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Monday, August 1, 2011

My Work Wins Awards!

Hi, Friends, how is your weekend?
Good news! My work has got in the top 5 across Australia, highly commended at AAA Art Competition. Friends, pinch my cheek! Ouch! Oh...not a day dream.
The AAA Art Comp is open for Australian artists with disabilities. Any genre, any media will do such as photography, digital image, painting, drawing, performance, sculpture, a film etc, etc and a free theme! AAA staff says, "So many applicants and quite a competitive field." Wow...
Disability is Ability : Bound For Bright Future
AAA loves my work and will interview me for media release and use the painting for their newly constructing website.
Friends, you know the old post,
"Paralympians -- my heros." Based on the sketches, I finished it up in a few days and submitted it just before the closing date. My first trial. I still can't believe that my work is a finalist. Very happy.

Another work wins the second prize in the watercolour section at KuRingGai Art Society Annual Exhibition 2011.
Young Lady in Between Girl & Woman
Friends and I hugged each other and celebrated other members awarding, too. The gentleman giving me the prize below is Paul, a judge and Julian Ashton School Principal. That art school has a great reputation in Australian art world! Again, I did not expect the awards at all. It actually surprised me! This would be a very sweet memory.
My picture book illustration mentor is lovely. She has celebrated my achievements and also said, "Competitions are like lotteries. " I agree with my mentor. All participants' work is wonderful and a level is high. Anyone could win.So, what I'm learning is trying competitions is not bad, but winning is not an ultimate goal. My big goal is to make lots of picture books and bring people happiness.
The both news surprised me so much. I never expected my work would do well. Especially, in the first work, I only wanted to show the unlimited potential in us, human beings. If my work will be a little help and encouragement for people with disabilities, it would be my great joy. Please pass on this post to anyone and any artist with a disability and encourage them to join AAA Art Comp next year.
I'd also address special thanks for anyone who has encouraged me.
So, thank "YOU," Friends, reading this blog and "Cheers"! Yey!

I'll keep up and enjoy my work...and WALK confidently!

Have a nice week!!










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80 comments:

  1. it is no surprise to me at all that you've won awards...but I also like how you wrote that the prize has not been your "ultimate" goal. Recently I've spent time with some artists who are clearly motivated only to advance themselves...their intention is to shiine as an individual. That's alright too, of course, except when they put down others just to feel more superior. Competition is healthy....when, as you say, you keep your eye on the bigger prize, which is to simply create art! I love your blog. Congratulations!

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  2. Very well done Sadami... you deserve the recognition. Keep up the good work.

    Ray

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  3. Congratulations. These are all beautiful watercolours.

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  4. Congratulations, Sadami! You really deserve them!

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  5. Dear Celeste,
    Thank you and hug you!! I totally understand what you meant and agree with you. Comp is not a place to bring down others, but challenge ourselves. But also, judging art work is always subjective. Thus, winning is not the point. I love reading your messages that always encourage me. Let us enjoy creating art work!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  6. Dear Ray,
    Thank you! Enjoy staying Australia, joining art classes and cycling!!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  7. Enhorabuena Sadami. Te mereces estos premios y muchos más. Me alegra que se reconozca tu maravilloso trabajo.
    Un abrazo.

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  8. Dear Shirley,
    Thank you for a kind message. Keep up your wonderful work in different media!
    Kind regards,Sadami

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  9. It couldn't have happened to a nicer gal. All I can say is, " No contest. Of course you won." Congratulations.

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  10. Yahooo, Judy!
    Thank you for sharing joy with me.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  11. Hola, Ornera,
    ¡Muchas gracias! Ah, si usted hubiera podido estar aquí, pudimos disfrutar de vino o una cerveza juntos!
    Yey y un abrazo! Sadami!

    Hi, Ornera,
    Thank you so much!! Ah, only if you could have been here, we could enjoy wine or beer together!
    Yey and hug!!Sadami

    >>>Onera said...
    Sadami Congratulations. You deserve these awards and many more. I'm glad you recognize your wonderful work.
    A hug.

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  12. Wow, Linda,
    Thank you so much for a witty message and sharing joy with me!! Very happy!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  13. Very well done Sadami, you really deserve the recognition, since your work is so beautiful, so original and absolutely unique! Bravissima!! Ciao.

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  14. Sadami, congratulations ! I'm happy for you !
    that's such a wonderful new ! but I don't wonder, your work is really amazing ! I see your smile
    and that makes me happy ! Sadami, you know what ?
    You are the BEST !!!
    I send you a lot of kisses from France (in french: BISOUS !!)

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  15. Well done Sadami, no surprise as your work is so good....and glad you have got the recognition for it.

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  16. Congratulations Sadami, you deserve much recognition and awards for your wonderful paintings. Couldn't happen to a nicer person.
    Carol B.

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  17. Congratulations, Sadami. I'm not surprise: your work is very very beautiful.

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  18. Brava Sadami, I thank those judges for the recognition they gave you.It is nice to have such feedback, as you say, it's not about winning but recognition of your work that keeps you going.
    Carole

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  19. Sadami, I was not surprised about your prizes at all. Strong technique and soul painting - all your works are like that. And people feel that true spirit.
    We are our main enemies when we do not believe in ourselves (I know from experience!))).

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  20. Congratulations, Sadami! *jumping in excitement*
    I couldn't be more delighted for you xx

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  21. Big big hugs to my friend that is now famous in Australia with her gorgeous paintings!!

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  22. Sadami,
    Hurra, hurra por tus héroes y por ti!!!
    El amor te desborda!!! Seguro que eres una persona muy querida por todos los que te conocen.
    Tu reportaje sobre los paralímpicos es fantástico y te felicito por todos esos éxitos que últimamente estás teniendo...y, es que te los mereces!!!
    Llevas la felicidad a los demás y eso es muy grande!
    Un abrazo.

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  23. WONDERFUL !!! Yes, you go now Sadami ! Bises.

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  24. Congratulations! I am not surprised at this award or your recognition but am so glad you will always be Sadami, even if rich and famous :)

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  25. さだみさん
    おめでとうございます!びっくりでわありませんので、さだみさんの芸術は美しい。
    エベリン

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  26. Dear Tito,
    Thank you very much! I'll keep up and enjoy creating art.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  27. Dear Marty,
    Thank you for always kind encouragement! You, too, make lovely work with thoughtful posts. You're the best for a poet & photographer. Keep up.
    Cheers&BISOUS,Sadami

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  28. Hi,Ann,
    Thank you!! Not bad to enjoy wine with friends. I'll keep up.
    Kind regards,Sadami

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  29. Dear Carol,
    Thank you for kind cheers. You, too, enjoy creating art.
    Kind regards,Sadami

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  30. Dear Ayda,
    Thank you for a nice message that makes me so happy. Let us enjoy creating art!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  31. Dear Oregame Carole,
    Thank you! Your say is true on an artist in a practical aspect. Winning entitlements is a good and necessary step to gain social exposure. Paul enouraged me as a talented artist there. I'll keep up!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  32. Dear Irina,
    Thank you for a beautiful message. Yes, trust in ourselves is the first step to gain a healthy confidence, but skeptical enough to avoid overconfidence at the same time. You, too, make wonderful paintings. Let us keep up!
    Kind regards,Sadami

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  33. Oh, Pat!
    Thank you very much! If you were here, we would jump together. Yey, yey!!!
    Kind regards&Hungs,Sadami

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  34. Dear Teri,
    Thank you beyond language. In spite of your difficult time. Please take care and let us enjoy art!!
    Big Hugs&Smiles,Sadami

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  35. Estimado Joshemari,
    Muchas gracias! Sí, quiero seguir y llevar a los demás la felicidad y la esperanza. Estoy seguro de que hacer lo mismo en sus cuadros!
    Saludos y abrazo, Sadami

    Dear Joshemari,
    Thank you very much! Yes, I want to keep up and bring others happiness and hope. I'm sure you do the same thing in your paintings!
    Cheers&Hug,Sadami

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    Sadami,
    Hooray, hooray for you and your heroes!
    Love will overflow! Sure you're a person loved by all who know you.
    Your article about the Paralympics is fantastic and I congratulate all those successes lately ... and you're having, is that you deserve them!
    Bring happiness to others and that's great!
    A hug.

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  36. Hi,Olivia!
    Thank you very much! Yes, I go on and go beyond.
    Cheers,wink,wink,Sadami

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  37. Dear Barbara,
    Thank you for cheers that make me so happy. You, too, enjoy creating art!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  38. Dear Rhonda,
    Thank you so much! That's the point; "be what I am fully," not anyone else. And ... hey, Rhonda, I'm ready to die in poverty, but looking up a blue sky, holding a brush with a big smileʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  39. Dear エベリン,
    ステキな日本語で"はげまし"をありがとう!おたがい, いっしょに, がんばりましょうネ。そして、たくさん絵を楽しみましょう。
    Cheers,Sadami

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  40. your art looks so lovely when it's framed!!!!!!!! congrats!

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  41. Hi, Tiffanny,
    Thank you!! Uahahah, anyone's art looks gramous in a frame.
    Cheers,wink,wink,Sadami

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  42. Sadami - what wonderful news - and very well deserved. Your portrait is so fresh and beautiful.

    I'd like to feature your blog as my Blog of the Month, and so I'd like your permission to grab one or two of your images. Would that be OK? x

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  43. Dear Gillian,
    Wow, thank you so much! Another happy surprise and great honour! Yes, it is OK and please feature this blog. I'd really appreciate your kindness.
    Kind regards,Sadami

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  44. Big congratulations to you Sadami!!! The honors are well deserved. I wish you continued success!

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  45. Mis felicitaciones y que el buen ánimo no desfallezca nunca.
    Un abrazo.

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  46. Hi,Dora,
    Thank you! I will keep up!!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  47. Estimado Vicente,
    ¡Muchas gracias! Quiero seguir un reto.
    Cheers, Sadami

    Dear Vicente,
    Thank you so much! I want to keep challenging.
    Cheers,Sadami

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    Congratulations and good spirits did not fail ever.
    A hug.

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  48. Oh Sadami, what a great news ! I'm so happy for you. Enjoy it ! Bises.

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  49. Sadami dear !!!!!!!!! \o/
    congratulations on the recognition!
    you're a great artist with
    a huge and beautiful soul!

    rest assured that your work and your words bring happiness and encouragement to people!
    There are so many needs, physical and psychological, which today days, disturb us ... and certainly you show us ways and answers!

    my sincere congratulations
    and thank you for being you!
    a huge hug!
    Denise

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  50. Hola Sadami, que gran alegría , sabía que ibas a tener un reconocimiento a tu excelente trabajo, y seguro que es solo el principio, enhorabuena, magnífica la acuarela de la niña, merecía este premio, sigue , sigue.
    saludos.

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  51. Dear Lydie,
    Very happy and ahahaha, one day, you have to come and join dinner for wine?!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  52. Dear Denise,
    Thank you very much! I will!! Your message always warm and encourages me so much.
    "YOU," too, are a great artist with a huge and beautiful soul!! Please keep up your wonderful work and make us happy.
    Hugs&Smile,Sadami

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  53. Dear Francis,
    Thank you so much! I hope I will gain recognition that enables me to get more projects.
    You, too, enjoy the upcoming exhibition. I sincerely hope you will have more social exposure and make viewers happy!
    Best wishes,Sadami

    Estimado Francisco,
    ¡Muchas gracias! Espero ganar el reconocimiento que me permite tener más proyectos.
    Usted, también, disfrutar de la próxima exposición. Espero sinceramente que tendrá la exposición más social y hacer que los espectadores feliz!
    Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

    >>>Francis said...
    Sadami Hello, you great joy, I knew you were going to have recognition of your excellent work and it sure is just the beginning, congratulations, gorgeous watercolor of the girl deserved this award, follow, follow.
    greetings.

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  54. Dear Sadami-

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! You look so very happy in the photos and I am happy for you to receive this recognition.

    Wishing you always the best!

    Nanina

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  55. Hi, Nanina,
    Thank you for sharing a joy with me. I hope this becomes my good stepping stone that leads me to the future.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  56. I found your site via Gillian's Blog (The Fading Rose) and am so glad I did. I love your work - such fun, happy pictures :o)

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  57. CONGRATULATIONS X2 sadami !!!! ...you look SO happy ciao j

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  58. Go Sadami go! I can not think of a more talented, committed and deserving artist to receive this sort of recognition. Maybe one of these days I will be able to have one of your sketches in my collection.

    Wren

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  59. Enhorabuena Sadami! Creeme que te lo mereces. Tus bocetos y pinturas son fantásticas. Sigue con tus proyectos. Un saludo

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  60. congratulations! way to go and wishes for continued creativity and success!

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  61. Wow, Sadami, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
    I didn't know about your work and I must tell you that I love your style and ideas.
    You deserve this "magic moment" :)
    Un beso!

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  62. Dear Sadami, What wonderful recognition for excellent work. You are always so generous with recognition to others. I am thrilled for you!

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  63. This is the most wonderful news I've heard since my return. Hurray!! Yes, you did it!!! Congratulations Sadami!!. I'm so happy for you.You deserve this award. It will boost your motivation to work hard and better to keep improving. All the best!

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  64. Hi,Sue,
    Thank you for visiting my blog. You make wonderful art work on animals and life. Awesome. Please keep up!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  65. Yahoo,Jane! Yes, my head was in clouds?! Enjoyed nice food and wine! Not bad.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  66. Oh, Wren,
    Thank U for great cheers.
    But in my eyes, YOU are one of the most blessed artists!! You make so sensitive, sophisticated and beautiful work. Your collection of my work is really a great honour. Thank you! I hope I will keep up good work.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  67. Hola, Juan,
    Gracias por el apoyo cálido y alegre. Usted, también, hacer un trabajo impresionante. Vamos a seguir disfrutando de las obras de arte y llevar a los demás la alegría!
    Cheers, Sadami

    Hi, Juan,
    Thank you for warm support and cheers. You, too, make impressive work. Let us keep enjoying art work and bring others joy!
    Cheers,Sadami

    >>>Juan said...
    Sadami Congratulations! Believe me you deserve it. Your sketches and paintings are fantastic. Keep your projects. a greeting

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  68. Dear Meere,
    Thank you for kind cheers and sharing joy with me. You make heartwarming art work. Please keep up!!
    Kind regards,Sadami

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  69. Dear AnAis,
    Thank you for visiting this blog and kind cheers. Sure, everyday drawing enables you to sketch anything, even something in imagination, too. Let us enjoy art work together!!
    Best wishes,Sadami

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  70. Dear Myrna,
    Thank you. I know you are so caring for others, too. (*Your blog always shows me!) I believe a giving person will get. Please keep up your creative journey!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  71. Hi,Anna, welsome home~~~!!!
    Thank you so much! I'm sure you enjoyed the international watercolour exhibition. I look forward to your post.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  72. Hi, Tim,
    Thanks millions!!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  73. Congratulations! Your work is fantastic and certainly deserve such an award! Have a nice day! I send greetings from Czech Republic!

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  74. Hi, Harlequin,
    Thank you!! You, too,congrats on your photo's nomination! Your love for children and wonderful photos attract viewers!! Enjoy art work and have a wonderful time with your family!!
    Cheers,Sadami

    Ahoj, Harlequin,
    Děkuji vám! Ty taky, gratuluji k vaší fotografii nominaci! Vaše láska k dětem a nádherné fotografie diváků! Vychutnejte si umělecké dílo a mít nádherný čas s rodinou!
    Na zdraví, Sadami

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  75. CONGRATULATIONS SADAMI!!!!! I'm so excited for you. You certainly deserved this award..your work is absolutely amazing!!

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  76. Hi, Hilda,
    Thank you so much! But anyone deserves it. Only the problems is that an exhibition cannot give all applicants awards.
    Cheers,Sadami

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  77. Congratulations Sadami! I love your art: no wonder it wins. You just need to participate in more competitions to learn that a lot of people will appreciate your art. I just can imagine so many wonderful books illustrated by you :)
    Thank you and congratulations again! Well deserved!
    Irina

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  78. Hi, Irina,
    Thank you so much! Yes, we need to join exhibitions and comps to get social exposure. You, too, keep up wonderful work!!
    Cheers,Sadami

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