Sunday, April 13, 2008


OPENING 3Openings 1 through 3 -(Circles of Succulence)- © Sue O'Kieffe 2008
source image - echevaria

Open to me, so that I may open.
Provide me your inspiration
So that I might see mine.
~Mevlana Rumi

Real love hurts; real love makes you totally vulnerable and open; real love will take you far beyond yourself; and therefore real love will devastate you. I kept thinking, if love does not shatter you, you do not know love...
~Ken Wilber

One can not love without opening oneself, and opening oneself, that's taking the risk of suffering. One does not have control.
~Isabelle Adjani

many thanks again to Thalia for her new mandala tutorial posted today...


Bobbie said...

:) beautiful :)

Connie Rose said...

Sue, I love all your recent mandalas. So etherial, really beautiful.

Thalia said...

Oh now those are nice, and they go so well with today's music. Much better than the ones I did with that template (I think); much cleaner-looking.

John said...

oohh, I like the top and bopttom ones the best here - lots of movemen to need to see them on my work monitor - home monitor is bright and a bit too "white. "

The Artful Eye said...

I love these "Circles of Succulence' there is so much depth and beauty in the color and layers. Echevaria live all around my house. I love this wondrous plant.

I think I love everything. What the heck, why not? better to love than to hate.

Beautiful poems so befitting to this lovely imagery.

Thank you.

Sue O'Kieffe said...

thank you for your comments one and all...i think these are my favorite mandalas to date. i, too, am especially fond of this echevaria..i have a planter full of it outside of my apartment, and they have modeled many times for me....