My work is my ticket to the exploration of the world around me. This group of drawings was completed in 2019, when life was simpler and without COVID. It includes studies for A Journey of Life, a major work; character development studies; and water studies. The media used varies, and includes graphite powder and pencils, colored pencils, and pastel. The techniques I developed in this grouping has aided me in my current in-progress series on Mass Shootings. Completed work from that series is on display at Morning Bell Coffee Roasters in downtown Ames.