I have been a rock hound since I was a young girl. One of my treasured possessions from childhood is a small apothecary jar of polished rocks I have carried with me whenever I moved. It was a natural progression for me during the development of my mandala making to begin using gems and minerals in my creations. My friend dosmangoes has been generous to let me use his photographs of crystals. And I have stones of my own which I have scanned into my computer to use with my mandalas. I am often surprised what appears when I create, which is really part of the appeal for me.
GALAXY FLOWER MANDALA © Sue O'Kieffe 2007
This particular mandala is part of my Earth Mystery series. While I am grateful to the stone I used to create it, I am uncertain what it is. I think perhaps it is a type of jasper that I brought home from one of the local beaches.
I received this testimonial yesterday:
“Looking at Galaxy Flowers mandala, I feel transcending energy within the calm. I ordered the print from Sue's collection and couldn't wait to get it! The day it came, I tore open the wrapper -- I was so happy to see how it turned out. Sue does first-rate art!” ~ Laurie B.
What are your thoughts or feelings when you look at this mandala? I would love to read your comments.