Monday, March 08, 2010

Sacred Circle Mandalas and others said Princess Haiku

After a long sleeping winter, Princess Haiku is active again and will be introducing new spring flowers; talented, vibrant and creative bloggers that you absolutely have to visit.

The first Spring Flower in my series of new bloggers, is talented artist, Sue O'Kieffe who creates the most beautiful mandalas I have ever seen.

"I had to abandon the idea of the superordinate position of the ego. ... I saw that everything, all paths I had been following, all steps I had taken, were leading back to a single point -- namely, to the mid-point. It became increasingly plain to me that the mandala is the centre. It is the exponent of all paths. It is the path to the centre, to individuation.
... I knew that in finding the mandala as an expression of the self I had attained what was for me the ultimate. - C. G. Jung. Memories, Dreams, Reflections

My name is Sue O'Kieffe. I create original digital mandala art prints inspired by nature that are meant to bring healing and inspiration to the viewer's spirit. Mandala is a Sanskrit word that means "containing essence." Often referred to as the Circle of Life, mandalas are used in many forms and in many cultural and spiritual traditions as symbols for healing, prayer and meditation.

The mandalas you see in my Etsy shop are a blending of the natural and technological worlds. Photographs I take of the everyday beauty I see on the North Coast of California are digitally transformed into magical new patterns to bring healing and inspiration to the viewer's spirit.

Brightest blessings to you on your path. ~ Sue O'Kieffe


Many thanks also to the Queen of the Flowers, Jacquelyn Berl, for introducing me to many of the new bloggers I will be posting about in the next several days.

And to Sybil Archibald with her uplifting message:

"The source of creativity is the source of everything. Through sculpture, etching & painting, I seek a pathway deep into that sacred well. I keep kinship with ancient mystics. While they sought God in visions, I seek the Divine in the creative process..."


AscenderRisesAbove said...

Queen of flowers - ha; you humor me. ;-) Your welcome!

Princess Haiku said...

Okay so that was kind of flowery. lol

Sue O'Kieffe said...

thank you for such a lovely post. your sense of humor is also quite wicked.

Princess Haiku said...

True, I frequently make use of "delete" buttons. Especially during late night blogging. :)

painter of blue (Sybil Archibald) said...

Thanks for the mention!

Michelle said...

Sue's mandalas are exquisite. They've brightened my day.