21 In my everyday life

manifesto – a free download

This manifesto has now been updated. Please visit always be giving – a free manifesto ‎for the new version.

getting back to basics

the manifesto text
work . play . rest
keep it simple. ask for what you need
dream, create, inspire
respect the environment
it’s okay to say NO. buy hand made
SMILE at strangers
trust the process
practise kindness. grow something
tell YOUR story
be present. begin again
breathe deeply

made for sharing

*please be kind and respect my copyright by not passing it on as your own, though please DO share the downloads with anyone you like.

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  • P@MELA
    02/03/2013 at 16:45

    Hi, Leonie: Great photo. You embody life’s enjoyment. I tried to download your WORK * PLAY * REST manifesto, but the link was invalid. Are you still sharing?

    • leoniewise
      03/03/2013 at 13:25

      I’m sorry the links weren’t working – yes I’m still sharing these. I’ve fixed it now for you, so you can download them from the post again.

  • Suki
    07/08/2010 at 10:15

    Beautiful manifesto.

  • Hip Mountain Mama
    28/06/2010 at 17:19

    thanks…this is so awesome!!

  • Stacy
    15/06/2010 at 13:17

    This is the inspiration I think everyone can use. Thanks for sharing. I am going to post this on my site.

  • KIM
    12/06/2010 at 05:48

    this is truly awesome… love.

  • Tanith Rowan
    12/06/2010 at 00:38

    This is a thoughtful gift, thank you Leoni…I have it up in my studio..and my living room…to inspire me. Once again Many Thanks…
    Tanith xxx

  • Ceil Petrucelli
    11/06/2010 at 19:33

    This is just wonderful! I found you through Lisa Sonora Beam’s blog which I follow regularly. Thanks so much!

  • Friendly Friday: Leonie Wise + Manifesto
    11/06/2010 at 08:16

    […] Head on over to Leoni’s website to read more and get the manifesto download. […]

  • Lisa Sonora Beam
    10/06/2010 at 18:18

    Dearest Leoni,

    I’m so happy to have discovered your blog today via a Twitter connection.

    Love this manifesto and am going to share with my readers tomorrow for a Friendly Friday feature.

    Just love your photography and poetry. You’ve inspired me…bookmarked in my inspiration feed!



  • Elizabeth
    06/06/2010 at 02:05

    Oh! I love this!

    I made a manifesto for myself years and years ago but it wasn’t nearly so lovely looking. And then I decided to use the frame for something else and the list was lost in the process.

  • Tara Bradford
    05/06/2010 at 11:17

    Brilliant, Leonie! Well done, you! xo

  • Saturday Snippets «
    05/06/2010 at 10:45

    […] The lovely Leonie Wise has made a creative manifesto for June (below). It goes well with the workflow above, yes? You can download it for free here. […]

  • Emily
    02/06/2010 at 22:09

    I love this! Thank you for sharing :)

  • Di
    02/06/2010 at 19:54

    Much appreciated. Thank you.
    Back from Italy and catching up :-)

  • Angie
    02/06/2010 at 15:43

    i love this – i think i add it as the wallpaper on my phone, i’m always looking at that.

    i love the words and the letterpressy look of it (that course you did must have left an ‘impression’) :) x

  • katherine
    02/06/2010 at 14:39

    LOVE this Leonie…thanks for the freebie too. I’m printing now & will hang at home later! You rock lady!!!

  • furiousball
    02/06/2010 at 13:55

    love that. especially the smile at strangers line.

  • Jo
    02/06/2010 at 13:27

    This is AWESOME! xxxx

  • Lisa
    02/06/2010 at 13:03


    What great fun!

    Perfect start to my day.

    THANK YOU for sharing it :-)