Category Archives: Picture Book Sketches

#NaPoWriMo day 16 Milkweed story takes a turn, & also might take a break…

Hey look, what’s that big thing over there– A ladybug, flying through the air. © 2019 Michelle Kogan   For National Poetry Month, I’m writing poems inspired by art that I create or have created. Visit these spots on line to … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 15 –Milkweed story continues…

Little plant says she’ll grow, do you think so? Popcorn snows melting, let’s whisper grow. © 2019 Michelle Kogan   For National Poetry Month, I’m writing poems inspired by art that I create or have created. Visit these spots on line … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo–Continuing my emerging milkweed story…

Hey my new friend have no fret for me, I’ve endured the winter watch, you’ll see… © 2019 Michelle Kogan   For National Poetry Month, I’m writing poems inspired by art that I create or have created. Visit these spots on … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 13

GROW MILKWEED SEEDS Looking looking searching high and low, Are you my milkweed seeds starting to grow… 2019 Michelle Kogan   For National Poetry Month, I’m writing poems inspired by art that I create or have created. Visit these spots on … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday: Sparrows, Spring, & Music

we’re windowpane sparrows pining for spring it’s coming, be patient… pop by each afternoon, come out, take a peak, commune with nature–a natural treat… © 2019 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! Linda Baie at her blog TeacherDance is our hostess … Continue reading

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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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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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Poetry Friday Potpourri: Hanukkah & Winter Poetry Swap

lights of eight sage branches stretch and reach skyward for freedom! ©2017 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday, and Happy Hanukkah! Last week on Saturday I recieved my winter poetry swap package in the mail. It couldn’t have come at a … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Fib and Picture Books

For Poetry Friday, I wrote a little fib in honor of the SCBWI-IL Conference –Prairie Writer’s and Illustrator’s Day that I’m attending tomorrow and been preparing for. It’s a very wee ditty, for my wee time that I had. And … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Poem Swap & Response

I received a surprise envelope all the way from tropical Hawaii this week. With these lovely drawings and haiku to accompany. They came from Joy Acey, and she also sent me a beautiful card with a view of their “island … Continue reading

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