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My Entry for the “5th Annual Halloweensie Contest!!!!!” Story + Illustration #inktober

Here’s my story for the “5th Annual Halloweensie Contest.” The contest was created by the extraordinaire author and blogger Susanna Leonard Hill, and is up and running on her site: http://susannahill.blogspot.com . The challenge: to write a 100 word or less Halloweensie story for little kids … Continue reading

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Nasturtium’s… Quick Pen Sketch and Fall Poem

1,000 Days of Fall… I wish I could have 1,000 days of fall… a sweater’s gentle breeze soft cicada’s humming nasturtium leaves waving asters almost open coreopsis in white suzies blooms hanging on clematis still budding gentle geraniums… But I … Continue reading

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New Fall and Halloween Cards Coming to my Etsy Shop Next Week

    Autumn Amber Greetings!  Below are two cards from my original watercolor paintings that are coming to my http://www.MichelleKoganFineArt.etsy.com Shop next week! Stop by and take a look… The card on top is called Hydrangea and Black-capped Chickadee and … Continue reading

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1st Call: Michelle Kogan Fall 2012 Art Classes

1st  Call for Michelle’s Fall Art  Classes! The cool lake breezes have blown in…ah a respite relief from our Sultry Summer Days. Although this is the Windy City and we’re sure to have some  dog days of summer still ahead, so kick … Continue reading

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Hydrangea & Black Capped Chickadee: Plein Air Watercolor in Process

Sultry Summer Greetings!      This summer I’m teaching two Plein Air Classes. One at the Evanston Art Center and one at the Chicago Botanic Garden. While my students are busy working I try to squeeze in a painting or … Continue reading

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Hummingbird and Tritoma Watercolor Painting Coming as a Card

Just recently finished this little watercolor, which I actually started a few years ago in the Chicago Botanic Garden, while teaching my Summer Plein Air Class. This month I opened an Etsy Shop which features cards created from my original … Continue reading

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Terri Murphy’s Journey of a Picture Book: One Day I Went Rambling

June 2nd at the Prospect Heights Public Library, I had the great pleasure of attending Terri Murphy’s Journey of  a Picture Book, an illustrator’s presentation of: One Day I Went Rambling a new picture book written by Kelly Bennett and illustrated by Terri … Continue reading

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Vocal Illustration Friday

  Squeaking in with this quick, watercolor and pen illustration for IF, on Thursday Afternoon! I’ve been thinking about the drawing over the week and decided to use this princess  character I am developing for an Illustration workshop as my … Continue reading

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Juror for: “Nature’s Palette” an exhibit at Emily Oaks Nature Center

Here are selections from the 2012 Skokie Art Guild Members Exhibit, which I  juried. The Exhibit is called: “Nature’s Palette,” and is on exhibit at the Emily Oaks Nature Center, in Skokie, March 9th – April 20th.  I particularly enjoyed the … Continue reading

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Spring Art Classes: Michelle Kogan

Join me for a  Spring Art Class.  Registration for all Spring Classes  is through the Evanston Art Center. The Plein Air Watercolor Class meets in the Lincoln Park  Conservatory Greenhouse. Visit my website for description details and click on Classes: … Continue reading

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