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.


********   Comments are now closed.  I will announce the winners later today. ********

Monday, January 12, 2015

Around My Studio

jennifer frith's studio - art supplies
jennifer frith's studio - sketchbooks & journals
jennifer frith's studio - permission slips
jennifer frith's studio - sailboat painting
jennifer frith's studio - bookshelf
jennifer frith's studio - pet portrait business card
jennifer frith's studio - suncatchers
jennifer frith's studio - Kona illustrations
jennifer frith's studio
jennifer frith's studio

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year.

It was nice to rest for a bit.

I have an Etsy Shop announcement coming soon, 
along with a new time-lapse video and a give-away. 

My goal is to get back to blogging at least once a week too.

How are you keeping warm this winter?