Some fire :: Du feu

“Just remember, when you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.”
(Charles M. Schulz)

Sometimes the tiny things in life matter more than the big ones. I wanted to start a fire today in our outdoor fireplace and I could not find any matches… then I remembered where my husband put them and voilà! They were beautiful to behold. I drew them for memories’ sake as they reminded me of the old days when everyone smoked, as I did, and we all had a lighter or matchsticks such as these in their pockets… we would never leave home without them! It seems like such a distant past those smoking days… I can hardly imagine that I ever did.

Aujourd’hui je voulais faire un petit feu dehors et je ne trouvais pas d’allumettes… et je cherchais… sapristi! Je me suis rappelée où Guy les met — yeah! Elles étaient belles et désordonnées… parfaites pour les dessiner. Il y a bien des années passées je fumais, et il me semble que tout le monde fumait, et jamais qu’on sortait de chez soi sans avoir un paquet d’allumettes dans nos poches. Ça semble comme un souvenir tellement lointain et irréel… c’est difficile à croire que j’ai déjà fumé. Eh oui!

Paper: Moleskine Sketchbook
Fountain Pen: Sailor Desk Pen
Ink: Carbon Black
Location: Rigaud, Quebec, 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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