"Happiness, not in another place but this place, not for another hour, but for this hour." - Walt Whitman
This past summer I traveled to the Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota with my wife and son.
We spent a week there at a place called the Hisega Lodge, which was nestled in the hills near a vibrant stream and the lodge was staffed by awesome owners Mike and Tara. We immediately felt at home.
Most of my time was spent in the Black Hills area filming an adventure motorcycle training course that my wife was participating in, here is a link to that film. I filled all of my spare time in the Black Hills National Forest and Badlands. I took photographs and took reference sketches, thumbnails and wrote notes that I used to do the drawings and paintings in this sketchbook. The work below represents a glance into the sketchbook. I will upload the finished work to YouTube sometime soon.