Category Archives: Picture Book

#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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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: Halloween’s almost here…

Happy Poetry Friday! as Halloween is fast approaching I’m sharing a Halloween inspired poem-story, and art to wet your appetite. Wishing all a spoooooky fun-filled Halloween!   WIRY WINNEY RIDES AGAIN Wiry Winney whirled through the town, haunting all children … Continue reading

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#Inktober day 18, 2017, haiku, & WIP

preparations on their way, hurry halloweens here for just one day! © 2017 Michelle Kogan

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#Inktober Day 11 study for #picture book & haiku

beware the autumn hand, it holds secrets only disclosed in books … ©2017 Michelle Kogan

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