Category Archives: Picture Book Sketches

Sail over to my SALE in my Etsy Shop!

There’s all different ways to Sail … Through the air …   Through water …   Through a river …   Through writing …     Sail by for my Sale in my online Etsy Shop: Michelle Kogan fine art … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July–Poem and Art

FOURTH OF JULY For this 4th of July slip-in-a-slice of strawberry rhubarb pie, Grab-a-friend-or-two, Kick back and watch a firefly,      Spread a handful of love,          and a big sprinkle of joy                  for this 4th of July! © … Continue reading

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Michelle’s Summer Art Classes Begin Next Week

My Summer Art Classes at the Evanston Art Center begin next Monday, June 12th. I’m offering classes in Figure and Nature, Watercolor, Children’s Picture Book Illustration, and workshops in Plein Air Painting, and Creating a Zine. The classes are in … Continue reading

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Day 28 of the 2017 Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem, Poetry Friday & #NaPoWriMo–Oh my!

  It’s Poetry Friday, and the annual Progressive Poem, that began way back on April 1st, has landed at my port. Irene Latham began the Progressive Poem, in 2012.  Which begins each year April 1st and and runs through April 30th. The Poetry Friday community and all … Continue reading

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Henny Penny’s Political Spring-Limerick and art

Henny Penny’s Political Spring Heck, said Henny penny up at the sky, Are politicians untying a lie?” Spring’s today, tweet spring, tweet tweet, hear ME sing, Heed Mother Nature! she said with a sigh. © 2017 Michelle Kogan  

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Poetry Friday + “Voices”– New Zine + Adrienne Rich

The poem above and the spread below are both included in my New Zine: Voices, words & art, and is now available in my Etsy shop. The zine has 13 numbered pages plus the cover, and you can look for it in my books & … Continue reading

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A sketch & haiku, ideas for a picture book . . . & Poetry Friday

Seeds of Change Seeds change  over seasons growing, fruiting, fading, withering people change  over seasons growing, fruiting fading, withering we hold  the seeds of change in our hands. © 2017 Michelle Kogan   Carol Varsalona has the poetry roundup at Beyond … Continue reading

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Sketch, Haikuforhealing, & 2017 Art Classes

reflected moments, soothe the soul, center body moving one forward . . . © 2016 Michelle Kogan A #sketch and #Haikuforhealing for my New Class offerings at the Evanston Art Center starting January 9, 2017. My Watercolor class is almost full, there are a … Continue reading

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#haikuforhealing and a handful of new mini archival prints

                 Here are a handful of new mini archival prints I’ve added to my online etsy shop: Michelle Kogan Fine Art and a #haikuforhealing: december printer humming, fingers crossed, happy holiday presents! © 2016 Michelle Kogan … Continue reading

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#Inktober2016 Day 14 WIP

WIP, early inking of a picture book illustration.

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