Amanda Jolley

Studio Joy

Tag: depression

A precious gift

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving, my family was busy packing for a visit to my inlaws. My daughter was finishing up last minute baking as I folded the last of the laundry. The phone rang. The dearest, most precious person called me. She hadn’t read about my latest bout of depression. She just felt compelled to

Seasonal affective disorder

I was thoroughly enjoying the art every day month challenge. As I awoke each day, I’d stay alert for inspiration for that day’s art. Yet, with no reason at all, I became extremely depressed. It was not the art. It was not my husband’s insane work schedule. It was not my children’s daily antics. I