Sunday Sketchbook - Zippy the Chameleon

Sunday Sketchbook, a blog post by Jennifer Frith

A couple of weeks ago, an older friend at church asked me how I was doing and what I had been up to with my art recently. I shrugged and told him that I've been uninspired and in some creative doldrums lately. I laughed and explained how art sometimes feels like a misfit talent and not a very practical or useful gift to have, especially when you're in the doldrums. He said, "Well, I'm wishing you inspiration. Because artists are the prophets."

Curious, I paused and asked him what he meant by that. He explained to me that artists are conduits. They carry messages. They cast visions. They build synagogues and cathedrals. They shape and influence cultures. They see things differently than most others do. "Inspiration" in Latin means "God-breathed", after all.

All of that got me thinking.... maybe I had this "inspiration" idea all upside down.

"Prophets" cannot do what they do without first hearing. And hearing can't happen without first experiencing a closeness.

I don't know of anything more practical, useful, fulfilling, or inspiring than having a closeness with Him. 🎨

Whether you're an artist, a teacher, a wife, a student, a mom, a business woman, I hope you know what a gift it is to have a closeness with your Creator.

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Sunday Sketchbook - Happiness

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Sunday Sketchbook by Jennifer Frith
Sunday Sketchbook by Jennifer Frith
Sunday Sketchbook by Jennifer Frith

journaling pages in gouache and colored pencil

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Hi friends!

If you haven't already heard the news, I've got a new Journaling Project brewing for you. 

See last year's project for a feel of what to expect with the new one.

Interested in participating?  

Drop me a line, and let me know!

For those of you who've already reached out to me, I can't wait to start. :)

Sunday Sketchbook ... Sea Turtle Adventures

watercolor sketchbook pages by Jennifer Frith

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
    I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

Many are the woes of the wicked,
    but the Lord’s unfailing love
    surrounds the one who trusts in him."

- Psalm 32:8,10 -

This sea turtle needs a name.  What would you name him?  Where do you think he is headed?

Sunday Sketchbook pages in gouache, colored pencil, and white ink.

Sunday Sketchbook ... A Wolverine

Sketchbook Journal pages by Jennifer Frith
Sketchbook Journal pages by Jennifer Frith

Sketchbook Journal pages in watercolor, gouache, colored pencil. 

Wolverines are known for traveling great distances, some at least 15 miles per day in search of food.

 β€œNow then, tell my servant David, β€˜This is what the Lord Almighty says: I took you from the pasture, from tending the flock, and appointed you ruler over my people Israel.  I have been with you wherever you have gone." 

I Chronicles 17:7-8