Health, love, wisdom & a long life!

Listen to the wind, it talks
Listen to the silence, it speaks
Listen to your heart, it knows.
— Proud native american

I wish all of you Health, love, wisdom & a long life!

I went back today to my all-time favourite spot to do some plein air painting (from my car I might add) and the mountain of Rigaud  stirs my heart. This New Year has me in a retrospective & prospective state of mind and I am sitting sandwiched between these two states, which I fancy. I like thinking back, and I also like thinking forward. I anticipate the opening chapter of a new semester with my students & I regret the closing of another chapter of my life, where age seems to defy me! I am relishing my semester break & already  it feels as though the sun is giving off its soft rays a tad longer every day. Life goes fast & slow, new friendships appear & old ones disappear sometimes, family grows and then shrinks. My pillars are the practice of the arts & the fulfillment of knowledge which are dear to me & keep me rooted.

Paper: Arches Cold Press 8″ x 6″
Colours: Q. Rose, Deep Sap Green, French Ultramarine, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber
Fountain Pen: Platinum Century 3776 (the height of Mount Fuji)
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey
Location: Rigaud Mountain, Quebec, Canada

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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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6 Responses to Health, love, wisdom & a long life!

  1. elaineeblog says:

    Jane, Thank you for all your spirit, 2016 was often smother when reading your notes and blog. Wishing you and your close ones the very best for 2017.

    Elaine Ethier

    Le 1 janv. 2017 à 16:34, Sketching :: Drawing from Observation <comment-reply@wordpress.com> a écrit :

    Jane Hannah posted: “Listen to the wind, it talks Listen to the silence, it speaks Listen to your heart, it knows. — Proud native american I wish all of you Health, love, wisdom & a long life! I went back today to my all-time favourite spot to do some plein air paintin”

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  2. my pillars are the practice of the arts and the fulfillment of knowledge-Amen.
    To see and feel and paint -lovely light under a winter sky-

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  3. memadtwo says:

    The in-between times are important. Beautiful poem and lovely winter light.
    Happy New Year! (K)

    Liked by 1 person

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