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Monday, July 9, 2012

Ice Skating & Life Experinece

I enjoyed sketching skating children. We are in the middle of winter and school holidays. Parramatta Council has set an open air ice skate rink like a last year. An event, "Winterlight" is from June 30th to July 16th, 10:00 AM – 9.00 PM Daily. 

I'll take you to the rink!  
Most children experice skating for the first time. Some kids get very scared and "walk" like "tiptoe, balancing.... Oooops!" But children get so excited, too!  


This girl looked so charming after skating. I wondered what she was thinking of. 


Skating is challening. Some children cling to a fence. Many parents take photos and cheer up kids.(I saw little children crying out. Their parents picked up kids, but with a big laugh in love.) 


How cute  these slipping kids!  Really fallen angels!
The more, slip on the ice, the sooner we learn skating. One mother said to me with a wink, "Just she will have some bruises tomorrow and ok!" Yes! Skating is much like life experience in general. We need to be brave to challenge new things and get how to handle it! 

While chilren are "struggling", professionals are skating beautifully.  

Very elegant! (*Ohh..., their beautiful skating makes me forget about friction, force and gravity.)  Practice makes perfect.   

Yes, we are having a great fun! The skate rink staff well remember me, a sketcher and invite me for skating. Well, not sure, it is appropriate for the leg, but I want to try it. 

Let's challenge new things and learn it.  
Have a wonderful week.
Happy Painting!!




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56 comments:

  1. Ah Sadami, si vas a patinar, quiero ver fotos tuyas patinando!! Ok? Y también si el equilibrio no te sostiene de pié. Ja,ja, ja!
    Extraordinarios dibujos esos en movimiento!! He intentado muchas veces dibujar niños, personas o animales en movimiento y es muy difícil. Tu eres una gran maestra!!
    Otra cosa, aquí en Barcelona, estamos entrando en una canícula de calor! Uf! Cuanto deseo que acabe!!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Estimado Joshemari,
      Jajaja! Joshemari, tienes que venir a Sydney AHORA para disfrutar de este clima frío. Bueno, en cuanto a dibujo a mí mismo, jajaja, utilizando un espejo es mi método (de hecho, estoy trabajando en ello).
      La captura de movimiento no es fácil, pero son los consejos "no te rindas (= mantener el dibujo)", y encontrar un patrón de movimiento. Cualquier movimiento tiene un patrón. Espero que el dibujo de los sujetos en movimiento!
      Saludos, Sadami

      Dear Joshemari,
      Hahaha! Joshemari, you have to come to Sydney RIGHT NOW to enjoy this cold weather. Well, regarding sketching myself, hahaha, using a mirror is my methods (actually, I'm working on it!).
      Capturing movement is not easy, but the tips are "don't give up(=keep drawing)," and find a pattern of movement. Any movement has a pattern. I look forward to your drawing of moving subjects!
      Cheers, Sadami

      >>>Joshemari said...
      Sadami Ah, if you're going to skate, I wanna see pictures of you skating! Ok? And if the balance will hold no standing. Ha, ha, ha!
      Extraordinary these moving pictures! I tried many times to draw children, people or animals in motion and is very difficult. You're a great teacher!
      Another thing, here in Barcelona, ​​we are entering a midsummer heat! Ugh! The desire to end!
      A hug.

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  2. Wonderful capture sketches of the ice rink Sadami!..and I so remember falling over and crawling by handrail my way around a rink. Trouble is I didn't like the slipping falling over thing, just as well I gave up!!lol. I keep having to remember that you are having your winter down in the Antipodes, mind you it feels like winter here at the moment - cold, rain,misty, grey skies, need I go on...

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    1. Hi, Ann,
      Thank you! Yes, skating is not easy, but full of fun!
      BTW, sounds you're in a typical?! English weather. Please take care not to catch a cold and enjoy drawing. I love your landscapes.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  3. Oh Sadami, the skating children are so adorable! When I was a child we learned to skate using a wooden chair for support. Have a wonderful week! Cheers, Judy.

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    1. Dear Judy,
      Thank you for warm cheers. Wooden chairs! What a great idea! The skate rink finally got "(plastic)penguins" to support children. (the staff said, 'Yea, it took time to get here this year from a South Pole.' Hahaha!!)
      Cheers, Sadami

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  4. C'est absolument génial ! Les poses des personnages, les attitudes, le trait vif et sensible à la fois. J'adore. Du grand Sadami, bravo !

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    1. Cher Lydie,
      Merci beaucoup! Je vous le savez, eux aussi, ont les yeux sensibles et ainsi de compassion pour les sujets. Continuez comme ça, Lydie!
      Cordialement, Sadami

      Dear Lydie,
      Thank you so much! I know you, too, have sensitive and so caring eyes for subjects. Keep up, Lydie!!
      Kind regards, Sadami

      >>>Lydie said...
      This is absolutely brilliant! Poses of the characters, attitudes, and the sharp trait sensitive to both. I love it. The general Sadami, bravo!

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  5. Thanks for sharing, Sadami, these sketches that make the heat not so unbearable here in the U.S. Lovely work and so full of life - yes, skating may give you bruises, you may fall down; but you get up and try again! Have a great week :)

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    1. Dear HOT girl Rhonda,
      Very happy that this post maight cool down you. Yes, skating is challenging, but fun. I'm very positive about life. Rhonda, let's enjoy this life fully!
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  6. Hello Sadami:) I enjoyed your sketches so much. It's a little story. Beautiful. I love the hat from the girl in the first sketch. Lovely!
    Have a nice week too!!

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    1. Hi, Renate,
      Thank you. Very happy that you've felt a "story" in the work! Yes, like you mentioned, interestingly, all the people love the first girl. You, too, enjoy drawing!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  7. you make me smile Sadami with these wonderful paintings !
    I can imagine happiness and some tears too !!
    gorgeous - I love this post
    have a great week sadami !

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    1. Hi, Marty,
      Thank you. Your posts and photos are also so beautiful and poetic. Often it makes me smile and sometimes it makes me ponder over things deeply. Please keep up your wonderful work!
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  8. geniales apuntes Sadami,
    frescos y elegantes dibujos.
    un abrazo y feliz dia.

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    1. Wow, José, muchas gracias!
      Me gusta tu trabajo, también. Vamos a disfrutar de dibujo!
      Saludos, Sadami

      Wow, Jose, thank you so much!
      I like your work, too. Let us enjoy drawing!!
      Cheers, Sadami

      >>>Jose said...
      Sadami great notes,
      fresh and elegant drawings.
      a hug and happy day.

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  9. Fantásticos trabajos, Sadami. Tus dibujos y acuarelas tienen vida.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Estimado Onera,
      Gracias. Quiero entregar "fresco y vivo" el trabajo (¡oh, no, no es un supermercado?!). Vamos a divertirnos en el dibujo.
      Un abrazo, Sadami

      Dear Onera,
      Thank you. I want to deliver "fresh and alive" work (oh, no, not a supermarket!?). Let's have fun in drawing.
      A hug, Sadami

      >>>Onera said...
      Great work, Sadami. Your drawings and watercolors are alive.
      A hug.

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  10. Hello Sadami

    Again very nice pictures.
    Here we have just summer.
    A warm greeting

    patrick

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    1. Hi, Patrick,
      Thank you! You're enjoying summer, but I know you have lots of snow in winter. Come over Sydney to enjoy skating now!
      Cheers, wink,wink, Sadami

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  11. All these sketches are so lovely with the movement in them, but the first watercolors are filled with emotion too. Fantastic! Love watching them!

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    1. Dear Blaga,
      Thank you. Interestingly, all the people choose the fristly uploaded girl. In my eyes, she's come up alive. As if she were nearly falling down! You, too, enjoy sketching!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  12. The pictures of the skating children make my heart go KYUN. They remind me so much of when my children were little and I took them ice skating. So long ago...

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    1. Oh, Mom Debbie,
      (*I really love your "code-mixing" English with Japanese.) As a mother, you look back your children and your life...
      You're "made in Hokkaido" and grown up there. Sure, you have lots of memories in skating and winter. I look forward to your etegamis on winter subjects.
      Cheers, Sadami

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    1. Hi, Meera,
      Thank you!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  14. Hi Sadami, Wonderful sketches! i love the top one, the child hat is so fun.. :) Cheers!

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    1. Hi, Mari,
      Thank you! Yes, interestingly, all the people love the top one most. In my eyes, she's come up alive. As if she were nearly falling down! You, too, enjoy sketching!
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  15. Excelentes apuntes, muy buenos, me gustan mucho.
    Un saludo.

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    1. Hi, Sergio,
      Thank you so much for a kind comment!
      Cheers, Sadami

      >>>Sergio said...
      Excellent notes, very good, I really like.
      A greeting.

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  16. It's so strange to see ice skaters now for me, because here in Italy there is so hot! Your drawings are wonderful, as always, Sadami... I feel so joy when I see them! A kiss! Cristina

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  17. Dear Hot Cristina,
    If your family needs place to escape a hot weather, come over Sydney with a watercolour paint kit. I love your art work so much!
    A kiss, Sadami

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  18. Hola Sadami. Estupendos dibujos, están realizados con alegría y ganas de pintar. Un abrazo y feliz comienzo de semana¡¡¡

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    1. Hola, Sonia,
      Gracias por aplausos cálidos! Sí, vamos a disfrutar de nuestras vidas plenamente y compartir una alegría en el dibujo!
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Hi, Sonia,
      Thank you for warm cheers! Yes, let us enjoy our lives fully and sharing a joy in drawing!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>Sonia said...
      Hello Sadami. Great pictures, are made with joy and desire to paint. A hug and happy start to the week

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  19. Hi Sadami, I saw these sketches but didn't have time to stop and comment until now - I love them all, the children balancing, thinking, tottering, and all the quick falling, flailing, flying figures - your drawings are wonderful!!

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    1. Hi, Cathy,
      Your tennis is wonderful!!! Quick sketches of sports are is a great fun!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  20. Tus apuntes son preciosos, están llenos de vida. Felicidades Sadami.

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    1. Querida Tina,
      Sus paisajes son brillantes. Me tienes que enseñar en persona algún día!
      Saludos, Sadami

      Dear Tina,
      Your landscapes are brilliant. You have to teach me in person one day!
      Cheers, Sadami

      >>>Tina said...
      Your notes are beautiful, are full of life. Congratulations Sadami.

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  21. Thank you so much for this wonderful trip to skate rink, so kind and so sweet.

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    1. Dear Irina,
      Thank you for stopping and warm cheers. You ARE so kind and so sweet, too! If you like, anytime, come over! I welcome you.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  22. I love your sketches, Sadami, so full of life and vigour! xx

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    1. Dear Pat,
      Thank you for nice cheers in your BUSY days! How is your life going? Please take care and enjoy drawing, too.
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  23. thanks for taking us to the skating rink.....what fun! Love the big building ending painting too. You can paint everything!

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    1. Hi, Celeste,
      Thank you! I know you, too, can draw everything and paint anything!!
      Cheers,wink,wink, Sadami

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  24. Oh Sadami!! These sketches make me want to be a young girl again..they look like they're having so much fun....Lovely sketches, as always.

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    1. Hi, Hilda,
      Thank you1 You're forever young!! Enjoy skating!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  25. brilliant sketches sadami ..so many emotions learning to skate .. tears and laughter combined !

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    1. Hi, Jane,
      Yes, indeed, a cocktail of tears and laughter. We love it.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  26. Hi Sadami ! Hope you are fine :) Great watercolors. You know how to catch movement. I remember the time my daughter tried to skate for the first time. She was about 3 or 4. I love that souvenir. Bises abd bisous.

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    1. Hi, Olivia,
      Thank you! I know how much a mother cares for a daughter! And you're one of them!! Enjoy painting. I always look at your posts and work. I admire your challenging spirit. Go, Olivia, go!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  27. Such beautiful work! Thanks for sharing! I had a lovely time visiting your blog and admiring your paintings.

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    1. Dear Helen,
      Thank you for kind cheers and visiting my blog. You're so talented in oil painting, drawing and pottery!! Your work is very charming and heart warming. Please keep up! Let us share joy!!
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  28. Ciao Sadami,
    è sempre più difficile trovare le parole per commentare i tuoi lavori!
    Rendi il movimento delle persone in modo eccezionale...sembra di vedere le tue figure volteggiare, scivolare, saltare , girarsi e rigirarsi...
    Trovo bellissimi anche i colori e le espressioni dei visi....
    Applausi e applausi ancora!
    Viao, abbracci, a presto, Floriana

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  29. Ciao, Fiona,
    Grazie mille! Mi piace il tuo lavoro ad acquerello piena di passioni ed emozioni. In particolare, lavaggi e pennellate dinamiche sono meravigliosi. Cerchiamo di tenere il passo insieme!
    Cheers, Sadami

    Hi,Fiona,
    Thank you very much! I love your watercolour work full of passions and emotions. Especially, washes and dynamic brush strokes are wonderful. Let us keep up together!!
    Cheers, Sadami

    >>>Fiona said...
    Hello Sadami,
    It is increasingly difficult to find words to comment on your work!
    Make the movement of people ... it seems so great to see your figures hovering, gliding, jumping, tossing and turning ...
    I find also beautiful colors and facial expressions ....
    Applause and cheers again!
    Viao, hugs, see you soon, Floriana

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    1. Hi, Evelyn,
      Thank you~~~ !!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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