rebecca draws flowers constantly. flowers are her signature subject. plus, the way she talks about drawing them is so great. first, she instructs you to just look at the flower...for a long time. at the workshop she said this may be the most important thing you do all day and she was right. taking the time to really look at something- in this case, one of mandy's beautiful booms- is a great way to slow down and appreciate the moment and the flower. by the time you are ready to draw your mind has already spent time looking at how the flower comes together and its structure and form. your mind has had time to work out where to begin and where to end. after that, there really is no wrong way to proceed, so you just begin.
photographs and words by rinne allen