Suddenly, I saw little faces looking up at me from the dirt. They were kind of creepy. but in an interesting way. Further investigation revealed these "faces" to be weathered vertebrae bones, probably from cattle or possibly elk. Fascinated by their beautiful organic forms, I knew in a moment they were the solution I had been seeking. The rest of the figure fell quickly into place. Weathered pine and aspen sticks have always looked like arms and legs to me. I had already collected a supply and was using them for limbs on other doll projects. The sticks would work equally well for legs. Natural fabrics and embellishments were a logical accompaniment to the organic forms , and the name "Range Walker" was an obvious fit. Appropriate names for each Range Walker had eluded me until I realized that the names of southern Colorado towns and geographical features were perfect. In addition to the stories and historical characters that often accompany them, these names seem to have the dignity that the Range Walkers demand.