I like peace and quiet as much as anyone, I find it in a day spent just looking at a plant in my studio. I miss life drawing classes and find that drawing flowers insists that one pays attention to line and form, highlight and shadow. I respect the flowers as much as I do a life model. In the same way as one tries to understand a person it is equally important that the plant life is given the same respect. In the case of cut flowers the the plant has lost its life so you can look at it.