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In Every Good Story the Hero Gets Tested

Anne Bedrick

In Every Good Story the Hero Gets Tested
In every good story, the hero gets tested.  Well, lately I have been pushing myself, testing myself like the hero in your favorite story, to go past the safety of the known and into the unknown, past the first solution that looks nice to take a chance and go on a journey to see not only where I will end up, but also how it will change me.

Can't Sleep Because Company is Coming?

Anne Bedrick

Can't Sleep Because Company is Coming?
You know the story, you wake up in the middle of the night and you start worrying while your partner is sound asleep beside you, trusting YOU to make it all perfect.  

Why I haven't been painting and how it is good for you!

Anne Bedrick

Why I haven't been painting and how it is good for you!
I haven't been painting!  OK that's not entirely true, I have been working on the two pieces pictured above.  But, I am not spending as much time on painting because I have been packing, hiring handymen, and getting our home ready to sell. 

What did YOU do at Work Today??

Anne Bedrick

What did YOU do at Work Today??

What did I do at work today? You ask?In my “office” (aka studio) I started a new painting using the colors inspired by this Echinacea flower that I saw when I was out walking Zoe about a month ago.  I had many other paintings in the works at the time, so it took me awhile to get to it.  But, the weird way that that orange and black look with the pink has been burning a hole in my brain.  So, today I took those colors off my “to do” list and started using them.  In the weird way that...


How do artists come up with their titles?

Anne Bedrick

How do artists come up with their titles?

Did you ever wonder how artists come up with their titles?  For me it varies. Sometimes it is something that I see in a nearly finished piece.  For example in the piece titled “The House on the Hill” I saw a form that was reminiscent of a house.  It is upside down in the finished piece, but since I am constantly flipping my work, to see it with fresh eyes, at one point when it was turned I saw the house and then I couldn’t unsee it, even when it was upside down.  Click on the title to see the painting...