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Monday, September 10, 2012

1)AAA uses "Melancholic Beer" 2)Self Acceptance & "This" ability

Special thanks for many people's warm cheers for me. 
So far, my work, "Melancholic Beer" has 60 votes in people's choice for Arts Access Australia prize. A big number. Goodwilll is wonderful. I'd pay back my special thanks to others by art work!

Yey!! Indeed! I've got a fantastic opportunity to contribute to Arts Access Australia.  Friends!! Accessible Arts NSW will use my work "Melancholic Beer" to promote the Arts Activated Conference on 30, 31st, October, Chatswood in Sydney. I'm so happy~~!! Great honour!! Friends, pinch me! Am I still smiling? "Cheers, Friends," I want to share this joy with all the supporters. Not melancholic at all. What a positive outcome! (*Wow, my head's in a cloud?!)

People say with a big smile, "Sadami, you're so positive!" Yes, I am! I've learned "Be what I am fully" from this disability and psychology at uni. The most beauty of what I've learned in psychology is "proper self-understanding." It builds up self-esteem and genuine confidence. Also, "love yourself properly" gives a person the ability to accept/love others properly, too.

It's not easy to look at oneself objectively. Set back and find what I did. Of course, I found disappointed things, nice things etc. Then, I begin to dig deep why I felt so? Of course, it could be painful to face  real what I am = what disappoints me? Although it took time to do it, it was worth spending time. If so, I dig deep more.  I began to understand why I felt/behaved so. Deep self-understanding enables me to perceive my value system.

Furthermore, I found my value system was quite tough and narrow. I've realized the strengths and the weaknesses are the coin's head and tail (*think of this; Sadami is Sadami. You're looking at the same person from different angles). A judgemental view is subjective and up to an individual value system.

Now, I've begun to love what I am in a realistic way. I did not turn away from "what I am" at all. "Despite the facts, I still love myself," could be a more appropriate statement, at last. The key is how we look at ourselves. 

The precious paradox is, once a person accepts who she is, she begins to change in a positive way. Liberation begins.
I've learned that "pushing oneself too much," and "demanding oneself" changes nothing. Or it may damage a person's self-esteem and destroy her confidence completely.   
Today, I love this disabled leg so much. Thus, this is not a disablity any more. It's part of me! This ability has actually matured me as a person and an artist. I've met  many people with leukemia, cancer and other chronic conditions at hospital. I met paralympians in a stadium. As far as I know all of them embracing their lives instead of complaining about unchangeable conditions. Awesome. They became my wonderful role models. Friends, that's the way! Embrace yourself properly and kindly. 

So, with all my heart, I'd say, "Please love yourself properly. You're special and precious on the earth!"
In my eyes, anyone is shining. Everyone has unique beauty.
Find it, let it shine. In drawings, I want to depict my findings or your beauties on papers.

Friends, Happy Painting!! Have a nice week!







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40 comments:

  1. On the door of the oracle of Delphi, was written
    "Know  yourself".
    This invitation is a great thing after so many centuries, and in the words that I read
      in your post today, there is all the wisdom you find in this great undertaking.
    With your strength you take me by the hand, inviting me to do the same to get a better life.... Your words have today the power of real experience, not only carved on a stone or written on the computer.Thanks Sadami!

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    1. Dear Rita,
      Thank you for the kind and thoughtful reply. I'm certain you have the similar experience in you. So, you're a lovely lady and artist.
      Actually, the linguistics professor suggested me to try blogging to share thoughts. One day, the professor visited my blog at a glance. "Wow, so many people!" Yes, my blogger friends are increasing. Lovely.
      I hope visitors enjoy art, have chats, meet other bloggers, take a rest and recharge her/himself at my blog.
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  2. You're so right, I send you lots of kisses and stay happy Sadami !

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    1. Hi, Lydie,
      I'd send you "tons of" kisses!! Smack, smack!! You, too, stay happy!!!
      Cheers,wink,wink, Sadami

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  3. Sadami, eres de las personas más positivas que he conocido. Irradias ese positivismo a los demás, a pesar de tus problemas, que superas gracias a tu propia autoestima. No existen impedimentos para llevar ese amor tuyo hacia los demás.
    Te conozco y sigo tus dibujos y reflexiones desde hace tiempo y te admiro mucho Sadami. Mucho!!!
    Dibujas como los ángeles y sabes expresar a través de esos dibujos los propios sentimientos que cada persona lleva dentro. Me gustan mucho.
    Ah, no sé como darte un voto a la "cerveza melancólica". Es preciosa. He marcado en el punto máximo del post. Es suficiente? Desearía fueses la ganadora, porque te lo mereces!
    Preciosas pinturas del atletismo de los discapacitados. Tienen mucho valor!! Como tú!!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Oh, muchas gracias, Joshemari,
      Usted es uno de los artistas más cariñoso y maravilloso que he conocido! Sus dibujos y pinturas cada vez mejor (¿a dónde va?!). Su entusiasmo por la pintura a la acuarela es increíble. En estos días, su pintura se vuelve más fluido y muy colorido. Me excita qué tipo de estilo que alcanzará en el futuro.
      Además, usted tiene muchos amigos maravillosos, que implys eres tan bonita!
      Por favor, mantenga su hermoso trabajo y alegría compartir con nosotros.
      Te admrie y ama a tu obra de arte!
      Un cordial saludo, Sadami

      Oh, thank you very much, Joshemari,
      You're one of the most caring and wonderful artist I've ever met! Your drawings and paintings get better and better (where are you going to?!). Your enthusiasm for watercolour painting is amazing. These days, your painting gets more fluid and very colourful. It excites me what sort of style you will achieve in the future.
      Also, you have many wonderful friends, which implys you're so nice!!!
      Please keep up your beautiful work and sharing joy with us.
      I admrie you and love your art work!!!
      Kind regards, Sadami

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      Sadami, are more positive people I've ever met. Positivism that radiate to others, despite your problems, thank you overcome your own self-esteem. There are no impediments to yours bring that love to others.
      I know you and I follow your drawings and reflections in a while and I admire much Sadami. Much!
      You draw like angels and know how to express through these drawings the feelings that each person carries. I like a lot.
      Ah, do not know how to give a vote to the "beer melancholy". It's beautiful. I have marked the peak of the post. Is that enough? I wish you were the winner, because you deserve it!
      Beautiful paintings of disabled athletics. Are valuable! Like you!
      A hug.

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  4. Preciosas palabras y estupendos dibujos, Sadami.
    Un fuerte abrazo.

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    1. Oh, Onera, muchas gracias!
      Tú, también, disfrutar de dibujo y pintura.
      Un fuerte abrazo, Sadami

      Oh, Onera, thank you so much!!
      You, too, enjoy drawing and painting.
      A big hug, Sadami

      >>>Onera said...
      Beautiful words and great pictures, Sadami.
      A big hug.

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  5. Congratulations, Sadami! You have uplifted my spirit today with your wonderful positive post! Thank you!

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    1. Hi, Judy,
      Thank you. Regarding drawing and painting, take it easy. Enjoy it.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  6. What a delightful post Sadami. A real 'cheerer-upper'.
    I did see last week's post and voted but Blogger would not let me comment. That word verification drives me crazy.

    Hugs

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    1. Hi, Teri,
      I know "word verification" is annoying. But I've heard spams target blogs without verification. So, I keep it.
      Are your eyes ok? Please take care. You're in my prayer.
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  7. Congratulations again! We can learn a lot from your brave attitude, Sadami. You are teaching us that positive thinking and perseverence always pays off.
    As you say go,go,go dear Sadami. The sky's the limit.

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    1. Hi, Anna!!
      Thanks millions. Me, too, learn from you a lot. I love your challening spirits. I'm certain your guts will open a new door for you. I really look forward to that moment! Go, go, Anna! I'm always with you.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  8. Hola Sadami :) Gracias por ser como eres y alentarnos siempre con tus reflexiones. Tus obras son preciosas con mucho sentimiento. Un abrazo y feliz comienzo de semana. Sonia.

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    1. Hola Sonia,
      Muchas gracias. Tu preciosa me levanta y hacer un maravilloso lunes para mí. Vamos a compartir la alegría en owrk arte.
      Una sonrisa y un abrazo mejor, Sadami

      Hi, Sonia,
      Thank you very much. Your lovely comment lifts me up and make a wonderful Monday for me. Let us share joy in art owrk.
      A hug and best smile, Sadami

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      Sadami Hello :) Thanks for being you and always encourage us with your thoughts. Your works are beautiful with great feeling. A hug and happy start to the week. Sonia.

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  9. How often I have felt a little down .....but then I visit here and you are writing something like...."Today, I love this disabled leg so much". So instructive and heartening! I am reminded to accept myself as I am (a challenge, to be sure!)
    You were meant to be exactly as you are, and I am grateful and appreciative of knowing you.
    Congratulations on your success...and I love the paintings in this post.

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    1. Hi, Celeste,
      Thank you so much! How often your comments have encouraged me!
      Yes, please love what you are. If we can be "what I am" fully, the beauty of an individuality such as being autonomous, uniquess will bloom out.
      The same is true in art. I always remember the say, "Have your own colour(=style) as an artist." If I try to be someone else, no, I will never have Sadami's style. Copying is good. All we start from copying and learn lots, but from some stage, we pursue what/who we are. I'm sure you and me are making a journey to establish "who I am" in art.
      Me, too, thank for having met you on net and in this journey. Celeste, you're so lovely.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  10. Wonderful, heartfelt post, Sadami.
    You are indeed exactly who you are. A beautiful light shining.. I'm proud to know you. You're an inspiration with your clear thinking and your artwork.
    xx

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    1. Dear Pat,
      Thank you! You, too, are achieveing a great thing in publishing industry. I know "it's not easy" well. Congrats, Pat! You're so caring for others. I'm very happy to have met you on the earth!!
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  11. おめでとうーーーーーーー。

    いいニュースつづきますね。
    うれしい悲鳴だわねーーー。
    いつも、前向きですばらしいです。

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    1. Dear Midori,
      ありがとうございます。がんばります。とにかく一生懸命やります。
      Cheers, Sadami

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  12. A wonderful post, Sadami, asking us all to take that walk with you of self-discovery and compassion for ourselves :) Have a great week!

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    1. Hi, Rhonda, thank you!
      You, too, take care and have a great week!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  13. I love this post, Sadami! You are definitely my inspiration...actually, you have always inspired me..thank you, for that!! I love all of these sketches as well!! Yesterday, I woke up with Sciatica ..very painful...so instead of feeling sorry for myself..I will try to get up and force myself to move!!

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    1. Dear Hilda,
      Thank you very much. Oh, you woke up with the terrible pain!! Too painful, isn't it? But you're brave to move on. I admire you. Pain is terrible. I've experienced it much. But also I know feeling pain means I'm still living and sensory works ok. (At the onset, some sensation was gone in the leg. I was very sad. Today, it seems to have come back to me. So, ever since, when I feel pain, I feel, of course, uncomfy, but happy with it.) Let's enjoy life fully and let us share joy!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  14. Dear sadami:) At the moment I read your post all kinds of thoughts go by my head. Of course I want to be positiv. See myself as I think I am. I find myself a good person for both man and animal. But I've also unfortunately experienced things which I am lost confidence in many people. So I've become very sad. And only because I wanted to be honest. In this world it is sometimes difficult to always be happy and grateful.
    That is why I read yours posts always. The positivity varicose there from and they make me always laugh. That already starts with the first sentence: "Hi, Friends, did you have a nice weekend?"
    You're a sweetie! Thank You Very Much.

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    1. Hi, Renate,
      Thank you for warm cheers, honest thoughts and candid feelings. I very much understand what you talked above. In my understanding, you mentioned about the interest conflicts between your being honest and others' responses to you in social contexts.

      In my experience, being honest has required me to balance a third party's interest and my interest. As a matured adult and a society's member, I'd respect others. Take an example, a "white lie." Often it is said, "Don't tell a lie." But white lies are used to respect others and keep social manners. It is not necessary to be dead honest that might hurt others or me. We know children's dead honesty often hurt others.

      Being honest with yourself and keep yourself dead honest in society is a different agenda. My topic is being honest with yourself. I hope my writing will make sense for you. I'm certain you're lovely lady. Your art work definately shows your personality, doesn't it?

      Very happy to know you like this weekly blog posts.
      Please take care and enjoy drawing and painting fully!!
      Best wishes,smile, Sadami



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  15. Wonderful post Sadami! :) the warecolors are fantastic, all of them! Hugs

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    1. Hi, Mari,
      Thank you so much! Your work is also very nice!!
      Hugs and smile, Sadami

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  16. What an uplifting post! Thank you for sharing. I agree with you that, until we know ourselves, life and its conditions can sometimes be overwhelming. Understanding and acceptance of who we really are are key to being responsible for ourselves and taking care of ourselves. Have a great week! :-)

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    1. Dear Hwee,
      Thank you for nice cheers. You, too, enjoy art work, being a mother and many activities. So, your blog is very heartwarming. Keep up!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  17. Ciao Sadami,
    your drawings are always a song for life and give smiles and smiles!
    I'm happy to meet you again after holidays|
    Ciao, abbracci, Floriana

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    1. Ciao, Floriana,
      Thank you. Yes, I want to sing songs of life in drawing and painting. Me, too, very happy to see your come back to the blog.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  18. Wise words and beautiful sketches, Sadami. xx

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    1. Hi, Gillian,
      Thank you very much! I'll enjoy challenging.
      Cheers, wink, wink, Sadami

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  19. wonderful words of wisdom ...congratulation sadami good news.

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    1. Hi, Jane,
      Thank you so much! Your work is inspiration for so many artists!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  20. For some reason this morning, this post has really touched a nerve with me. I wish I could sit down and talk to you about it for hours and hours, Sadami. Anything else you can post about your journey to self discovery would be appreciated! Oh, and I love the paintings, the tree is my favorite. :)

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    1. Dear Katherine,
      Thank you for a chesting off comment that needs to be brave. I wish I could spend hours with you or as much as you like. Regarding self discovery, if you really want to do it, you can do it! although it takes years (*ongoing process for me, very happy and quite fun!)You and I have a similar background. Education and social work has the similar curriculum at uni (I spent time in social work). Psychology, particularly, counseling psychology has enlighted me. I've learned lots. Kath, if you still keep in touch with uni lecturers, have a chat with them, is not a bad idea. Or attend/sneak into uni psychology lecturers or have a look of the stuff online.
      But the best thing is "have a nice friend around/close to you" and chest off. Kath, do you know, everyone has an answer in her/him. (*Check "Carl Rogers" at uni psychology course website). You can be a fully activated person!

      Very happy to know you enjoyed the tree. A tree is often a symbol of life. I've loved the story, "Speaking Oak (=Le Chêne parlant)"(by George Sand) since childhood. One day, I'd make a picture book on a tree.
      Take care and take it easy, Kath. I'm here standing just beside you hand in hand.
      Best wishes, Sadami



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