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#Poetry Friday–New Poet Laureate & “Solstice Amis”

Happy Poetry Friday! I was happy to hear that Joy Harjo is our new United States Poet Laureate. Her life of being a multitalented artist–poet, musician, and playwright, and her poetry all speak to me resoundingly. I’m sharing one of … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Naomi Shihab Nye– “Kindness” & Nature

Milkweed, Hollyhock, Monarchs, Bee, and Dragonfly, © 2016 Michelle Kogan, watercolor and watercolor pencil. Happy Poetry Friday! Our Host this week is Mary Lee Hahn. Mary Lee is celebrating Naomi Shihab Nye–and asked us all to join in. I took … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–Strike for Global Climate Change!

Happy Poetry Friday!   Today, March 15, 2019, Heidi Mordhorst is hosting the Poetry Friday Round Up, at her blog my juicy little universe. Heidi asked us to create poems and posts promoting the Climate Strike that is happening around the world in … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–#InternationalWomen’sDay, #schoolstrike4climate

5 Monarchs, Milkweed, and Bees, © 2019 Michelle Kogan, Detail, WIP, oil. Happy Poetry Friday and International Women’s Day! My post this week is in response to a poetry prompt from our Poetry Friday host, Catherine Wallian Flynn, at Reading to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Solstice Treasures…

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Winter Solstice I have a menagerie of treasures to share today. I’ve been star gazing for about the last week, late at night and have taken in an abundance of stars via my window. I’m … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Holiday Expos & Etsy Shop

Welcome to my Holiday Post Extravaganza with a bit of poetry mixed in too! HOLIDAY FINERY Holidays afoot come view my fine artful fashions, The images I’ve drawn are sure to pique your passions. They’ll sparkle, and they’ll delight you … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–Remembering #Kristallnacht

I had a different post planned for today, a sneak peak at what I’ve been working on for the Evanston Art Center’s forthcoming Winter Art EXPO Holiday Show that’s opening next week. But this morning I decided to jettison that … Continue reading

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Vote Blue November 6, 2018 US Midterm Elections

 

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#Inktober day 30 letter “T” and #haiku

tick-tock escaping time… grains of sand slipping by… take your stand–VOTE! © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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#Poetry Friday–March to the Polls & #Inktober 2018

Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been preparing for the #Women’s March Chicago– March to the Polls, that’s happening this Saturday. I’m sharing my poster, a poem and some music all in the spirit to move people to VOTE this November. My … Continue reading

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