Amanda Jolley

Reflection on pattern and abstraction of the subconscious

Tag: story

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.

Preparing to birth anew

Outwardly, I’ve had a great start to 2012. Last month, I taught another fun soldering class and have an art journaling class coming up. I’ve been reading awesome books and soldering adorable earrings. The charms are all packaged and ready to mail for the Artfest charm swap. I have a list of projects and events


After much prayer and seeking this past month, God has given me a verse for 2008: Hebrews 12:1-2 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race