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...

Resting and Respite

My Facebook business page asks me what have I been up to – and the short answer is – respite, deepening, lightening, resting, traveling, writing, reading, and lots and lots and lots of painting. #artheals. Also sitting in the stillness that comes before...

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...

On being broken and cracked

Imperfection A story is told about an elderly Chinese woman who owned two large pots. Each hung on the ends of a pole, which she carried every day on her shoulders to fill with water from the stream located at the end of the village. One of the pots was complete and...