Amanda Jolley

Reflection on pattern and abstraction of the subconscious

Art Every Day #12 – Doodle & Lyrics

This is a doodle that I started yesterday in church. Today I was exhausted, so adding to it was all I could muster. There are two separate song lyrics going on. One is quite obvious, the old hymn, Fairest Lord Jesus. It is such a flowing song, I was surprised at all the exclamation points in the text. The other song is Let Me Love You More by Misty Edwards from her Eternity album. I’ve come to the conclusion that art and words are deeply intertwined for me. I don’t think I’ve made something yet that does not have words somewhere on the page.

I’m sure you are all wondering why I could be so tired as not be in creative mode. Well, my husband has been working the Garth Brooks concerts for the past week, and I have been staying up way too late wandering aimlessly around the house until he arrives home. Actually, I don’t keep track of time well, so without him here to remind me that it is bedtime, I just forget to go to bed. Wednesday is his last night, so maybe by the end of the week, I’ll be caught up on my sleep again.

Tonight, I am so tired, I am remembering it is bedtime. Sweet dreams, everyone.

amanda ∞

0 Comments on “Art Every Day #12 – Doodle & Lyrics”

  1. You doodle beautifully! I like the mixture of contemporary and traditional music. It is so funny! Whenever our church sings a traditional song, Marissa leans over and asks, “Is this a Lutheran song?”

    I know what you mean about sleep and husbands who travel. Ron is leaving tomorrow for Australia. Yes, there is a packaging emergency and he is part of the Dream Team that is going to get a machine that has never worked working ~ please I hope he finishes soon and is home before we get the call to go to Haiti. We did not budget to fly him to Haiti from Australia ~

    I grew up with hymns. Love ’em. They stir up something deep within me. Nowadays I find myself having a difficult time accepting the “contemporizing” of old hymns. Can they really make them better with a few extra stanzas and a key change? They kind of loose their simplistic beauty.
    Marissa’s comment cracks me up.

    I’ll be thinking of you staying up late while Ron is away. Even more than that, I’ll be dreaming of you flying to Haiti. I want your children in your arms.

  2. I am blown away by your talent! I am speechless.

    Funny you should say that. My daughter and I were just talking about how we find such inspiration in other people’s work, but really don’t consider our own in the same light. We see ourselves as just common people, and view others as creative and talented. Your comment just puts things in perspective. I am still common, but now I can look at so many other artists’ works and know that they may be “common people” too.
    Thanks for your encouragement.

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