:: A long sigh ::

The dog searches until he finds me upstairs,
lies down with a clatter of elbows,
puts his head on my foot.

Sometimes the sound of his breathing saves my life
— in and out, in 
and out;
a pause, a long sigh….

Tuesday was my last day of classes, Wednesday I started correcting, today we had our last department meeting of the semester and tomorrow I am still correcting… however, I feel free and that I can start breathing again. Cegep teaching is a weird field, as you are juggling with over 100 students, preparing your courses, correcting your students and of course teaching… I calculated once that I was  correcting over 2000 times per semester… something that I am not overjoyed to know! and on top of that dealing with administrative requirements, deadlines, dealing with software issues and all of these young beautiful people that are dealing with their own issues on top of that… lahdiladah! Can you tell that I am “very” happy to be done? So here is a small flowerpot that I have in my house that I just painted to commemorate all of this! Yeah!!!

Paper: Moleskine Sketchbook Watercolour
Watercolours: Q. Gold, Q. Rose & Cerulean Chromium
Painted in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada
#sketchbook #watercolour #flowerpot #painting


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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13 Responses to :: A long sigh ::

  1. marcellalouise says:

    Dear Jane: Definitely, this flower pot is gorgeous – it is easy to understand that it required a whole lot of work. Yes, you are perfectly right in being happy over the work undertaken with the feeling that all was well done. Take a rest this Christmas season and enjoy your days with Guy and Peyper. MOM >

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  2. englepip says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Your colors and lines are dancing with joy. It is perfect.


  4. photoink29 says:

    Beautiful painting


  5. Yul K says:

    The colors are really lovely, and look wonderful with your lines, delicate yet free.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Shelley Smythe says:

    I love this painting Jane. Beautiful!

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