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Poetry Friday–12 Days of Christmas

Happy Poetry Friday Last week I finished up Julie Hedlund’s 12 days of Christmas Challenge–it started on December 26th and ran through January 6, 2019. It’s a Facebook group that she’s been offering writer’s for the last four years, to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Summer Poetry Swap

Happy Poetry Friday! Today I am sharing a Poetry Swap treasure-trove I received recently. But first I would like to give a big thanks to poet, writer, and friend, Tabatha Yeatts, for organizing the swap, and providing us all with this … Continue reading

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#Inktober Day 1 + Haiku

moon flower leaves grin, pumpkin spreads and sighs, ah, autumns come. © 2017 Michelle Kogan   Happy 1st Day of Inktober!

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Yom Kippur Poem and Sketch

Baby Gorillas, Humanity, Michelle Kogan, © 2017, Sketched while walking through Lincoln Park Zoo. Yom Kippur Prayer Forgiveness Prayer,              for indiscretions,                     thoughtless acts,     … Continue reading

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Day 28 of the 2017 Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem, Poetry Friday & #NaPoWriMo–Oh my!

  It’s Poetry Friday, and the annual Progressive Poem, that began way back on April 1st, has landed at my port. Irene Latham began the Progressive Poem, in 2012.  Which begins each year April 1st and and runs through April 30th. The Poetry Friday community and all … Continue reading

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Summer Seagull Watercolor Sketches Michelle Kogan Chicago

Just finished these feathered friends of mine that I began last summer on a lovely, warm afternoon. They are now over in my Etsy Shop as an archival print and are sure to liven up our lingering winter days. Visit … Continue reading

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Introspective Haiku and Seagull sketches, Thoughts About Peace… Michelle Kogan

Watercolor pencil sketches from the beach, Labor Day Weekend, Chicago. chill september dawnsparkling rays beaming bysea beyond oneself © Michelle Kogan

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Turn Your Sketches into Finished Paintings Take Michelle Kogan’s Class: The Figure Creating a Body of Work at the Evanston Art Center

      Turn your sketches into finished paintings. Come  join my Evanston Art Center Class The Figure: Creating a Body of Work, Class starts next Tuesday Sept. 11th from 12:30 -3:30 pm. For more classes and registration visit my … Continue reading

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