Tag Archives: books

#PoetryFriday–Vote & #Inktober

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m here with a mix of poetry and art to raise consciousness for the US Midterm Elections. My illustration accompanies my poem which was inspired by Calef Brown’s prompt on Michelle Heidenrich Barnes’ blog site Today’s Little … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Illustration & Writing, Nature photos, Painting, pen sketch, Poem, Quick Sketches, Sketchbooks, Theatre & Music, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

#Inktober 2018 Day 9 and poem

FALL FELL We Fell into FALL Upsidedown & backwards… with Hope– We’ll March Forward Writing yesterdays wrongs Facing front Eye’s forward One foot in front of the other Forever fighting For what’s FAIR For ALL! © 2018 Michelle Kogan

Posted in Children's Illustration & Writing, Nature, Painting, pen sketch, Pencil Drawing, Poem, Quick Sketches, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Poetry Friday-Summer Poetry Swap

Happy Poetry Friday! Today I am sharing a Poetry Swap treasure-trove I received recently. But first I would like to give a big thanks to poet, writer, and friend, Tabatha Yeatts, for organizing the swap, and providing us all with this … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Illustration & Writing, Nature, Painting, Pencil Drawing, Poem, Sketchbooks, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Poetry Friday–Blooms, haiku, and sketch

  cottage garden blooms beauty waves her petals, care for her fragile gifts. © 2018 Michelle Kogan My hanging petals reminded me of a summer poem by the Bard a.k.a. William Shakespeare, and here it is set to music. Ariel’s … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Illustration & Writing, Haiku, Home, Nature, Painting, pen sketch, Plein Air Art, Quick Sketches, Sketchbooks, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

Poetry Friday: Thoreau, Nature, & Poetry Swap

Wildlife Comes to Lake Shore Drive, endangered species, © 2013 Michelle Kogan, watercolor and watercolor pencil. Available in my online Etsy Shop Michelle Kogan Fine Art I read last week that today is Henry David Thoreau’s Birthday (I think from … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Illustration & Writing, Nature, Nature photos, Painting, Pencil Drawing, Plein Air Art, Poem, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

#PWID 2018 -Take Flight -Masthead Voting

Calling all SCBWI-Illinois Members Voting is open for choosing the #PWID 2018 – #Take Flight – Masthead  There’re 17 terrific entries You can vote between today, July 7– 14 midnight. So mosey on on over and cast your vote. Here’s … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Illustration & Writing, Nature, Painting, pen sketch, Pencil Drawing, Picture Book, Sketchbooks, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Poetry Friday: “BAYOU SONG” Book Review & Roundup

Happy Poetry Friday! Today I have an extra special double bill. First, I’m hosting Poetry Friday for the very first time–and you can leave your poetry links with Inlinkz’s friendly frog below. Second, drum roll please … I’m rolling out … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Illustration & Writing, Nature, Painting, pen sketch, Poem, Trips, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 55 Comments

Poetry Friday: Bookmarks

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m celebrating books and bookmarks today, just because I love both and because I have a bevy of bookmark offerings in my online Etsy shop that would love to meet up with one of your books at, … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Illustration & Writing, Exhibits, Nature, Painting, pen sketch, Pencil Drawing, Plein Air Art, Poem, Quick Sketches, Sketchbooks, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Poetry Friday–Golden Shovel, Books, Children

My thoughts were and are still with the students and teachers of the Santa Fe, Tx, High School shooting from last week. I let poetry and painting feed the outrage in my heart. I had just received this beautiful book, … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Illustration & Writing, Pencil Drawing, Picture Book, Poem, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 40 Comments

Poetry Friday–Mother’s Day– Poems from “The Best of Today’s Little Ditty 2016”

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Mother’s Day. I have the pleasure today of featuring a rich and varied collection of poems from Michelle Heidenrich Barnes’ The Best of Today’s Little Ditty 2016, Poems for Our Mothers. This is Michelle’s second poetry … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Illustration & Writing, Haiku, Nature photos, Painting, Pencil Drawing, Plein Air Art, Poem, Sketchbooks, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 56 Comments