“Following My Own Trail”

Hello all! I just visited WordPress today, and couldn’t believe that my last post on this blog was all the way back in August! I returned to the classroom at the end of that month, and needless to say, work has been all-consuming since then. Sadly, there hasn’t been tons of time (or energy) left over for my art–but I’m committed to changing that beginning now. Second quarter commences tomorrow, and I’ve made a resolution that I will be more present in my studio–and here at Starting Over Studio–from this point forward!

This journal page, entitled, “Following My Own Trail,” appears in my friend Kim Rae Nugent’s book, Journal Starters: Nature Backgrounds, Textures, & Collaborations. This book can be purchased on Amazon.com.


This page was created with an underlayer of journaling and collaged vintage papers, and features acrylic paint, gesso, spray inks, pigment ink, stencils, rubber stamps, Washi tape, stickers, rub-ons, a Dymo label, a date stamp, and a photograph from Kim’s book.

I’m looking forward to returning more often to the studio–and to sharing more of my work with you!

Have a great week!


About Jenny Petricek

I am a mixed-media artist who loves collage, bookmaking, journaling, and memory art.
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4 Responses to “Following My Own Trail”

  1. Cheryl says:

    This is a beautiful page. I love your message. Following your own trail is always best.

    My blog is completely off my radar. I also am not into posting my journal pages afterwards. I don’t even think about posting it until I notice on Facebook that it’s been awhile. Right now, I’m focusing on my new project. Making journals! I should write about that!

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    • Thanks, Cheryl! I can totally identify…my blog, unfortunately, has also been off my radar this school year. I had planned to spend more time here, but life and work again got in the way. I think I am going to set a goal for myself to get on here at least twice per month, and try to feel satisfied with that for the time being. I’d love to hear and see more about your handmade journals! I will keep my eyes peeled! 😉


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