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 …

Things to Think

Sometimes I need more reminders than usual that life is more than my routine, our family’s schedule, more than the news/media tells me it is, more than the average conversation would lead you to believe. It does take effort and intention.  You have to focus your attention, every day, on finding again that felt sense, of orienting yourself to a …

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 …

Don’t surrender your loneliness

Beautiful lines from Hafiz to comfort any friends who may be experiencing loneliness on this January evening…. Absolutely Clear Don’t surrender your loneliness So quickly. Let it cut more deep. Let it ferment and season you As few human Or even divine ingredients can. Something missing in my heart tonight Has made my eyes so soft, My voice So tender, …

Your True Inheritance

  Featured Painting Sale: “POPPY” 18×36 original, acrylic on canvas, Leah Campbell Badertscher 2014 Currently on sale now through February 3 in my art shop. “To remember the other world in this world is to live in your true inheritance.” from “What to Remember When Waking” by David Whyte (find the poem in its entirety below) If you look closely …

Fresh Tracks

  Let my tracks be the fresh tracks in newly fallen snow….         (from a poem I’m currently working on….got to have something to do this winter! 😉 ) And here are some more photos from our snowy excursion the week before last… Love, Leah    

Big, Beautiful Plans

“To be human is to become visible…” writes David Whyte. This is where so much of my work lies.  I am in love with the potential of the human mind, body, and spirit.  It’s why I love coaching; the opportunity to help another realize (see) their potential and then also realize (live into) their potential is part of why I am …

Calling All Poet Souls: A Very Exciting Opportunity!

Please excuse the informality of this post but I have a really exciting opportunity to share with you and I didn’t want to delay it simply because I don’t have time to make it pretty right now…I have very exciting news!   Fran Quinn, poet and poetry teacher/mentor/wise-old-soul-life/creativity – guru (that last description is mine – it would embarrass Fran but …