Amanda Jolley

Reflection on pattern and abstraction of the subconscious

I heart dachshunds

Okay, you guessed it, my husband did not go for wearing Eau de Summer Sausage last night, so I was left to my imagination.

Late night silliness for Art Every Day Month – Day 15:
dachshund 1

This morning, like every morning, my cuddle-pup joined me for a dip into my favorite book.

I especially enjoy her company in the fall and winter. We keep each other warm. Daisy is a sweetie when she is not fighting for a chewy bone or snatching a treat from our other dog. She would be the inspiration for Art Every Day Month – Day 16.

dachshund 2

This next one is a blind contour drawing of a very normal sized dachshund. It turned out so rotund, I just had to add a few details.

dachshund 3

Another shot drawing the same dog, but this time I looked up a bit more.

dachshund 4

Really, I feel I have done little “art” this month. Perhaps I should rename it “Just Playing Around Month” for my own purposes, but this play has been so good for my soul.

Wikipedia says that Art is the product or process of deliberately arranging symbolic elements in a way that influences and affects the senses, emotions, and/or intellect. Generally, art is made with the intention of stimulating thoughts and emotions.

Could my silliness be art? Fine line. But it has stimulated and affected my senses greatly. I am entering back into the rhythm that I so love, the rhythm of creative expression on a very regular basis. This time it is different though. I am finally able to enter into this place of rhythm with NON JUDGMENT. And in this place, I will rest content.

amanda ∞

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