Samantha Rochard

My creative process.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mind block

Feels like it.

When the images don't come anymore and I am wondering what to do to ninja kick them into existence. There are lots of things that kill creativity. Fear, anxiety, lack of affirmation, diminishing self-worth, isolation.
The mind can obsess on these things and; poof!; there goes any exploratory or creative spirit.

Many people do not realize that I am a loner by nature. I may explore a new situation, or person excitedly. But there comes a time when I begin to "get it" or "get them" and I see the pattern. Then it (they) no longer give me the creative stimulation, and I am off to the next "fix".

No I do not do drugs.

My explorations now are about the creative mind and how it works. I feel the need to look outside myself and see how to control the flow of images better- how to make them come when I want them to come.

I may blog some of that...and I may not. But lets see how that goes.

Friday, August 15, 2014

I wonder what's lacking

Graffitti by England based artist and activist Bansky. See more info on

I dreamt that I was sitting among artists in a room with several doors. Every so often a name will be called, and one will go through a particular door. I got the sense that they were moving forward to something better....eventually I was the only one left; and the silence practically reverberated in the room.

I lose myself...caught up in surviving and providing.

Perhaps that's all there is for me........

Sunday, March 9, 2014

New Direction - 100 Lotus Flowers Update

My on-going project 100 Lotus Flowers has taken a new direction.
See :

This, the fifty-ninth flower has morphed into something that was actually  stepping stone to better work. Now I feel confident that what is being created (because I already have done two after this one) is fit to be exhibited. These will be shown at an upcoming show. More about that later.

Number Fifty Nine is just a teaser. The last forty really transcend.

When I look at this one and compare to some earlier flowers, I am happy about following through with the process.

Compare some of the first efforts to the latest version....watching the growth is enjoyable.