Amanda Jolley

Reflection on pattern and abstraction of the subconscious

Tag: paint

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

Seven Colors

Last July, after a gloriously exhausting week of staying up too late with all the wonderful people at Encausticamp, the 2015 instructors traipsed to the Home Depot for a little color pickin’. We each chose a color from Glidden’s paint swatch sections; red, blue, yellow, orange, green, violet, and one neutral from either the grey

Bad day = Good day

Doing some major experimentation in the studio today. Everything is seemingly going wrong which can only mean I’m on the cusp. I love the bad days as much as the good. These bad days often produce some of my best work, if not directly, indirectly. Lately, I’ve been kind of in love with making ugly, ugly

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

Shift -ed

Towards the end of 2008, I felt anticipation, intuitively knowing that something was about to change. I found myself making concrete goals, taking affirmative action, becoming that artist I’ve been telling myself I am. My journal pages reflected this. I do owe much of it to this book: But something pushed me, prompted me to