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.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Lotus Flower 60 - Battimamzelle

Lotus Flower #60- Batimamzelle-Samantha Rochard
With a new sense of purpose from relaxing the boundaries a little bit, I let my inner garden fantasies stretch out somewhat, and came up with this number.

I find Dragonflies magical. I believe lots of people so. They seem to transcend the boundaries of earth and water....or was it water and air? :)

I loved the organic feel to the swirls,
like vines of growth ,
stretching out
testing this way and that.....

....and I am going to try this theme again, later on.
Even after doing it I could see improvements that can be made to this design.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Lotus Flower Number 59- Mehndi Lotus

Mehndi Lotus- #59 - Samantha Rochard
After a long hiatus, and wondering if I should even bother with continuing the project, I was fooling around one day and thought I'd just try bigger. Increase my space, and sense of possibility.

At the same time I had been attempting to find any deeper meaning behind Mehndi patterns, and incorporated some of them into this....really intended to be just a doodle.

I was pleased with the results, and decided to explore more.

During this I thought about how removing the limitations gives one a renewed sense of purpose.
Another thing that I noticed was that looking for inspiration online isn't a good thing.

I think its better to center oneself, and reach deep inside to see what comes from you.