Amanda Jolley

Reflection on pattern and abstraction of the subconscious

Tag: Collage

Intro to Soldering

Making Jewelry Date: August 10, 2013  ****REGISTRATION CLOSED**** Time: 1-5pm Location: Hidden Art Studio, 2926 Campbell St, Kansas City MO 64109 *Examples: your pieces will be unique. Learn the funky art of soldering, and make your own one of a kind jewelry. After receiving instruction, you will be constructing and soldering your own ring and

Joy Journal Project Assignment #12

You know what #12 means? A celebration of a year of Joy Journal Project is in order! I am suddenly hungry for cake. And never fear, for those of you that haven’t completed all the assignments, I will be leaving them on my sidebar for you to access. Years ago, I checked out this book

Joy Journal Project Assignment #11

Today we begin with a poem, quote, or saying that speaks to your heart about joy and/or appreciation. Take a moment after you gather your supplies to read through your selection. What made you choose these words? What attracts you to their meaning and flow? Allow these questions to float in the back of your

Joy Journal Project Assignment #9

The power of appreciation is often overlooked. Over time and life, our brains are typically trained to remember things that make an impact, both good and bad, but learning to dwell on moments of appreciation and gratitude takes intention. The good news is we can retrain our brains to remember stories of appreciation and joy.

Joy Journal Project Assignment #4

Today our journal page will revolve around a place and a story. I’ve asked you to have a picture of a place that is special to you. Mine is simply a windmill on a Kansas plain and represents my grandparents’ farm. While you are working on your assignment, reflect on why you chose this place.

Joy Journal Project Assignment #2

The ability to quiet, allowing oneself to rest, both are becoming lost forms of self care. Benefits of quieting and resting include being able to creatively think through stress, being able to act like oneself in moments of overwhelm, simply being able to slow down the pace and enjoy moments of life more fully. Why

i carry your heart with me

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] by e.e.cummings i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling) i fear no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want no world(for beautiful you

ReThink Topeka

Tomorrow you will find me celebrating in the state capital of Kansas. I was thrilled to have a couple encaustic paintings juried into the art walk. Elsie’s Quilt, 12×12 encaustic collage using vintage quilt block Leo, 12×12 encaustic collage featuring accretion Kansas is in my blood. I dream of windmills, dust storms, and pet deer.