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Poetry Friday–Semipalmated Sandpipers

Semipalmated sandpiper WIP, © 2018 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been back and forth to our beach this last week, watching these wonderful small semipalmated sandpipers as they migrate through the Chicago area enroute to their winter home in … Continue reading

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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–Green Heron poem & WIP

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m following up on Christie Wyman’s call for bird poems–by featuring the Green Heron in poetry and art. Christie is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup at her blog Wondering and Wandering–thanks for the challenge and for … 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–Bounty, Dreams, & Painting …

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing some art and poems that were inspired by and begun while in Door County, WI. My first poem is a golden shovel that I built from Langston  Hughes’ poem Dreams. DREAMS What shall we hold …  … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–More Monarchs & Bees

    Happy Poetry Friday! I’m posting early as I’m on my way to Door County, WI. I think the monarchs may become more scarce soon as the milkweed flowers are almost finished blooming. A few more pics from my … 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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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

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Poetry Friday–Father’s Day

  Earth Goddess, Bitten and Banana Tree, endangered species, watercolor and watercolor pencil. Happy Poetry Friday! Karen Edmisten is hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup this week on her blog, thanks Karen! I’m sharing a tanka poem in memory of my … Continue reading

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