Thank you so much for visiting my page.
My name is Jennifer Frith. I am an artist, illustrator, and animal-lover.
I grew up on a farm-house in Pennsylvania with a big back yard and lots of animals. We had a pond, a pet goose, sheep, ducks, guinea pigs, lots of cats, a chinchilla, dogs, and a goat named Clover.
I loved running barefoot outside in the green, cushiony grass, grabbing my sketchbook, and drawing our pets. I was fascinated by these furry friends.
I also grew up with a lot of heartache.
A broken family. A mom with severe depression. A teen pregnancy. A young rocky marriage. My own young divorce. Questions. Anger. Tears. Hurt.
As difficult as those tough times were, I noticed that our pets always encouraged me I was sad — especially my cat, Chloe. Chloe would quietly curl up next to me as I cried into my bed. No words, no advice... just empathy and presence. She helped me through a lot. It's because of her, my faith, and a whole lot of love and support from my loved ones, that I am where I am today. It made me want to give that type of support to people who may be hurting too.
Though I no longer live in that big farm-house, I'm still in Pennsylvania. And I still like to run outside barefoot.
I am remarried and live with my best-friend, Jason, and my daughter, Ashley. Our home is filled with laughter and love. We are proof that there is hope through the hard times.
I still like to draw in my sketchbook as well. You can find me in my art room playing with watercolors, journaling, sending out Etsy orders, and creating commissioned pet portraits.
I also have a huge spot in my heart for kids — I've illustrated 3 children's books: Maggie Likes Monster Trucks, The Rabbit Who Wished He Could Fly, and The Lost Squirrel. They can be found at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
And when I have free time, I volunteer at a local Bereavement Center for children.
On my blog, I'm happy to share my art-adventures, inspiration, tips, and encouragement here with you too.
I know this world can sometimes be hard. But I believe people can be remarkably strong.
And with a little bit of support and encouragement, I believe we can do amazing things.
: en·cour·age \\: to inspire with courage, spirit, or hope
How can I encourage you?
Animals are the best encouragers.
Laughter is the best medicine.
Art is healing.
Journaling is therapeutic.
Today is a gift.
Brokenness can lead to beauty.
Questions? Kind words?
Feel free to email me here at: jennifer @ jenniferfrith.com (no spaces)