Sunday Sketchbook - Iron Sharpens Iron

Sunday Sketchbook and a Rhinoceros Illustration by Jennifer Frith
Sunday Sketchbook and Watercolor Illustration by Jennifer Frith
Sunday Sketchbook and a Rhinoceros Illustration by Jennifer Frith

Some cool facts about rhinos:

  • The name rhinoceros comes from two Greek words: "rhino" meaning nose and "ceros" meaning horn.

  • A group of rhinos is called a crash.

  • Rhinos love rolling around in mud. When it’s dry, the mud protects their skin from the hot sun and pesky insects.

  • Rhinos mark their territory with poop! These dung heaps are called "middens".

  • Because of their huge armor-like bodies, rhinos have no natural predators (besides humans, unfortunately. πŸ˜”)

  • Rhinos can weigh up to 5100 lbs (2 tons) and can run up to 31 miles per hour.

  • These big beasts have terrible sight but excellent hearing.

  • There are only about 29,000 left in the wild.

    This is my Sunday Sketchbook in gouache.
    Who keeps you sharp?


    "Iron sharpens iron, so one friend sharpens another."

    - Proverbs 27:17 -

Sunday Sketchbook - Polar Bear

Sunday Sketchbook (Polar Bear) by Jennifer Frith
Polar Bear in Jennifer Frith's Sunday Sketchbook

One of my favorite songs is "Walk the Line" by Johnny Cash. It reminds me a lot of my husband who is very black and white. Whether you like Jason or not (I like him very much😊) you'll always know where he stands.

I, on the other hand, almost always can empathize and understand someone else's point of view. This sensitivity can be a strength, but sometimes the waters get muddied in my brain. "What do I believe in?" "Where do I walk the line?”

I admire people who so strongly devote themselves to a person or cause that there is no question what they stand for. Love and Goodness take a whole lot of courage. ❀️ What song or person reminds you of tireless devotion?

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sketchbook pages in gouache

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.

- SundaySketchbook in gouache -

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.