Monday, May 21, 2007


prayer mandala
Prayer Mandala - (Healing in Circles series) - © Sue O'Kieffe 2006

Three weeks ago I returned to working full time outside the home after an extended period working on my art at home. It has been a bit of an adjustment, and for a while I felt very discouraged about working on my art. I have also been feeling a sense of no direction, with so many different things on my plate I want to accomplish and no real idea how to get there.

Recently, both on my blog and on Diane Clancy's blog, I have come across more internet marketing material via the suggestions posted by Chris O'Byrne. His postings took me to his blog. I have decided my next step will be to listen to some of what he has posted via podcast to see if this will help me more closely solidify some of my ideas for my website. The website has proven to be a much more daunting task than I ever imagined, because I know that putting it up is so much more than it looking purty.

I created this particular mandala last fall, and it's the first mandala I created where I filled in the background space. For me it has a sense of both containement and outward direction.

Thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts. I would love for you to share yours with me.


dianeweb said...

Hi Sue ...

In the first place, congrats about going to work outside the house again - I hope that is working well for you! That can be a very hard adjustment!

I am excited for you that you are doing more planning about what you are going to do. Please know you have an incredible gift for the world with your mandalas and we need them for their beauty!

What an image! It is so intense - in and out, in and out ... so arresting. Beautiful!

Thank you for the link to my blog!

~ Diane Clancy

Chris O'Byrne said...

Thanks for mentioning my blog! If you have any questions about any of it, don't hesitate to send me an email.