Saturday, October 25, 2008


birthmarks mandalaBirthmarks Mandala - (Mandalas for Peace series) - © Sue O'Kieffe 2008
source image - agapanthus at end of growing cycle

I love spring and signs of new growth. Summer is a riot of bright blooms.agapanthus skeleton Fall reveals structure and is a reminder of the growing cycle. Blossoms fall away; new seeds are formed...birthmarks of the season yet to come. Creating this mandala was an opportunity for me to blend my digital world with my doodley one...what fun to add yet another layer of the mystery to creation by doodling my own birthmarks on the first segment of the mandala, and perhaps creating this mandala's own particular DNA. When I finished the image I imagined the center being a point of conception, with new life energy radiating outward.

This mandala, with its theme of birthing/transformation, is the third image (with 6 to go) I have created for the Mandalas for Peace project. It is my prayer that we continue to birth ourselves into the New...(raised consciousness, peace, awareness of the Oneness of us All).

~Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas


Doe Grozs Art said...

Beautifully done.. beautifully written..

healingmagichands said...

I like coming here for the beauty of the images and the inspiration of your writing. The music you post only adds to the peace of the experience.

John said...

A beautiful and strong composition - with timeless elements - organic yety modern.

derick said...

This one is great--reminds me of a kiwi fruit woven into a tapestry.

Tomas Karkalas said...

Wow, you art pierces deep into my heart. Thank you.
Birthmarks Mandala touches my heart - it comforts and awakes - it challenges : not allows to throw my hand in despair but returns a smile to my weary eyes - the purity not withered but blossomed out despite all natural laws - your art overcame time, you gifted us the eternal flowers and revived the butterflies.
THANKS once again.
Let me thank you once again for the awards you gave to me. I appreciate them greatly - THANK YOU.
I didn't put them on my site just because I didn't knew how to do that. Yet I carry them in my heart everywhere I go - Thank you.

Joanne Gover Yoshida said...

I love the beautiful fertile green. It really feels like its ready to open, and at the same time it already has.