Amanda Jolley

Reflection on pattern and abstraction of the subconscious

Tag: beeswax

Bad day = Good day

Doing some major experimentation in the studio today. Everything is seemingly going wrong which can only mean I’m on the cusp. I love the bad days as much as the good. These bad days often produce some of my best work, if not directly, indirectly. Lately, I’ve been kind of in love with making ugly, ugly

And then my heart did swoon

I’ve been playing with origami quite a bit lately. Last weekend was the Origami Play class. We made day lilies, lotus blossoms and cranes. And we all had great success! That Madeline made super tiny cranes and then later did this (her first encaustic painting): Is that not dreamy? Her first painting! And I have just

Make your plans for summer now!

In case you need to ask off for vacation or the like, I wanted to be sure to invite you today, right now! Join me at Art Unraveled in Phoenix AZ this summer. I’ll be teaching two of my very favorite things, how to make my waxy soldered jewelry in Encaustic Encapsulation and how to

EncaustiCamp 2013

Well, a month has passed since my return from EncaustiCamp in Seattle, WA, and I still don’t know that I have fully absorbed the experience. Or perhaps I am still coming to terms with the changes within. EncaustiCamp has become a regular catalyst for me. I never know how I will change or in what

The Gathering 2012

In a month, the Gathering is upon us. The Gathering is an awesome event happening in St. Joseph, MO that involves vendors, workshops, demos, a guest speaker along with a delicious lunch. I’ll be offering a couple classes that day: Luminous Layers of Beeswax  (from 9-noon) Curious how beeswax is used as a medium? This

Beeswax infused birthday

I believe there is no better way to celebrate life than by doing what one loves the best. That is why I chose to teach a class that incorporated both beeswax and soldering on my birthday. After infusing vintage ephemera with beeswax, pendants and earring were soldered, encapsulating the wax and paper. The process yields

Beeswax Infused Soldered Pendant & Earrings

Date: Sat, August 18, 2012 Time: 1-5pm Place: Hidden Art Studio, Midtown Kansas City, MO *Example: your piecess will be unique. The class will begin with experimentation in infusing beeswax with papers. Then you will solder a square pendant to practice/learn technique using the experimental papers. After a bit of practice, the papers will be

Preparing to birth anew

Outwardly, I’ve had a great start to 2012. Last month, I taught another fun soldering class and have an art journaling class coming up. I’ve been reading awesome books and soldering adorable earrings. The charms are all packaged and ready to mail for the Artfest charm swap. I have a list of projects and events