In the Brokenness

Photo of my Mom and me

When you lose a parent to a drug addiction and mental instability, you carry around a lot of heaviness, confusion, and shame as a kid. I think that's why I want to create as much love, hope, encouragement, and joy into my artwork as possible. Because life is hard.

But there is hope.

For all the things you feel were taken from you as a kid (for me: a strong, healthy example of how to be a woman), I believe you can give those things back to the world. And maybe that's where the gift in the heartache is.

To anybody carrying the weight of the universe on your shoulders, I hope you use that pain and heartache for good.

I hope you are able to move past the hurt and into forgiveness and maybe even one day gratitude.

I hope you eventually see the gift in the brokenness.

I hope it fuels you to give back to the world 100x what you've been missing.

Because the world needs it. πŸŒ„

- photo of my mom and me.

. . .

β€œThe world is full of suffering.

It is also full of overcoming.”

- Helen Keller -

Jennifer Frith - lion art print Helen Keller quote

Lion print available in my etsy shop.

Courage

Watercolor Etsy Print by Jennifer Frith - Courage
Watercolor Etsy Print by Jennifer Frith - Courage

Hi friends.   It's been a while.  I've been active on Instagram & with our Gratitude 52 Project, though, and I am having a bunch of fun connecting with you there.  

These past few months have been one of the most difficult I've ever experienced.   I wish I could share it with you, but I am not at liberty to talk about it.   All sorts of suckiness and heartache.  But,  I believe in hope and courage.   I believe that the sun is always shining, even if we can't see it... even when darkness seems to overtake everything.  I believe that He works all things together for good.  I believe that brokenness can lead to beauty.  

I made this watercolor piece to remind me of that.   It's available on Etsy.  15% off from now until Saturday, 4/23/16.  Just use the coupon code COURAGE at checkout.   

Watercolor Etsy Print by Jennifer Frith - Courage

The worlds is full of suffering.  It is also full of overcoming.  - Helen Keller

I appreciate all of you.

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.