June 2005

with this paint i pledge…

by Leonie Dawson on June 26, 2005

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painting my dreams from my “things to do this life” list
into two long panels to sit on my wall and remind me everyday where to reach.
where to adventure into.

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“Be bold — and mighty forces
will come to your aid. “
~ Basil King

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“Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go.”
~ Louise Driscoll

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“When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a
microscopically thin line between being brilliantly
creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth.
So what the hell, leap.”
~ Cynthia Heimel

weekend in dot points

by Leonie Dawson on June 26, 2005

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collaborative painting by me and chris, today.

“There must be always remaining in every life, some place for the singing of angels, some place for that which in itself is breathless and beautiful.”
~ Howard Thurman

. creating
. art table
. a furry attention seeking dog
. french kiss. flip flops over a french kevin kline. why am i so affected by movies?
. dreams of another time another place another yearning
. wet rain, cold weather, a sore throat
. $4 canvasses on sale (hurrah!)
. books and words
. dutch almond cakes
. paintings of dogs, spirit people, mountains, collaging. splattered pastels with dreams over the top
. updated art & photography galleries
. new things. i eat tamarillos. i vision with a purple candle. i see angels in its flame.

wishing you these days.
these normal, ordinary, rainy days,
filled with simple delights, paint on fingers
and angels in candleflame.

life is uncertainly beautiful always…

by Leonie Dawson on June 25, 2005

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Leonie’s List of Things to Do This Life Continued…

56. Work in a bookstore
57. Perform a rain dance
58. Wear a grass skirt and a coconut bra
59. Get a professional dress-ups photo taken (dressed up like another era)
60. Baptise a baby
61. Find a signature perfume scent
62. Create a dreamboard
63. Watch a foal being born
64. Marry myself
65. Give birth
66. Find a song that sings about a Leonie
67. Have no idea about what I’m going to be doing for a year
68. Tell a stranger they look beautiful
69. Give a spontaneous hug to someone I wouldn’t usually.
70. Cut and polish a rock
71. Make a plaster cast of my breasts & belly and paint it
72. Belly dance in blue
73. See a buffalo
74. Take photos of the red dirt of the Grand Canyon against a blue blue sky.
75. Gondola. Venice.
76. Meet SARK.
77. Paint rocks
78. Paint with ochre rock dust
79. Create my own set of oracle cards
80. Delve and acknowledge the wisdom of my authentic and ancient self
81. Drink tea made from loose tea leaves
82. Make a necklace
83. White water raft
84. Ride a horse again
85. get henna painted on my hands