Tuesdays with Fran: The Wise Revise

My notes from this week’s session with my poetry mentor, Fran Quinn. Fran has taught me a number of things about the process of editing and revision that have been priceless – life changing, really, if you are someone who is devoted to your art, whether it be poetry, painting, or countless other mediums (like LIFE in general!). What I’ve come …

“The Lotus and The Rose”

“The Lotus and The Rose” Leah Campbell Badertscher, 2014 36×40 original acrylic on canvas (The original has sold but you can find beautiful reproductions of this piece and my others, in a variety of sizes and materials, here in my Society6 shop.)   I have been meaning to share the final photos of this painting, “The Lotus and The Rose,” …

One of My Favorite “Feels Like Magic” Creative Genius Tools for When You’re Blocked

If you’ve ever been wanting to get into the flow of your creative process but everything just feels out-of-whack – you’re not feeling inspired, you’re stuck, you’re frustrated, or, heaven forbid, you let yourself say “I’m blocked,” (I don’t believe in blocks, but I know that’s a common myth in our current creative paradigm, so I’m using it here…more on …