Category Archives: Sketchbooks

Poetry Friday–Migratory Birds & Songs…

Happy Poetry Friday! This weekend we move into Day Light Savings time in the midwest, and welcome more hours of evening light. We are also welcoming all the spring migratory birds, some that stay till fall, and some that visit, … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Leap Year…

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m not one to sidestep bad news, however there’s so much out there I’m taking a break and offering a light post on our one in every four year occurrence of Leap Year… My Leap Year poem … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Art: Process, Practice, Presentation, Student’s of Michelle Kogan

Happy Poetry Friday! Today I’m Happy to share with you images from my Student’s Exhibit: ART: PROCESS, PRACTICE, PRESENTATION. We had a wonderful opening last Sunday with delectable edibles and conversations! The artwork is from four classes that I teach … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Fish & thoughts of our time

  Happy Poetry Friday! I am fishy sitting for my college daughter’s fish while she is in NYC doing two internships with two different fashion companies this semester. Hence I’ve been spending time with her Betta fish Frida, and getting … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–#olw (one little word…)

Happy Poetry Friday! It took some pondering this year to come upon my one little word… last year’s  #olw was pondering,  and our journey together rewarding. Here’s a small list of words I considered: changes perseverance action metaphor humanity reflect … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Reflections…

  Happy Poetry Friday! I’m in with a quick nonet poem and art influenced by our lack of light this morning… REFLECTIONS OF EERINESS Amber lamppost shines in light of day casting shadows of eeriness… Curtains of displease nod from … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–New Year, New Light, New Activism…

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome to 2020… I’ve been thinking about light, change, children, and students, perhaps together they’ll move us in a positive global direction… I have two poems and a bit of music to accompany my pondering thoughts… A … Continue reading

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Last Nature Haiku for 2019

Happy New Years Eve! Here’s my last nature haiku post for 2019, I’ve been tagging my haikus this last month as #natember, and more of my poet friends have been tweeting with #haikuforkindness #haikuforjustice #haikuforhope including: Linda Baie, Jone MacCulloch,  … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Winter Solstice 2019

  Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Winter Solstice! I‘ve been thinking about the winter solstice and our changing seasons… Here are a couple poems I wrote while pondering on our solstice a haiku for #natember  #haikuforhope #haikuforjustice #haikuforkindness, and a … Continue reading

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Last Minute Holiday Gifts and Cards…

                                                            Happy Holidays!     These bookmarks along with cards, archival … Continue reading

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