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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Paris

Greg’s post this week on the Tour Du France reminded me of that trip abroad together. This was a drawing I had done entering the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles. The wonder, the enormity of it all was intense. It was the symbol of royal absolutism and the embodiment of classical French art. […]

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Tis the land of many

China has always fascinated me. This is a detail from a really REALLY large drawing I did on location in Epcot’s China Pavilion. Check in next week to see the whole drawing.  Did you know … 30% of Chinese adults still live with their parents. Approximately 200 million people in China live on less than $1 a […]

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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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… ping!!

When recently attending  a classical concert I was quite amused by the triangle player, who every twenty minutes or so leaped to his feet to add his anti-climactic twinkle to the music. It reminded me of a song by Austrian satirist Georg Kreisler, in which a highly accomplished musician bitterly contemplates his instrument (which “can’t even […]

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Bassoonist

Another drawing from the NYRO rehearsals. The woodwind players do not like to be drawn (as opposed to the violins and celli, who practically do backflips when they feel the artist’s attention). I caught this guy hiding behind a column, which is funny, because he kind of looks like a column. I got him to […]

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Carnegie Hall

One of the wonderful things about living in NYC is that opportunities come up to attend musical and cultural events. This is from a concert I had the good fortune to hear at Carnegie Hall. I love drawing musicians and performers; they get lost in the moment and the music and are so totally engrossed…the […]

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