Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Gratitude Journal: Modern Flight


gratitude journal pages in watercolor - by artist, Jennifer Frith 
gratitude journal pages in watercolor - by artist, Jennifer Frith

I recently traveled from Philadelphia to St. Paul, Minnesota and back.  

While I'm happy to be home, I'm always filled with wonder when flying above a sea of clouds.

Thankful for the pilots & staff who put in the countless hours of training to get us home safely to our loved ones.  The ingenuity, devotion, and passion of people just astound me.

. . .

Of which mode of transportation are you most in awe?
Whose devotion to their career makes your life a little bit (or a lot) better?

I've missed you guys.


If you'd like to see a flip-through of my Gratitude Journal pages, you can view them here.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Pages

Easter watercolor Journal Pages by Jennifer FrithEaster watercolor Journal Pages by Jennifer Frith

A quick entry in my journal pages.

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Many tax collectors and 'sinners' came to listen to Jesus.  The Pharisees and the teachers of the law began to complain:  “Look! This man welcomes sinners and even eats with them!” 

Then Jesus told them this story: 

“Suppose one of you has one hundred sheep, but he loses one of them.  Then he will leave the other ninety-nine sheep alone and go out and look for the lost sheep.  The man will keep on searching for the lost sheep until he finds it.  And when he finds it, the man is very happy.  He puts it on his shoulders and goes home.  He calls to his friends and neighbors and says, ‘Rejoice with me because I found my lost sheep!’  

In the same way, I tell you there is much joy in heaven when one lost person changes his heart." 
Luke 15:1-7 
(children's version)

One of my favorite Bible stories.

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Happy Easter, all. 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Be the Light

"Stories are light.  Light is precious in a world so dark.  
Begin at the beginning.  Tell Gregory a story.  Make some light."
- Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux -


A print of my original watercolor painting, inspired by Jane Ammon,
my mentor, coach, and friend.  

She has helped me find my footing, my creative why, the "me" inside - my story.
(You can too, if you'd like to sign up for her coaching: Choose You)
watercolor Barn Owl print by Jennifer Frith, available on Etsywatercolor Barn Owl print by Jennifer Frith, available on Etsywatercolor Barn Owl print by Jennifer Frith, available on Etsy 
(This print is also available for purchase - feel free to visit my Etsy shop.)

Who shines light into your life?  
I'd love to hear in the comments below.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Be Yourself

Journal Pages by Jennifer FrithJournal Pages by Jennifer Frith

Be yourself, but always your better self.
- Karl Maeser -


Journal pages in watercolor.


Who do you see in the mirror when you are at your best?  

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015

In Progress

Pet Portrait in progress, by Jennifer Frith
Pet Portrait in progress, by Jennifer FrithPet Portrait in progress, by Jennifer Frith
Pet Portrait in progress & Butterfly, by Jennifer Frith

I've been working on a few pet portraits.
Their names are Guichi, Monet, Missy, and a cat named Gus (yet to be shown).
I also made a mini cutout of my butterfly print, just for the fun of it.

Spring is almost here, I can feel it.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Butterfly

watercolor artist, vibrant art prints for sale

Etsy order, about to fly her way into a new home. 

www.etsy.com/shop/JennyFrith

"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, 
the master calls a butterfly."
- Richard Bach -

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Create

Originally posted on my Instagram account.  (Note, my Instagram account is still active, but I changed mine to private.  I usually follow back if I see artsy stuff on your account!)

My mom studied art in college.  As a kid, I would thumb through her sketches & figure drawings with awe.   My dad has an artist's eye too, except he uses hammers, nails, and sweat to build houses.  Many years ago, he renovated a big old, run down barn that sat atop a hill in the mountains of New York.  It was originally used on a rank-smelling, trash heap of a turkey farm.  He bought the property, cleaned it up himself, and built it into his home, brick by brick.  These are some photos of his home.

Jenny's Sketchbook:  Mountain House
Jenny's Sketchbook:  Mountain House
Jenny's Sketchbook:  Mountain HouseJenny's Sketchbook:  Mountain House
Jenny's Sketchbook:  Mountain House

How amazing to know these people, who choose to see extraordinary beauty where other people may not.  
I'm grateful to have them in my life. 

#LetsBeArtists #Create

Who inspires you to look for the good?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Catching Up

Hi friends.
How have you been?  
Here are some of my journal pages from the past few weeks.... 
(...Well, in some cases, a few months.  Time sure does fly.)  
Journal Pages by Jennifer Frith
Journal Pages by Jennifer Frith
Journal Pages by Jennifer Frith
Journal Pages by Jennifer Frith
Journal Pages by Jennifer Frith
Journal Pages by Jennifer FrithJournal Pages by Jennifer Frith
Journal Pages by Jennifer Frith
Journal Pages by Jennifer Frith
This year, I am using a Handbook Watercolor Journal, 
which is different from my Stillman & Birn Journals.

But I'm still sticking with my animal theme....  
because animals cheer me up.


I hope you are well!
Tell me what creative adventures you have been up to.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Prize Winners!

Hooray!
Rita, Sarah, and Veronica, 
Please email me at jennifer @ jennys-sketchbook.com (no spaces) for mailing information. 


Thank you to everyone who commented ~ You all are amazingly supportive. 
You encourage me more than you may realize. 

Receive a 25% discount on all Etsy orders from my shop from now until the end of this month with code 
" ENCOURAGE2015 ". 

Love and sunshine to you all.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

An Etsy Shop Give-Away!


My Etsy shop is now OPEN and brimming with prints!

www.etsy.com/shop/jennyfrith

Etsy shop watercolor paintings for sale
Etsy shop watercolor paintings for sale
Etsy shop watercolor paintings for sale
pencil cat portrait, animal artist
Etsy shop watercolor custom painting for sale
pencil Bear portrait, animal artist

I'm beyond excited;
I've dreamed about selling art prints ever since I was a little girl.  

To celebrate, I am giving away the following goodies to: 

1 Grand Prize Winner:

One (1) 5"x7" Custom PickMeUp Watercolor Painting
How does a Custom PickMeUp Print work?  
Check out the instructions here, or watch the time lapse below.

 One (1) brand new, blue 3"x 5" Handbook Journal

One (1) signed 9.5" x 4.5" Elephant "Live, Love, Laugh" print



and to 
2 Runners-Up Each:  

One (1) 9.5" x 4.5" Elephant "Live, Love, Laugh" print

One (1) 4"x 6" "Butterfly" print


Want to enter?
Simply comment on my blog below with who or what encourages you the most & how.

Contest will end at midnight on Saturday, February 1st.
Winner will be picked at random and announced on Sunday. February 2nd.

 And thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.


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