Tag Archives: Watercolor

Poetry Friday–STILLNESS OF TREETOPS & sketch

Happy Poetry Friday! I took a break one morning, before going off to teach and started this poem. I think it began as a Fib, but don’t remember. I had every intention of sketching the view through my studio window … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Halloween’s almost here…

Happy Poetry Friday! as Halloween is fast approaching I’m sharing a Halloween inspired poem-story, and art to wet your appetite. Wishing all a spoooooky fun-filled Halloween!   WIRY WINNEY RIDES AGAIN Wiry Winney whirled through the town, haunting all children … Continue reading

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#Inktober day 21, 2017 and Haiku

patient zinnias sparkling proudly in falls splendor. © 2017 Michelle Kogan

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Poetry Friday tanka, #inktober and painting

I’m wrapped in the roundness of fall, and for Poetry Friday I’m sharing  an autumnal tanka poem and ink and watercolor painting; also for inktober. I’m also sharing a  fall poem by Carl Sandburg and one by Mary Oliver. SEEDS … Continue reading

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#Inktober day 10 #pumpkins & #haiku

wrap the roundness of fall’s season around you. ©2017 Michelle Kogan

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#Inktober Day 4 Penguins and Haiku

African penguins– spheniscus demersus want your care! © 2017 Michelle Kogan

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#Inktober2017 Day 3: haiku and pen sketch

  bees and me vie for a view of autumnal changing colors. © 2017 Michelle Kogan

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Poetry Friday–Peace and Rosh Hashanah

I’m offering  up some heartfelt poetry and art (WIP, detail) for Poetry Friday–and this  full week, filled with spirtualism,  religious holidays, and social activism. Wednesday night began the Jewish Holiday Rosh Hashanah, one of the Jewish high holidays, where Jews … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–A Villanelle:HUMANITY

September Morning Glories, watercolor and watercolor pencil, © 2017 Michelle Kogan I have been lost in the sea of events unfolding in the U.S.A. and around the world. The times seem ever so precarious. I’ve taken to my pen to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Poem Swap & Response

I received a surprise envelope all the way from tropical Hawaii this week. With these lovely drawings and haiku to accompany. They came from Joy Acey, and she also sent me a beautiful card with a view of their “island … Continue reading

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