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#PoetryFriday–iPad haikus & art

Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been playing this week on my newly acquired iPad. I won it recently when I resubscribed to my local public radio station. I’m planning on using it mostly to connect up with my computer to do … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday: Early Spring

Belted Kingfisher and Tulips, WIP, © 2019 Michelle Kogan, Watercolor and watercolor pencil Happy Poetry Friday! I have Spring on my mind, hence I’m focusing on Spring poems and Spring Art. To all my friends in colder climates, wouldn’t you … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday– “Thankful for the Moon”

Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve thought over this last week about a few things I’m very thankful for, and here they are in my shape-poem-painting. I did a little hunting around for more info on my dear friend Moon, and here … 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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#NaPoWriMo day 29 1 line haiku & sketch

sunnings a forever treasured part of life © 2018 Michelle Kogan Art and poem inspired by a poet friends photo, thanks Molly Hogan!   On my blog for National Poetry Writing Month I’ve been focusing on flora, fauna, and our … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday & Sneak at New Zine

                                                                       VALUE FOR ALL!     … Continue reading

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The Phoenix Election Day Ashes- sketch & poem

The Phoenix Election Day Ashes © Michelle Kogan 2016 The phoenix rose out of her ashes, raising her wings proudly while examining the turbulence, muttering not a sound… The air uncannily sat silent, deliberating her next directive, weary with the … Continue reading

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Quick Beach Sketch and Haiku

foam lake michigan for summer’s walking mermaids and swimming ones too! © Michelle Kogan

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Summer Poem and Watercolor: Michelle Kogan

Lakes Delight Sun… sand… sky… water… calling children everywhere lap up lakes delights and dilly dally away the day… © Michelle Kogan  

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Chicago’s Fruitful Fall Nature…

Amber taking in her last warm days in our pond before being switched to her indoor winter home… A pic from a perfect painting morning with my students at Emily Oaks Nature Center, in Skokie. We’ll be painting again next … Continue reading

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