I was quite surprised by Lisa’s suggestion to work with a flower; I
seldom work with props, but given my recent exploration of frozen
flowers, I decided to give it a go. Not fifteen minutes later, I was
totally engaged by the interplay between the two forms, each enhancing
The flower turned out to be really engaging to work with, and stayed the focus of almost 1/3 of the session. Towards the end, Lisa broke off the stem, and worked with the flower alone.
The sub-theme of this session was the props that Lisa had brought - the end of the session was spent working with a huge leaf she'd thought might work...it provided a rich mirroring of the lines in the sheets behind her in this image.