Amanda Jolley

Reflection on pattern and abstraction of the subconscious

Tag: beauty

Art Every Day #5 – I am the Canvas

Today’s art is me: I started with a base coat of gesso loose powder. My canvas seems to be extremely oily. Next I apply my first layer, accenting the natural Swedish contour of the canvas. Did I apply an even, concentric coat? Yes. The next layer adds depth and subtle highlights. Layer upon layer, it’s all

Procrastination vs. motivation

I’ve been working (or not) on this sampler quilt for 5 years now. I took a “how to quilt” class in which we machine pieced the blocks and learned to hand quilt. I loved the machine piecing and did several block-of-the-month quilt blocks after this class (although I have not ever completed a quilt). The block-of-the-month