L’Hiver

I pulled a little sketchbook out today and saw how much time had passed. The notes and thoughts in this book are timeless, but I know exactly when and where I was when I made them. The old saying, the more you learn the less you know has never proven more true as I read […]

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Sorrow

As I watched the horror unfold yesterday, each second smoke poured from the roof of the cathedral I worried about the loss of even the tiniest piece of history. As the fire raged on I feared the worst like so many others. It wasn’t sinking in just yet. It couldn’t be as bad as it […]

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Memories

Looking back on this year and looking through some old work, I found this drawing I made in Paris in 2006 on the Champs Élysées. This was during the Tour de France, I believe, and the famous avenue was as crowded as I’ve ever seen it. Old drawings are memories. I look forward to finding […]

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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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Many Moons Ago

You would think a new schedule would keep me on my toes. While it is still Saturday, this is far from a Saturday post. Intentions, intentions, intentions…always good intentions. Saint Bernard, Virgil, and Milton would have something to say about it right now. Either way, spring was certainly on my mind today and though still cold […]

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Some Old Color

Seems like forever ago that this drawing was done. In dog years I guess it was. At the conclusion of the Tour de France in Paris, many moons ago. For some reason it felt appropriate to post something so warm and outdoors like, with next weeks forecast calling for a day in the low 50s. […]

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Ahhhhh Paris

  I just loved Dom’s post yesterday. Yet I have to share … At the moment I’m kinda feeling the crunch. Anthropologie just sent out a blast titled “5 more sleeps till Christmas!” Really, did you have to? So I’m taking a break (as brief as it is) to post a drawing (and it’s thumbnail) […]

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Last stage in PARIS

If you are following the Tour de France you are probably watching a live stream from the Champs Elysees in Paris right now. When I was there drawing the crowds and waiting for the cyclists, it was thrilling to be so near the Arc de Triomphe in a city that is so beautiful, watching and […]

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Oh, the Lavender!

We were going to see the lavender. When I think of Provence, in southern France, I think of large waving fields of lavender, ablaze in purple glory. I imagine myself sauntering through the fields, running my hands lightly over the violet blossoms, blissfully soaking in the Provencal sunshine and the intoxicating aroma. I would be […]

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