Amanda Jolley

Reflection on pattern and abstraction of the subconscious

A glimpse of quiet

Our next Joy Journal Project is about quiet, shhh. Class is July 1. Join us online or in person.

Joy Journal Project #1

Our first Joy Journal Project assignment was to create a page featuring someone that brought a sparkle to our eyes. The one I created in class featured my mother. Sometimes I think there is no one that loves her family more. She is forever planning events and happenings that will bring us together and build such sweet memories. Besides that, I will never forget the loving nurturing I received growing up. When I was a girl, I was plagued with severe leg aches from a young age into adulthood. Whenever I would cry out in the night, my mom would arrive with a tube of Ben Gay and would rub my aching legs until I fell back asleep. In one thousand lines of poetry, I could never express to her how deeply this loving act affected the core of my being.

While I may never fully express my appreciation to her, I can continue to pour out my heart on the pages of my journals. That is one very large reason I am so thrilled to be attending Orly Avineri‘s art journaling class, The Secret Lives of Paint Drippings, this Sunday! And I get to attend with two of my closest friends. Woohoo!

But never fear, I’ll be back in time to teach our next Joy Journal Project assignment on July 1.

Oh, and although this is far from quiet, I would be remiss if I did not invite you all to Jumpstart Creativity tomorrow evening at the Mud Pie Bakery. Please join me in welcoming Jess Greene of Seek Your Course to Kansas City, one of her many stops on her Jumpstart Creativity tour of North America.

Here’s the skinny:

Event: Jumpstart Creativity FREE creative exploration experience
Place: Mud Pie Vegan Bakery and Coffeehouse
Address: 1615 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111

Hope to see you all there!


2 Comments on “A glimpse of quiet”

  1. Your deer painting brings peace to my heart. Seeing your Mom and you is delightful.
    Thank you for sharing your heart openly.

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