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


Susan Wells said...

Beautiful. Love these gentle wintry colors

Susan Wells said...

Beautiful. Love these soft wintry colors.

Laura said...

exquisite sue...I've not been around in a long time...your mandalas always fill me with such peace.

yael said...

ils sont magnifiques!