Category Archives: Plein Air Art

Poetry Friday–Peace and Rosh Hashanah

I’m offering  up some heartfelt poetry and art (WIP, detail) for Poetry Friday–and this  full week, filled with spirtualism,  religious holidays, and social activism. Wednesday night began the Jewish Holiday Rosh Hashanah, one of the Jewish high holidays, where Jews … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday, FREE–AN ECHO TO LANGSTON HUGHES–Golden Shovel

Sharing a WIP watercolor along with my golden shovel poem, FREE–AN ECHO TO LANGSTON HUGHES. The poem reflects on this past weeks hurricanes and again our times. I feel everyone ought  to be able to dream, although this simple act is … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–A Villanelle:HUMANITY

September Morning Glories, watercolor and watercolor pencil, © 2017 Michelle Kogan I have been lost in the sea of events unfolding in the U.S.A. and around the world. The times seem ever so precarious. I’ve taken to my pen to … 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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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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Poetry Friday Seagull, Beach, & Water …

As the summer seems to be slipping away, I’m sharing poems of seagulls, beaches, and water for Poetry Friday. I finally spent a few hours at the lake this week intending on sketching, but visited with my friend more. A … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday –Summer Haikus

Happy Poetry Friday, I’m sharing a bit of summer, with some summer haikus. My painting above is a WIP, waiting to be finished.   lilies waiting patiently, while brush captures inspiration. © 2017 Michelle Kogan A bonus haiku while thinking … Continue reading

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Summer Poetry Swap 2017-Growing Writing for Poetry Friday

 I’m participating in the Summer Poetry Swap that was created by Tabatha Yeatts. The end of June, a lovey poetry garden surprise arrived in the mail, from my poetry friend Linda Baie; along with additional swag. I’m sharing her accordion poem, … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday and Fairies

JUNE FAIRIES June Fairies full of Sprite, never ever full of fright. Summer solstice very near, spinning magic that’s sincere. Heavy skies fade away, when the fairies come and play. Catch their view if you can, fireflies flicker out their … 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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