“HEY THERE, FABULOUS! WHY NOT YOU?!”
Leah Campbell Badertscher, 2015, All Rights Reserved
30″x40″ original, acrylic on canvas
“HEY THERE, FABULOUS! WHY NOT YOU?!” is now DONE and I so love how she’s turned out!
This one is dedicated to all you dreamers who are still holding back and maybe still struggling to realize your dreams.
Very much a part of the energy of this painting and its message is something I discovered about myself this last year that blew me away. For all the risks I feel I’ve taken these last years, for all the ways in which I’ve continued to follow my heart and my dreams and my own drum…it became astonishingly clear this last year that I was still holding myself back because I was afraid of being seen for who I really am.Doing this is the equivalent of a spirit blood-loss and, to say the least, was a drag on my “onward and upward” progress, not to mention my happiness.
This last year taught me how much I was still hiding who I really am, what I really love, what I most long to do and be. I was afraid of owning and embracing my passion- afraid, really, of that question I’d have to face “Just who do you think you are?!” And, yes, though I know that amazing#mariannewilliamson quote by heart…I was not ready to step into owning that, “Who are you not to? You are a child of God!” I got it, I just wasn’t ready…until this last year.
My guiding theme last year was NO WAITING and it became my mantra and my anthem. NO WAITING to be who I dream to be…NO WAITING to be who I already truly am. NO WAITING to be who WE truly are- colorful, vibrant, sexy, playful, brilliant, messy, bold, beautiful, flawed, fabulous…ALIVE.
So, yes…HEY THERE, FABULOUS! WHY NOT YOU?! Is for YOU and your year of NO WAITING!
NO WAITING to be who you really are, NO WAITING to live fully ALIVE!
Here’s to your boldest, most colorful and beautifully-flawed and yet ever-so-breathtaking self…
…and here is to the life-changing discovery that sometimes all it takes for something to finally happen is for you to decide NO WAITING and step into who you really are and claim the life that is yours.
To celebrate NO WAITING- mine and yours- I’m offering this painting for three days at a special price of $2,700+S&H ((offer ends midnight on Sunday, January 18 and after that the price will be $3,200 + S&H).
Also, if the idea of NO WAITING speaks to you and you are really ready to make this the year when you stop waiting for the magic to happen but are ready to make some massive magic of your own, please go here to read my post about my EPIC coaching program. EPIC is about remembering who you really are, and, from that place, creating a magic, life-changing year that you will look back on as a major turning point in the course of your life.
To riff from a quote of an incredible, incredible man and teacher, EPIC is all about BECOMING the MAGIC you wish to see in the world.
I’d love to hear from you, so whether you’re interested in this painting (others), a special commission, coaching, or you just want to say hello, please send me an email at email@example.com and we’ll chat!
Make it a beautiful, magical weekend, friends!
PS-I’ve included some extra photos of HEY THERE, FABULOUS! below if you’d like to take a closer look. These are taken with my iPhone, better photos to come after I take her in for her professional photo shoot.
PPS- bonus points if you can spot the woman hidden in plain sight! I love me a good metaphor!
PPSS- last one, but if you love this painting and her story, I think you’ll REALLY love “SHE RISING!” Check her out at http://www.leahcb.com/she-rising-an-original-painting-and-her-story/
A little hard to see in this shot, but the etching in the sun reads:
“You shine brighter than a thousand suns…”