Sunday, June 08, 2008


in balance mandalaIn Balance Mandala - (Watercolor Series) - © Sue O'Kieffe
source image - white rhododendron

Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

We can want peace, but unless we are spiritually at peace ourselves, we dont mean it.
It is our thoughts which keep that part of the universe where each of us stand out of or in balance. ~ Little Crow

There are no choices that are really a detour that will take you far from where you're wanting to be -- because your Inner Being is always guiding you to the next, and the next, and the next. So don't be concerned that you may make a fatal choice, because there aren't any of those. You are always finding your balance. It's a never ending process. ~ Abraham Hicks

Now I walk in beauty,
Beauty stands before me
Beauty stands behind me
Above and below me.
~Navajo prayer

I am continuing to play with different approaches to the backgrounds on my artwork. This time I experimented with *grunge brushes* that I downloaded from this site, applying different colors on different layers and then playing with blending modes to get to the desired effect.

Balance...integration...release...transformation...growth...during these challenging times when life calls us to be present, what are we willing to receive? I like the quote from Abraham Hicks above...our soul knows what we want, and like some kind of internal GPS, it will keep us on track.


Chris said...

Oh my Gosh Sue... this is FABULOUS! I love your work! and I love the greens in this Mandala... it truly feels sacred!

We're California neighbors, my redwoods are farther South, in the Santa Cruz mountains. I'm not sure where McKinleyville is.... but I know the north coast of CA is inspiriting and awesome!

Thank you for touching my life. I look forward to the exploration and joy on the path.

Have a wonderful, lovely day!

John said...

I thought IU had left a comment yhesterday - this just glows!!! Stunning and resonant. Colors, composition, inner light - all

The Artful Eye said...

Remarkable. I like the soft ethereal edges of this mandala. Glad to hear you are experimenting behind the scenes.

There is so much truth to all these sayings. The one I firmly believe is that we must be open in order to receive and we do need to be at peace with ourselves. We've heard many times in order to love we must first be able to love ourselves. It's all the same message.
Lovely thoughts.

I hope you are enjoying this time.

My best to you.