Amanda Jolley

Reflection on pattern and abstraction of the subconscious

Tag: mixed media

Symbols Shaping Space done!

Artfest was over 2 months ago. I am still finishing up details and adding thoughts to my Artfest journal. Yesterday I was thrilled to have completed the mobile from Katie Kendrick‘s class: Symbols Shaping Space This was my absolute favorite class. Katie is an intuitive artist, so as she taught, she drew out creativity in

Demons transformed

Yes, I read a stack of books at a time. I just got done with One Hundred Demons by Lynda Barry. What an excellent book. I was inspired. At the end of the book Lynda challenges the reader to draw their own demons. Although it was not intentional, while I was working on my art


The topic for Illustration Friday this past week was Worry. I wasn’t inspired until last night, and wasn’t finished until tonight. Can you tell the acrylic gel is still drying? I wanted to get this posted BEFORE Friday and a new theme. This piece came from my childhood memories of the planting and harvesting seasons and all


The latest Salt challenge is Lent. This was a difficult topic for me since I don’t participate in traditional Lenten practices. Although raised in a church that does recognize the season of Lent, I had to do an internet search to refresh my mind on the purpose and intent of Lent. Lent is a time of


Front: Back: My husband’s Christmas present was also my first piece of art outside of a book. Although I did prepare a canvas, I ended up using the cover of a book instead. The words in ink read Symbiosis: the living together of two dissimlar organisms, such as you and I. The highlighted text on the