Category Archives: Sketchbooks

#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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#NaPoWriMo Day 15 –Milkweed story continues…

Little plant says she’ll grow, do you think so? Popcorn snows melting, let’s whisper grow. © 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 … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo–Continuing my emerging milkweed story…

Hey my new friend have no fret for me, I’ve endured the winter watch, you’ll see… © 2019 Michelle Kogan   For National Poetry Month, I’m writing poems inspired by art that I create or have created. Visit these spots on … Continue reading

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#NPM Day 6 #haiku & #watercolor

sun and curl soak rays in visionary serpent… 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 participate in National Poetry Month: Academy of American … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–#NPM Day 3 & 4 2019

Happy Poetry Friday and National Poetry Month! The last few weeks they’ve had ranunculus in the grocery store, and I’ve a soft spot for them, which is justified because I can always bring them to my Watercolor classes for my … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–#SPRING!

Happy Poetry Friday I’m Celebrating Spring and spreading around thoughts to encourage all our plants to come up out of the ground! SPRINT TO SPRING Dandelion dancing to rags of Scott Joplin’s “Gladiola’s” in my Kick-up Cartwheel sprint to SPRING! … Continue reading

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