Nan Doolittle grew up Catholic and Unitarian, preludes that grounded her passions for Mystery, Creation, Community, and Social Justice. A lifelong gardener, Nan’s early childhood was spent among the fuchsias and fig trees of her grandfather’s South San Francisco garden, and, later, dry grass sliding near her parents’ home on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais north of San Francisco. Now a besotted grandmother, Nan has spent time as a nurse, artist, therapist, director, community organizer, adjunct professor, gas station attendant, waitress, garden art gallery manager, and steward of the Flying Pig Expressive Arts Ranch near Ellensburg, WA. Nan’s volunteer work includes teaching children of migrant workers in central California, co-organizing Earth Day 1970, co-leading a three week trip down the Colorado River, co-creating the CWU Leah Polacek Butterfly Garden, and membership on the Board of Directors of Head Start, the Clymer Museum of Art, and Youth Services of Kittitas County. Her greatest joy is creating structure enabling true and honest expression of self and community.
Spiritual Self-Discovery through Art
BY NAN DOOLITTLE
@ VOL 12
ON JAN 18, 2018
Nan Doolittle explores the ancient and mysterious form of expressive arts, which values the process more than the final product. She recounts her spiritual quest of self-discovery and historical, familial understanding through art.