“Where is Peace”

The new page in my daily journal is entitled, “Where is Peace.”


This page arose from a personal struggle that has taken center stage recently.

Sometimes, we’re compelled to endure the difficult challenge of standing up for what we believe is right. We are forced to say and do things that make others uncomfortable and angry, because not to do so is simply wrong.

The truth is, changing the status quo is never easy. Upsetting the apple cart always results in a mess. But nothing better can be built from doing nothing.


For me, standing up and using my voice has resulted in a loss of personal comfort and peace. I far prefer peace to upheaval and unpleasantness–but I’ve arrived at the point where there’s no other choice. There’s no longer any path around it, so I just have to go through it.

I sincerely hope and pray that a time of peace is close at hand. But in the meantime, I’ll keep up the fight.

This page was created with old book pages and patterned paper, black and white gesso, acrylic paint, spray inks, stencils, found object stamps, mesh, Washi tape, a mailing label torn from an envelope, a magazine image, text typed on a vintage typewriter, and pens.

Prayers to all–for peace!


About Jenny Petricek

I am a mixed-media artist who loves collage, bookmaking, journaling, and memory art.
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12 Responses to “Where is Peace”

  1. anyushka says:

    I really like this artwork – and your words. Amen to all of it.

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  2. Cheryl says:

    “nothing better can be built from doing nothing” you are wise beyond your years, Jenny, and I, for one, am listening. I love your pages and your message.

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  3. sunmoongal says:

    So true! The beautiful art you create will help.

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  4. donquickoats says:

    Great artwork. Very intriguing

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  5. Your artwork really is beautiful and I’m really enjoying it. Amen to your post here. Sometimes, you just have to do it, no matter how uncomfortable it seems at the time…..to get to a place of more comfort later. Roll on, looking forward to more of your posts!

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  6. Jade Sutton says:

    I love your background! It has such depth. The color choices are wonderful. I hope peace comes to your life soon.

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