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Monday, September 17, 2012

Friends, Bloom Out Fully!

Friends, each seed will become a different flower that has beauty. To live/become genuine, real oneself is the answer to live fully.
Now, we're getting into spring. Many flowers are blooming out here in Sydney. I felt like sketching them!
In this sketch,  I really enjoyed colours. Playing with colours thrilled me! Yey! 
This work could be my breakthrough of still life.
Even though I hardly made still life, my favorite old work was "acorns" below,  You'll find my style was more traditional, not liquid like above.

In the "acorns," I have a good memory and deep thoughts -- a psychologist, "Karen Horney." In Horney's approach, what attracted me most is "the human individuals, given a chance, tends to develop his particular human potentialities," like an acorn grows to an oak tree.
Horney asserts that each person, becoming a real self, has the inherent capacity to improve an individual life and become a self-realized / activated person. Free from anxiety, unique, warm, spontaneous, full of joy, simple life and unafraid.

What a beautiful expression and impressive metaphor!! I felt. A tiny acorn, but it merrily grows to a huge tree that can even rest others in her cool shade. Wow... but how could I be a real self?

I kept searching for my direction at uni whistle reading, chatting with lecturers and friends. Also, the sudden disability happened on me. When I attended the children picture book illustration course, lecturers(*famous professional illustrators) recognized my talent at once. A psychology lecturer encouraged me to be "what I am" fully.

I felt, "I don't want to live fake / pseudo myself. I want to live genuine, real Sadami." I've loved drawing since childhood. For me, drawing and painting is life. It's "me" -- I've found it! Finally, I determined to become a professional artist after uni, the lecturers celebrated my decision so much. For my departure and our good bye, the psychology lecturer suggested me read "The Gift of Therapy" by Irvin Yalom. What coincidence! I found Karen Horney in the Chapter 1, "Remove Obstacles to Growth". I really appreciated our lecturer's kindness.

Today, my life focuses on art activities. Very simple and joyful despite the disability etc.  And Friends, believe it? My watercolour painting style has begun to dramatically change since I started living "true myself". Yes, my brush cannot help but dance on papers from joy! Lively, liquid, colourful, spontaneous, free, cheerful etc, just like Horney claims. The other day, another friend says, "You're blooming out now!" Yes, indeed.

So, Friends, bloom out fully as you are. Each one's answer is different and only you can find it. Once, you really find who you are, sure, your talent will come out. You do not need to be someone else, but be what you are. You're unique and precious, as I said before.
I hope my poor writing will make sense for you and you will take a rest in this post.  I sketched this oak tree yesterday.
Friends, Happy Painting!!

Bibliography  

Boeree, C. G. (1997). Karen Horney: 1885-1952. Personality theories. Internet. 4 Sept. 2001. http://www.ship.edu/~cgboeree/horney.html.

Horney, K. (1991) "Neurosis and Human Growth," New York, Norton Company.

Yalom, I. (2001) "The Gift of Therapy," UK, Piatkus. 






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46 comments:

  1. Beautiful post, Sadami! Your paintings and your words are full of colors and wisdom! That book you mentioned sounds very good, I'd like to read that.

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    1. Hi, Judy,
      Thank you so much. Just from my experiences. BTW, personality theories in psychology is worth reading. It's given me insights, really.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  2. Sadami, thank you for your story, links and your talented paintings. I hope you feel like this tree: strong and beautiful with powerful roots, fresh and developed branches, wide and juicy foliage.

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    1. Hi, Irina,
      Thank you very much! Yes, I want to grow like an oak tree. I'm sure, you, too, are growing!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  3. Hi, Sadami. I think you should carry on doing still life more often. These flowers are absolutely delicious.. Not to mention the oak tree, even though this is not exactly a still life! Have a nice week. Cheers!

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    1. Oh, Caring Albert, thank you!
      Like you said, I'll enjoy still life more. You, too, enjoy drawing and painting!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  4. Dear Sadami, after reading your post, I appreciated the good work of yesterday,
    as the brilliant work today ... Now I need to get .... to study!
    The authors mentioned, are so interesting ..
    the topics are essential to evolve as human beings!
    I thank you very much, and I wish you a nice week!
    Warm regards,Rita.

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    1. Dear Rita,
      Thank you so much. "Personality theories" in psychology is worth reading. It's given me insights, really (sounds crazy though, I read each psychologist's entire work and the lecturer helped me very well).
      You, too, enjoy drawing!!
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  5. when I see such a tree, I need to touch the bark
    and steal some energy ! your painting of that oak is really beautiful ! like your still life too !
    yes, it's not always easy to find his own way but
    if you know what you want to do with your life, I think at last you can !! (oh my english !!!)
    have a nice week sadami

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    1. Hi, Marty,
      Thank you! I know your feeling very well. I do exactly the same to a tree as you talked above. You're a wonderful poet and beautiful photographer. With your wonderful messages and work, enlighten us.
      (*Your English is brilliant! Look at mine! I CONFIDENTLY claim, "I'm not good at writing!" Hahaha!)
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  6. Thank you for another inspiring and motivating post, Sadami! Yes, when we are operating from our true self we will truly blossom and share what we have and who we are to the world.

    I'm still working hard on my visual arts skills but am feeling happier each day by getting closer to expressing myself through art.

    Have a great week!

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    1. Hi, Hwee,
      Thank you for a throughtful comment. If we do not have a gap between a real self and fake self, there's no problem. Many psychologists argue about this ; we tend to lose real ourselves in competitive society and complicated value systems. Hope we can enjoy being true to ourselves.
      BTW, sounds very nice that you're happier day by day! Enjoy art activities fully!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  7. Hi Sadami, Amazing job, i love the tree.. :)

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    1. Yahoo, Mari,
      Thank you! Me, too, love trees!!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  8. Lovely drawings and paintings, Sadami!! Keep painting and blooming out!! All the best!

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    1. Hi, Anna,
      Thank you for the encouragements. I'll bloom out!
      All the best, Sadami

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  9. Querida Sadami. Las palabras que has escrito son muy importantes para mi, parece que han llegado en el momento adecuado para una parte importante de mi vida. Muchas gracias de todo corazón. Aquí pronto comenzará el otoño, la caída de las hojas de los árboles y luego el frío, así es el ciclo de la vida :) Me gustan mucho todas las acuarelas que nos muestras. ¡Un abrazo y feliz comienco de semana!

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    1. Hola Sonia,
      Muchas gracias y muy feliz de saber que haya disfrutado de mi post. Probablemente, bajo el cielo, hay una temporada. Sonia, espero que crezca como un roble.
      Le deseo todo lo mejor para ti, con todo mi corazón.
      Un cordial saludo, Sadami

      Hi, Sonia,
      Thank you and very happy to know you enjoyed my post. Probably, under the heaven, there's a season. Sonia, I hope you will grow like an oak tree.
      I wish you all the best for you, with all my heart.
      Kind regards, Sadami

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      Dear Sadami. The words you have written are very important to me, seems to have come at the right time for an important part of my life. Thank you very much with all my heart. You will soon begin the autumn, the leaves fall from the trees and then the cold, that's the cycle of life :) I really like all the samples we watercolors.A hug and happy comienco week!

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  10. Sadami, you are amazing, the grevillea is about the most difficult flower to paint well and this is brilliant. I do like the acorn too though! Cheers Carole.

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    1. Oh, Carole, thank you so much!
      Australia has many beautiful native flowers and plants. I might as well sketch them and upload them little by little.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  11. Dear Sadami, you give us so much more than beautiful artwork to view!
    You stretch each of us until we too are growing, happy beings.
    I am full of admiration for you xx

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    1. Dear Pat,
      I admire your enthusiasm for drawing and love for both people and animals, particularly, doggies. Please keep up wonderful work!
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  12. Oñera has left a new comment on your post "Friends, Bloom Out Fully!":
    ¡Qué gran artista eres Sadami! ¡Cada vez me gustan más tus dibujos y acuarelas!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Hola, Onera,
      Muchas gracias! Yo también, cada vez más a su dibujo y su cálida personalidad. (* Lo sentimos, por error, he suprimido el comentario original.)
      Un abrazo y una sonrisa, Sadami

      Hi, Onera,
      Thank you very much! Me, too, more and more like your drawing and warm personality. (*Sorry, accidently, I deleted your original comment.)
      A hug and smile, Sadami

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      What a great artist you Sadami!More and more I like your drawings and watercolors!
      A hug.

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  13. Sadami, thanks for this post! If we all looked at ourselves as still growing, still learning, still trying to be that oak tree - perhaps we would never be discouraged or down on ourselves. Joy in what you do shows through - even in the oak tree - not just a tree for Sadami, but a story there!! ha ha Have a great week!

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    1. Hi, Rhonda,
      Thank you! Very happy that you enjoy my post and work.
      (*yeah, good eye, Rhonda! The sketch of an oak tree is a part of my "character design" for an ongoing project.) You, too, take care and enjoy pears!
      Cheers, wink, wink, Sadami

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    1. Hi, Dora!
      Always thank you for your warm cheers!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  15. geniales dibujos y acuarelas, pero mas entrañables tus palabras, fantastico.
    un abrazo

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    1. Hola, Jose,
      Muchas gracias! Muy feliz de saber que haya disfrutado de mi puesto y el trabajo. Hagamos florecer juntos!
      Un abrazo y una sonrisa, Sadami

      Hi, Jose,
      Thank you very much! Very happy to know you enjoyed my post and work. Let us bloom out together!!
      A hug and smile, Sadami

      >>>Jose said...
      great drawings and watercolors, but more endearing your words, fantastic.
      a hug

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  16. I like this chat about the potential of every being and everything. Lots to think about... Sadami, your floral watercolor is amazing! Beautiful colors, nice fusions, perfect volume!
    Have a great week!

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    1. Hi, Blaga,
      Thank you for encouragements. Very happy that you enjoyed my post and work. I'm not familiar with flowers. So, this time, just I did relax myself and weighed on "value." I'd keep up! You, too, enjoy this week!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  17. Hi Sadami. I've just been catching up with all your lovely work. Wow you have been busy to say the least. I particularly like your nature paintings and you say you are not used to painting them. I would never have known judging by these gorgeous pieces. Take care. xx

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    1. Hi, Laura,
      Thank you very much. I'm learning how to handle flowers and trees. I'll upload them from time to time. Let's have fun! You, too, enjoy drawing and take care!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  18. Hello Sadami:) Words of wisdom in your post! Thank you so much for that:) Your acorns are amazing and your little painting of the little Sadami I like very much. Your such a great artist/writer/psychologist/human being/friend.
    Take care:)

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    1. Hi, Renate,
      Thank you! Very happy to know you enjoyed the post and work. I painted the acorns more than 15 years ago. Interesting, a style is changing. My style gets more variations. It's good for an illustrator, because you can choose a suitable one for a text. You, too, enjoy drawing!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  19. I remember reading about Karen Horney ..and Maslow also. It is good to understand why we feel what we feel especially when emotions are problematic. I agree that if we accept ourselves we just "become" and it is as simple as that! You've said it so well in this post. Beautiful flowers, Sadami---I love all your work. :)

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    1. Hi, Celeste,
      Thank you very much. Me, too, a big fan for Maslow. (I've always felt you've read TONs of books, haven't you?) Of course, it's not easy to become "what we are." But we've chosen to be artists, yes dead honest to ourselves and bravely taken a risk! Let us bloom out fully and beautifully!!
      Cheers, wink, wink, Sadami

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  20. i like your "story" of the acorn to oak tree ...beautiful colours and water in the top still life.

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    1. Hi, Jane,
      Thank you! I enjoyed "wash" in the first work like you.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  21. As always, Sadami, I enjoyed your post full of wonderful stories and your still life painting is beautiful...full of brilliant colors.

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    1. Hi, Hilda,
      Thank you for cheers. You're always caring and encouraging me so much. What a lovely lady and artist you are!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  22. Love your philosophy and your fresh and free sketches !

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    1. Hi, Meera,
      Thank you. I love your cute comments and charming paintings!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  23. Ciao Sadami,
    i tuoi lavori sono sempre belli,colorati ed allegri e trasmettono gioia di vivere... anche il ragazzino sdraiato a dipingere, un po' annoiato forse, fa spuntare un sorriso...
    Mi colpisce molto anche il tuo spirito, davvero notevole ed entusiasta e
    da ultimo il tuo bel sorriso che riduce il peso degli eventi spiacevoli!
    Ciao, abbracci, Floriana

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    1. Ciao, Floriana,
      Grazie! Sempre il vostro lavoro mi ispira. Pieno di energia, libertà, forte e messaggi positivi a colpi meravigliosi, texture e colori. In particolare, "lavaggio" è brillante.
      Inoltre, direi che il tuo cuore attento, gli occhi molto sensibili sono così gentili con me. Apprezzo molto i tuoi commenti. Godiamoci acquerelli sempre di più!
      Cordiali saluti, abbracci, Sadami

      Hi, Floriana,
      Thank you! Always your work inspires me. Full of energy, freedom, strong and positive messages in wonderful strokes, textures and colours. Especially, "wash" is brilliant.
      Also, I'd say your caring heart, very sensitive eye are so nice to me. I really appreciate your comments. Let us enjoy watercolour paintings more and more!!
      Best wishes, hugs, Sadami

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      Hello Sadami,
      your work is always beautiful, colorful and cheerful and transmit the joy of living ... also the boy lying in paint, a little 'bored perhaps, is a smile to ...
      Strikes me also your spirit, truly remarkable and enthusiastic and
      least your beautiful smile that reduces the weight of unpleasant events!
      Hello, hugs, Floriana

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