Hola from holidaying


mango sorbet melting on the beach
becoming enchanted by “Mists of Avalon”
sisters and brothers and mothers and fathers and many more
handgliding down into a green valley
riding a golf buggy around a tropical island
vision quests with animal healing
three soaring groups of ducks circling over my head
a family of hawks in a strangler fig
and that yellow belly black snake who was just as afraid of me
hot noodles when it is way too hot to eat
my favourite store in the whole wide world – the sanctuary – and my favourite store owners in the whole wide world.
mustering cattle on my old chestnut mare jeremiah
dirty feet and the requisite thongs
my lover and me.

deepest blessings of the season to you.
no matter what season you are in.

🙂

Internet Sale


Wanting to start the new year with a fresh perspective and a luminous avatar for joy?
I’ve decided to have an Internet sale on some works ready to spread their wings out into the world. All works are on canvasses, and are ready to hang on the wall. The edges of the panel have been painted, so this piece can hang straight on the wall or on a small stand without being framed.

If you think one of these babies is the perfect Christmassy present for a beloved, I can do you up a personal gift card to give to them to let them know some magic is coming their way.

Please email me – [email protected] if you are interested in any of the pieces. I accept bank account deposits (from Australians), credit card transactions from all over the world through www.paymate.com.au, money orders or Western Union money transfers. I will also accept book swaps for the Angels Surround Us striped artwork and the four seperate pieces of The Universe is Conspiring to shower you with blessings. Your piece will be mailed off in the new year, along with its own personal hand written blessings card.

If you see the one you like has already been sold, don’t be sad, be GLAD! hee hee hee… If one takes your heart ~ let me know and I can create another one for you as a commission, and use your favourite colours.

In the meantime, I’m off on holidays, to the islands and the ocean and my family.

I want to thank each of you for this year. It has been magical beyond my wildest expectations. I am so grateful for your energies, your presence, your comments, emails and support.

Deep blessings to you in your festive seasons,
love,

Leonie

dream BIG
and drink in the joy.

(P.S. Click on images to enlarge)






SOLD to someone who is blessed.

SOLD to a butterfly woman

SOLD to the gorgeous lady in red.
SOLD to the birthday girl

SOLD to someone who believes in miracles


Day in dot points

* Talk to the amazing Donna this morning for the first time. She is energy aware and throaty and divine and bolstered me to dream BIG.

* I “drop by” the shops to get some more canvasses. I didn’t realise the Christmas shoppers would be out in their hordes on Sundays. Makes me really, really glad we are having a love*filled and present*less Christmas this year.

* Driving, I sing to U2’s One, and really HEAR it for the first time.

“We’re one
But we’re not the same

We get to carry each other

Carry each other…

Love is a temple
Love a higher law

Love is a temple

Love the higher law

One love
One blood
One life

You got to do what you should

One life
With each other

Sisters

Brothers

One life
But we’re not the same

We get to carry each other

Carry each other

One

One.”

* Our team BBQ this afternoon out by the river. Mike and I decide to work off our four steaks and two vegetarian sausages (respectively) by climbing a mountain. It was good to be out there again, walking in the alpine country. We met a caterpillar friend and decided half way up that following the contour trail was too dull for us go-getters, and bush-bashed our way to the top. We felt like CHAMPIONS up there.


* We walked our way to the other side of the mountain, and looked out to a gorgeous view of Cotter Dam. So worth the scratches, just to see the place where the valleys, lakes and mountains reached to kiss the sky.

* We stumbled our way down. I have scratched hands and a smile on my face.
Somedays it is those serendipitous adventures, those ones that just HAPPEN, that are the best of all. It gave me faith that I could do just as I pleased. And if that means not following the trail, then I will have a damn good time of it.

“You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die.
Or when.
You can decide how you’re going to live now.”
~ Joan Baez

A radiant love letter to myself



i love myself so much that i took the leap
and had my first art market today
with all my paintings
and i didn’t sell a single thing
but i had the most wonderful day anyway

i love that my day was joyous and simple in my market day camping chair
that i fell deeply into MISTS OF AVALON
ate delicious vegetarian rice paper rolls
drank apple cider lemonade
and listened to the gorgeous busker near me who sang my favourite songs all day
i love that i loved this

and i love that i don’t feel erred by it
don’t feel stuck or sad or confused
i just feel peace because i know i’m doing a loving, conscious thing anyway
and that art pours from my soul
and that it is invaluable,
even if nobody buys it on a really slow market day.

i love that i am being what my own best friend would do to me ~
stroking my hair, arms wrapped around me,
saying I LOVE YOU JUST AS YOU ARE
you don’t need to explain anything away
you are just as you are, and that is the most beautiful thing of all.

i love that i know now more than ever
that success has nothing to do with it
whether one painting sells, the whole lot, or none at all
the fact that i still am radiating
that i still am going to create
is beauty enough. that is success and that is love of the divine.

i will go back to the markets again
and i will enjoy my day
and everything will be JUST FINE
even if it reveals to me that markets aren’t for me,
if they are partly for me,
or not at all,
i have a deep feeling that divine spirit has a grand plan for me.

i love you leonie
i married you under that rock four months ago
i promised i would remember to love you no matter what
and i DO
i promised to honour your highest truth
and i DO
sometimes it scares the shit out of me,
but we leap together holding hands.
i cradle you gently when we feel soft and messy and out of sorts,
i love you just as you are,
and i will continue to.

love
leonie
the highest spirit

office party gurus

alex and dave

what i’ve been manifesting for a while now:
divine connections. it’s written in a dozen journal wish lists,
and symbolised in a number of wishboards.

i see it working in my life.

today we had our office christmas party.
i thought it was going to be a whole heap of sweaty crazy dancing {as per usual}.
there was some of that, but not the sum of it.

no, i think the sum of it was talking to alex and dave,
using a strawberry to paint red pigment on each other’s foreheads,
and calling each other guru.

lessons in seeing the divinity in everyone can come at
any time.
any place.
even an office christmas party…