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Monday, December 19, 2011

Weight of Memory

Hi, Friends, how are you? Aren't we busy?
Christmas and the end of the year is coming near. I'd like to dedicate this work for Friends in winter right now. Yes, spring is certainly coming up. Any time, hope stays with us. It's all up to us; how we see the world. Pre-Admission Consultation on the hand surgery went well. My childhood bad memory about hospital makes me a bit nervous. A kind nurse gave me this quote,

"Let us not burden our remembrance with
A heaviness that's gone."
William
Shakespeare
Lovely! Spot on. Being stuck is wasting time. Long time ago, I decided to be "carefree" in a healthy way. Wash off negative memories. My stress buster is long swimming that dusts off the heart and the soul.
However, I check my resolutions for 2011.
1) Upload the blog every Monday like before.
I did it, even though now I do not do it because of the hand.
2) Explore watercolor.
I did. Regarding how to handle a background, I've begun to find solutions. Be brave.
3) Challenge landscape.
I did and joined a sketch club (Urban Sketchers Australia).
4) More illustrations, focus on story telling. Illustrate a classic story.
I did it and have the ongoing projectʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ.
5) Lots of cartoons. Stress busters.
I did. (*Regarding this cartoon, I always talk to any cleaner with special thanks. All cleaners have got surprised at me, "You said to me?!" Of course. Friends, just a few seconds for thank U make a big difference.)
6) Life drawing. Watercolor "directly" on paper.
Not joined life drawing class, but always carefully observed bodies on streets.
Direct painting --eg) the first uploaded work --- is fascinating. Want to explore more. Need more time and experiences.

7) Still Life, especially, "Flowers."I did some.

8) Develop/pin down my ideas/quick drawings.
I did. Some are left on the drawing board.
9) Just DO it, Sadami!!
YES, I did it!


In 2011, Got several Art Awards and the picture book project. An extraordinarily good year.
I'm not going to drag bad memories, as I mentioned above. The past is past. Face reality, check it and move on---that's enough and nice. After refreshing, I hope myself to keep only nice memories.I saw the Santa Clause working for fundraising. Children were enjoying candies. Heart-warming to see happy kids and the Santa.Wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!I sincerely hope your 2011 memories are cheerful. Let us step into 2012 with a light heart!
Lots of love and Biiiig smileʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ, Sadami





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75 comments:

  1. Hugs to you Sadami, good work on the resolutions...do you have new worlds to conquer in 2012?

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  2. What a wonderful year you have enjoyed in so many ways. LOVE your refreshing art! Merry Christmas to you, too.

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  3. Sadami, your achievements list is impressive! Thank you for sharing your joyful sketches and stories. Wish you good luck with the surgery

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  4. Good philosophy Sadami, and it serves you well. I don't know a happier blogger! May your hand heal well and 2012 be even better.

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  5. Feliz Navidad, Sadami. Y que el nuevo año se llene también de proyectos conseguidos.

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  6. What an inspirational post!
    Thank you for the promise of Spring, its something I cherish when I look from the window and see only thick white frost!
    I am so pleased for you that 2011 was a good year - may 2012 be even better for you, starting with the hand. Love and hugs, Pat xx

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  7. You achieved a lot in 2011, Sadami! Thank you for all your sketches and stories! Wish you good luck for your surgery, and Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!

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  8. You have well followed your logbook, congratulations! I wish you a very Merry Christmas surrounded by people you love and a good creative year.

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  9. What a great year you have had, and your resolutions were achieved. All the best for 2012, of course, but first HAVE A GREAT CHRISTMAS:)

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  10. Hi, Origame,
    Thank U and you're kidding...ahahaha, so many new challenges awaits me! I'll upload new yrs resolutions in 2012. I'll set it achievable yet requires efforts. What about you?
    Cheers,Sadami

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  11. Wow, Sandy!
    Thank you!! Very happy to get your encouragements. I admire your work and posts. Keep up wonderful work more in 2012.
    Best wishes,Sadami

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  12. Yahoo, Maria!
    Thank U for lovely cheers. Your watercolour is always eye pleasant. Keep up. I really look forward to your art activities.
    And yes, I'll get well!!
    Best wishes,Sadami

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  13. Dear Sharon,
    Thank U so much! I sincerely hope 2012 will be wonderful and fruitful for you, too. I fully trust in my doctors and will get well soon.
    Best wishes,Sadami

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  14. Estimado Onera,
    Oh, usted es siempre amable conmigo. Muchas gracias. Esperanza 2011 será maravilloso para usted, su familia y todos tus amigos del arte!
    Mis mejores deseos,
    Sadami

    Dear Onera,
    Oh, you're always kind to me. Thank you very much. Hope 2011 will be wonderful for you, your family and all your art friends!!!
    Best wishes,
    Sadami
    >>>Onera said...
    Merry Christmas, Sadami. And the new year is full of projects also achieved.

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  15. Dear Pat,
    Thank you!! Yes, 2011 was the good year, as I "met" you!!! You're always in my prayer. Take care not to catch a cold. Ask Missy and the husband for warm hugs! Hope 2012 will be a wonderful year for you.
    Best wishes, Sadami

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  16. congratulations on a wonderful year ! I have enjoyed your wonderful art work and writings. Best wishes for your surgery and speedy recovery. And sincerely wish you a spectacular 2012 in art and health :)

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  17. Dear Judy,
    Oh, thank U! You always cheer me up. Congrats on your success on blogging. Your beautiful, heart-warming watercolour and caring personality get followers more and more. I hope 2012 will be wonderful for you. Happy Xmas and Brilliant New Year! *Please take care not to catch a coold.
    Best wishes, Sadami

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  18. Hi, Lydie,
    Thank you very much!! With other people's back-up, I could achieve them. So, I want to share my achievements with the people. You're one of them!! Take care not to catch a cold and enjoy painting!
    Best wishes, Sadami

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  19. Dear Ann,
    Oh, thank U so much! With your cheers, I could make them happen. You, too, have a Happy Xmas and a wonderful New Year. Keep up painting and let us share joy!!!
    Best wishes,Sadami

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  20. Dear Meera,
    Oh, thank U!! I'll get well soon and enjoy art more. You, too, enjoy painting and drawing in 2012. Let us share joy in them. Take care not to catch a cold! Happy Xmas and wonderful New Year!!!
    Best wishes, Sadami

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  21. Dear Sadami, thanks a lot for your visit and for the kind comment you left.
    I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!! Hugs! Tito.

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  22. Hi,Tito,
    Thank you so much!! I love looking at children drawing like your grandaughter! Yes, Xmas is a season for family business. Have a wonderful time!!!
    Best wishes,Sadami

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  23. Hi Sadami. Thank you for this wonderful post! You are always so positive and inspirational. I wish you a very happy holiday, and ALL the very best in the New Year!!!

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  24. Hi, Kath!
    Thank you. Your posts and wonderful paintings are full of love for creatures. Please keep up. You, too, have a wonderful festive season and a Happy New Year!!
    Best wishes, Sadami

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  25. wishing you a very happy christmas sadami 2011 been very good to you art wise ..here's to 2012 !

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  26. Hi,Jane,
    Thank you very much! I wish you a Merry Xmas and a very happy New Year!!!
    Best wishes,Sadami

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  27. You sticked with your resolutions! WAY TO GO SADAMI!! <3
    I'm wishing you an easy surgery in that hand and a very fast recovery, take care [hugs]

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  28. Hi, Teresa,
    Thank you! How's your work going? I always think of you. Take care.
    Hugs and smile, Sadami

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  29. Merry Christmas Sadami, and a very healthy New Year! Now more goals for 2012!

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  30. what you are good student sadami!.good celebrations and New Year and thank you for all that I receive from you via your blog

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  31. Hi, Dora,
    You, too, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Enjoy events in Greek comunity and orthodox church. I'm setting new goals for 2012.
    Best wishes,Sadami

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  32. Dear Isabelle,
    Oh, it's me that want to say special thanks for YOU! I'd really appreciate lovely blog friends' cheers that help me go forward. You're one of them! Enjoy watercolour in 2012!
    Best wishes, Sadami

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  33. Merry Christmas, Sadami, and best wishes for a new year full of inspiration to keep on giving us these wonderful drawings. Cheers.

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  34. Hi Sadami
    Sounds like an awesome year. 素晴らしそう!Enjoy your holiday, have a wonderful Christmas and see you in the new year.
    Evelyn

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  35. Hi, Albert,
    Thank you for kind cheers and nice smile through the year. Let us keep enjoying drawings and life fully! Wish you Merry Christmas and Happy, Happy New year!!!
    Best wishes,Sadami

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  36. Dear Evelyn,
    ありがとう!2011は素晴らしかったです。エベリン、あなたの日本語は上手になるのでビックリしています。 あなたも楽しいクリスマスと素晴らしい新年を!!
    Best wishes, Sadami

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  37. What a lovely post, Sadami! I suppose it has been a year since I 'met' you, not in person, but still friendship can blossom thousands of miles away. Best Wishes for the coming year.... and we'll all be hoping for the best with your hand.

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  38. Hi, Elva,
    Thank you!! Yes, it's a year has passed! (*We have to celebraate our friendship!!) Your wonderful blog makes me happy. You, too, have a wonderful new year and take care!! On 31st Jan, I'll have a hand surgery. I'll get well!
    Best wishes, Sadami

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  39. Yes, I do wish you the best with that hand. Your resolutions are amazing--particularly where you want to explore watercolor and need to be brave. From where I sit, you are very brave and your watercolors are superb. Your work and attitude has been inspirational to my attempts with this medium. Have a lovely holiday Sadami and lets all of us have a joyous 2012.

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  40. Your fresh watercolours are a joy Sadami and it looks like you've had a great year fulfilling your resolutions - sorry to hear about your hand, I hope it will be completely better soon. Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2012

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  41. Dear Linda,
    Thank you for a very kind comment. You, too, are very brave to challenge watercolour painting. Hope you will have a great fun in watercolour. Sure, I'll get well after a hand surgery. Heartily wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!
    Best wishes,Sadami

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  42. Wow, Cathy!
    Thank U very much. Amazing! You, too, make fresh and interesting work with different media. Cathy, do you know the real reason why I set resolutions? I wanted to kick my a**, as I'm a very lazy girl. It has worked out! Hahahaha. Wish you a wonderful festive season and happy 2012.
    Best wishes,Sadami

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  43. Querida Paqui,
    Gracias por un comentario amable! Tú, también, tener una temporada maravillosa fiesta y felices fiestas!
    Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

    Dear Paqui,
    Thank you for a kind comment! You, too, have a wonderful festive season and happy holidays!!
    Best wishes,Sadami

    >>>Paqui said...
    Happy Holidays

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  44. Complimenti...sei veramente molto brava.Se ti va passa nel mio blog e aggiungiti come follower...mi piacerebbe avere un tuo giudizio sui miei lavori.
    Ciaoo http://evelin-capici.blogspot.com/

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  45. Merry Merry Christmas, dear Sadami! I wish you a Christmas full of joy, of love and of art! A big kiss, Cristina

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  46. Dear Evelin,
    Thank you for visiting. Wish you all the best for your art. Merry Xams and Happy New Year.
    Kind regards,Sadami

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  47. Hi, Cristina,
    Thank you for warm cheers whole through the year. Have a happy festive season. May 2012 will be a wonderful year for you and family!!
    Best wishes,Sadami

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  48. :D Sadami-さんの親切文章,有難う。いえ、いえ、まだ、まだです。:D たくさん練習は必要です。来年、また会いましょう。

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  49. Hi Sadami! I missed your post! I'm so sorry. Please let us know how things go with your hand. You are very brave to face something that frightened you as a child. Funny how those memories stay with us and we have to talk to that part of ourselves as though to a child to gently encourage and make calm. You have completed an impressive list of resolutions and shared so many with us over the year. Thank you. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with joy, health, success, and lots of opportunities to paint. I LOVE your flower paintings very much, but all are full of life, energy and happiness!

    All the best,
    Nanina

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  50. Wow,thanksʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ ,Nanina!!
    Your're always kind and your current post is very interesting to show how strongly our "then-and-there" memories impact on us. You, too, good on you, to face it.
    BTW, interesting. People give me very positive feedback on flowers. I should try more. Could be another commercial venue.
    You, too, have success, joy and health!! Hopefully, I can get "some money" and survive, but enjoy art with a good health.
    Best wishesʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ ,Sadami

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  51. I wish you a merry christmas dear Sadami, All the best for you next year ! May all your wishes come true in 2012 !
    warm bisous from France

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  52. Hi, Marty,
    Thank you for warm cheers! Your talent in poems and photography is amazing. Plese keep up!! I wish you Merry Christmas and very Happy New Year.
    Best wishes,Sadami

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  53. Happy Holidays, Sadami! I wish you health, creativity and inspiration and many more talented artworks. You are amazing.

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  54. Wish you a very Merry Christmas Sadami, and you are right, let us just keep the happy memories, and throw out the bad ones! All the best for the new year to come. xox

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  55. Hi, Irina,
    Thank you for kind greetings. You,too, have a wonderful festive season! You're an amazing lady and artist making us happy!!
    Best wishes,Sadami

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  56. Yahoo,Jane!
    Thank U! Yes, indeed, let's step into a bright future with good memories. Keep up your energetic and colourful work!!
    Best wishes, Sadami

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  57. Always enjoy your sketches and watercolor paintings, Sadami! and Merry Christmas and best wishes for the new year! Thank you for sharing your paintings and thoughts, I have enjoyed following your blog.

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  58. Hi,Jean,
    Thank you for a lovely message. Let us enjoy shring art work in 2012, too! Hope you'll have a wonderful festive season!!
    Best wishes,Sadami

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  59. Va multumim pentru toate picturile si gandurile dumneavoastra bune! Va dorim multe sanatate, fericire si bucurii!

    Craciun Fericit si La Multi Ani!
    Joyeux Noël et Bonne Nouvelle Année!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    Buon Natale e Buone Feste!
    Feliz Navidad e Felices Fiestas!
    Życzę Wesołych Świąt!
    Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr!
    Καλά Χριστούγεννα σε όλους!
    Feliz Natal e Feliz Ano Novo!

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  60. Dear Sadami,
    I felt very happy receiving your votes in my blog. I also wish to you happieness and healt.
    I'm not a believer properly, but I have my "supersticious" habits. So, I'll invoke to you (about your hand's cirurgy) the protection of "Nossa Senhora Aparecida", the black madonna who's patron saint of Brazil, whose my mother was fervent devotee.
    So, feel protected!
    Um abraço,
    Ayde

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  61. Oi, Ayde,
    Muito obrigado! Estou muito feliz em saber que tenha gostado do comentário. Soa lindo se "Nossa Senhora Aparecida" me protege. Desejo-lhe Feliz Ano Novo!
    Best wishes, Sadami

    Hi,Ayde,
    Thank you very much! I'm very happy to know you enjoyed my comment. Sounds lovely if "Nossa Senhora Aparecida" protects me. Wish you Happy New Year!
    Best wishes,Sadami

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  62. FELIZ NAVIDAD, SADAMI.
    QUE EL PROXIMO AÑO TRAIGA LO MEJOR PARA TODOS Y QUE TODOS NUESTROS PROYECTOS SE CUMPLAN.
    UN SALUDO DESDE ESPAÑA.

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  63. Estimado José,
    ¡Muchas gracias! Les deseo una maravillosa temporada festiva y un nuevo año brillante, de 2012. Espero que todos tus sueños realidad! Sigan trabajando bien.
    Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

    Dear Jose,
    Thank you!! I wish you a wonderful festive season and a brilliant new year, 2012. I hope ALL your dreams come true!! Keep up nice work.
    Best wishes,Sadami

    >>>Jose said...
    MERRY CHRISTMAS, SADAMI.
    BRING THE NEXT YEAR AND ALL THE BEST FOR ALL OUR PROJECTS ARE MET.
    A GREETING FROM SPAIN.

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  64. Hi Sadami,

    you got ten of comments. I hesitated to send this comment to you. because you have a problem in your hand. but it is very nice to hear the good news about your hand.
    2012年まで、あと3日ね。

    来年もがんがん描きましょう!!!!

    from UAE

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  65. Hi, HaniHani,
    Thank you very much. You're so sweet. I asked the hand surgery doctor about my hand use. "You may do anyting," she said. It seems nothing can stop this progressive carpal tunnel syndrome except the operation. So, I decided to use the hand but not to hurt it too much. 居直ると強いわよ。あなたの猫ちゃんはお元気かしら。心配しております。毎日が新年だと思っている私は"いまから" ビシバシ描きます。に水彩を広めてネ。いつか貴方がソチラ,UAEの歴史の教科書に出る気がします。待っているわよん。 Go, go, Hanihani~~~!!!!
    Cheers&Best wishes, Sadami

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  66. Sadami,
    I like to see your production, always so lively and detailed, capturing moments of life, coming to our hearts!
    The new year begins and brings renewals, and you will solve the problem of carpal tunnel, will be successful and will be brand new, to draw a lot in 2012!
    Have a very happy new year, health and always lots of art, dear Saddam!
    and thanks for the comment and wishes on my blog!
    keep taking care of yourself!
    a big hug

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  67. Hi, Denise,
    Thank you for kind cheers. You, too, always make interesting and creative work that attracts our eyes.
    Yes, I'll get well first and make lots of drawings 2012!!
    You, too, have a wonderful new year, health and high spirits in everything.
    please keep up! Go, go, Denise!!
    A biiig hug&smile,Sadami

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  68. Hi Sadami,
    Lovely summing up of the year ... The sketch of the cleaning lady and the observation, both are so true. Your positive spirit reflects in your work :) ... Looking forward to more of your art posts every week.

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  69. Hi Sadami,

    Love your summing up of the year with all those sketches ... I really like the sketch of the cleaning lady and can imagine her smiling because someone said thank you! Your work is so sunny and upbeat ... there's a nice, positive energy in your work.

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  70. Hi, Seema,
    Thank you for always warm cheers that make me go forward. It's true and cleaning ladys/men deserve our great respect. You're so creative, talented and caring. Hope 2012 will be a wonderful year for you!!
    Best wishes,Sadami

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  71. Sadami, you always write things that I am meant to read! I love your upbeat attitude--my resolution in 2012, be more positive.. like my friend Sadami! love all these beautiful paintings. Congratulations on reaching so many of your goals.

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  72. Hi, Celeste, you always "creat" what I love to see! Also, your posts are so lovely! One day, I'd love to see you in person!!! Hope 2012 will be a wonderful year for you. You, too, take care and thank you for warm cheers, my dear friend, Celeste!!
    Best wishes,Sadami

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  73. Wow, really awesome work! Love your skills with watercolor, it's stunning!

    Let's hope next year will bring lots of inspiring moments~

    Happy New Year!

    // -T.W-

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  74. Hi,T.W,
    Thank you for visiting my blog. Wish you a Happy New Year!
    Best wishes,Sadami

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