Mark Beckemeyer spent his childhood in a small Kansas town where, between great (and occasionally exaggerated) adventures, he dabbled in art and the written word. His work in these fields was often touted on by his teachers but their kind words and encouragement to develop his talents were laid to the side in favor of forays into the vast open countryside. Muddy rivers , and oceans of wheat and corn eclipsed the pen and paper, and an accent into a giant oak took preference to the canvas and brush. As a young adult he discovered that his income could be supplemented by selling his art work and through the years he sold several paintings. Later in life his artistic talents turned to photography , and many were used in various publications and web sites. He also discovered digital art and was taken with the medium. From river to paper to word processor, and tree to brush to digital pen. Beckemeyer now displays his unique style in this first collection of art, story, and prose.