Author Archives: Michelle Kogan Art, Illustration, & Writing

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: http://www.MichelleKoganFineArt.etsy.com and her website: http://www.michellekogan.com

Poetry Friday: Marjory Douglas Stoneman High

  MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH Circles of life shattered, emptying hearts at Stoneman Douglas High, February 14, 2018. A powerful, pointless eclipse blocked all light by a semiautomatic AR-15 riffle. 40 bullets spewed upholding our U.S. second amendment, leaving all … Continue reading

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Valentines Day

Happy ValentinesDay!

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Poetry Friday: Peek at Valentines Day and Snow

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing a sonnet I just penned for Laura Shovan’s 6th Annual February Daily Poem Project. I was thinking about Valentine’s Day as I wrote this poem. Laura has been graciously hosting this poetry potpourri on her … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Limerick & Sweetheart Show

Happy Poetry Friday and Groundhog Day! Step right up, I’m hawking my art for a small show and here’s a limerick to catch your interest: There once was a poet Michelle who was a skilled artist as well, she made … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Blue Moon & Poetry Postcards

I’ve been thinking about this Blue Moon we are having this month–perhaps it will release positive energy into the atmosphere. I often think there’s some kind of natural  force that is keeping all the wheels and cogs turning on our … Continue reading

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January #haiku and morning #sketch

snow capped suzies caught in winter’s wonderland dreaming of spring © 2018 Michelle Kogan  

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Poetry Friday–Women’s March and more

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m participating in the Women’s March Chicago, 2018, that’s happening this Saturday, January 20th. For Poetry Friday I’m sharing the front of my poster, (back still to be complete) and a poem I wrote in the spirit … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Rising up & Art

Rose Red Reality, © 2017 Michelle Kogan, watercolor and watercolor pencil. FOREVER WE’LL RISE From Maya Angelou STILL I RISE Always Strive higher, But hold onto your dignity. Still– Always speak your thoughts, like they’re yours alone, precious as Air. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Layers and Snow Sketch

Pencil sketch, © 2017 Michelle Kogan.  Taken from a pic of my sister and I when we were packed into many, many, many layers! (p.s. I’m in the front.) Happy Poetry Friday! I have to admit the poems I’m sharing … Continue reading

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New Years sketch and haiku

  morning forecast– minus four plus ten, steamy  six bright new years sun!   © 2018 Michelle Kogan   Happy New Years!

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