Friday, January 27, 2012

Commissioned Mandala Art

Reciprocity Mandala (Commissioned Mandala Artwork) © Sue O'Kieffe 2012
source image: auralite crystal

Appreciation significantly turns on the heart. Appreciation is not an emotion that arises spontaneously, but a soul quality we can choose. The more often we choose to be appreciative, the easier this choice becomes and the more frequently our heart opens to give and receive love.  ~Unknown

One of my favorite things as an artist is to create commissioned mandalas. I will be delivering this mandala to my reiki teacher this afternoon. Her mandala was created from a photograph of her own auralite crystal. What a joy it was for me to soothe out the patterns that I felt speak most appropriately to her into this shimmering yet grounded image of harmony, balance and reciprocity, all characteristics of the number 6. I chose to create her mandala with a 6 pointed configuration because hexagons are prevalent within auralite crystal, and I wanted the mandala's energy to resonate closely with that of the crystal. When I emailed a preview of the mandala to my teacher, she responded with these words: Beautiful.Pearls, oyster shells, snakeskins, old, old Native American clothes from faded deerskin. A wonderful compilation of Nature.

I would love to create a mandala especially for you. Send me an email for more information!

~Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas