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 …

Get out of your own way

I used to be someone who was constantly, chronically even, in her own way. For years, I dreamed about painting, writing, being my own boss and building my own successful business, traveling, adventuring, helping other people get out of their own way and live a life that exceeds their most beautiful and bold dreams, and working with amazing, inspiring, world-class, …

“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 …

Day 13: Trust AND Leap

A Lenten Pilgrimage, A Devotional Practice Day 13: Trust AND Leap I said yesterday that the theme for this week is “Trust” and so I am including my most recent newsletter article (for those of you not on my mailing list) because it is very much aligned with Trust. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this, but Trust without …

Take a 40 Day Pilgrimage with me…

  “Let me remember that I am the vessel and not the source”   A Lenten Pilgrimage, A Devotional Practice If you’d like to create an intentional, meaningful, and very personal (meaning you will take what I offer and make it your own), please join me to walk, talk, practice, and pray for the next forty days. My intention: to …

Facade

“POPPY” Leah Campbell Badertscher, 2013 Featured Painting Sale continues through tomorrow, February 3 Hello, dear friends! I just received a lovely email from a gentleman interested in surprising his wife with “POPPY” (above).  He inquired, also, into the inspiration for the piece and because 1) I love to talk inspiration, 2) all my paintings have stories, and 3) this lines …