Poetry Friday–Birthday bash and Cards…

1a-Bee in Flower Birthday Card -front 5-28-2020

Bee in Flower, Michelle Kogan, © 2020, watercolor pencil and Photoshop, Birthday card front.

bees are busy in 
my backyard pollinating 
between breezes…


Happy Poetry Friday!

Welcome to my Birthday Bash!  I’m Celebrating with some of my Summer Birthday Cards and Father’s Day Cards. Almost all are available from my online Etsy Shop. My Birthday is today and I thought it would be fun to throw a virtual party online!

Father’s Day Card coming soon with a bit of color…

Father's Day Fishing-5-28-2020

Father and Son, Michelle Kogan, © 2020, WIP Father’s Day card front.

in nature
we’ll always be one
© 2020 Michelle Kogan


1- Caterpillar Father's day card 6-1-2019

Happy Father’s Day Card, Michelle Kogan, © 2020, pen and ink, and watercolor. 

1-STrawberry lemon cake b-day- 11-20-2019

Strawberry Birthday Card, Michelle Kogan, © 2020, pen and ink, and watercolor, card coming soon. 




banana boats flow b-day 2-12-2020

Banana Boat Happy Birthday Card, Michelle Kogan, © 2020, pen and ink, and Photoshop, card coming soon. 


1-Sparrows in Tree Happy B-Day -FB-5 x 7- 4-13-2019

Sparrows in Tree Happy Birthday Card, Michelle Kogan, © 2020, pen and ink, watercolor, and Photoshop. 



1-Firefly B-day card - front- kogan-6-24-2019

Firefly Happy Birthday Card, Michelle Kogan, © 2020, brush pen,  and watercolor. 


1- Amber swimming b-day front-6-2019

Amber Swimming Birthday Card, Michelle Kogan, © 2020, watercolor  and watercolor pencil. 


1- Frida fish front card 5-2020

Frida Fish Birthday Card, Michelle Kogan, © 2020, pen and ink, watercolor and Photoshop. 



Garden Pinks Birthday Card, Michelle Kogan, © 2020, pen and ink, watercolor and Photoshop. 


1a-Birthday Cake-b-day 1-7-2019

 Birthday Cake Bash Card, Michelle Kogan, © 2020, pen and ink, and watercolor, card coming soon. 


(from me to you…)

Hope you
helped yourself
to some cake,  
nibbled a bit
of banana boat float,
sang with birdies,
bubbled with fish,
dreamed in 
© 2020 Michelle Kogan 

And heck, we can’t part without singing Happy Birthday, with a little help from Paul McCartney…


Mary Lee Hahn at her blog A Year of Reading, is hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks Mary Lee. She’s sharing poetry by Marilyn Chin, an Asian American, activist poet, who’ll draw you in quickly and won’t let you go…

Visit Renée LaTulippe’s site No Water River to find out more about what Poetry Friday is.







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 School of the Art Institute of Chicago and 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: http://www.MichelleKoganFineArt.etsy.com and her website: http://www.michellekogan.com
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19 Responses to Poetry Friday–Birthday bash and Cards…

  1. Mitchell Linda says:

    Oh, I did help myself to some cake. Yum! Those singing birdies are the best, though. Happy Birthday to you! I’m wishing you lots of great ideas for words and art this coming year.

  2. maryleehahn says:

    Happy Happy Poetry Friday Birthday! I hope you GET plenty of cards and sell lots, too!

  3. janicescully says:

    Happy Birthday, Michelle! I love that you use so much pink and purple in your art. These are lovely and I hope business is brisk.

  4. jama says:

    Happy Birthday! What a joyous collection of cards!! Especially love the first Father’s Day drawing. Thanks for the cake and the banana boat float. 🙂

  5. Happy Birthday, Michelle! Your amber swimming birthday card is lovely – orange fish are a personal favorite of mine. Love the tiny Father’s day poem as well. I hope you are being spoiled and toasted on your special day. *cheers!*

  6. cvarsalona says:

    Happy Birthday, Michelle, and thanks for the invitation to your virtual party. Everything is beautifully decorated and waiting for your guests who would love to dip their fingers in your luscious cake. I am particularly happy to dream in nature’s natural goodness. The little birdies with their party hats look like they are having a great time preparing a birthday party. I think your Father’s Day card is definitely one to cheer any Daddy’s heart. A toast to you, my friend.

  7. Linda KulpTrout says:

    Happy birthday, Michelle! Your cards are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your gifts with us! xo

  8. Leigh Anne Eck says:

    Happy birthday, Michelle! It is my son’s birthday too! Beautiful artwork!

  9. Sally Murphy says:

    It’s YOUR birthday, but we get the presents! Thanks for sharing so much joy. Happy happy birthday!

  10. Michelle Heidenrich Barnes says:

    A day late to your party, Michelle, but I see you saved me some cake. Thanks! 😀 An assortment of wonderful wishes to you, my friend!

  11. These are beautiful!!! The caterpillar, strawberry cake, and pinks especially drew me in. Happy birthday,Michelle!

  12. Tabatha says:

    Thank you for sharing your special day with us, Michelle! Did you have some cake with a bird or two, maybe a fish? You have a great selection of cards!

  13. margaretsmn says:

    Happy Birthday, Michelle. Your cards are all so delightful. Hope your day was special and full of brightness.

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