Monday, March 17, 2008

MANDALAS REVISITED

Heaven's Embrace - (Healing in Circles) - © Sue O'Kieffe 2006
source image: echavaria

Come out of the circle of time and into the circle of love ~ Rumi

Andrea asked me if I had ever posted my earlier work on this blog. Most of these images were created in 2006 and were used on a calendar I had published at lulu.com for 2007. The image above was on the cover and is one of my favorites. I also use it on one of my greeting cards with the above quote by Rumi. The card sells well, and I believe this is one of my strongest images.

Here and here are links to my greeting card galleries and all of mandala images, if you want to take a peek at my full body of work.



An audience or "viewer" is necessary to create a mandala.Where there is no you, there is no mandala.
(from: You Are the Eyes of the World, by Longchenpa, translated by Lipman and Peterson).
~www.mandalaproject.org/What/Index.html

7 comments:

The Artful Eye said...

Sue-

Heaven's Embrace is definitely a favorite. I have lot's of Echeveria around my house and love this succulent.

Simply outstanding, I visited everyone of your mandalas and was trying to decide on my favorites when I realized that would be an impossible task because there would be too many to name.

Very impressive body of work and lovely greeting cards.

I liked many of your earlier creations.

Thanks for posting these links.

Have a splendid week!

Andrea

John said...

These are just fantastic and the slide show plays so well with the song about the colors of the day - the collection is just enchanting and I can see why the cards sell well. They touch us with magic and grace - the images are strong and the light vivid yet transluscent. They are alive with that which is good and constant.

Very impressive collection. Regards,

John

Neva said...

What a nice collection...You are very creative! I am impressed.....

Connie Rose said...

They're all magnificent, Sue!

dianeclancy said...

Hi Sue,

You KNOW I LOVE these older mandalas!! Very wonderful!!

~ Diane Clancy
www.DianeClancy.com/blog
www.YourArtMarketing.com

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Ann Christine Dennison said...

Wonderful to see your work on the slide show. Very impressive!