Amanda Jolley

Reflection on pattern and abstraction of the subconscious


Self portrait from a joyous family reunion.

The effects of the Kansas wind also reflect the the cogs in my brain. I need a time of rest, a time for my windblown mind to settle.

I’ve finally made it to this place. I have nowhere to go and nothing to do. I’ve been looking at this space on my calendar since April, dreaming about how I would spend my time. Now that I am here I find myself floating. I feel incapable of doing anything. The school year was intense and we have been on the go since. While I have enjoyed each adventure, all the activity has taken its toll. I am undone and in a great need of rest.

What I envisioned for this week of summer was time in my art studio doing whatever I felt like. While this may still happen (tomorrow or the next day), today I am only able to read my magazines and pet my sweet dogs. Beyond that is unrest. So I will continue to float because I can. Thank you, Sark, for teaching me that it is okay to nap or daydream. Sometimes that is just the thing one needs to fill up again.

Isaiah 30:15a  For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: …

This evening I go to pray with my church family which is beautiful, restful and passionate. Perhaps then my soul will realign with my spirit and I will once again be refreshed.

amanda ∞

7 Comments on “Floating”

  1. Wow…awesome girl! Love the picture. thanks for the post perfect timing as i’m feeling very tired too.Love Sarks, and she’s born april 19 my mom april 18 so I’m familiar with the great and good energie arie women have.
    best take care.

  2. Hi Amanda,
    you have the most wonderful smile 🙂
    Rest and just do nothing but pet dogs is a great way to recharge the creative batteries. Say hello to the dogs from my cat Oscar:)`

  3. *THANK YOU!* for your love! This pic of you is sooo BEAUTIFUL!!! I’m trying to think of what actress you remind me of…. (((((HUGS))))) sandi

  4. Hi Amanda!

    I love this post, and your beautiful photo captures the essence of everything you wrote. I hadn’t been familiar with that verse in Isaiah … so glad I am now. It will definitely be high up on my memory list. 😉

    Thanks too for stopping by my blog, and for your sweet comment. It was good to hear from you.


  5. -p.s. – Beth’s study on Esther is fantastic!!! Very timely with all that is going on in the world. Of course, God’s timing is never off. I hope that you’ll take it on!

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