September 2008

Day of Delight Retreat = amazing

by Leonie Dawson on September 28, 2008

** I’m currently away on holidays ~ these posts are coming to you via the blog post fairy. I will be returning emails & fulfilling all orders when I return the week of 8 October. **


The Goddesses Nikita, Mikayla, Molly, Jules, Sally, Jeannie, Kaylia, Pam, Leonie, Hanna, Tamerah and Sonya {I love how the tree looks like it is holding us in its arms}

A couple of weeks ago, on a wild Sunday, a scrumptious day of women and children gathering at my Day of Delight Retreat at Ingelara Farm. It was a day of miracles, tipis, laughter, napping, circling, drumming, dancing, rainstorms, singing, labyrinth walking, painting and so much more.

How does one speak of such gifts from the heart & soul?I only know that ten women and four children came together as strangers, and left as sisters.

there was so many beautiful parts of it…
looking around the circle to see these stunning faces, feeling so blessed to be surrounded with such BEAUTY and GIFTS and STORIES wrapped in bodies!
painting like rainbow devas on the floor…
walking across the paddocks together to our special labyrinth…
seeing all the women scatter all over the mountain and valley to Be with themselves and nature… like they were being pulled by their own soul compasses… they knew what to do…
instituting “nap time” after lunch… and women RELISHING it…
walking into the huge tipi to light a fire to see six women all curled up napping after lunch… the epitome of self nourishing…
walking down to the river to meditate, only to have a wild rain storm come rushing down! it was so funny to see everyone laughing wildly and running to the safe white river tipi and taking shelter in there, circling in a circle sanctuary as the rain and winds billowed around us… it felt so safe and ancient in there….
and singing ourselves together to end our circle…
walking back to the farm after the storm with the blue sky aglow and blazoned with pink clouds, wrapped in the arms of women who had become sisters…

In all – it was magical, and beautiful, and just as life should be and CAN be.

If you’ve got the calling to come to one of my one day retreats, please let me know by email and I’ll put you on my “you’re special & invited first” list.

more photos from the day can be seen on my Flickr photostream.





Goddess Leonie Gift Certificates {awesome gift idea}

by Leonie Dawson on September 27, 2008

Hey lovely souls!

By special request, you can now order Goddess Leonie Gift Certificates!
Running late in picking up a gift certificate for a dear friend’s birthday?
Just email me what you’d like to gift them (a Goddess Leonie print or one of my Custom art pieces), and I can email you a gift certificate el pronto.
Or even if it’s a Christmas gift and you’d like them to be able to choose their own print, we can do that too :)
You can print or email them to your gorgeous friend and let her know just how much a Goddess she is in your world.

Hurrah!

Bright stars & green grass,
Leonie

love.

by Leonie Dawson on September 24, 2008

** I’m currently away on holidays ~ these posts are coming to you via the blog post fairy. I will be returning emails & fulfilling all orders when I return the week of 8 October. **

a little while ago, i photographed my beautiful sister maryanne & her dearheart boy brad. going through these photos yesterday, i got captivated by it. there are so many things that are technically a little bit off with this picture… colouring, focus, composition… and yet, to me, it is enchanting. to me it speaks of young love, of dreaminess, of a simple kind of kindness that soaks through your skin. it’s a moment in time, a blessing, of spirit in two graceful bodies lying in the grass. it is like witnessing a ballet – a moment in motion. it is the blurry softness of the moment a bird takes wings into the sky. it is love and gentleness as art, as an image.

i’m away at the moment, photographing my brother brett wed his love sharne… sending you these posts across the time. i hope in that wedding i can photograph what i see here… a little bit of love, a little bit of magic, a little bit of enchantment, a little bit of miracles on earth.

blessings,
leonie