Smithering of snow :: Parcelle de neige

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
Albert Einstein

The weather has been quite dreary lately… it is colder than usual and we have had but a smithering of snow in the past few days. However, the skies are magnificent. They seem to have a tinge of pink, even on grey days, that make them fabulous! I love this Einstein quote as I think that he is so right. In all of the facets of life, it seems that people lack imagination and that is a very sad thing. So develop your imagination, and you will develop your talent and your true calling.

La température a été très grise ces derniers temps … il fait plus froid que d’habitude et nous avons eu qu’une parcelle de neige pour égayer nos derniers jours. Par contre, les ciels ont une couleur magnifique! De ce temps-ci, il y a une teinte de rose dans le ciel qui rend le ciel magnifique! J’aime tellement cette citation d’Einstein. Dans tous les aspects de la vie, il semble que les gens manquent d’imagination et ceci est une chose bien triste. Développez votre imagination et vous allez développer votre talent et votre véritable vocation.

Paper: Pentalic Sketchbook
Colours: New Gambodge, Alizarin Crimson, Serpentine G., Burnt Umber & Indigo
Fountain Pen: Pilot Prera EF
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey
Location: Hudson, Québec, Canada



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 and a main blog at She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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5 Responses to Smithering of snow :: Parcelle de neige

  1. cmchin says:

    Belles pensées et charmant croquis!


  2. whimseytopia says:

    Good advice. Wonderful painting.


  3. I agree Jane, lovely to have a warm winter scene. It will be a good while before we see grass here again but the snow does make the houses pretty!


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