It’s part of my self-care to sketch from nature a few hours every week and indeed I think everyone could benefit from a little self-care. Allowing myself to focus on the edges of a flower for a length of time and to rate its value relative to other objects in the frame is active seeing and doesn’t allow much room for drift. These chaparral flowers blanket the cliffs along the Pacific coast highway and add context to a project I’m working on about tide pools.