Author Archives: Jenny Petricek

About Jenny Petricek

I am a mixed-media artist who loves collage, bookmaking, journaling, and memory art.

Art Journaling: Jul/Aug/Sept. 2018

Hello to all! Hope your summer is off to a great start! The newest issue of Art Journaling magazine will be available on news stands July 1, and I’m thrilled to be one of the contributing artists! One of the … Continue reading

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Artists’ Café, Volume 11

Hello to all! I hope your December is off to a festive start! Mine begins with some good news to share! Back in 2010, when I began dabbling in mixed media, I became a huge fan of the Stampington and Company magazines–and … Continue reading

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Teaching-Inspired Altered Book, Part III

Hello all! Happy November! Hope this month is off to a great start for you! Here is another page from my teaching-inspired altered book. In direct contrast to my last page, which was dedicated to the teachers who’ve found romance with their colleagues in … Continue reading

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Teaching-Inspired Altered Book, Part II

Hello all! Hope the first half of October has been off to a great start for you! Here are a couple more pages from the teaching-inspired altered book that I recently began creating at a workshop at Shake Rag Alley in Mineral Point, Wisconsin: The small mini-page on … Continue reading

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Teaching-Inspired Altered Book, Part I

A few weeks ago, I paid a visit to one of my favorite places in the world, Shake Rag Alley in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, and took a wonderful altered book workshop led by Lorraine Reynolds. I’d brought with me an old 1960’s-era library book that had been … Continue reading

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“Long Journeys”

Happy Wednesday! This is another page from my “K.I.S.S.” journal, entitled, “Long Journeys.” The page was inspired by a vintage photograph of a winding road, and features old book pages, a section cut from a map, magazine images, found text, Washi tape, and rub-ons. … Continue reading

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“Look Around”

Greetings to all. Like many other Americans, the tragic events that occurred Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia have impacted me deeply. While the violent protest featuring white supremacists, white nationalists, members of the Ku Klux Klan, and neo-Nazis was indeed a flashpoint that exposed a dark undercurrent of hatred within American society, … Continue reading

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