Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July – Kudos

Hope everyone has a wonderful July 4th. I am sure you will want to help the two illustrators in this post celebrate their recent successes. First, I want to show off and congratulated illustrator Tory Novikova for her new book. She has a BFA from Pratt Institute in Communication Design: Graphic Design & Illustration and is the mastermind behind Torynova Couture- uniting art with fashion.


Illustrator Michelle Kogan is having a solo painting exhibit in Chicago: Narratives of Nature Watercolors by Michelle Kogan. It’s going to be at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago. Congratulations, Michelle. Please let us know all about it.

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Enjoy the holiday!

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Fantastic art. Congratulations to Tori and Michelle. 🙂
    Happy July 4th to my American neighbors.




    • Chris,

      Thank you. I had a nice day. It didn’t rain! Have you been getting as much rain in VA as we have been getting in New Jersey? It has been crazy here, so it was wonderful to have a sunny day.



  3. All exciting stuff here 🙂 Congrats to Michelle and Tory 😀 And I hope you got to enjoy fireworks. I rarely see them in person anymore, and I wasn’t too thrilled with watching Macy’s tonight; I wasn’t impressed this year. The Capitol 4th had some beautiful ones though, and my son and daughter-in-law spent tonight watching them at Epcot! I hope the weather cooperated down there the way it did up here 🙂 As for me, for the past 20 years, I’ve face painted at a big, local town fair. Glad it didn’t rain! And for the occasional breeze 🙂


  4. Congrats, Tory, the book looks wonderful!

    Lovely watercolors by Michelle, too.


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