Oh boy, what a shock!

Meraki [may-rah-kee]
Meraki is doing something with total love and pure soul.
It is leaving a little piece of yourself in your creative work.

This morning I woke up at 5:00 am and as I was getting up I noticed that the light outside was very bright and I mustered to myself: “Is it a full moon?” Lo and behold, there was crisp white snow on the ground. I woke up my husband so that he could see this too. What a shock! I went back to bed and when I got up at around 7:00 am it had melted away… fiou!

I was early today at the Grande Bibliothèque and I drew two scenes… the backstreet of St. Denis where houses and establishments meet. This is where many people walk in from St. Denis street to warm up and head for the bibliothèque so I had alot of onlookers commenting on what I was drawing (at the bibliothèque we are only allowed to draw, not paint). At noon I was finished so I headed back home as I still had some correcting to do. Once my corrections done, I painted in the colours from memory. I only met two other Montreal Urban Sketchers and many passsersby asked me what was happening as they said that on the 4th floor there were many people painting… I explained and they seemed pleasantly surprised.

Paper: Handbook Travelogue 8″ x 8″
Colours: Yellow Ochre (WN), Venetian Red (DS) and Cerulean Blue (WN)
Fountain Pen: Platinum Desk EF
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey
Location: Grande bibliothèque de Montréal, facing west

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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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