Amanda Jolley

Reflection on pattern and abstraction of the subconscious

Tag: birthday

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

Botanica Exotica

The last class I took at Artfest was Botanica Exotica taught by Melissa Manley. We formed botanical shapes from wire and added sausage casing. Having had little experience working with wire, I found forming the shapes to be the challenge. Also the lack of sleep from several days of Artfest infusion was affecting my ability

Good Eats

Our family loves to watch the show, Good Eats. We enjoy the humorous, clever, and scientific way Alton Brown teaches us about food preparation. Alton comes up with some unusual recipes and ideas. I was not surprised to receive avocado ice cream and white cake with avocado frosting for my birthday from my daughter, the chef.