“Ignite Me Not”


I’m looking forward to sharing some pages here on the blog from my “K.I.S.S.” (“Keep It Simple, Sister!”) journal, which was created during a five-month period between August 2016 and January 2017. Several other pages from this journal appear in the Jul/Aug/Sept issue of Art Journaling magazine, which is available on news stands right now.

The concept of the “K.I.S.S.” journal arose out of a growing frustration that I was feeling during the school year, when my teaching and home responsibilities left me with little time or energy to work in my art journals. In order to get around this, I decided to create a journal using limited supplies and dry media, and found that sticking to this plan not only allowed me the time to start and finish more journal pages during the school year, but expanded my creativity and helped me to further develop my collage skills.

“Ignite Me Not” was the second page in the “K.I.S.S.” journal, and expresses my deep-seated reluctance to return to the classroom after a summer of relaxation. It was created with old book pages, paint samples, a magazine image, text typed on a vintage typewriter, found text, rub-ons, a date stamp, pigment ink, pens, and a colored pencil.

Hope everyone’s week is off to a great start!




About Jenny Petricek

I am a mixed-media artist who loves collage, bookmaking, journaling, and memory art.
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2 Responses to “Ignite Me Not”

  1. Evelyn Flint says:

    Superb journal work Jenny – inspiring! I’m drawn to the words on the front – “I wish I wanted to go back to work…” because I most definitely don’t want to go back to work I want to stay at home and paint… I have this battle every week after my days off….

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    • I’m a schoolteacher, so the end of summer has always been a bit of a struggle for me–but it’s even more so now that I spend so much time in these months working on my art! I don’t get nearly the same amount of time in the typical work week to do that, and it’s honestly quite sad. I’m still trying to figure out ways to make it possible to spend more time creating during the school year.

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