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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Xmas & Happy New Year!

Are you enjoying a festive season, Friends? With all my heart, I wish you a Merry Christmas, a very Happy New Year and a safe festive season. 
My sketches of Christmas scenes. First, Santa! Oh, so popular among kids and even us, adults. A good queue to sit with him. Kids and parents were looking at my drawing with curiosity. Hahaha! Or I should say, "Hohoho!"


Second, a festive mood in a town.
Banners have decorated around Town Hall and the big Christmas tree has been set up. (*Australia is in a HOT summer!)  
Friends, I made a landscape in a loose style naturally for the first time! This would be a breakthrough for my landscape. (*I've been doing experiments on landscapes for the picture book project. I saw the "light"!) The mentor says, "Gorgeous vertical image!" 
Third, music. you'll hear Christmas music here there, everywehre. Once, our manager told us that she was fed up with radio programs that would repeat same music all day long. I love any music related to Christmas. Particularly, quiet and sweet,  "Dreams are more precious than gold" (by Enya) is my favorite these days. What do you listen? 

And Christmas shopping! Have you done them all?
This poor artist, Sadami is a good customer for Vinnie and Salvo. Ehem! Friends, this is no joke. Do you know most picture books are out of print in two years? Yes, not avilable on book shops unless it keeps selling well. So, I go to second hand shops to hunt printed out and nice picture books. Over the counter, the staff and I talk over our dreams for the future. We have become nice friends!    

It's lovely to see people's good will for "giving" in this festive season. Indeed, I always find people in need. 
Christmas is a good time to think of love and giving each other.  

Friends, thank you for your great friendship and so caring support all through the year. It has encouraged me to move on and I challenged many things. I achieved many big prizes and met wonderful people in 2012. Moreover, I've got the picture book porject. I'll focus on it in 2013. 
Take care and enjoy this season. May God bless you all.
Happy Painting, Friends.  
See you next year, soon!!

With Love, Smile and Prayer, Sadami 








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56 comments:

  1. Wonderful sketches, Sadami!! I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and HEALTHY New Year!!
    It's been a pleasure looking at all your amazing paintings this year and I look forward to 2013 for more of your beautiful work.! (I love painting while listening to Enya! So soothing and relaxing.!)

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    1. Dear Hilda,
      Thank you very much! Your blog is always shows humanity and love. Particularly, pastel work is so fascinating for me. I have'nt touched pastels since I tried it in the workshop. But I'll play with them in 2013. Please keep up wonderful work and show me how to do it. Ahaha, you, too, love Enya! Let us have in art!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  2. Sadami,
    that good we are here to celebrate once again the festive holiday season!
    I congratulate you for your excellent drawings, always presenting us with wonderful works!
    I wish all health and peace in your life! always a lot of strength to go on our way!
    A huge hug, a beautiful Christmas, and 2013 with lots of good energy!
    Denise

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    1. Dear Denise,
      Thank you very much! Yes, festive season is so nice. I admire your style and challenge spirit. Take care of your hands not to get damaged by computer work. Me, too, "well-being" is the frist mission. I'll work on the picture book project. You, too, enjoy your art activities. Take care.
      A biiig hug and best wishes, Sadami

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  3. Felices fiestas y próspero año, Sadami.
    Tus ilustraciones navideñas preciosas, como siempre.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Hola, Onera,
      ¡Gracias! Usted también, cuida y disfruta de una maravillosa temporada festiva. Espero 2013 será un año maravilloso para usted.
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Hi, Onera,
      Thank you! You, too, take care and enjoy a wonderful festive season. I hope 2013 will be a wonderful year for you.
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>Onera said...
      Merry Christmas and prosperous year, Sadami.
      Your precious Christmas illustrations, as always.
      A hug.

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  4. How brave to sit and paint Santa etc. and these sketches are lovely too. I like listening to Christmas music on the radio and was so distracted this morning I forgot my scones in the oven I have invented biscuit scones! Have a wonderful Christmas & Happy and Healthy New Year.

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    1. Oh, Polly, you don't know my challenge spirit.
      Thank you for the very nice story, "biscuit" scones. (*as long as eatable, who cares? You just tell "Yes, I made biscuit!" without telling the "origin of work"ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ. Have a wonderful festive season and New Year!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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    1. Hi, Dora,
      Thank you very much! I look forward to your blog posts!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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    1. ¡Gracias! Usted también, Tina!!
      Thank you! You,too, Tina!!

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      Merry Christmas Sadami!

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  7. Sadami, estos días estoy bastante ocupado y no tengo mucho tiempo. Pero quiero desearte unas felices fiestas y un buen año 2013, que espero se cumplan todos tus deseos. Fuerza!!!
    Un beso.

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    1. Oh, Joshemari muy amable,
      ¡Muchas gracias! Le deseo una maravillosa temporada de fiestas y vacaciones seguros. Espero que su salud, próspera y feliz vida familiar!!
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Oh, very kind Joshemari,
      Thank you very much! I wish you a wonderful festive season and safe holidays. I hope your health, prosperous and happy family life!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>Joshemari said...
      Sadami, these days I'm busy and I don't have much time. But I want to wish you happy holidays and a good year 2013, I hope all your wishes come true. Force!
      A kiss.

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  8. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Sadami!

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    1. Hi, Judy,
      Thank you so much. You, too, have a wonderful festive season!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  9. Buon Natale ,cara Sadami,e Felice Anno Nuovo. Un grande abbraccio,Rita.

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    1. Cara Rita,
      Mille Grazie. E ' stato un privilegio per me avere i vostri commenti molto gentili e sinceri per tutto l'anno. Si prega di prendersi cura e avere una meravigliosa stagione festiva. Vi augura buon Natale e un felice anno nuovo!
      I migliori auguri, Sadami

      Dear Rita,
      Thank you very much. It was a privilege for me to have your very kind and candid comments all through the year. Please take care and have a wonderful festive season. Wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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      Merry Christmas, dear Sadami, and happy new year. A big hug, Rita.

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  10. As always, your sketches are gorgeous, Sadami. I also want to wish you merry Christmas and a fantastic year 2013. Cheers.

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    1. Hi, Albert,
      Thank you very much! You, too, keep up gorgeous and nice art work in 2013!! Wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  11. Sadami gracias por tus hermosos deseos yo espero que Dios te de tambien una hermosa navidad junto a los tuyos y que el proximo ano te llgue lleno de salud ante todo para toda la familia y que Dios te provea en abundancia .
    Besos y abrazos!!!

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    1. Oh, Mayra,
      ¡Muchas gracias! Rezo por ti que Jehová bendecirá a usted, su familia y sus actividades de arte y de la carrera. Próximos 2013 estará llena de tus sueños y cosas maravillosas. Cuídate.
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Oh, Mayra,
      Thank you very much! I pray for you that Lord will bless you, your family and your career and art activities. Upcoming 2013 will be full of your dreams and wonderful things. Take care.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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      Sadami thanks for your beautiful wishes I hope that God will also a beautiful Christmas with your loved ones and that next year you llgué full of health first and foremost for the whole family and Dios te provide in abundance.
      Hugs and kisses!

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  12. Happy Christmas Sadami!!!! Lovely Papá Noel..:) Hugs!

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    1. Hi, Mari,
      Thank you very much! Oh, sure, Papá Noel really loves you, too!!
      Wish you Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  13. Merry Christmas and Happy 2013 Sadami : )

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    1. Hi, Sadeu,
      Thank you! You, too! I wish you Merry Christmas and Happy 2013!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  14. dear sadami wishing you a very happy christmas !

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    1. Hi, Jane, thank you!
      Wish you a Merry and very happy new year!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  15. Hello Sadami, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Tito!
      You're so caring for emerging artists. I'd really appreciate your comment. You, too, have a wonderful festive season and a happy New Year!
      Best wishes, hugs, Sadami

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  16. Your sketches are fantastic, I love that Santa! And the landscape - so nice and loose! It's great that you feel a breakthrough, I wish you much of that feeling in the next year! Have a lot of fun over the holidays and a very creative New Year, Sadami!

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    1. Hi, Blaga,
      Thank you! Yes, I feel certainly on track to make landscape. Sooner or later, I'll make loose landscapes like my figures. I hope you, too, will have a creative 2013! Go, go, Blaga!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  17. Merry Christmas Sadami! Thank you for sharing your beautiful gift with the world. It has been a joy to see your work and to get to know you through it. May you have a wonderful holiday and a prosperous 2013.

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    1. Dear Leslie,
      Thank you very much! Your wonderful blogs inspire so many readers who include me. Hope you will keep up brilliant work and lead artists and art lovers. Exciting 2013 will await you!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  18. Dear Sadami:) I've learned to know you as a person with a great heart. Always willing to listening and to give advice. Your beautiful stories are always in words and sketches. I wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and all the best for 2013. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my blog. They were appreciated very much! Big hug:)

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    1. Dear Renate,
      Thank you very much for your kind cheers and support all through the year. I admire your beautiful work, open minded heart, wonderful friendship with anyone and lovely caring messages to bloggers. I'd really, really appreciate them all. Wish you Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year for you and your family.
      Big hugs and best wishes, Sadami

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  19. Congratulations on the loose landscape! Great drawings. What is happening in the last one? I have been so enjoying the Xmas music this year! Merry Christmas and Happy New year!

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    1. Dear Dan,
      Yey, you, too, Merry Chirstmas and Happy New Year! Thank you for kind cheers all through the year. Happy to know your question on the last one. Please imagine it and an answer is yours. That's why I uploaded that sketch. We, illustrators attempt to tap viewers' imagination. Based on daily sketches or references, I work on illustrations for picture books.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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    2. Ok. She has decided to tap into her inner child - just like you-and play marbles. :)

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    3. ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ

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  20. Joyeux Noël à toi Sadami !
    Il est fanstastique ce père Noël !!!

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    1. Thank you, Lydie!
      I wish you, too, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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      Merry Christmas to you Sadami!
      It is because this Santa Claus!

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  21. Love your sketches and the sentiments expressed:) I too love going to second hand book stores for lovely books! Wishing you a wonderful creative 2013 - may your life be filled with art !

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    1. Dear Meera,
      Thank you for blogging and sharing wonderful work. Merry Xmas & Happy New Year! Wish you a health and a fruitful 2013! I've learned lots from you. Please keep up and have a safe Holiday season.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  22. Nice to see you again Sadami; haven't been to your blog in awhile. You've been very busy doing nice things. Peace and love to you. Merry Christmas.
    Passing it forward,
    Linda

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    1. Dear Linda,
      Merry Xmas & Happy New Year! Wish you a health and a fruitful 2013!!
      Thank you for blogging and sharing wonderful work.
      Let's enjoy art.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  23. I wish you a Merry Xmas and all the best for the New Year 2013!! Big hug!!

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    1. Hi, Anna,
      Big hug!! Merry Xmas & Happy New Year! Wish you a health and a fruitful 2013!!
      Thank you for blogging and sharing wonderful work.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  24. さだみさんへ

    今年1年たのしませていただきました。力づけていただきながら、なんとかちびちびと絵をかき続けています。どれだけ、かき方の本を見ても、結局、毎日の積み重ねの中でしか生み出すことはできないというのを、今になって、ほんとに、身にしみてわかってきました。たくさんの失敗の中から、何かを学んでいます。
    来年も、さだみさんにとってそして、世界中のひとにとって、よい年になるように祈ります。

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    1. Dear Midori,
      私も今年1年たのしませていただきました。あななの意見"everyday drawing is the best way to find your own way"に同感です。たくさん描く事、沢山他のひとの作品を見るのが私にはbest way of learning.
      “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. --Samuel Beckett
      I pray for you, too.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  25. Great paintings as ever Sadami. Wishing you all the best for 2013 and hoping for your brushes to continue to flow beautifully as they did in 2012. Take care. xx

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  26. Hi, Laura,
    Thank you very much! You, too, keep up wonderful work and enjoy 2013. Please take care.
    Best wishes, Sadami

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  27. I am late giving you Happy Holidays message...so Happy New Year! I love all your beautiful paintings in this post. Congratulations on such a good year and (raising a glass) here's to a wonderful 2013! Thanks for being such a positive person---your messages have often lifted my spirits and made me see things in a good light!

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    1. Dear Celeste,
      Thank you very much for the wonderful cheers all through the year. You, too, are positive and so caring. Often your comments and posts have lifted me up. I'd create humane art work or something heart warming that anyone can understand.
      Really hope 2013 will be wonderful for you and me and anyone!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  28. Un placer volver a tu blog, Sadami!! para contemplar tus dibujos tan bellos y expresivos, con tus textos tan alegres y llenos de sentido del humor. Mis mejores deseos para el 2013!! Mucha Creatividad, prosperidad y el humor que no falte!! Un abrazo.

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    1. Hola Joan,
      ¡Gracias! Su blog es único y encantador. Usted, también, por favor, mantenga los mensajes maravillosos y obras de arte hermosas. Mis mejores deseos para ti, tu salud y tu familia! Tienen un tiempo maravilloso, maravilloso en el 2013!
      Un abrazo y una sonrisa, Sadami

      Hi, Joan,
      Thank you! Your blog is unique and lovely. You, too, please keep up wonderful posts and beautiful art work. Best wishes for you, your health and your family!! Have a wonderful, wonderful time in 2013!!!
      A hug and smile, Sadami

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      A pleasure to your blog, Sadami! to see your drawings so beautiful and expressive, with your texts so happy and full of humor. Best wishes for 2013! Much creativity, prosperity and not lack humor! A hug.

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