Sunday, January 27, 2008


It started with a cloudscape shot in the afternoon before an imminent storm (which started on Friday and is still going on)
John Mora gave me a little color to work with

I like the five ray configuration. tweaked it with curves to bring back the blue
House of Clouds Mandala - (Circles of Wonder series) - O'Kieffe/Mora collaboration 2008

since sunflowers have been showing up here and there and there, i thought i would add one too
Sunflower Fire - (Circles of Wonder series) - © Sue O'Kieffe 2008

and found the right blending modes to create this firey orb!House on Fire Mandala - (Circles of Wonder series) - O'Kieffe/Mora collaboration 2008!


Kris Cahill said...

I love checking in to see what you two will be up to next. Very inspiring, Sue! I love the House on Fire most, though they are all gorgeous. The energy that comes with this collaboration is incredible.

Your ability to create healing light and color images is truly magnificent.

In answer to your question, YES! Please have much more fun so I can look in and see it!

John (Copyright JMM 2007-2008) said...

Sue, they are lovely - joyous what you did to my mousy doodles.

Glad you referencd and possibly incorporated Lisa's sunflowers.

I think all are beautiful and magically delicious( yes, charmed luckily).

Bobbie said...

I love House of Clouds and the way you echoed the background is perfect. I like how it has a painterly quality. BTW, you chose the one of John's set that I liked the best too.

Lisa's sunflowers are making the rounds and no telling what they might turn into next :)

Seeing this collaboration gets me all excited. Now I wonder what would happen to a round robin.

John (Copyright JMM 2007-2008) said...

Came back, they are really beautiful and something I could never do...thank you, Sue. A great experiment and experience.

You have breathed life into clouds. Very impressive.

The Artful Eye said...'s all about fun and you two are out of control. What can I say I'm in awe of these collaborations.!

Sue O'Kieffe said...

out of control??? i think we've only just begun!

Sweet Irene said...

Collaboration adds up to more than 1 and 1 makes 2. So together you add up to a lot. I do hope though, Sue, that you don't forsake your regular mandalas, as I have come to love them so. And let's not forget your doodles!

Fannie said...

Your collaboration work is outstanding! I especially like Sunflower Fire.

Sue O'Kieffe said...

Kris, I knew you would like House on Fire, given your penchant for all that red stuff. And who can't use a little heat this time of year? I appreciate your comment about creating healing light and color. It is definitely my intent.
John, let's do it again.
Bobbie, I am intrigued by the idea of a round robin too.
AE, thanks for stopping by. Im looking forward to knowing more about your art.
Irene, I have been posting my doodles on flickr. I will post some more soon. Promise.
Fannie, thanks for stopping by

Ann Christine Dennison said...

Wonderful and inspiring!!!