We’re often asked about the videos we show to support the painting process at our workshops. Here’s a list of favorites, along with ordering information.
The Fire Within: MC Richards
“Not knowing and trusting simultaneously . . .”
This documentary about the life of artist, educator and visionary M.C. Richards is an adventure into discovering the source of creativity. (60 minutes)
DVD and M.C. Richards’s books available from https://vimeo.com/ondemand/mcrichards
The Life and Work of Paulus Berensohn
"Paulus Berensohn, whether he's speaking, slowly and thoughtfully as he does, or just smiling, is a gift. With his presence, life takes on a new radiance and energy. He teaches. He shines. Anyone who misses Neil Lawrence's wonderful documentary of Paulus has missed one of life's extraordinary meetings."
Through the Eye of the Needle:
Personal Destiny and the Reimagination of Work
“The granting of freedom is terrifying, because then you have to come out of hiding . . .”
Poet and speaker David Whyte shares his insights into the potential of a life lived directly, creatively and with great authenticity.
This video is no longer available, but more from David Whyte can be found at www.davidwhyte.com.
“When something falls, it’s kind of exciting, isn’t it? . . .”
This film documents the life-transforming work of public school teacher Albert Cullum who, the 1960s, opted out of the popular Dick & Jane approach to education, instead introducing his fifth-graders to the power of poetry, drama and play. (54 minutes)
Order the DVD here: firstrunfeatures.com/touchofgreatnessdvd.html
Watch on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5JkwhQhXV8
The Power of Myth: Joseph Campbell & Bill Moyers
One of the most popular series in the history of public television, these lively conversations between Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers kept viewers glued to their sets in 1988 and are "still potently relevant"
Order the DVD here or watch on Amazon Prime.
James Hillman on Changing the Object of our Desire
James Hillman was an American psychologist. He studied at, and then guided studies for, the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. He founded a movement toward archetypal psychology and retired into private practice, writing and traveling to lecture, until his death at his home in Connecticut.
“I asked the Lord to show me what he wanted me to do, and he showed me that I was standin’ up singin’. I told him I couldn’t sing and prayed again, and he showed me the same thing . . . so we been singin’ ‘bout 37 years . . .”
Filled with music and moving interviews, this short documentary shares the living history of a unique American community and art form. (28 minutes)
DVDs, books, CDs and images of quilts can be found at Amazon or streaming on Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/50454661).