Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Soothing Presence - (Circles of Wonder) - © Sue O'Kieffe 2008
source images - violets and petunias

In the language of flowers petunias mean "your presence soothes me" and violets say "I'll always be true". I was happy to spot violets in bloom the other day and used them as the inspiration for this mandala. I was excited to use a photograph of petunias I shot a couple of years ago as the backdrop of color and texture such as I've been exploring in collaboration with John.

I offer this color and light and texture and glow from my heart to yours on this sweetest of days. Forget the commercial hype and feel into your heart and tell someone you care about how you feel.

Happy Valentine's Day.

~Sue O'Kieffe


Anonymous said...

I LOVE this one!

dianeclancy said...

Dear Sue,

Happy Valentine's Day to you!!

This is a beautiful mandala!! Lovely!!

~ Diane Clancy

John M. Mora said...

Great dead on image and equally mature sentiment. All my best, Sue.


Lucky Dip Lisa said...

This has such a jewel like quality to it. It's light looking as in light-weight but also as in bright light.
I think you are very clever!
Nice to read about all these collaborations too.
Best wishes to you :)

marianne said...

Beautiful Mandala Sue! I love these colours!
Happy Valentine's Day to you too

Irene said...

Brilliant and, although I boycott Valentine's Day, I do wish you a merry one also, because you did not commercialize it, but made something very beautiful on your own and shared it with us.

Bobbie said...

Happy Valentine's Day Sweet Sue! Love this violet mandala. I must find time to go in search of them now. I saw one in bloom the other day.