Amanda Jolley

Reflection on pattern and abstraction of the subconscious

Tag: Balance


Been working on deadlines for several projects. I find a good external deadline helps me to accomplish so much more. Now to find a way to accomplish internal goals with the same perseverance. But… I’m actually in the process of learning to be gentle with myself, planning ahead, but allowing margin for relationship and rest,

Balance again

Balance is a continuous theme in my life. Probably because life is not stagnant. I love change, but always have a difficult time finding the new balance in change. I had a rough summer. My husband was gone for long periods for much of his work. My empathy for single mothers rose significantly. As I balanced

the Right Side of My Brain

I’ve desired to know how to draw for years. After several tries with “learn to draw or sketch” books with instructions and suggestions, I’ve finally decided that The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain was worth the time investment it would take to read. It is more than a “learn to draw”

Purging for the holidays

Still no photos. I need a new USB cable. But today I cleaned out my fall decorations. While adorning the house with touches of autumn, I also purged the storage tub. I plan on doing this with each holiday. Christmas will be the big challenge. Check out the great organizational tool over at Homeschool in