Wednesday, April 25, 2007


ocean of loveOcean of Love Mandala - (Healing in Circle series) - © Sue O'Kieffe 2007

I received notification yesterday that I was accepted into the 10 month focus group for Artists in Business that I applied for earlier this month. This is a program sponsored by our local Small Business Development Center. I have been waiting for a while for this program to open up again, but really, I wasn't ready for it until now anyway. This is exciting news for me, and I am looking forward to participating with a group of creative people, not all of whom are visual artists. It should make for an interesting synthesis.

Today's mandala was created from a photograph of seashells in water. I did not take this particular photograph used for the source image, but have permission to use it from the person who did. Normally I do not like to use other people's images, but it makes me aware under the right circumstances it could be a possibility. I loved the colors and textures in the photograph and was really intrigued by the bubbles in the water as a possible design element. I like the way it turned out.

1 comment:

dianeweb said...

Oh Sue~ Congratulations for getting accepted!! I bet this will be great for your developing your business!

I know I was incredibly helped when I took the 12 week business class for artists (of all kinds). We are still meeting every 2 or 3 months and I like having a group of artists - face-to-face - where we can report to each other.

I love this image! As soon as I saw it, I thought of the ocean. Very different than your crystal ones, but just as beautiful and moving.

~ Diane Clancy