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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Last Laugh for 2010 : Special Thanks for All Visitors and Friends

Hi, Friends~! Thank you for visiting my blog in 2010.
When I started up a blog this February, I was so worried that I could handle it. But with many people's help and cheers, I've come to today.
I do not call you a follower. My favorite say goes...

“Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” ---Albert Camus

My rule of thumb was/is "I respect my visitor fully." So, I chose a letter style to write comments. I've visited all Friends' blogs(*some people do not have blogs). I've replied for any visitor as a precious guest, certainly and courteously with all my heart.

Backstage story. It took several years to make a decision to run a blog since my linguistics professor had encouraged me. I even did not know a word, "blog" until Professor mentioned. What was worse, I was hopeless for a computer. With the caring Professor and other established artists' help, I made a start. Of course,
I sat up till 2 or 3 o'clock in the middle of night and cursed at an "innocent" computer!
But above all, many visitors, Friends, "your" comments lifted me up in my ups and downs. Oh, too good to describe what I felt in language. Yes, beyond language. Friends, you've backed up me.

Now, here, "The Last Laugh!" for you at the end of 2010.
I came across this at a Christmas service long, long time ago. Ever since, I hang it at a kitchen. Have fun and cheer you up!

23 Things to Always Remeber and One Thing Never to Forget

1) Your presence is a present to the world.
2) You are unique and one of a kind.
3) Your life can be what you want it to be.
4) Take the days just once at a time.
5) Count your blessings, not your troubles.
6) You'll make it through whatever comes along.
7) Within you are so many answers.
8) Understand, have courage, be strong.
9) Don't put limits on yourself.
10) So many dreams are waiting to be realized.
11) Decisions are too important to leave to chance.
12) Reach for your peak, your goal and your prize.
13) Nothing wastes more energy than worrying.
14) The longer one carries a problem, the heavier it gets.
15) Don't take things too seriously.
16) Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets.
17) Remeber that a little love goes a long way.
18) Remember that a lot love goes forever.
19) Remeber that friendship is a wise investment.
20) Life's treasures are people...together!
21) Realize that it's never too late.
22) Do ordinary things in extraordinary ways.
23) Have health, hope and happiness.

And don't EVER forget, for even a day,
How very special you are!!
Special Thanks for All Visitors and Friends!



  1. Dear Sadami,

    Thank you very much for being there. I'm so glad you made up your mind and started your blog. Your work and posts are a great source of inspiration, so please keep on going. I wish you Happy Holidays and all the best for the New Year to you and your family.

  2. さだみさん, ありがとう ございます!
    ビル は きれいです!ひと は かわいです!
    I enjoyed reading your post.
    Hope you are having a fantastic day, Evelyn

  3. Te deseo unas felices fiestas y un buen próximo año lleno de felicidad. Victoria.

  4. Dear Anna,
    Thank you! I know you studied linguistics, too. I was a great under-achiever who made professors' cartoos in class. ...and it becomes my job today:)
    Cheers, Sadami

  5. Dear エベリンさん、
    ありがとう!You, too have wonderful days and 2011 will be a fruitful year for you.
    Cheers, Sadami

  6. Dear Victoria,
    Thank you and you, too!!
    Cheers, Sadami
    Querida Victoria,
    Muchas gracias y usted también!
    Saludos, Sadami

    >>>>Victoria said...
    I wish you happy holidays and a good next year full of happiness. Victoria.

  7. Oh, Sadami, your words are always so special for me... you have a great heart, thank you for your warm friendship! ♥♥♥ Have a Christmas full of everything you wish more! A kiss!

  8. Dear Cristina,
    Thank you! Your posts are, too, so special for me. Please pass my best wishes to your familyʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ
    A kiss and a hug, Sadami

  9. Thank you to you, Sadami. This year has been great because we are enriched with friendship and lots of art. I hope next year we can continue to enjoy and learn as always.

    With all my heart, I wish you happy holidays and a bright, colorful and happy 2011!

    Kisses a lot!

  10. Dear Carmen,

    Yes, indeed!! Art can easily overcome language differences and any other communication difficulties. Furthermore, your watercolor gets better and better, which amazes me. Like you, I want to explore different techniques and challenge anything new. Let us encourage each other.

    May 2011 will be a wonderful and fruitful year for you!!

    Lots of kisses, Sadami

  11. Best wishes and good luck in the coming year. I've enjoyed your blog in 2010 and am glad to have met you through it. You've got a wonderful gift; thank you for sharing it with us all. Linda

  12. Sadami, You are clearly an amazing artist, but beyond that you are a stellar human being. I have so appreciated you visits to my blog and one of my new year's resolutions is to visit here more often. Thank you for all your good wishes and insightful posts and comments - they are always laced with such respect.

    Happy new year to you, and I look forward to a continuing conversation!

  13. Dear Linda,
    Thank you~! Me, too, it was a blessing to have met you on net. Your blog is wonderful and full of beautiful watercolor paintings. Please keep it up in 2011.
    Best wishes, Sadami

  14. Dear Bonnie,
    Wow, thank you for visiting my blog and a great encouragement!! Oh, no, I'm just a "comet" in a whole universe, but I want to shine "who I am" fully.
    Your thoughtful blog gives me many "seeds" and photos are so beautiful. I'd like to nurture the found seeds in life...and bloom them out!

    Me, too, really look forward to conversations with you. May 2011 will be a wonderful year for you!

    Best wishes, Sadami

  15. Dear My Friend, Tiffanny,
    Thank you! You, too make lots of lovely works;).
    Cheers, Sadami

  16. Beautiful post!! happy christmas...

  17. Dear Carlos,
    Thank you! You, too and a happy new year!
    Best wishes, Sadami

  18. Sadami, you are Christmas, an inspiration, a breath of fresh air, hope. --And a damn good watercolourist too!

  19. Dear Linda,
    Thank you! You are a spring of laugh, insights, catalysis for action, antidote to cancer and love.
    --And a damn good multi artist!
    Cheers, Sadami

  20. A beautiful post with beautiful words of wisdom. I am so happy to have 'found' and count you as a friend. Thank you for all the wonderful art and words you have shared with us in 2010. May the new year give you (and us) even more joy and happiness.

    Hugs for 2011

  21. Sadami, eres encantadora!
    Me gusta como dibujas, como pintas y esos extraordinarios comentarios animadores que siempre tienes y salen de tu corazón, para todos.
    Estoy totalmente de acuerdo contigo, en las 23 cosas para recordar.
    Ese dibujo-acuarela urbano, es muy bonito.
    El de la muchacha sentada otra maravilla de las que habitualmente nos muestras.
    Y esa flor, una delicia!
    Espero en el 2011 seguir este contacto tan enriquecedor que mantengo contigo.
    Que seas muy feliz!
    Un fuerte abrazo!

  22. I'm so glad you did decide to start a blog. I really enjoy seeing your art! It always has a lightness, and life to it.

  23. Dear Teri,
    Thank you. You're a joy to the world. It was a blessing that I could find you and we've become friends. Your blog is, too, full of love and lovely watercolor paintings(you made a great achievement this year!!) Please keep sharing what you have with us. Yes, may 2011 will be a more fruitufl year for us all.
    Best wishes, Sadami

  24. Dear Joshemari,
    Thank you so much. You, too, are very lovely. Your blog is full of beautiful watercolors and interesting topics. You and I've exchanged candid and caring comments which encourage us to move on to the future. Lovely. Let us foster our friendship more in 2011 and keep these "23 things to remember":). Happy New Year!
    A big hug and smile,

    Estimado Joshemari,
    Muchas gracias. Usted, también, son muy hermosas. Su blog está lleno de hermosas acuarelas y temas interesantes. Usted y yo hemos intercambiado comentarios sinceros y el cuidado que nos animan a seguir adelante hacia el futuro. Precioso. Vamos a fomentar nuestra amistad más en 2011 y mantener estos "23 cosas para recordar":). Feliz Año Nuevo!
    Un fuerte abrazo y una sonrisa,

    >>>>Joshemari said...
    Sadami, you're lovely!
    I like drawing, and paint and those rare entertainers who always have comments and leave your heart, for everyone.
    I totally agree with you, in the 23 things to remember.
    That drawing-watercolor city is very nice.
    The girl sitting the other wonder of which we usually samples.
    And that flower, a delight!
    I hope in 2011 to continue this contact to keep you as rich.
    You'll be very happy!
    A big hug!

  25. Dear Vicki,
    Thank you! I like your blog and your great craft works. BTY, how did you make the wonderful animation that also always catches my eyes?
    Anyway, wish you Happy New Year!! I sincerely hope 2011 will be a wonderful year for you.
    Best wishes, Sadami

  26. Your artistry is wonderful and a gift for those who view it. It is fresh and captures life. I always love your comments as they are heart felt. I look forward to blogging with you over this next, wonderful year!

  27. Dear Margaret,
    Thank you very much for a kind comment. Your art works, too, are wonderful. The blog is also full of love for your family. Please keep it up. May 2011 will be a fruiful year for you.
    Best wishes, Sadami

  28. Dear Sadami,
    thanks for your wonderful blog and your encouraging comments on mine! I wish you all the best for the year 2011. I wish I could draw and paint like you - sigh!

  29. Dear Sadami,

    I'm very grateful to your professor. I think, there is nothing more important in life, than to meet another person. Thanks to your blog I could meet you. I'm lucky man. :)
    Happy New Blogging Year!

  30. Dear Ulla,
    Thank you for a kind visit. Please never say or wish to be someone else. "Be what you are." Each of us is different, unique and precious.

    Your computer graphic skills are astonishing. I'd like you to teach me in person.
    If, talking of tachnical stuff, "Draw anything you see with a joy like a child for tens of thousands of times," is helpful. Behind my drawings, every single line has 20 or 30 yrs history.

    Just keep up and you'll find a way. One day, then, you'll find, as if you were looking back your foot steps in snow, "How far I've come...!!" with a smile.
    Let us encourage each other and enjoy drawing in 2011.

    Best wishes, Sadami

  31. Dear Akwarelia,
    Thank you! Me, too, have been very lucky to meet you. You make very sensitive and beautiful watercolor work that I really love and admire. Please keep up.
    I'm, too, grateful for the professor. (*I call her "Guardian angel for linguistics students.") Yes, Happy Blogging Year!
    Cheers, Sadami ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ

  32. Thank you, Sadami, for your kind wishes and your very wonderful art.

  33. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
    Un beso, Sadami.

  34. Hola Sadami, muchas gracias a ti por los buenos momentos que nos hiciste pasar y por lo mucho que nos enseñaste como dibujante y como persona, me doy cuenta del gran esfuerzo que haces para contestar a cada uno, yo desistí por falta de tiempo,te deseo un feliz año 2011, que tengas muchas alegrías, y por favor sigue regalándonos tu arte y simpatía.

  35. Sadami, you are an angel watercolorist !
    Hope for you the best in 2011.
    Kind regards.

  36. Dear Barbara,
    Thank you for visiting. Wow, you're so multi talented artist from craft, cooking, watercolor to oil, and what else?! Please keep up. May 2011 will be a fruitful year for you.
    Best wishes, Sadami

  37. Dear Juan,
    Thank you! Your work inspires and teaches me about landscape. You, too, happy new year!!
    A kiss and a hug, Sadami

  38. Dear Francis,
    Thank you so much. It was a blessing that I could meet you on net. I, too, have learned a lot from you. You always inspire me, leave very insightful comments, and furthermore, show a role model for a self taught artist. Indeed, you won a great success for the exhibition right now. I'm so happy and proud of it!!! You're my hero!! How wonderful it is!
    Please keep up and foster friendship with me. One of my New Year resolutions is to practise landscape more (*obviously, you're one of my motivations!)Happy New Year for you.
    Best wishes, Sadami

    Estimado Francisco,
    Muchas gracias. Fue una bendición que podríamos encontrarnos en la red. Yo también he aprendido mucho de usted. Siempre me inspiran, dejar comentarios muy perspicaz, y, además, muestran un modelo para un artista autodidacta. De hecho, se ganó un gran éxito para la exposición en este momento. Estoy muy feliz y orgulloso de ello! Eres mi héroe! ¡Qué maravilloso es!
    Por favor, mantener y fomentar la amistad conmigo. Uno de mis propósitos de Año Nuevo es la práctica más del paisaje (* Obviamente, usted es una de mis motivaciones!) Feliz Año Nuevo para usted.
    Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

    >>>>Francis said...
    Sadami Hello, thank you very much to you for the good times did we spend and how much we taught as an artist and as a person, I realize the great effort you make to answer every one, I gave up for lack of time, you wish you a happy 2011, you have many joys, and please continue giving us your art and sympathy.

  39. Yeah~~~! dear Olivia!!
    Your work is always my inspiration. You get better and better. What an amazing self-taught artist! Moreover, you've backed up me at a tough time. Thank you so much:). Happy, happy New Year for you.
    Best wishes, Sadami

  40. Happy New Year ahead and keep up your wonderful work...thank you for visiting my blog and always leaving a note.

  41. Dear Ruth,
    Thank you for visiting my blog. Wish you Happy New Year.
    Best wishes, Sadami

  42. Dear Sadami: I particularily like your Albert Camus quote ... yes, we walk as friends.
    I started blogging about the same time you did. A year ago I never expected to make friends via the internet,

  43. Dear Elva,
    Yes, indeed and thank you. I'm very happy to have met you on net. The potential and benefits of internet use would be great for people with disabilities, because it can covercome space, time, distance and so on. Hope a right use of technology in 2011.
    Kind regards, Sadami

  44. Hi Sadami-san! I enjoyed looking at your beautiful works. Your love for life comes through each and every one of them.

  45. Dear Kath and Kim,
    Yey! Thank you so much! Take care in Cambodia and sincerely hope your missionary work will go well. (Ahahaha, Kath, you can easily guess who (the professor) encouraged me to set up a blog.)
    Love and smile, Sadami

  46. Dear Akiko,
    Thanks for encouragements.
    Your works are amazing! Breathtaking. So beautiful, delicate and detailed. Please keep up. 2011があなたと御家族にとっても素敵な年となりますよう、お祈り申し上げます。
    Best wishes, Sadami

  47. Sadami, thank you !! your paintings are gorgeous !
    I love them very much !
    I wish you a wonderful, happy New Year !

  48. You are such an inspiration Sadami....your posts always make me smile. I so look forward to 2011 and more of your paintings and wonderful stories.

  49. Dear Marty,
    Thank you so much! Your photos are breathtaking and heart warming. Please keep up. May 2011 will be a wonderful year for you!!
    Best wishes, Sadami

  50. Dear Hilda,
    Thank you for sharing time with me. Your pastel works are amazing and I admrie them all.
    I wish you a Happy New Year, too!!
    Best wishes, Sadami

  51. Sadami, I don`t know you, but I can tell from your blog and your visits and comments on my blog that you are a special person. I really appreciate your "letter-style" and encouraging words. I really do!
    In addition you share your wonderful art with us:)
    Keep on blogging, Sadami!
    Big New Yearhug from Santa and Anne

  52. Dear Anne and Santa,
    Wow, what a blessing, you and Santa directly visited my blog! Thank you for a lovely encouragement. Yes, let us make 2011 will be a creative and productive year. Happy New Year!
    Big hugs, best wishes,

  53. Dear Sadami,
    I loved know you!
    a beautiful person, talented and so sensitive!
    thanks for everything!
    we will be together for many years, in this journey of art and life!

    a wonderful 2011

  54. Dear Denise,
    You, too, so sensitive, caring and wonderfuly talented woman. Yes, let us make a journey together in art and life!!
    Happy New Year for you, too.
    Love and smile,

  55. Dear Sadami,
    It has been such a pleasure to be knowing you. You are very kind and I always feel so nice on reading your comments on my posts.Thanks for always being there :)
    A very happy new year to you :)

  56. Dear Ramesh,
    Thank you so much for encouragement. You, too, have a wonderful happy new year!
    Love and smile,