Category Archives: Michelle’s Art Classes

2018 Successes/Accomplishments– Writing and Art

I’m participating in Julie Hedlund’s 12 Days of Christmas which she’s offering via emails and in a facebook group. The goal to get our creative writing juices flowing for the New Year. Today’s prompt is to focus on our successes. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–I AM From Poems

Roger’s Park Dunes Restoration and Piping Plover, endangered species, © 2018, Michelle Kogan, painted in 2012, watercolor and watercolor pencil. Happy Poetry Friday and Fall! As much as I love the changing seasons and colors of fall, I still have … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Green Heron poem & WIP

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m following up on Christie Wyman’s call for bird poems–by featuring the Green Heron in poetry and art. Christie is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup at her blog Wondering and Wandering–thanks for the challenge and for … Continue reading

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Register for my Figures & Nature Class

Hurry Register for my Figures and Nature Class, it starts in One Week, on June 11th at the Evanston Art Center, http://www.evanstonartcenter.org ©️ 2018, Michelle Kogan

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#NaPoWriMo Day 25 haiku & watercolor

yellow dillies where’re your bees? bothered by false sun’s chill… © 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 … 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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International Women’s Day

Two #haikus for International Women’s Day and a #WIP #painting! a day for women is that enough… never– celebrate women wherever you are each day! © 2018 Michelle Kogan  

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I’m an Authlete–March Madness! Poetry 2018

  Happy Poetry Friday! I woke up today, an ordinary day, my catch up day as I don’t teach, but I have a grand new challenge coming up. I’m happy to share I’ll be one of the 64 authletes competing … Continue reading

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Register for Michelle’s Winter 2018 Art Classes

Pencil sketch from the picture book, Trudy’s Ghost, © 2017 Michelle Kogan. Happy New Year! Come join one of my Winter Art Classes & Workshops at the Evanston Art Center Starting in just over a week on January 8th, 2018   Here’s … Continue reading

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ECLIPSE 2017 & the state of things …

INALIENABLE ECLIPSE Celestial stirrings filled the air Darkness is coming, you best beware. Moon between our earth and sun Blocking light, are we undone? No peeking, no solar glass hardware. Eclipse, eclipse, hurry now, ready Helter-skelter, stay focused–steady Start your … Continue reading

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