I just returned from a two-week solitary retreat at Nada Carmelite Hermitage, in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Colorado. This was my seventh retreat. The journal below includes the portfolio of mountain and valley drawings completed while there. The document was set up with facing pages, so some of the images will be dissected. These line drawings will be developed into large scale paintings as a continuation of the "Dwell" series.