Labor Day Weekend 2012: Indiana Miniature Trains, Michigan San dunes and Chicago Sunflowers

This Labor Day weekend we hit the open road and took a ride on a miniature train at the Heston Steam Museum, in La Porte, IN…

I squeezed in a quick watercolor sketch while on the beach, in Warren Dunes State Park, Sawyer, MI.

We conquered the Giant Sand Dunes… and rested on top.




Stopped by Oinks to round off the evening…

And upon returning home checked on my sunflowers…  


About Michelle Kogan Art, Illustration, & Writing

Michelle Kogan is an artist, illustrator, instructor, and writer, creating colorful allegorical figure, flora and fauna paintings and children's illustrations, which have a sensitivity to endangered species, and the environment. She is an art instructor at the Evanston Art Center and offers Plein Air Painting Workshops at nature venues in the Chicago area including the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Lurie Gardens at Millennium Park. Visit her online Etsy Shop at: and her website:
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