Process trumps product

It’s been a few days since I felt like painting. The large 4′ by 5′ canvas was an intense experience of listening to my process of remembering my ancestors. When that painting got to a resting point, I rested. This morning – still feeling empty...

Artists who inspire me – Lynette Shaw

LynetteShaw from Dan Driscoll on Vimeo. I’ve just returned from a two week trip to the wilds of the western United States to the land of my birth, to my soul’s place. Returning has been a re-entry eased by returning to my paints, my canvases, and my...

Oliver Jeffers – On Creativity

“I’m really lucky I get to do what I love. I feel a sense of responsibility to enjoy that as much as I can.” Me too Oliver!!! Me too!!! But! And! It hasn’t always felt that way. It has been a journey to find that capacity within myself. The...

Creativity – cycles of waxing and waning

I first learned of the life-death-life cycle from Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Especially in our creative lives – we must create a pause – a still point – a time of composting where transformation can happen below the surface. I notice that as I pay...