I love walking along a woodland trail and discovering native plants. I may have seen this plant over the years in similar habitats, but each time there is a sense of discovery.
As I sit down to draw a plant, I try to be present with how it is built and moves in space. What lines and color describe it? It is a process of discovery as I try to capture a sense of this plant. If I am outside drawing from life I might see the insects it depends upon in its native habitat.