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Friday, September 17, 2010

Exclusive! Great Time with Kids at BookFeast

I'm back from the Book Feastival. Great fun with children.
I wanted to show children that picture books=art is universal language. My original watercolors, quickies, a compact paint kit and Arche papers fascinated the kids and the teachers so much. In a few minutes, I made drawings of one child and a teacher by a pencil. Our table was full of "Ohhhh," "Waah!" and laugh. (I put on my fool's cap, but the little boy took it! Ahahaha!)

I also made "origami birds(=Japanese paper folding craft)" for kids and teachers. They followed me. Actually, a bird can move wings like flying. Children liked it! I wanted them to fly into their "bright future."

After the lunch, children freely came to any author and illustrator to get signatures. I found handouts did not print my face photo(I assume I was a new participant this year).
So, I quickly added a cartoon Sadami waving at kids with words, "Love and Hope!" Kids loved my cartoon and made a long queue.

"A word, "Triumph" consists of two parts, Kids. 'Try' and a little bit 'umph!' and you will get it. Don't give up your dream. Please make your dream come true," I added.

(*Australian top writers and illustrators. Amazing... I was put on the stage...) You see how passionately children taking photos of us... Indeed, we are super heroes for them. I felt my responsibility as an artist.

I hope one day, children will look back this day and this memory will help them get through a stormy time. Children, you deserve to be happy and loved.
I'd really appreciate an organizer Michael's hard work and other backstage players efforts for the event. Thank you for giving me the great opportunity to share time with kids.

Ah! What a wonderful feeling!! How nice and what a blessing that I'm a picture book illustrator!!

I'm becoming very busy. I try to keep my usual update every Monday. Please turn a blind eye, if I cannot keep it.
Friends, happy painting!

Love and smile,



  1. Wow, you made a lot of people happy.

  2. Hi, Evelyn,
    Oh, thank you for the kind comment. I sincerely hope my work makes others happy!! Yey!
    Love and smile, Sadami

  3. What a fulfilling and inspiring post! Congrats Sadami

  4. Dear Nori,
    Thanks millions!
    Cheers, Sadami

  5. That looks like a great event Sadami, well done


  6. Sadami, that was so beautiful. I can see the joy on your face and that of the children. And, you are so easy going and make everything fun. This lady is glad to be your friend.

  7. Sadami, I am like those children when I look at your quickies. I feel this happy moment you lived.
    What a good day for everyone. It should be always like that. I follow you. Kind regards.

  8. Now here is the proof you are not only wonderful but famous as well.
    Such a lovely experience that will impact these children for life.

  9. Dear Carol,
    Thank you for everything! When I make a quick portrait, parents get surprised that I easily make friends with shy children. Children are our future and angels!
    Kind regards, Sadami

  10. Dear Ray,
    Thank you so much! Already, Michael asks me to join it next year. Yes, I will!
    Cheers, Sadami

  11. Dear Olivia,
    Thank you very much! I do hope my work will bring others joy. Your watercolor is lovely and story telling. I'll follow you, too.
    Kind regards, Sadami

  12. Dear Teri,
    I'm not famous AT ALL! Honest! Most participants were writers and a few illustrators. They were big names except me. But this is true that kids loved my funny cartoon face and a message. If my tiny existence gives children happiness and hope, I would so appreciate their acceptance of me.
    Kind regards, Sadami

  13. Sometimes we just don't know when we bring to someone's life a big good change. I am sure Sadami you changed some kid life towards better one that day :)

  14. Dear Irina,
    Thank you!! I'm already looking forward to the next year. Sure your work, too, brings others joy and happiness.
    Kind regards, Sadami

  15. Sadami, tu artículo me ha emocionado!! Precioso!!
    Seguro que este acontecimiento, los niños no olvidarán jamás.
    Gracias por este reportaje!
    Me ha emocionado, porque a varios de los lugares donde voy con mis nietos, también me rodean y me piden que les dibuje. Son tan inocentes, transparentes y felices...!
    Frecuento parques donde van mis nietos (tengo 7 y otro en noviembre) y allí, todos los niños del parque me conocen y también sus papas. Lo paso muy bien. Igual que tú!
    Un beso.

  16. Dear Joshemari,
    Thank you so much!! I know you often have wonderful time with your grandchildren. Yes, children are innocent and living angels. I want to send the message, "love and hope" by picture books and art works. Joshemari, sure, you, too, do the same work for children and others.
    Kiss and hug, Sadami
    Estimado Joshemari,
    ¡Muchas gracias! Sé que a menudo tienen tiempo maravilloso con sus nietos. Sí, los niños son inocentes y que viven los ángeles. Quiero enviar el mensaje, "el amor y la esperanza" de libros de imágenes y obras de arte. Joshemari, claro, usted, también, hacer el mismo trabajo para los niños y otros.
    Beso y abrazo, Sadami
    >>>>>Joshemari said...
    Sadami, your article moved me! Beautiful!
    Surely this event, children will never forget.
    Thank you for this interview!
    I was excited because several of the places I go with my grandchildren, also surround me and ask me to draw. They are so innocent, transparent and happy ...!
    Frequent parks where are my grandchildren (I have 7 and one in November) and there, all children in the park and I know his parents. Have a great time. Just like you!
    A kiss.

  17. sadami what a wonderful post ... it must have been a very special day for you and all the children .

  18. Dear Jane,
    Thank you! Children are our living angels!! I really look forward to the event next year.
    Love and smile,