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–More #haikuforhope

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing some haiku, haiga, and bookmarks today. This haiga print was part of my package that I sent to Tricia Stohr-Hunt for this summer’s poem swap. It’s available in my Etsy Shop as a print and … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Poetry Reading & daily poems

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing a little left over summertime before we dive into winter, in celebration of last weeks election results and a Poetry Reading that’s coming up next week. Next Thursday, November 19th at 6:00 pm, CST I … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday-Bookmarks and trying to stay steady…

Happy Poetry Friday! In the midst of all the election anxiety I bring you a literary break with a peek into a few items I’ve added to my Etsy Shop, and more that are on their way there… Emilys been … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Naani’s, blueness, & Halloween…

Happy Poetry Friday! Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Oh ya, this week some of us … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–TREES BREATH & Online Art Exhibit

  Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been thinking about …space in poems… negative space, tree’s space, and people’s space… Above is the flyer for an online exhibit I’m in, Where Are We Now? Activism of the Everyday, An International Juried Virtual … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–Letter Poem for my Dad on #Inktober day 15

Happy Poetry Friday! My Father’s Birthday was this week, he would have been 91 years old this year. He also passed away 4 years ago the week of Halloween. I think about him all the time, but I like to … Continue reading

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#inktober2020 day 10 and #haiku.

remember VOTEremember humanityremember VOTE©️ 2020 Michelle Kogan

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Poetry Friday–THIS POEM IS A NEST by Irene Latham

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, you’ve landed on the right branch! Today I’m so happy to share with you Irene Latham’s delightful new poetry book, THIS POEM IS A NEST, with lovely and fanciful art by Johanna Wright! It’s a Nest … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Summer Poem Swap & Zinnias for #INKTOBER

falls fading garden bursts zinnia’s bedazzling blooms © 2020 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday, Happy Fall and Happy Inktober! I’m taking a break from the din of our world to share with you a summer poem swap from Ruth Hersey, … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–RBG

Happy Poetry Friday!(typed with a slight sigh, from this last week…) What a week… This week for Poetry Friday there were two prompt suggestions. One came a while back from Tanita Davis one of the Poetry Sisters/Princesses. The prompt was … Continue reading

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