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: Hindsight Prompt & Fall Online Art Classes

Happy Poetry Friday! Heidi Mordhorst, poet, teacher, and activist extraordinaire is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday roundup at her blog my juicy little universe, thanks for hosting Heidi! Be sure to stop by for lots more poetry… This week we … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–Found Poem: Democratic National Convention

Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been watching the Democratic National Convention this week–I really enjoyed the spirit generated from the count across the country and outside the country on Tuesday evening. I’ve been watching it on my PBS station and listened … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Rosh Hashanah Card & Twister Poems

Happy Poetry Friday! Well I don’t know about you, but I don’t really know where the summer escaped too… I’m never really ready to let go of summer, even though I love fall. Summer feels fanciful, whimsical, and magical to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Poem Swap

Happy Poetry Friday! Today I’m celebrating summer with my Summer 2020 Poem Swap sent to me by Rebecca Herzog. I was delighted to receive this lovely, feel good poem and watercolor celebrating summer and sparkles–this helped me to remember it’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Summer Etheree’s

Happy Poetry Friday!   I’m having a summer play-day with this etheree poetry prompt given to us by the Poetry Princesses/Poetry Sisters. Laura Purdie Salas, one of the Poetry Sisters suggested using   #poetrypals as a hashtag. I took a few … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–John Lewis

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m remembering John Lewis in a double etheree poem–Let’s keep his life’s actions alive. First action–for all of us in the US, make sure you’re registered to vote, better yet, send for your Vote-By-Mail ballot for our … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Poetry Mix & Flowers

hollyhocks, dance in my dreams and multiply… © 2020 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! I am thinking about the fall, schools beginning, and people returning to on location jobs. My first thoughts are, we’re not ready. Hence this tanka poem … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–James Baldwin

Happy Poetry Friday! It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. Quote by James Baldwin I’ve been reading James Baldwin and my post comes from my thoughts circling around … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–RETHINKING THE 4th

  Happy Poetry Friday! I was in a quandary about this post as we approach the 4th of July weekend and its celebrations. My views on July 4th as independence day have changed. If we are as a country, as … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday– SOUNDS OF SUSURRUS… and Giraffes

Giraffe in Summer, © 2009 Michelle Kogan, pen and ink.   Happy Poetry Friday! and Happy Summer!  At the beginning of June Laura Purdie Salas, who is a poet, author, and member of a group of Poets known as the … Continue reading

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