Category Archives: Sketchbooks

# 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–Dad and #Inktober2019

Happy Poetry Friday! I have a few poems today, the first couple are for #Inktober2019, from this weeks prompts. In my first one I’m continuing our approaching holiday theme with the prompt word from Monday: treasure. TREASURE Find treasure… spinning … 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 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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Poetry Friday–Inktober & Halloween Cards

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m in with a dual focus today… First I’m participating in #Inktober2019, and along with the ink drawing I’m writing short poems–mostly haikus. I’m also attempting this year to follow Jake Parker’s prompts, (the originator of Inktober … Continue reading

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#Inktober2019 Day 2 and haiku

mindless rain washed away morning– crossing guard gleamed © 2019 Michelle Kogan prompt: mindless   For more info on Inktober stop by Jake Parker’s website.

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#Inktober2019 Day 1 and Haiku

rings of nature wrap around moonflower… moth–nighttime’s beauty © 2019 Michelle Kogan   For more info on Inktober stop by Jake Parker’s website.

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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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