Amanda Jolley

Reflection on pattern and abstraction of the subconscious

Demons transformed

Yes, I read a stack of books at a time. I just got done with One Hundred Demons by Lynda Barry. What an excellent book. I was inspired.
One Hundred Demons
At the end of the book Lynda challenges the reader to draw their own demons. Although it was not intentional, while I was working on my art journal, the demons came out of a doodle. I listened to what they were telling me. They were anger demons. After telling me where they came from, they transformed into something beautiful, something nurturing.


The nests were mouths, and if you look carefully, an eye and nose can be distinguished on the right side.

I’m really enjoying the results from the Artistic Alchemy Workshop. It has been so fun, but I have been getting little sleep. I don’t want to stop the flow.

amanda ∞

3 Comments on “Demons transformed”

  1. Anger, transforming into nurture….

    Wow, the world sure could use a little of that.

    This is a really soulful piece!

  2. Amanda
    Thanks so much for the birthday wishes. That was very nice of you.
    I love this collage and yes I can see the eye and the nose. You are so clever! Great collage.


  3. When I was a kid Lynda Barry did a cartooning piece in a local newspaper/magazine type publication. Though some of her messages were a little dark, she captured all the awkwardness and confusion of being a teenager in less than perfect circumastances. I read everyone I could find. I didn’t know she was still around.

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