Amanda Jolley

Studio Joy

Tag: origami

Tessellation Time, Come On! *think Kool & the Gang

Between all the folding done at the OrigamiUSA Convention in New York and all the painting and folding done at Encausticamp in Seattle this summer, I am so geared up for my upcoming workshop, Tessellate, at Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch’s OPENstudio in Lexington KY this Sept 14-17. I am directly followed by Erin Keane and her

When its cold, I do fold

My studio proper is a bit chilly in this below freezing weather. I find it a great excuse to spend my time folding tessellations in the warmer zones of our work/live space. The initial step in creating tessellations from paper is to fold a bazillion little creases all over the paper. Then crumple the paper up

Sleep Patterns

I’ve been a little obsessed with painting… painting sleep patterns. You see, I have a Fitbit Charge, one of those fitness watches. While I initially got it to encourage me to keep moving consistently, I have become enthralled by the Sleep Pattern reports I get each day. I can visually see how restless I’ve been

The art of pondering

I lost it again, my focus. I lose it about every 5 minutes, too often for comfort. I blame my addiction to technology i.e. my phone. It’s like a drug. My mind wants to be distracted or entertained at all times. My friend, Kristina, just posted a great article on Facebook: Why the Modern World Is

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

Record of the Times

12×12 encaustic collage with beeswax infused origami SOLD This painting completed in May is a reflection of turbulence and change. You’ll be happy to know the little boat has made it to calmer seas now. So why the turbulence? What changed? Simply, our church home. We attended a large church that served excellent Bible teaching. I

Inhaling spring

Glorious spring! I love the blooms, the smells, oh the intoxicating smell of blooms. The colors and texture and new life, so vibrant, so exhilarating. Spring has also had the strangest effect on me. I can’t quit folding paper. Cranes, louts blooms, boats, keep popping up. I suppose that is nothing less than wonderful. And

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming…

for the highlights of Artfest 2012. This year I brought a new travel companion, my illustrious dotter. We spent the day of registration wandering the beautiful and charming town of Port Townsend, WA. For some reason, the photos are all food related. I had the best Americano to date here: And this is my favorite