In architecture, the design for a building may be new, but the design of a landscape is always a conversion of an existing place to something else. It is vital, therefore, to understand the context in order to establish a genuine empathy with the site.

I found Drawing for Landscape Architecture at the library today and have been devouring it. This “conversion of an existing place” reminds me of my favorite part of making magazines: redesigns. Could this be what’s led me to gardens? Anyway, the book is exactly what I needed to get me thinking and drawing in the new year.