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Sunday, March 13, 2011

First Garden "SketchAbout" & Sydney Sketch Club

Hi, Friends, thank you for the cheers from all over the world!!
The experience is wonderful!! I sketched "figures" in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney.
Alissa & Liz
The most impressive thing is that organizers, Liz, Alissa and Jennifer are so caring for all members while working on painting(wow, so busy!). They welcome me and incessantly talk to each member with respect and rapport. It makes anyone comfortable and feels at home. Also, each member is totally autonomous and free, regarding subjects and media. Particularly, Jennifer so much helps me, a new member with a walking stick. She took the photos for me. (*Click and enlarge it. You can see my tiny watercolor kit in the left hand.)Friends, a friendly atmospher, no criticism but encouragements are just like Teri's "Twenty Minutes Challenge". Get the image of Sydney sketch club? Isn't it nice?

The fountain is near at the entrance and so attractive. Technically, I used a very "limited pallet" learned from French classic artists exhibition at NSW Art Gallery last year.
The Garden has many statues, too.

I'm still thinking how to finish it up or stop it now.
Simplicity and light is all my concern.
Of course, mischief Sadami always seeks interesting subjects. Here we go! A very cute scare craw, I'm afraid it easily makes friends with birds?! This little girl is in a section for pioneers' "first farm." Kerry from the Garden Trust explains the purpose of the event, "SketchAbout" (from March 12 to April 16) that has a competition and an exhibition at the end. The ultimate goals are public awareness of environmentalism and the maintenance of the Garden.

Kerry
The Garden has so many visitors from all over the world. A lady resting her sore feet was from New Zealand. While waiting for the meet up time, she happily did a model for me. It was her first Australia visit.
"Oh, wonderful. But someone should have told me, 100 degree slopes here!!" Oh, dear. I know! 100 degree is a play-up number. But Friends, the huge Garden is sitting on a large slope. So, walking through the Garden from corner to corner is a great challenging.
It could be a reason that the Garden has a cute electric chu-chu train for visitors. Next time, I want to ride it and sketch it:).

Same minded people get together -- is absolutely fun.
It is exciting to look at different techniques and unfamiliar media. The lady sketching me uses pastels. Her green hair is very impressive. Exchanging info on techniques and looking at varied skills are lovely treasures. I'm learning a lot! Liz does architecture and landscape with watercolor & pen in a few minutes. Sooooo quick!! Wow, it's a miracle in my eyes. Like my quick figure watercolor, she finishes up a work and goes to another spot. A bit surprised that my A4 size is reasonably big among participants.
The event will be run till 12 April. The Sydney Sketch Club will always have a meeting every Saturday, shine or rain.
It's really good for me to challenge landscape and meet same minded people.
See how it goes.
...but, Friends, don't expect me too much every week?! Sketching and making lots of watercolor at once consumes a huge energy, even though I'm so happy. Yes, my heart is in a heaven!!! Ahahaha!
Friends, with your sent energy and cheers, I could enjoy the first garden sketch. I could park a car at a disability parking spot in front of St Mary cathedral early in the morning. I went into church and made a short prayer for Lord and Mother Mary with thanks and...for you, all readers of this blog!!

P.S. Today, I delivered this work for KuRingGai Art Society exhibition in St Ives. Yes, Friends, you loved it and me, too. Feedback from other artists is very positive. People, I love people so much.
Have a wonderful week!! Happy painting!



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55 comments:

  1. I'm sure I could speak for all your blog followers: we love you too, Sadami. Thank you for sharing your wonderful adventure and painting experience at the Gardens. It looks like a beautiful place to visit and sit among the glory of God's creation. Your sketches are beautiful. I live so far from you; but your sketches take me along on your adventures. Thank you for sharing your life and love. Sincerely, Linda

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  2. Dear Linda,
    Thank you so much! Very happy with your kind comment. I'll keep up. You, too, please keep up beautiful work. When you visit Sydney, let us visit there and look over Sydney Harbour, too, from the Garden.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  3. Sadami, que buena acuarelista que eres. Si es dificil plasmar un paisaje en acuarela, olvidándose de la línea del lápiz o la fibra, tanto más dificil retratar personas, sus rostros, su psicología, sus posiciones... Realmente, tienes un técnica y un manejo espectacular
    ¡Felicitaciones! Desde Argentina, Isabel

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  4. Dear Friend sabel,
    Thank you for a kind help. Very good point. I'm afarid this post might have dissapointed you who have passion for architecture and landscape. I have to confess I do not have a big appetite for landscape that bores me. Mmm...what can I do? So, next 6 weeks are very good challenging for me. I try a very simple way such as black and white landscape in 3 values for warm up:).
    Cheers, Sadami

    Estimado amigo / Sabel,
    Gracias por ayudar a un tipo. Muy buen punto. Estoy afarid este post podría hacer que usted decepcionado que tienen pasión por la arquitectura y el paisaje. Tengo que confesar que no tienen un gran apetito para el paisaje que me aburre. Mmm ... ¿qué puedo hacer? Así, el próximo 6 semanas son muy buenas reto para mí. Trato de una manera muy simple como el paisaje en blanco y negro en 3 valores de calentamiento:).
    Saludos, Sadami

    >>>Isabel said...
    Sadami that you are good watercolorist. If it is difficult to capture a landscape in watercolor, forgetting the pencil line or fiber, the more difficult to portray people, their faces, their psychology, their positions ... Actually, you have a management technique and a dramatic
    Congratulations! From Argentina, Isabel

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  5. Sadami, me rectifico, he observado mejor tus acuarelas y veo que primero dibujas con lápiz la escena. Me gustaría saber qué lápiz usas. Espero que me entiendas, sino la próxima vez, trato de usar un traductor y escribirte en inglés. Dese Argentina, Isabel. Abrazo

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  6. Dear Isabel,
    ?? (I'm confused.) OK, I do not use pen. I use a staut color pencil like a charcoal. Thank you for care for me. One day, come and see me in Sydney!
    Cheers&Hug, Sadami

    Querida Isabel,
    ?? (Estoy confundido.) OK, yo no uso de la pluma. Puedo usar un lápiz de color staut como un carbón. Gracias por cuidar de mí. Un día, ven a verme en Sydney!
    Saludos&Hug, Sadami

    >>>Isabel said...
    Sadami, correcting me, I've seen better see your watercolors and pencil drawings that first scene. I wonder what pen you use. Hope you understand, but next time, try to use a translator and write in English. Take Argentina, Isabel. Hug

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  7. Sadami, your post is wonderful with all it's beautiful paintings and commentaries on your day. Such skills you have in both areas make it a true joy to visit you here. Get some rest and have at it again......much regards to you.

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  8. Sadami, you bring warmth to my heart, by your sketches, your texts, you attitude to life.

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  9. so many beautiful sketches once again ! what a great place to paint ! lucky you are to meet
    other artists ! I'm happy for you Sadami !
    Have a nice week

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  10. So nice to enjoy your sketching adventure with you through your wonderful sketches and commentaries! Your love for people is obvious! We love you too!

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  11. Felicidades Sadami, me alegro mucho que te lo hayas pasado tan bien en esos jardines. Ha sido una experiencia magnífica! Te felicito...y, la próxima vez a viajar en ese trenecito (tren pequeño) y que sigas disfrutando!!!!
    Un abrazo.

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  12. Querida Sadami, es fantástico poder leer sus relatos, transmiten alegría en esta actividad que algunos definen como un "hobie" y que a veces se puede convertir en un trabajo extenuador como usted dice, pero que siempre es una experiencia única que no todos pueden sentir.
    Su mano debe funcionar como las alas de un colibrí.
    En mi blog tengo un enlace
    Bellas artes Tex, que habla sobre unos lápices de grafito que con el agua se hacen acuarelables.
    Un abrazo.

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  13. This post is so full of happiness, energy, joy and love that I feel uplifted and happy. Such a fabulous time and such wonderful paintings! Just wonderful Sadama! Just wonderful!

    Hugs to you my friend.

    ps, thanks for mentioning the 20 minute challenge.

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  14. Dear Sadami, it seems to be a great painting day. You 've done so many paintings !!I like especially the expressive women from New Zealand.
    Also, I can't imagine you are painting with a so tiny watercolor box ! Great post. I loves it. Bises, bises. Olivia.

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  15. さだみさん
    素晴らしい。
    Fabulous work. And it seems like you had such a wonderful time. You are so talented.上手ですね!

    よい週を!
    エベリン

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  16. Dear Sadami,

    I'm really impressed: excellent report and absolutely fantastic sketches. I love each of them! I feel I'm there with you, feeling warmth of sunny day, smell of flowers, and the great, inspiring atmosphere of this place. Oh, what a day!
    :)
    Congratulations, Sadami.
    Cheers!

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  17. Dear Carol,
    Thank you! A day after, I felt my body got into pieces in the morning wake-up. For me, a 1km swimming is much, much easier than walking around the Garden and many sketches(*even though swam 800m after that anyway). Have a wonderful day!
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  18. Dear Irina,
    Thank you! I love your attitude to life and art, too:).
    Cheers, Sadami

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  19. Dear Marty,
    Thank you! You have to come and take photos. So many flowers, plants and nice spots are waiting for your camera.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  20. Dear Judy,
    Thank you! I love your sensitive and lovely sketches, too. Come and sketch with us here. Really interesting plants, flowers and nice spots are awaiting you.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  21. Dear Joshemari,
    Thank you! Yes, I'll try the train next time. Ah! I see, you love trains and cars, don't you? I want to sketch the cute train:). Anyway, hope I will keep enjoy it.
    Cheers, Sadami

    Estimado Joshemari,
    ¡Gracias! Sí, voy a tratar el tren la próxima vez. ¡Ah! Ya veo, te amo los trenes y los coches, ¿no? Quiero esbozar el tren lindo:). De todos modos, espero que se mantenga disfrutar de ella.
    Saludos, Sadami

    >>>Joshemari said...
    Sadami Congratulations, I'm glad that you had a well in these gardens. It was a great experience! Congratulations ... and the next time to travel on that little train (little train) and you continue to enjoy!!
    A hug.

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  22. Dear Friend Teri,
    Thank you! I'll keep enjoy adventure. The Twenty Minutes is a very good website. I always appreciate your hardwork for all readers. Thank you, Teri.
    Hugs and cheers, Sadami

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  23. Dear Olivia,
    Yes, actually, I'm surprised at my produced many watercolor paintings. Indeed, other participants got surprised at my high speed. The tiny paint kit is my handmade:). I always bring it to anywhere and sketch anything that intersts me.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  24. Dear エベリン,
    ありがとう! Your Japanese gets better and better! Now, you're using kanji characters. I'll keep up and enjoy painting.
    You, too, 楽しい週になりますように。
    Cheers, Sadami

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  25. Dear Vincente,
    Thank you for the kind cheers. All your blogs have wonderful paintings.
    Yes, my hands move like a humming bird and the heart is dancing in a joy. I'm sure you, too, feel the same joy I feel in art activities.
    Hugs and cheers, Sadami

    >>>Vincente said...
    Sadami dear, it's great to read your stories, convey joy in this activity that some define as a "Hobie" and that sometimes can become exhausted work as you say, but it is always a unique experience that not everyone can feel .
    Your hand should work like the wings of a hummingbird.
    In my blog I have a link
    Tex arts, speaking on graphite pencils with watercolor water grow.
    A hug.

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  26. Dear Akwarelia,
    Oh, thank you. You make beautiful and sensitive landscapes that always amaze me. You have to teach me how to do it in person! One day, hope we can go for sketch together somewhere on the earth.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  27. さだみさん
    I am trying. It is a battle! I hope that one day, I will be able to speak the language. I had my first Japanese conversation with a lady in Hiroshima last weekend. It was terrible! Sigh... but I can only get better :).

    Have a nice fun week, Ev

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  28. Hi, Evelyn,
    Don't lose heart and please never be tough on yourself. A second language learning for adults is a very demanding work. In my eyes, you've been doing very well. Please have confidence, OK? Carrying conversations=language production requires huge skills such listening, language comprehension, pronunciation etc, etc. In that meaning, reading is paradoxically and reasonably easy. Please think of it; Japanese native speakers have spent years since birth to use it. So, take it easy and take your time. Have fun is very important and essential. Otherwise, soon, a lerner drops out. Evelyn, be kind to yourself and enjoy making messes and we learn how to do it better step by step!
    Love, smile and cheers, Sadami

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  29. Your sketches are all wonderful and your enthusiasme really shows in all of them. It is always wonderful and inspiring to be with people having the same interest and spirit. Great job as always. Hugs

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  30. Dear Jane,
    Thank you for the encouragements. Your work, too, is always wonderful. Please keep up.
    Cheers and hugs, Sadami

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  31. Oh Sadami - I am so pleased you got to go and had the energy to join in! *jumping with happiness*
    Your sketches are so beautiful - I am in awe of them. You manage to make it look so easy - the sign of a true master of the work!
    I look forward to seeing your next adventures. Hopefully your body did not suffer for this one *hugs*

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  32. Hi, Pad,
    Thank you so much! Very happy to know you love my sketches. I love portraits, but little appetite for landscape. Gulp, I have to train myself a bit more for landscape. Oh, your hugs will help me move forward and challenge landscape:)!
    Hugs and smile, Sadami

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  33. i love the statue sadami ..wonderful post ...you sound so happy enjoy the rest of the saturdays and sketching together .

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  34. You must be exhausted from doing all those sketches! But they are well worth your efforts. They echo your good time. Landscapes will be a breeze to you. Unlike a misplaced arm or a leg, misplaced trees and flowers are not noticeable because no viewer knows where they were in the first place. Enjoy.

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  35. Wonderful little jewels you've shared with us, Sadami! And all those red-haired women :) Was the one lady's hair really green? Now that would be something to see and paint! ha ha Looks like you had a perfect day - so happy for you.

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  36. Dear Jane,
    Me, too, love that statue! I decided to "stop it," even though I may put a slight color on the background. I'll enjoy it! The organizer and the participants are very happy with my sketches and the post.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  37. Dear Linda,
    Thank you and I felt my body was broken into pieces on bed one day after in the morning wake. But no, landscape is not easy for me! Value is the key and if not right in landscape, I feel "misplace" or disharmony in work. So, putting color is not easy. Anyway, I'm enjoying landscape in pains?! Ah, birth pain?
    Cheers, Sadami

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  38. Dear Rhonda,
    Thank you! Hahaha! The read hair Alissa is really reddish like watercolor paint chart. "I'm impressed with your hair color," said me. "It's my symbol," proudly replied Alissa with a smile. See? Great! Another pastel artist is,too, "fair dinkum." She puts a greeny tint on only a part of hair like an accent. Cool, isn't it! Green on her grey hair. In my eyes, green + slight blue. What a beuty! Rhonda, come and join us.
    Cheers, Sadami
    PS. Wow, I'm getting more Ausrtalian--did you get "fair dinkum"? It means "genuine." Look it up in google. You'll find fun:).

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  39. ¡Admirable tu producción, Sadami!
    En cantidad y en calidad

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  40. Oh, thank you, Juan!!
    Your production is amazing, too! Indeed, I'm surprised at my ability to produce lots at once. But I was exhausted so much. Ahahah, a sweet treat gave me energy again:). Keep up.
    Cheers, Sadami

    Oh, gracias, Juan!
    Su producción es increíble, también! De hecho, me sorprende a mi capacidad de producir gran cantidad de una vez. Pero yo estaba tan cansado mucho. Ahahah, un dulce que me dio la energía de nuevo:). Manténgase al día.
    Saludos, Sadami

    >>>>Juan said...
    Admirable your production, Sadami!
    The quantity and quality

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  41. Sadami, tus retratos son ESPECTACULARES. Eres genial.

    Un fuerte abrazo,

    yu

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  42. Dear Yulendys,
    Thank you! I love your work. Let us enjoy art activities.
    Cheers and hugs,
    Sadami

    Estimado Yulendys,
    ¡Gracias! Me encanta tu trabajo! Vamos a disfrutar de actividades artísticas.
    Saludos y abrazos,
    Sadami

    >>>>Yulendys said...
    Sadami, your pictures are spectacular. You're great.

    A big hug

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  43. Tus sketches reflejan el maravilloso día de pintura en los jardines, ¡qué felicidad! Hermosos trabajos.

    Besos!

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  44. Dear Carmen,
    Thank you so much! I love sketching. Let us enjoy drawing and painting.
    Cheers and hugs, Sadami

    Querida Carmen,
    ¡Muchas gracias! Me encanta dibujar. Vamos a disfrutar de dibujo y pintura.
    Saludos y abrazos, Sadami

    >>>Carmen said...
    Your sketches reflect the wonderful day of painting in the gardens, what bliss! Beautiful work.

    Besos!

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  45. I read from Liz' blog of this appointment, and I saw the picture she took of the partecipants, and... oh, but this is Sadami in the photo, I said! I am happy of this wonderful experience for you! Kisses!

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  46. Querida Sadami: tus acuarelas siempre son una delicia para los sentidos. Me gusta tu soltura para plasmar la figura humana y sus diversas emociones. Gracias por compartir tu obra.

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  47. Dear Christina,
    Oh, my!! What a smart lady you are! You've found me. Rather embarrassing. Yes, a bit like a fat piggy is me:) and just now, I'm letting hair grow. After taking off a straw hat, my dead flat hair looks like a drawn mouce. But I like being myself! Hahaha. Very cartoonish faceʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ.
    Cheers and kisses, Sadami

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  48. Dear Manel,
    Thank you! Your strong lines and full of passions and emotions in human figures are very impressive. Please keep up and share your wonderful work with us.
    Best wishes, Sadami

    Estimado Manel,
    ¡Gracias! Sus líneas fuertes y llenos de pasiones y emociones en las figuras humanas son muy impresionantes. Por favor, mantener y compartir su trabajo maravilloso con nosotros.
    Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

    >>>Manel said...
    Dear Sadami: your watercolors are always a delight for the senses. I like your freedom to shape the human figure and its various emotions. Thanks for sharing your work.

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  49. Lovely sketches. Looks like you really have fun with your art.

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  50. Dear Michelle,
    Thank you! Yes, I really enjoy drawing & painting and share it with others.
    I'm sure the same is true of you.
    Cheers, Sadami

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  51. the first one and the statue drawing, they are very catchy, the superposition of the blemish it results a lot !! you really have a good expression :)

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  52. Dear DynamiteJ,
    Thank you! Me, too, love these two the most. Keep up your unique style and show us wonderful paintings!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  53. When I'm depressed, I go to your blog and I'm guaranteed to leave with a smile on my face. You love people and we, your blogger friends, love you. Today's sketches are wonderful!!

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  54. Hi Sadami,
    Wonderful paintings and wonderful posts - as always. Going through a bit of a rough time myself and finding it hard to paint - but your blog is an inspiration.
    Thanks, Wren

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  55. Hi,Wren,
    Thank you! Oh...sounds not an easy time for you...Please pull yourself together and ENJOY painting. I know your wonderful talents and await your uploading a new work.
    Cheers, Sadami

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