Friday, May 23, 2008


tapestries 6Tapestries 6 Mandala (Connie Rose series) - © Sue O'Kieffe 2008
source image: Connie Rose yarn photo

My friend and fellow artist journeyer Connie Rose has been gracious connie rose yarn and fabricand let me play with photos of her handspun yarn. This is one of my favorite images of the six I have created..warm and toasty and in keeping with the solar imagery of my previous post.

I share her love affair with textures and love the doodl-y quality of the mandalas created from her handspun goodies.

When I was younger, I loved making yarn paintings, painstakingly glueing down strand after strand of yarn on masonite to create images of -- guess what?--suns!

On this holiday weekend in North America, I hope you are able to capture a bit of solar energy and enjoy some time off from whatever it is you normally do. Have fun, be safe, etc. Despite the rising cost of gasoline, I have decided to do a short jaunt up to southern Oregon and spend the weekend with a friend on 15 acres of forested and beautifully landscaped splendor for some serious R&R and photoshooting. Oh yum. Stay tuned.

See you on the flip side!

Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas


healingmagichands said...

Oh my God! This is one of the most beautiful mandalas I have seen in a while. I love the earthy fibrous feel of it.

John M. Mora said...

Have a great trip - sounds like may need a warm scarf though made out of this soft rich mandala.

Bettina Makley, aka Fairywebmother. said...

This is lovely. I create these in my computer, as well, but I've done little with them. I also love the music on this blog. Very energizing!

Brightest Blessings!


Viscountess Sheshire Kittten said...

i love the colors, it's very beautiful

The Artful Eye said...

Beautiful mandala, so textural you want to reach out and touch it. Connie's yarns are so beautiful.

There is no sun in socal. We are freezing. So the energy will have to come from within. Have a safe trip up North. Take lots of pics.

Lovely music.

artandtea said...

So colorful and textural, I love the scrumptious feel of this one, Sue. Hope you have a fabulous trip!

lebanesa said...

rich oriental carpet colours. Great uplifting mandala. Hope you enjoyed the holiday.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I feel the magnificience of this mandala - love the colors and the design. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for the helpful photo hint.

Your blog is gorgeous, and is a relaxing place to be.