Winter solstice :: Solstice d’hiver

“Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish.” 
― Hermann Hesse

After our -25ºC temperatures, we received flurries, freezing rain, freezing pellets and a very slippery and grey day. It is the winter solstice… the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, and the longest one in the southern hemisphere. I always look forward to this day as it gives me hope! Hope that tomorrow the day will grow longer and that Spring is coming… slowly but surely.

Aujourd’hui nous avons reçu de la neige, du verglas, du grésille et c’était la plus courte journée de l’hiver — ceci me réjouit — à partir de demain, les journées rallongent et le printemps s’en vient, à petits pas, tout doucement… mais sûrement!

Paper: Larolan Sketchbook II
Colours: Cobalt Blue, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Orange and White Gouache
Pen: Pilot Penmanship EF
Ink: Noodlers Lexington Gray

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About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at www.gimligraphics.com and a main blog at www.janehannah.com. She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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