Friday, January 23, 2009


love's glory mandalaLove's Glory Mandala - (Mandalas for Peace Project) - © Sue O'Kieffe 2009
source image - piers japonica

Slowly but surely color is returning to my part of the world. Last weekend I went out for a walk and captured photographs of first hints of spring. Piers japonica is a shrub that is used in a lot of landscaping where I live. In a few weeks little white flowers that look like lily of the valley will begin to appear.

The mandala speaks to me of the power of love...glorious, deeply abiding, receptive and unconditional.

In case you hadn't noticed, music is an important part of my creative life.(Turn up your speakers!) I love finding different songs to accompany my art. The first four selections on this playlist were especially chosen for this mandala; all of the songs really are about love in one theme or another. I would invite you to minimize my blog and then go about your business ...wherever you go after you leave here...and enjoy the serenade, let the words embrace you.

(Of course, those of you reading from email or an RSS feed will have to come to the blog)

Go in peace.

~Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas


Doe Grozs Art said...

thank you so much :-)
I needed to see some color!!! and this does speak to me of
and will listen as I "travel"..

tammy vitale said...

I think what I love most about your mandalas is that they literally glow. The colors are always amazing. What a lovely cohesive post: music and all! Thanks for putting this together!

healingmagichands said...

I come over here every day to rest and enjoy and sink into the center of your beautiful mandalas. This one purely glows, and is a welcome thing on this day of very cold sun shining off a frosting of snow. We do have our hints of color here, the flashes on the shoulders of the red winged black birds, the scarlet cap of the red bellied woodpecker, the rowdy red of the male cardinals as they shepherd their ruddy sweethearts about. But the pieris! Wow.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work - they are all so energetic and oranic - you have a rythim going - very impressively.

Glad you could borrow a cup of cold sugar....

Marcie said...

I just happened upon your website when in search of 'how-to-create-a-digital-mandala'. Yours are absolutely beautiful!!! Might you be able to point me in the direction of getting some online instruction?

The Artful Eye said...

I always love the music you choose to accompany your work. Magically, pretty in pink.