Somerset Apprentice, Spring 2016

Hello to all! Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

Recently I received the great honor of being selected as one of the artists to appear in the From the Pros section in the spring 2016 issue of Somerset Apprentice magazine.

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When the editor requested that I be included in the issue, I had to pinch myself because it wasn’t that long ago that I purchased my first issue of this publication, back in spring 2010. At that time I was going through a very difficult period, having just learned I’d be losing my job within a few short months. I hadn’t been able to find a new position, and the stress was leading to a lot of emotional and physical pain.

I’d been a longtime scrapbooker, but during a visit to the local bookstore I encountered the Stampington & Company magazines for the first time, and decided that I wanted to learn how to create mixed-media art. My transition began with Apprentice, which is a wonderful primer designed to teach many of the basic skills. The first project I tried was a complete and utter failure, but I didn’t get discouraged. Over the next six years I kept trying and kept creating–and my life has never been the same. The gift of art is a blessing that I will never take for granted, as it’s taught me that no matter what happens to me in my life, good or bad, I will always have my art and my creativity.

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The spring 2016 issue of Somerset Apprentice is available on newsstands right now, or can be ordered at Stampington.com!

Have a great week!

 

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About Jenny Petricek

I am a mixed-media artist who loves collage, bookmaking, journaling, and memory art.
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13 Responses to Somerset Apprentice, Spring 2016

  1. Cheryl says:

    Congratulations, Jenny! I am so happy for you! You deserve it!

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  2. I loved doing this article too, so fun, and you wrote a great piece!

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  3. Congratulations Jenny, I’ll look for you…love your featured art…love Stampington publications!

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  4. pamelatowns says:

    Very well deserved! Congratulations!

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  5. Jade Sutton says:

    Congratulations Jenny!! Im going to have to go find the magazine and see your beautiful work there too. Yeah!!!!!!

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  6. Wow, congratulations Jenny, and well deserved! That must be such a thrill! 💛

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