D.C. or Bust

Whenever I am trying to describe to someone the feeling that a moment creates in my mind I think back to any one of the events in my lifetime that have carved such a deep memory that it can be recalled instantly. That is what inauguration day has become for me. This year however I […]

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Twelves Years Ago

Twelves years ago tomorrow I was standing in the bitter cold just off center of the Washington Monument witnessing my first presidential inauguration. I vowed that day that I would return every four years. Somehow I looked it as a new piece of my American identity. And try as I did this year, first finding […]

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Hearts and Minds

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and I thought I’d post another drawing I made from the Revolutionary War reenactment I attended a few weeks back. I was told that the symbol of 2 hearts touching on the soldiers coats represents the idea that their “hearts and minds” are in the […]

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WE the People

declaration/michele bedigian

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Some times the lines seem a little blurry, but I guess that’s just human nature in it’s prime. Above is […]

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Democracy at work

liberty,freedom/Michele Bedigian

Spent the day in the city and it was not too surprising how much energy was vibrating from corner to corner. Strangers emotionally debating about the course of the election eager to predict their candidate of choice would win. We’re just a few hours away from the decision. Regardless of the outcome, I pray tonight our […]

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Drawing a Crowd

classic yachting regatta/Michele Bedigian

Spent the holiday weekend in Newport, RI with the kids and had a brief opportunity to steal away some time to draw in town. Who knew the Museum of Yachting “Classic Yacht Regatta” was happening this weekend? Each year this event brings dozens of boats built by some of the greatest American masters (Herreshoff, Sparkman & Stephens) from […]

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Enchanting memory

  Dom’s post yesterday inspired me to pull out and post an oldie, but nostalgic goodie of the band performing on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom seasons back. We’ve both spent many a moments together on these cobblestone streets and each time is unparalleled. I couldn’t have said it any better…all the people, the sounds, the smells—undeniably […]

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Main Street USA

  I have loved parades for as far back as I can remember—on the television, on the sidelines, blocks away—there is always something that seems so magical about so many different types of people celebrating in unity. The pageantry of the next honored participant, gazed at by young and old along the edges, overflowing into […]

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American rhythm

The American dream is about spirit, envisioning possibilities and the freedom to reach for them. Above is a drawing of the Main Street Philharmonic in WDW…where so many dreams have begun. Hope you all had a peaceful and memorable weekend. – Michele Bedigian INDEPENDENCE DAY In the year of 1776 That paper was decreed – They were tired […]

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