100 Lotus Flowers

2009: 100 Lotus Flowers taking me through a transition in my life. Each flower is a message which brings me closer to the goal. I try to come to terms with myself, and be myself. What messages do the flowers hold?
2013: What is the goal? I no longer know what it is, except for reaching the 100. But the 100 was not supposed to be the goal itself, but rather help reach the.....the.....I am lost, honestly lost. Everything I was striving for has diminished in importance. I do not know what to strive for. I think striving for anything now is pointless....but I will keep drawing and painting.
2014: A renewed sense of purpose, things seem to be falling into place.


100 Lotus Flowers, 100 points of healing.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Twenty-second Lotus Flower

Twenty-second Lotus Flower - Samantha Rochard - Mixed Media
The more the mind gets entrenched
 into an ideology,
The stronger the ideology becomes.
The more the artist creates on one particular theme,
The faster the images on that theme flow.

I remember reading about a discussion in creative development. In seeking perfection there are two paths. One path is to obsess over the first piece, and will re-work it until it is perfect. The other path speaks to  creating freely and quickly and letting each work stand on its own.
An experiment was done with two potters; each following one of the paths to perfecting the object. It turned out that the second method gave more insight and led the potter to begin creating extraordinarily beautiful pots after completion of the process. The other potter had to start from scratch each time. The repetition process drove home the mistakes and taught the potter what not to do. We must allow ourselves to make mistakes, for this is how we learn.
Creative flow comes from repetition.

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