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

Happy #EarthDay! #NapoWriMo day 22 poem and sketch

CROW Crow, cool darkest sapphire caught my eye– Are you a sign? A welcome of spring, a protector of earth, your sleek form follows a path… Thanks for your momentary portal! © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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#NaPoWriMo day 21 haiku and sketch

noon spring pruning, catch me if you can– fleeting moments © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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#NaPoWriMo day 19 haiku and sketch

soaking up midday sun, violets admire city folks… © 2018 Michelle Kogan   On my blog for National Poetry Writing Month I’ve been focusing on flora, fauna, and our environment. Here’s a list of the poems I’ve posted so far: … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: #NaPoWriMo Earth Day & Art Exhibits

Happy Poetry Friday! Happy Early Earth Day! Happy National Poetry Month!                                                           … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo–Progressive Poem

Ah… the 2018 Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem has landed at my portal. For a little backstory, the Progressive Poem was created by Irene Latham, poet and author, in 2012, and occurs during National Poetry Month. Irene selects a poet to write … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 17 haiku and WIP watercolor

transfixed by indoor tulips, sparrow waits patiently… © 2018 Michelle Kogan On my blog for National Poetry Writing Month I’ve been focusing on flora, fauna, and our environment. Here’s a list of the poems I’ve posted so far: Poem one– … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 16- Moon prompt

  WHO’S IN THE MOON? Everyone thinks there’s a man in the moon I know there’s really a woman in there. As the stars come out, twinkling in nights sky, She winks at me with her special flair. But if … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 15-found poem

BIRDS’ PERSPECTIVE In a courtyard of Mexico, were wilson’s warblers– Yellow-bellied, black-capped hopping pathways, pausing to eat a bug. I wander in the courtyard paying attention to townsends and audubon warblers, knock-knock of a woodpecker overhead, robins, house finches, canyon … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo day 14 haiku and sketch

indoor tulips stand gallantly, waiting, waiting … for midwest to warm. © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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Poetry Friday-Lee Bennett Hopkins Birthday Bash! and #NaPoWriMo day 13

  A Celebration of Jubilation of Historical Consideration! With Bookish Balloons and Wild Wacky Words, Marvelous Metaphors and Scrumptious  Similes! Stir them Shake them Stick them In a Pan Dim the Lights Drum Roll  Please… It’s  A Birthday Bash for … Continue reading

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