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.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Clarity Lotus Flower - number Forty Nine

Clarity Lotus Flower- Samantha Rochard
I did this a while back, when I was looking for a clean slate. Not sure if the exercise led me to a clean slate.
There are time I wish to purge myself of possessions, and things that mean little to me.
I am currently battling in my brain to "whiten and brighten" my apartment.
Minimalist is on my mind...the decor looks so clean and uncluttered, and quite attractive to me.
The lotus flower was just this project minimalised, I suppose.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Forty Eighth Lotus Flower - Energies Flow toward me.

Forty Eighth Lotus Flower- Energies Flow Toward Me - Samantha Rochard
I pull from the four corners
And summon Air, Water,Fire, Earth.
Raphael, Gabriel, Michael and Uriel
Be my muses on this my journey.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Forty Seventh Lotus Flower - Elven Lotus Flower

Elven Lotus Flower - Samantha Rochard
Yes ELVEN....as in Elvish....the fairy like creatures.
My daughter has been excited about fairies in the new yard we have. There are a lot of trees, and we are celebrating the space.
Her excitement had me looking at Fairy Gardens, Fairy Art, Celtic Art.....feeling like a kid again with the excitement of possibility.

The new space; space for a herb garden, a flower garden, and space to create has expanded all of my family's horizons. It is here I made the conscious decision to continue where the previous tile took me and keep the pieces at the larger size. I may even go bigger after a while.
With the expanded size, my creative ability is also expanded. (I seem to see an "As above, so below" theme happening here :))

My thoughts as I created :

Within Confinement, imagination can bring forth immense beauty, and when the parameters are loosened; the excitement of possibility bursts forward. Green and gold....an acknowledgment of the refined self growing closer to its gold (goal).

Forty-Sixth Lotus Flower - Egyptian Tile Lotus Flower

Egyptian Tile Lotus Flower - Samantha Rochard - 100 Lotus Flowers
During the time I was almost artistically unproductive, an Egyptian gentleman saw one of my Lotus Flowers and asked if I could design a tile. The above piece started out as being just a tile. I don't think his client was too pleased.

first draft
Nevertheless, it was a stepping stone to new ways of looking at the project. The design for the tile came from the Egyptian way of rendering the Lotus Flower.
used the flower in the top right corner.
Of course I took creative license with the shape a bit so that top and base will touch. After leaving it alone for months, I finally picked it back up and finished into the piece at the top of this post.

My thoughts as I was finishing?

Interaction from persons and events may simply happen to gently nudge you in a different direction. Never think that any event, occurrence, meeting, happening is a waste of time. It is simply a point in time. Many outcomes can develop from the experience of that one point in time. Flow..........

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Pardon Me Muses

Pardon me Muses, for I have erred...its been six months since my last Lotus Flower...........

I eve wondered if the project was dead... because I could not seem to find a direction to take it forward. But, in deciding to change the parameters of my self imposed limitations, I found a revival to....well....possibility.
I have three to post on the blog, and will be doing so soon.

In a symbolic gesture to my moving into a bigger space, I decided to make them bigger....as simple as that, but the space on the page now affords new designs, and styles. There is a marked sense of expansion in my life....and the new ones seem to celebrate that.....
Will be posting soon.

The Pictures shown here are some of my favourites so far. I have also been looking at the less refined pieces in an attempt to improve on the design....should I number them in succession, or simply leave them as the second version? Not sure yet, but it does not seem right repeating a design and counting it as an additional flower....

Keep posted to this blog.