Jazz and Chihuly

A few weeks back I went to see this fantastic show at the NYBG featuring Dale Chihuly, an American artist who’s mastered the translucent and transparent qualities of ice, water, glass, and neon. He  creates works of art that transform the everyday experience. It was spectacular to see the installation illuminated at night. Above is […]

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Timeless water-colors

one watercolor a day/ Michele Bedigian

So the boys went boating yesterday, the 4th of July, with their Dad and their Grandpa, and it reminded me of this piece I did about a year ago in Newport, Rhode Island (a frequent family destination). I did it originally on site as an exercise for “One Watercolor a Day”, a follow-up to our […]

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The Edible Academy

Paradise/Michele Bedigian

The New York Botanical Gardens provide an educational gardening program now called  ‘The Edible Academy’  my children have been attending since they were three. Last week was the end of the spring session and my favorite day … HARVESTING! They each harvested what they planted earlier in the season to take home and eat, or […]

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keeping faith

mystic seaport/michele bedigian

This was a drawing for a fiber-art piece I did for a group show a few years back at Mystic Seaport entitled ‘Restoring a Past, Charting a Future’. Seems pretty contemporary considering the divisive challenges we’re all facing globally these days. Keep faith.– Michele fiber art/michele bedigian

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Carousel studies

thumbnail carousel/Michele Bedigian

Carousel drawings have always been a past time favorite of mine. Spring is quickly turning into summer which means the carnival will be in town soon. I just recently came across a whole sketchbook loaded with carousel drawings and thumbnails. Thought it’d be a fun page to share. – Michele

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A New Dawn

Cup of coffee/Michele Bedigian

  It’s dawn here in New York, Wednesday May 10th and I’m up earlier than the rest. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee is a graceful addition to the colors of the sun rising over the skyline. I feel an inner peace as the first sip touches my lip and wonder what will make this day […]

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An Impressionable Feat

Feet drawing/Michele Bedigian

  So I was going thru a few sketchbooks over the Easter break and I found this quirky figure drawing I thought worth sharing. In all it’s way it not only made me laugh, but made me remember just how many 1,000’s of hands and feet I must’ve drawn over the years. It was my teacher, […]

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California Dreaming

California Dreaming/Michele Bedigian

California is one of my favorite places to visit. While doing some spring cleaning this week I found a sketchbook just filled with studies for paintings I had from a trip to Big Sur. Between the Red Woods and the ocean edge of the Pacific coast it can feel like a mythical landscape filtered with an […]

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Very Young People Concert

Jazz for young people/Michele Bedigian

  Throughout the year there are these Sunday afternoon’s when the New York Philharmonic perform these fantastic concerts for children ages 3- 6. With ensembles of strings, brass, and woodwinds they teach them an introductory overview of what makes up the entire orchestra. It’s incredible! Through movement, singing, and humor my little guys are hooked and can’t wait for the next one! […]

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My big boy

my big boy/Michele Bedigian

  I was having a conversation with my 5 year old about faces this morning during breakfast and was inspired to draw his while he was watching the Rescue Bots. A little indulgence filled with a ton of love. I can’t believe how fast time is moving!! Warms my heart and freaks me out all at the […]

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Bird brain

baby bird/michele bedigian

One day a few years back I was in Paris with my partners in the studio drawing in the Tuileries Garden (a public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde) when this little sparrow curious beyond fear practically hopped onto my board. He spent a good 20 minutes inspecting what I was […]

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