The Season of Change

Autumn winds gently in, washing away Summer’s sin… Autumn winds blow free, chasing colored leaves from every tree… Autumn winds chill, frosting through every valley and hill… Autumn winds passed, waiting for Winter’s snowy blast.  – Poetry by George Aul –  Artwork / watercolor by Michele Bedigian (reportage inspired by the Hudson Valley School done on locaion at the […]

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La dame de fer

DID YOU KNOW?….nicknamed “La dame de fer” (the iron lady) when built for the 1889 Exposition Universelle (World Fair), the Tour Eiffel faced massive opposition from Paris’ artistic and literary elite. The ‘metal asparagus’, as some Parisians snidely called it, was almost torn down in 1909 but was spared because it proved an ideal platform […]

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Anticipation

A small drawing I had done on location while watching this adorable kid eagerly wait (with ohhhh…such anticipation!) for the Electric Light Parade to arrive down Main Street. Walt Disney once said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”  Amen to […]

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Newport Harbor

A long acquainted sister to Mystic’s busy shore .    It is early Sunday,     here        in Newport, Rhode Island.              Ah, the crisp morning air feels so good as I’m graced by the essence of fresh coffee and warm fudge being prepared for the day’s […]

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From the heart

Frequently known as Shirasagijō (the “White Heron Castle”) because of its brilliant white exterior and supposed resemblance to a bird taking flight is one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites (located in Himeji, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan). With the will of God, this magnificent structure and the city of Himeji was thankfully spared by the devastation during the quake on […]

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Graphic language

We at Studio 1482 have been weaned to communicate visually through culture and language. Once a project’s been declared the first step we take is to explore graphic possibilities historically presented by the culture we’re involved with. This is a page from my sketchbook done in Paris in 2006. So did you ever ask what […]

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Our home away from home

Newport, Rhode Island has always held a special place in my heart. It’s where my husband and I were married. It’s where we retreat to when time in the city gets hectic. It’s where we’ve built adoring friendships and memories we’ll always treasure. Trinity Church is right in the heart of downtown Newport, a real […]

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down the rabbithole

Last night I took advantage of some relaxing time at home and decided to watch Tim Burton’s dark and whimsical interpretation of Alice in Wonderland, (it didn’t hurt that Johnny Depp was in it, as I shamefully admit a secret crush I’ve had on him for years now). It was an interesting go at an […]

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