I did some plant drawing and meditating last weekend during my herbal apprenticeship. The outcome was quite surprising and wonderful! I sat with Pokeweed, which is a plant I don’t understand well, yet it seems to come up often in my life.
On the left I drew with my eyes opened while touching the plant. On the right I drew with my eyes shut and touching the plant (this one was drawn first). And I wrote notes on how I felt through the whole hour afterwards. Finally I drew while looking at, but not touching, the plant.
I hope to go back to this same spot and do further drawing experiments, as well as mediations.