Sunday, April 29, 2012

Inspiration - Her Morning Elegance

Oren Lavie

This is possibly one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Gratitude Journal - Eyesight

New pages.  
Little sketches in watercolor.

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."  
- Thoreau -

You can find other fun lens cases here.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Gratitude Journal - Tulips

I love tulips.  
I was in my late 20's when I realized that I could buy myself my own flowers,
(and not have to wait for my husband to give them to me on anniversaries. :))

I love that there are flowers bursting all around me in March and April.  
Makes waiting through the cold, Pennsylvania winters worth it.

Journal pages in watercolor.

Do you have a favorite flower?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Inspiration - Mattias Adolfsson

Check out Swedish illustrator, 

Love his work so much.
You can "flip through" his book with him here:

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sketchbook Journal - April

Sketchbook journal pages, prepared for this week....

Scrapbook paper, stamps, and a little bit of watercolor.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Happiness Is...

...a jar of freshly sharpened pencils.
You can find these Prismacolor drawing pencils here.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Gratitude Journal - First Aid

I am a klutz.

I could tell you about the time I sprained my ankle from falling (I wish I could say gracefully) into a groundhog hole.

Or the time I weaved together a beautiful wreath made from vines that I gathered from my backyard....
Poison oak vines.

That made for a fun little trip to the emergency room.

Or, the most recent event, when I sliced my finger on a tuna can.
     Dispatcher:      "This is 911.  What is your emergency?"
     Me:                   "I cut my finger on a tuna can.  It's bleeding pretty badly."
     Dispatcher:      "Do you want us to send an ambulance?"
     Me:                   "Um, no, that's alright. I think I will be ok.  Thank you."

Probably the shortest (and most polite) 911 call ever.

I am thankful for bandaids, pain medicine, and antiseptic... all within arm's length of a kitchen cabinet.
(I am also thankful that I now know how to identify poison oak.  :))

pages in watercolor


Do you have any clumsy First Aid stories? 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Dress Us Up

One of my favorites.

John Mark McMillan
"Dress Us Up"

Happy Easter weekend.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Inspiration - Ira Glass

I'm always looking for inspiration. 
I love this spoken word (and encouraging pep-talk) from 
This American Life's, Ira Glass.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Free Poster & Blog Birthday

I saw this on Pinterest yesterday. 

Cracks me up:

It's a free poster from Hello Jack Design.

...On another note...
It's my blog birthday today!
Jenny's Sketchbook is 1 year old.

Thanks to all of you for being kind enough to visit and stick around.

Hope your day is great!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Heartfelt Gratitude

My heart is singing.
Ann Voskamp recommended my blog and my Gratitude Journal pages on her website!

You can find the link under the Creative Inspiration section on her website.

Ann is a New York Time's Best Seller.
She wrote the book, One Thousand Gifts.

Her site is so lovely.

I am humbled that she would share my page;
and honored that you would come and visit. 

Grateful for each one of my friends on here, both old and new.

I'll be posting new pages from my Gratitude Journal very soon!


Much love to you.