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Michelle Kogan Illustration, · 1d ago

Poetry Friday and Fireflies

I’m welcoming summer in with a few of my favorite things, summer solstice, milkweeds, and fireflies! As soon as the fireflies were out I knew summer had begun. Hope you had a wonderful Solst...
Michelle Kogan Illustration, · 5d ago

Thinking about my dad, on Father’s Day

Remembering dad fondly, sorrowfully, bravely. “How’s that book,” he’d always ask–Even now he’s with me watching . . . © 2017 Michelle Kogan Tagged: dad, Father's Day, Michelle Kogan, pen ske...
Michelle Kogan Illustration, · 1W ago

Poetry Friday– Jones AP Art Exhibit 2017

Last Friday I had the pleasure of viewing the Jones College Prep AP Art Class Exhibit, which is taught by Laura Boban. Jones is a Chicago high school in the heart of the loop (downtown). I’m...
Michelle Kogan Illustration, · 2W ago

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 th...
Michelle Kogan Illustration, · 2W ago

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 P...
Michelle Kogan Illustration, · 3W ago

Poetry Friday–Poems/Marching for Truth

I’m participating in Chicago’s TRUTH March this Saturday, and my thoughts have been filled with questions about Truth. Hence I’m sharing poems about Truth, and the front of my eco poster (ba...
Michelle Kogan Illustration, · 4W ago

Poetry Friday Golden Shovel and Painting

I have a Golden Shovel poem for Poetry Friday. The poem was inspired by Maya Angelou’s Caged Bird. I used the second stanza lines from Maya Angelou’s poem to create my poem. I’m also includi...
Michelle Kogan Illustration, · 1M ago

Poetry Friday & Important Voices

Spring’s Softness Spring’s softness has settled in the city, trees tenderness triumphs with new leaves. Rivers of rivulets, feed meadows of multi-colored crocuses that vanish– Almost magical...
Michelle Kogan Illustration, · 1M ago

Poetry Friday-Mother’s Day-Mothers & Daughters

For Poetry Friday I’m sharing Poems about Mothers and Daughters for Mother’s Day. MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS Mothers and daughters what ties them together? Building bonds as sensitive as a feathe...
Michelle Kogan Illustration, · 1M ago

Poetry Friday– Natures Voice & WIP

I went on another poem hunt and found the poet Karen An-Hwei Lee. My poem today is inspired by a poem of hers that I am sharing, and accompanies my WIP watercolor painting. Karen An-Hwei Lee...