Tag Archives: Flowers

#Inktober Day 8 & List Poem

AUTUMN CHANGES Autumn under your nose ushers in all kinds of change– already spent flowers anemone’s that waited amber, ochre leaves afire, a’ glowing marigolds, zinnias, and mums anticipated pumpkins and gourds altering breezes accordion temps toppling this way and … Continue reading

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#Inktober Day 2 & #Haiku

zoning in on zinnias, their zazzle, texture, and color. © 2018 Michelle Kogan   Thinking about focusing on letters of the alphabet to lead me through inktober…though, not in any particular order.

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Poetry Friday-Poems and a Sale

Morning Glories on porch, © 2018 Michelle Kogan, Greeting Card, watercolor and watercolor pencil Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Summers End! Today I’m sharing a mix of this and that … to accompany this transitional time between end of summer … Continue reading

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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

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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

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#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

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Happy Summer Solstice 2018

SUMMER SOLSTICE Sunrays Unmask Multitudes– Marigolds Echinacea Rose of sharon Snapdragon Ox eye daisy Liatris spicata Sunflower Tiger lily Impoea Clarkia Et Al.       © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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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

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#NaPoWriMo day 30 poem and WIP watercolor

I’m closing the last day of National Poetry Month with a poem written from a prompt by Ibtisam Barakat, featured today on Renée LaTulippe’s blog No Water River. MY WINGS My wings are made of paint and petals sprinkled softly … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 23 cherita and watercolor sketch

reluctant spring hyacinth’s late april petals finally appear robins tired of waiting she already built her nest © Michelle Kogan   On my blog for National Poetry Writing Month I’ve been focusing on flora, fauna, and our environment. Here’s a … Continue reading

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