:: Little things for my Mom ::

Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean
And the pleasant land.
Thus the little minutes,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
Of eternity.
— by Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney

Today it is Mother’ Day and I wanted to paint a bouquet of wild flowers for my Mom, as I know that she loves flowers. At 93 years old, my Mom is quite extraordinary. You see, when I post this, she will go on the computer, get her emails and then find my post and she will comment on it. Do you know many 93 year olds that can do this? She also has a very good spirit, has a solid sense of humour, is able to relate and has tons of common sense. Oh no! She is not the type of woman to whine that her children do not come to see her enough, or that they do not care for her enough or that they should hold her hand all day long! Oh no! She does not do that. As she took care of her own father for most of her life, she is very much aware of the toll — however I must point out that when I go to see her, it makes me happy and not the reverse. When I meet with her she can talk about politics, world events and casualties and always always knows how to appease me. One of her famous quotes to me is: “Don’t worry Jane, things will take care of themselves… don’t push things around, everything falls into their proper order.” One day I asked her if she was satisfied with her life. And she said: “Absolutely! I have never desired more than I ever had — I was always happy with what I had and never asked for more.” Wow, wow, wow! I think that she needs to teach all of us some lessons in life. Have a good one Mom, hope that you sleep well and that you eat your proteins tomorrow, at least enough to sustain you for the day! Keep up your spirits, as they are fabulous!

Jane, Your Daughter

Paper: Travelogue Sketchbook 8″ x 8″
Colours: Pyrrol Crimson, Q. Rose, Q. Gold and Ultramarine
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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7 Responses to :: Little things for my Mom ::

  1. marcellalouise says:

    Jane: I wanted to read your very lovely letter a second time. In all of my lifetime, I don’t remember having received a more loving and caring letter. Those kind words awoke definite feelings within me which contributed to feelings of wellness and self-appreciation. I understand why you became a teacher – one who cares about folks and who can share loving moments with them, thus create feelings of wellness and self-satisfaction. >

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  2. Nice painting, I like how you captured so much with just a few washes of colour, and lines.

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  3. marcellalouise says:

    Dear Jane: I don’t remember ever receiving a more lovely letter. You write a fantastic letter, Jane, and I know why you make a superb teacher. At times. it takes someone to remind us that yes, the way we lived most of our life proved to be beneficial to all those you resided with. Thank you, Jane, God gave Dorland and me a very special gift when you were born and you have never ceased to let this gift grow with the years. MOM >

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  4. Sara says:

    So beautiful Jane.

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  5. Dee Nigam says:

    Reblogged this on Business Startup-Bay Area.

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