside barrage of daily din, collectively form, sometimes orderly, mostly scribbled furiously on lines with a desire to make that leap of faith–allow fingers to furiously … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 17 & #internationalhaikuday

Inspired by my backyard bunny model… just bunny and me munching, scratching, munching winters dreams away… 2019 Michelle Kogan         For National Poetry Month, I’m writing poems inspired by art that I create or have created. Visit these … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 16 Milkweed story takes a turn, & also might take a break…

Hey look, what’s that big thing over there– A ladybug, flying through the air. © 2019 Michelle Kogan   For National Poetry Month, I’m writing poems inspired by art that I create or have created. Visit these spots on line to … Continue reading

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