Category Archives: Picture Book

#NaPoWriMo 2019, Day 20, #foundpoem

Created from Poetry books on display at my Chicago Public Library branch.        ANIMAL POEMS Out of wonder the frogs wore red suspenders, swirl by swirl, spirals in nature, jabber walking, feel the beat… © 2019 Michelle Kogan … Continue reading

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#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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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–#Haiku4hope, Art & Music

  Happy Poetry Friday! I’m wringing out the old year with a wintery montage of #haikuforhope poems, and a wee bit of music to ease us all out of the year. Thanks Mary Lee Hahn for offering us all this … Continue reading

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#PWID 2018 -Take Flight -Masthead Voting

Calling all SCBWI-Illinois Members Voting is open for choosing the #PWID 2018 – #Take Flight – Masthead  There’re 17 terrific entries You can vote between today, July 7– 14 midnight. So mosey on on over and cast your vote. Here’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Golden Shovel, Books, Children

My thoughts were and are still with the students and teachers of the Santa Fe, Tx, High School shooting from last week. I let poetry and painting feed the outrage in my heart. I had just received this beautiful book, … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: #NaPoWriMo Earth Day & Art Exhibits

Happy Poetry Friday! Happy Early Earth Day! Happy National Poetry Month!                                                           … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Lee Bennett Hopkins Birthday Bash! and #NaPoWriMo day 13

  A Celebration of Jubilation of Historical Consideration! With Bookish Balloons and Wild Wacky Words, Marvelous Metaphors and Scrumptious  Similes! Stir them Shake them Stick them In a Pan Dim the Lights Drum Roll  Please… It’s  A Birthday Bash for … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Layers and Snow Sketch

Pencil sketch, © 2017 Michelle Kogan.  Taken from a pic of my sister and I when we were packed into many, many, many layers! (p.s. I’m in the front.) Happy Poetry Friday! I have to admit the poems I’m sharing … 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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