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#Inktober day 9, WIP: quick sketch & haiku

beginnings sometimes short produce fertile fruit … © 2017 Michelle Kogan

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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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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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Poetry Friday & #NaPoWriMo Nature

Speak for Nature Who will speak for nature? In spring when all is renewed, reborn, buds unfolding, magically coming to life, soil oozing over your shoes, filled with nutrients–All kinds of crawlers and creepers enriching our plants, robins calling back … Continue reading

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Haikuforhealing/sketch: Winter Solstice

the white of winter’s first day surrounds and blankets the soil storing strength. © 2016 Michelle Kogan

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The Phoenix Election Day Ashes- sketch & poem

The Phoenix Election Day Ashes © Michelle Kogan 2016 The phoenix rose out of her ashes, raising her wings proudly while examining the turbulence, muttering not a sound… The air uncannily sat silent, deliberating her next directive, weary with the … Continue reading

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#Inktober2016 WIP and haiku

falls fading flowers holding on for one final defying climax © 2016 Michelle Kogan

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#Inktober2016 day 11 WIP

From my Watercolor, Materials, and Techniques class that I was teaching this morning. A Student brought in some pens and presented the perfect opportunity for a demo . . . 

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#Inktober day 2 and #Haiku

milkweed maidens move along their host plant holding on till autumn falls. © 2016 Michelle Kogan

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We’re having an Exhibit: Wonders of Watercolor

Join me this Friday evening for the opening reception of my Student’s Exhibit: Wonders of watercolor 2016, at the Evanston Art Center.  

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