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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Apollo’s fountain

So there we were, in front of this gorgeous fountain called Le Bassin d’Apollon (a.k.a. The Fountain of Apollo). It stands in the gardens of the Château de Versailles. The horses appeared so boisterous leaping out of the water’s edge. It was irresistible. Not just to draw them but to try to capture how they felt.  Art by Michele Bedigian

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Choose wisely

With 2 toddlers in the house I’m constantly looking for creative ways to explain some of life’s basic lessons. My older one is starting to feel the power of words and how demonstratively they can affect others. A few years back I started working on some art inspired by Aesop’s Fables. My little guy’s new found expressions […]

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Last Day of Spring

A few years back on this very beautiful last day of spring I found myself looking at the masterful mid-century artist Robert Rauschenberg ALOT. I’m always in awe of how he created such fusion between type and image. I find it incredible and exciting …and yes (for many who know me), he’s genuinely left an indelible impression on all my work. Above is a poster […]

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Casual Sunday

Last Sunday while the weather was SPECTACULAR! we took the boys to a local park for some fun. There were plenty of people skirting about enjoying the moment. The body language between these two was so casual, so comfortable, just like the day itself. I couldn’t help wonder what they were saying. Maybe it was something like, […]

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9/11 memorial

Last Sunday my family and I had an opportunity to visit the 9/11 Memorial museum before it opened to the general public. Words would minimize the emotions that rose out of the experience. When I look around today though, there are blessings I am surrounded by that would not have been had life moved left instead […]

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Me first this time

So this week I flipped the ante’. I did little man’s portrait and then asked him to tell me how he felt about it with paint. Interestingly he avoided drawing over his face. I’ll gladly take that as a sign of approval. * On a side note, I’m TOTALLY lovin’ the expression in his line work. […]

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A Classic Storytelling Moment

One of Oliver’s absolute favorite books is Scuffy the Tugboat, a children’s book written by Gertrude Crampton and illustrated by Tibor Gergely.  This morning he asked his Nonna to help him make  a real life “Scuffy boat”, (see below). Painted these incredibly delicious blend of colors by my lil artiste I just couldn’t resist drawing it (on one of […]

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Israeli memoirs

Above is a collage I did  2 summers ago on the spot and completed in my hotel room after a visit to the Western Wall, (otherwise known as “The Wailing Wall“) in the Old City of Jerusalem. The experience was a lifetime dream realized and truly beyond words. p.s. Happy Birthday Mom! Art by Michele Medium: […]

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