I have always loved drawing and hiking. Each walk inspires me and I always take my sketchbook and camera to document my adventures. I often pick up trash but also small things along the way. Feathers, acorns, leaves, etc. This series of drawings came about when I decided to document the collection of natural objects I found during my daily walks. I didn't want a standard still life composition so every time I brought something new home I changed the drawing to accommodate the new treasure. This was the closest I've gotten to expressing the feeling inherent in the changing seasons of the Black Hills. This also led to another direction; integrating collage into my drawings. I would start each new drawing in keeping with the tenor of the day, the autumnal, fading light, or the color of the sky and my collection of paper scraps and collage materials.