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Starting to loosen up with the brush work, yes an echo of a yesteryear’s vision is pushing out and feels amazing. Here’s a shot of one in progress from Halloween ~ So many colorful and creative decorations and costumes this year around the neighborhood I was truly inspired later that night! Little pirate tricker treater, ghouls and goblins, green ghost faces, etc. started to appear out of the paint~   Also, getting ready for the pop up shops for the holiday season at the Mermaid Art Studio where I will be selling art and Jewelry with other artists and designers and will post the dates as soon as I know. Have a great week y’all!! 

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 Detail of my “Summer Bouquet” 


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 Flash back  <> Upper east side studio


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“The Wise Bird Lady in The Forest” Collage <>  Now in Store!



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The Museum Of Modern Art‎, MoMA || Exhibition: Picasso Sculpture through 2/7/2016



“Picasso Sculpture” now at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, is by turns staggering, intimate, revelatory, radiant, witty, and leisurely paced. Spanning a 60-year period, the show features 140 works, both large and small, reed thin and exaggeratedly rotund, that were cast in bronze, welded in iron, modeled in plaster, carved in wood, folded from sheet metal, and assembled from all sorts of flotsam and jetsam. Only the third retrospective ever devoted to Picasso’s sculpture, it is spaciously installed in the permanent collection galleries on the fourth floor.



< One of my favorite projects with Student at the Mermaid Art Studio >

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Inspiring! artist Julie Wolfe’s “Lawless” 2014

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My Jewelry Workshop is going amazingly! Next one is Nov 20th >
if want to sign up go to > The Mermaid Art Studio



Hello Folks! October is flying by so  fasssst >>>> wow!  ! The crisp fall air is giving me a new spark creatively and I’ve been keeping those senses brave! Commissions keeping me busy lately as well as some other projects, and the workshops. Hope everyone is enjoying this amazing fall weather we’ve been having! Below I’ve shared some new pieces that are now on sale in my store, some inspiring snaps and a Jewelry Workshop Video I created. 

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© 2015 Micci Cohan “Keep The Ball Rolling” // Now  available in  store!

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© 2015 Micci Cohan “Be Patient Everything Comes To You In The Right Moment” // Now  available in store!



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© 2015 Micci Cohan   “The Empress” Now  available in store

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© 2015 Micci Cohan  ”Flesh from Stone, Awaken Portrait” // Now  available in store


<> I created this video for my Up-Cycle Jewelry Making Workshop at The Mermaid Art Studio. The workshop has been blossoming into quite the magical gathering and I wanted to share a snapshot of it with you all! It’s truly been an amazing journey to be meeting so many wonderful creative souls and to see their creations come to fruition and then the shining smiles that follow.

<> There is something so undeniably beautiful about creating in a group together, sharing ideas and having laughs whilst sipping your favorite beverage all within a warm and beautiful environment. If you have attended already you’ll know how stimulating it is to work on new styles and meet others that enjoy jewelry making as much as you do.

<> So come join us! Express your individuality, you know that goddess inside of you is teeming to get out! Learn how to make your own one of a kind stunning statement pieces. I teach many of my signature styles as well as offer a variety of designs to choose from, we also explore the many elements of jewelry design, such as; materials, texture, color, shape, and rhythm.!

<> Though we supply materials we encourage folks to bring in anything from home they would like to up-cycle. I will help you turn it into a beautiful one of a kind & unique statement piece > promise!!

*With the holiday season approaching this workshop is a perfect opportunity for making some gifts for friends and family! If you wish to book your very own Jewelry Workshop for yourself and friends please feel free to contact me at
<> Sign up at / walk-ins also welcome!

” Adornment enlightens the mind and inspires the creative passion allowing every woman to express her individual personality in a very special way”


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August / Studio Musings

by on August 12, 2015

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Mid August already! woah! the summer is zooming by and I have to say it’s been pretty darn amazing and with the best Birthday celebration ever! I sneak in the beach time between working and bike everywhere trying to get the most out of summer before it ends which is soon! eek!! I’ve been working hard on various commissioned portraits and loving it as well as creating a collection of smaller mixed media pieces. At the moment finding myself again being inspired by Gaugauin and Van Gogh and loving doing my studies of some of their paintings, it really helps me warm up before I start my day. Until next time > A great beautiful weekend to all!


Studio wall shot from July, my mapping it all out


Excited for this>> Iris Apfel Documentary


© Micci Cohan 2015 / My Portrait of Iris for sale here

“I don’t give a damn what you had for lunch or who you’re sleeping with – if you are so lucky.

It’s nobody’s business what your private parts look like” – Iris Apfel


in the sketchbook > one of my favorite Albums of all time~

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Madonna photo by Richard Coreman, lower East side early ’83


Madonna And Jean Michel Basquiat

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Gauguin love!


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 Little Dust 2 years ago doing his thing on the famous door! >> Jen and my Birthday mural!


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I am having my annual summer sale!


 Studies before starting commissions today


Kirchner love!


 nice spot for a picnic eh!


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Hope all of you are enjoying this glorious start to Summer! I am so grateful for so much right now; for my workshops at the Mermaid Art Studio and all the beautiful inspiring creative souls that come to paint and make jewelry each time, the kids too which I’ve had the opportunity to teach there who never cease to amaze me with their freedom and spontaneity, my home right now which has amazing light to paint in and a spectacular view of the bay and with all the shells and drift wood collected make it a really beautiful beach abode. My bike that takes me everywhere because I don’t drive, that is yet, hope to one day, Summer’s nature and it’s colors!, Also thankful for both the art and jewelry sales hitting a high last month ~ thanks to all my collectors and customers! As well as finally finding myself being able to balance both businesses side by side more healthfully that’s a biggie for me and last but not least, Mr. Muddy Waters and the one and only B.B. King! I’ve been listening to them nonstop lately while I paint and it does the trick each and every time~

Have a great weekend folks!


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Hand painted wood and clay necklaces in shop!

Cowrie Shell, Tibetan Turquoise Beaded Long Hoop Earrings


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“The Enchantress”  © Micci Cohan 2015     Shop here~


ccc419e8c717805b4d699b0075fc9a30 “The Serenity Portrait” © Micci Cohan 2015  Shop here

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Lots of Mixed Media Book time lately~

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Back with Saatchi online gallery! Starting to add prints for sale with them~
My “Mystica” print is up now for sale there. Society 6 creates beautiful quality prints and a great selection of frames as well.


I have to thank Sean, for inspiring me to delve into the world of totems! Sean and I worked on this one together and had so much fun!





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Lusting after  >> Textile / Wrapping / Weaving >>


Australian artist: Natalie Miller / Weaving in the field

When I happened upon this photo a while ago I just completely fell in love and was so inspired! That color! That weaving against that luscious green field Wow! Lately I’ve been craving to play and create with fabrics, yarns, ribbons, strings, ropes …. basically anything I can make tassels with, wrap bracelets and necklaces with as well as weave with. How great it was a couple of weeks ago to try my hand at wrapping bracelets, I had wrapped before forever ago but much more simple in the designs, this time I really tried to create something a top notch up in the flavor if my jewelry collection. I had so much fun making the bracelets below especially this time with the adding of crystals and shells! The best was sharing my new luv at one of my Jewelry Workshops at the Mermaid Art Studio here in Long Beach. Soon after my friend and teacher Laura at the Studio gave me a quick weaving tutorial one day and the necklace below here is my first try at weaving. I can’t wait to make more!

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First try at weaving~Woven pendant tassel ~ For sale in shop

Wrapped ones / top right


DIY  Traveling Brush Cases

For years I’ve traveled with my Paint brushes like this> >

Create your own makeup brush holder with a bamboo place mat and ribbon!


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and had to share this cute make up brush idea below

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Have a great week y’all!!!