Monday, October 05, 2009

MARISPOSA MYSTERY STAR

mariposa mystery starMariposa Mystery Star (Exploring the Mystery) © Sue O'Kieffe 2009
source image: mariposa tulip

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes ~Unknown
mariposa tulip
I never knew the Mariposa tulip grew anywhere on the North Coast until this spring when I spotted this low growing sweetie hidden in the grasses along the bluff line of my walking path. Mariposa means butterfly in Spanish, and I love the way this delicate wildflower transformed itself into a six-pointed shining star. Six is a number of creativity and the star is a symbol of the Self. And if you look closely, included in the circle surrounding the star, are 6 bi-colored purple butterflies!

I am just about done setting up my store in Etsy, and will be announcing the Grand Opening very soon. Oooh, it's all so exciting.



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3 comments:

BBB said...

Beautiful results!!

spldbch said...

So do you actually use the flowers to make your mandalas? Your work is stunning!

Sue O'Kieffe said...

Melody, I mostly use photographs of flowers or other elements from nature that I find when I'm out walking. I also use scans of bird feathers and sometimes pictures of gems and minerals, if I'm lucky enough to find them.