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Monday, June 4, 2012

1)Shortlisted for Cancer Council Art Prize 2)Cartoon

Hi, Friends, did you enjoy a weekend? I enjoyed coffee at a cafe and finished up the illustration below. I wanted to make a mood and played around colours. 


Coffee Break 
Good news! My two paintings, both are "shortlisted." One is for Victoria Cancer Council Art Prize 2012. I sent the work, "Daffodils : strength, hope, love" to Melbourne. 

  A3, double mounts, beautifully framed,
 30% of $500 goes to Victoria Cancer Council.

Daffodils have the strength to survive winter and bloom beautifully in spring, passing on life to the next generation. They look fragile, but in fact are strong. One day, NSW Cancer Council volunteers gave any patient daffodils in a treatment room (*I do not have cancer, but have the same treatment). Sitting for long hours bores patients. But suddenly these daffodils brought us smiles and joy. Later, I sketched the daffodils. Medical doctors and my friends, too, love this work. If anyone wants to be a "step parent" of the daffodils, the Cancer Council and I would be very happpy.
 
BTW, once, when I chatted over the relation bewteen "life" and "lemons(*negative meaning)", a dear blogger friend, Rhonda said, "Sadami, you not only make lemonade, you set up a lemonade stand and sell it to others who need reminders that lemonade is like life - sweet and tart." Oh, Rhonda, I want to be a lemon-AID woman!! Tadada~~~! Here we go!
Hahaha, cartoons are often my doodles. A very good brain exercies and relaxing!

Well, back to the topic on another shortlisted work. Not a finalist yet. The work must get through a second round. To be honest with you, I'm ready for rejection and will enjoy lemonade! But whatever the result would be, I'd celebrate my try and it did very well so far for the very big competition 


I'll keep up! Thank you for warm cheers. I'll send you, too, warm cheers.
Friends, Happy Painting! 
 


 


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37 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I love both your paintings. The cartoon is fun to see. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi, Hwee,
      Thank you for nice encouragements. I'll keep up!
      Cheers,Sadami

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  2. Congratulations on getting through the short-listing..Yay. Love your cartoon, very funny. Of course, if lemonade was not the flavour of the day {laugh} you could always make Lemon Meringue Pie..win win no matter what:)

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    1. Hi, Ann,
      Thank you! "Lemon Meringue Pie," what a marvelous and sophisticated choice! I admire your cooking talents that cook life, too.
      Cheers,wink,wink, Sadami

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  3. Agree wholeheartedly with the concept that you sell the lemonade! Your positive attitude is a delight and has often helped me to realize that art is a HAPPY thing!! (I sometimes forget!) I enjoy all your paintings here, the daffodils, the colorful person and your charming superwoman doodle! All great. :)

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    1. Hi, Celeste,
      Thank you! You,too, are a charming superwoman for so many weary hearts. I love your blog and works. After taking a rest here, sure, recharged Celeste will enjoy drawing and painting!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  4. dear sadami ! I'm always happy to read you
    and to see your beautiful work !
    congratulations for the daffodils ! this is
    just wonderful !
    I wish you a lovely creative new week
    bisous

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    1. Dear Marty,
      Thank you so much! I really hope many people will enjoy beautiful photos and poems, too. It heals our hearts and tells readers important things.
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  5. Congratulations on being shortlisted for the Art prize and best wishes for the next round :) Your sketches and Lemon-AID -woman are delightful!!!

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    1. Hi, Meera,
      Thank you! This Lemon AID woman, too, is enjoying art work like you! You,too, keep up your delightful work and lovely blog!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  6. Congratulations on being shortlisted, Sadami! The daffodils are a great symbol, so good choice! Cheers Lemon Aid Woman!!!

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    1. Hi, Judy,
      Thank you for warm cheers. This Lemon Aid Woman will keep up! Yey!
      Cheers,Sadami

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  7. Hello Sadami

    good luck with the flowers.
    Yellow is beautifully
    Whether as a gold medal or a Lemon
    And of course as a daffodil

    greetings
    patrick

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    1. Dear Patrick,
      Thank you so much! I'll keep up and enjoy life and art work!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  8. Congratulations!! the cartoon is so fun! i love it! :)

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    1. Hi,Mari Jose,
      Thank you so much for your warm cheers. I'll keep up and make a world laugh!
      Cheers,Sadami

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  9. Great post filled with enthusiasm to "move mountains". Have a nice day :)

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    1. Hi, Lydie,
      Thank you very much! My only assets is probably enthusiasm and guts. I just keep up. You, too, have a nice week!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  10. Congratulations Sadami! and I love the color palette you've chosen for your coffee break, but most of all I'm completely taken by your LemonAID woman cartoon, want to hang it in my wall!!! you're made of awesome dear <3

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    1. Dear Teresa,
      Thank you very much!! Feel free and please hang my cartoon on your wall. If it lifts you up, I would be soooo happy!! Teresa, hang in there! I always think of your illustration project and pray for you from Sydney.
      Love and smile, Sadami

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  11. Me encanta Sadami, es optimismo puro, y felicidad a raudales. Un abrazo.

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    1. Estimado José,
      Ooooh, muchas gracias! Su comentario me hace muy feliz! Sí, mi fuerza es el optimismo, que es un manantial de la felicidad.
      Un abrazo, Sadami

      Dear Jose,
      Ooooh, thank you so much! Your comment makes me very happy! Yes, my strength is optimism, that is a spring of happiness.
      A hug, Sadami

      >>>Jose said...
      I love Sadami is pure optimism, and happiness in abundance. A hug.

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  12. Congrats Sadami :) I like the first painting the most ... it portrays a kind of quiet, strength.

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    1. Hi,Seema,
      Thank you very much for warm cheers all the time. You, too, keep up!!
      Cheers,Sadami

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  13. Felicidades "chica de la limonada". Yo tambien voy a colgar tu caricatura para mirarla en momentos bajos. Un abrazo.

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    1. Querida Tina,
      Muchas gracias! ¡Oh, si mi pequeña caricatura que se levanta, yo estaría muy contento con él. Tenga cuidado y disfrute de las actividades de arte!
      Un abrazo, Sadami

      Dear Tina,
      ThanK you very much! Oh, if my little cartoon lifts you up, I'd be very happy with it. Take care and enjoy art activities!
      A hug, Sadami

      >>>Tina said...
      Congratulations "girl of the lemonade." I also am going to hang your cartoon to look at lows. A hug.

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    2. Querida Tina,
      Muchas gracias! ¡Oh, si mi pequeña caricatura que se levanta, yo estaría muy contento con él. Tenga cuidado y disfrute de las actividades de arte!
      Un abrazo, Sadami

      Dear Tina,
      ThanK you very much! Oh, if my little cartoon lifts you up, I'd be very happy with it. Take care and enjoy art activities!
      A hug, Sadami

      >>>Tina said...
      Congratulations "girl of the lemonade." I also am going to hang your cartoon to look at lows. A hug.

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    4. Querida Tina,
      Muchas gracias! ¡Oh, si mi pequeña caricatura que se levanta, yo estaría muy contento con él. Tenga cuidado y disfrute de las actividades de arte!
      Un abrazo, Sadami

      Dear Tina,
      ThanK you very much! Oh, if my little cartoon lifts you up, I'd be very happy with it. Take care and enjoy art activities!
      A hug, Sadami

      >>>Tina said...
      Congratulations "girl of the lemonade." I also am going to hang your cartoon to look at lows. A hug.

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  14. congratulations for being shortlisted ....fingers crossed ..great portrait at the top !

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    1. Hi, Jane,
      Thank you! Yes, wish me a great good luck!
      Cheers, Sadami

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    1. Hi, Entintades,
      Thank you for warm cheers!
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  16. Ciao Sadami,
    bellissimo il tuo autoritratto! Espressivo e di grande effetto!
    Mi piace comunque molto anche quello disegnato. Sei davvero brava!
    Ciao, ciao, Floriana

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    1. Ciao, Floriana,
      Grazie mille. La tua opera d'arte è piena di entusiasmo e di lavaggi! Mi piace. Si prega di tenere il passo!
      Ciao, ciao, Sadami

      Hi, Floriana,
      Thank you very much. Your art work is full of enthusiasm and washes ! I love it. Please keep up!
      Ciao, ciao, Sadami

      >>>Floriana said...
      Hello Sadami,
      Your beautiful portrait! Expressive and impressive!
      I still like the one designed very well. You're really good!
      Bye, bye, Floriana

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