:: Smile ::

Smile tho’ your heart is aching
Smile even tho’ it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky
You’ll get by
     If you smile
Thro’ your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll see the sun come shin-ing thro’ for you
     Light up your face with gladness
Hide ev-‘ry trace of sadness
Altho’ a tear may be ever so near
     That’s the time
You must keep on trying
Smile, what’s the use of crying
You’ll find that life is still worth-while
     If you just smile
— Nat King Cole

Here in Rigaud the temperature is -25C and the birds are in a frenzy at my feeders. If you are staying inside today, as am I, there is some good reading to do, or cooking, painting, drawing or simply puttering around doing miscellaneous stuff and on Sundays, this is “the” perfect day to do this! So have a wonderful dominical day while I am listening to “Smile” by Nat King Cole -)

Yesterday my black & white drawing of the head of a cactus got viewed as a potential spider and I decided that today I would add some watercolours so that it looked more like itself. I used a mix of two colours only to achieve these hues. These two colours combined together on this type of paper almost appear velvety, don’t you think?

Paper: Moleskine Sketchbook
Watercolours: Q. Gold & Cerulean Chromium Blue
Location: Rigaud, Québec, 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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10 Responses to :: Smile ::

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hello Jane,

    Look up this site and with cacti identity, flowering types and methods will Guide you to fun nights.

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  2. Ibrahima says:

    Thanks Jane ,here it is always sunny, then I have about livery under -25c but I feel emotions to read this.
    Thanks too

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  3. Anonymous says:

    thank you Jane beautifull
    i love cactus
    specially when they hurt me

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  4. ginarteau says:

    It was gorgeous in black and white; the color is remarkable. Lovely.

    Like

  5. elaineeblog says:

    Jane, Maybe one day soon, if your cacti gets cold dark breaks, such as hiding it in a cool dry basement, Flowers might appear at midnight if yo stay up to see, draw and paint

    Elaine Ethier Plani Gester Aménagement, foresterie urbaine

    Le 14 janv. 2018 à 12:53, Sketching :: Drawing from Observation <comment-reply@wordpress.com> a écrit :

    Jane Hannah posted: “Smile tho’ your heart is aching Smile even tho’ it’s breaking When there are clouds in the sky You’ll get by If you smile Thro’ your fear and sorrow Smile and maybe tomorrow You’ll see the sun come shin-ing thro’ for you Light up your face with “

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    • Jane Hannah says:

      Hi Elaine — I do go to bed at night late… I am definitely not a morning person!
      That is very cool indeed to know, and I might confiscate it for awhile thanks to your comment.
      Bye-bye
      Jane

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