Category Archives: Sketchbooks

Poetry Friday-Holiday Expos & Etsy Shop

Welcome to my Holiday Post Extravaganza with a bit of poetry mixed in too! HOLIDAY FINERY Holidays afoot come view my fine artful fashions, The images I’ve drawn are sure to pique your passions. They’ll sparkle, and they’ll delight you … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–Remembering #Kristallnacht

I had a different post planned for today, a sneak peak at what I’ve been working on for the Evanston Art Center’s forthcoming Winter Art EXPO Holiday Show that’s opening next week. But this morning I decided to jettison that … Continue reading

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#Inktober day 31 & #poem

WATCH OUT… pick  your potion… spells in motion,  eels that squeal toes with woes, all’s game that’s lean and green watch out–it’s HALLOWEEN! 2018 Michelle Kogan p.s. remember to VOTE!

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#Inktober day 30 letter “T” and #haiku

tick-tock escaping time… grains of sand slipping by… take your stand–VOTE! © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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#Inktober day 29 letter “Q” & haiku–lost lives

quandary– eleven lives lost quickly engage–vote © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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#Inktober Day 28 Letter “U” and haiku

More thoughts for the lives lost in Pittsburgh.

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#Inktober day 24 letter “R” sketch & haiga–

Remembering my Dad who passed 2 years ago on Oct. 24th, xo

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#Inktober day 23 In Memory of Michael Bricis

My inktober sketch and tanka poem today is in memory of a dear, kind, artist we just lost Michael Bricis. PUMPKINS AND DIVERSITY (Letter “P”) In memory of Michael Bricis–a master of the pen, and whom we will all remember fondly. … Continue reading

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#Inktober day 22, 2018 Letter “O” & haiku

oh so patiently waiting , opal eyes steady, open and ready… © 2018 Michelle Kogan

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#PoetryFriday–Vote & #Inktober

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m here with a mix of poetry and art to raise consciousness for the US Midterm Elections. My illustration accompanies my poem which was inspired by Calef Brown’s prompt on Michelle Heidenrich Barnes’ blog site Today’s Little … Continue reading

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