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–Art Exhibit + Summer Poem Swap

Nurture Nature and Women’s Body-Health RightsPromote Persistence, Science, & Equity!Save Women & Our Earth!© 2022 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! The mixed-media drawing here is featured in the group exhibit: Our Bodies, Our Health: Navigating the Wars Within and Around … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Definito Poem Prompt

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing a definito poem this week, from the Poetry Sister’s September poem prompt. Thanks Heidi Mordhorst for creating this form! And thanks to all the Poetry Sister’s for the prompt: Laura, Tanita, Mary Lee, Liz, Kelly, … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Quick Fall Post…

Happy Poetry Friday & Happy Fall Stopping in quickly to wish all a Happy Fall! It’s been a busy week and another ahead of me– Something new is brewing… I’ll fill you in on the why’s perhaps next week…But for … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Hummingbird

Happy Poetry Friday! I caught a few moments of a lovely female ruby-throated hummingbird while painting outside last week… Ruby-throated hummingbird hovers by my sidewith windmill-wingsand inquisitive eyes, eyes that gaze into minewithout a wink, in steady linetill body side-juts … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–September & Ladybugs…

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m looking for that breath, that break, pause, between summer and fall… I haven’t found it yet, but I like September’s changes reminding me to keep on looking. evening sky grows a wee bit darker each day, … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday— Endings & Beginnings…

Happy Poetry Friday and Welcome September… BEGINNINGS & ENDINGS Endings and beginningsDoes nature have a beginningwhat about beauty…Can we get caught upin a field of fall flowerstall grasses intertwinedbees anxious for their last bit of summer nectar– Watch bee– As … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–”The BOP” Milkweed, & Summer Poem Swap

Happy Poetry Friday! My poem this week is from the Poetry Sister’s August Challenge, which was to write a poem with the poem form: The Bop. You can mosey on over here to view the basic structure for this poem … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Haikus, Stars, & Poem Walks…

Star-sparkle For Linda Mitchell august morning star stirs hope and wonder, spread her sparkle… © Michelle Kogan Can’t help thinking about Linda Mitchell when I see my morning glories with their beautiful star pattern… Happy Poetry Friday! Busy week, so … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Nature…

Happy Poetry Friday! Margaret Simon shared an intriguing image from the Salish Sea this week for her THIS PHOTO WANTS TO BE A POEM post. I was so taken by the name Salish Sea, I had to look it up … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Summer Garden Treasures, and more “Things We Feel”

Happy Poetry Friday! This week I’m sharing some treasures from my backyard garden… ZUCCHINI ODE(To A Favorite Vegie!) Zucchini how’d you grow like that? Curving like a crescent moon. Maybe you came from up above from a seed dropped by … Continue reading

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