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Monday, January 21, 2013

Rokia Traoré in Parra Opening

Hi, Friends, did you enjoy your weekend? 
Sydney Festival is a big event (Jan 5 to 27). I really enjoyed Sydney Festival Parramatta Opening on 19th Jan. Parramatta had many exciting "free" events last Saturday.

The most impressive concert was "Rokia Traore" late in the evening. I heard a beautiful sound from a school yard on my way home. When I went down there, I missed out more than the half of the concert. I listened to Rokia for the first time. 

Both songs content and her voice seemed to have strong messages (*I could not understand her language). One song she dedicated for African mothers was very touchy (she explained about it in English).  Her guitar sounded so sweet and caring. 
Despite patchy and slight rain, people stayed in the field and shared wonderful time with Rokia and her band. People around me began to enjoy looking at my sketching. We smiled each other.
Other day time events were for kids and parents such as "megaphones."  Children really loved them all. Hahaha. Quite cute. 
I shouted, "I luv ye~~~!" Could you hear it? 
Another nice one was a "pyrophone." That's an amazing ship and instrument! When I saw it from a distance, I mistook it for a xylophone. My friend said, "No, it's a pyrophone." He told me about the similar instruments in Fiji and other countries. Wow, he was right! My friends and I all loved this ship sailing across a dream.
I met a creator Steven in person later. He was very approachable. Steven kindly explained about the code theory and the ship design from his childhood memory. All the crew were very nice. We enjoyed a chat. This close-up sketch was done before sunset. 
Now, Friends, why did I sketch it in a day time?   

Yes, your guessing is right! "Fire!" 
The crew and the captain, Steven used "fire"! Very eye catchy. Strong visual effects, a story performance ( fire on a ship and the crew dashed to a board) and music changed into up beat. It excited all audience.  
It's really lovely to see a person pursuing a dream and making it come true.

Friends, let us sail into our dreams and enjoy our journeys. 

I really enjoyed the Parra Opening and refreshed myself.
I'll work on picture book illustrations! 
Happy Painting!!


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20 comments:

  1. what a wonderful event...thanks for taking us along with you.

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    1. Dear Celeste,
      Thank you so much! Your support is my energy.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  2. Ciao Sadami,
    il tuo blog e i tuoi lavori trasmettono sempre un entusiasmo e un gusto per la vita che contagiano!
    Bellissimi sia la cantante forte e passionale che l'astronave divertente!
    Condivido totalmente la frase "navigare nei nostri sogni e goderci i nostri viaggi"!
    Ciao, abbracci, Floriana

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    1. Ciao, Floriana,
      Mille Grazie! Il tuo acquerelli, sono troppo, entusiasmo e passione per la vita e l'arte. Si prega di tenere il vostro meraviglioso lavoro che gli altri porterà gioia, speranza e amore!!
      I migliori auguri, Sadami

      Hi, Floriana,
      Thank you very much! Your watercolour paintings, too, have enthusiasm and passion for life and art. Please keep up your wonderful work that will bring others joy, hope and love!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>Floriana said...
      Hi Sadami,
      your blog and your work always transmit an enthusiasm and zest for life that plague!
      Beautiful and strong and passionate singer that funny spaceship!
      Totally agree with the phrase "surfing in our dreams and enjoy our travels"!
      Bye, hugs, Floriana

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  3. What a day you had! Thanks for sharing so much - sounds like a fun time to be in Sydney!

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    1. Hi, Rhonda,
      Thank you! Yes, come over, Sydney! Sydney is hot now!! (the other day... it was more than 40 degrees...)
      Cheers, wink, wink, Sadami

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  4. Its always a pleasure to travel along with you on your ventures.. I love your sketches as always, Sadami!!

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    1. Hi, Hilda,
      Thank you very much! Yes, these sketches are refreshing myself and also "my technical experiments." I want to use some techs for the ongoing picture book illu. So, I keep making it.
      Cheers, Sadami

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  5. Hi Sadami, very nice work!, I'm glad you enjoyed so much the weekend and to share it of this beautiful way, thanks!
    Hugs

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    1. Hi, Carmen,
      Thank you for always your nice cheers. I'll keep up! You, too, enjoy wonderful watercolour painting!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  6. Sadami, first: I love the energy of that second picture, intense! Second: I'm extremely enjoying these latest pieces where you're allowing the drawings underneath the watercolor to have more protagonism, that last image in your post (does it have a title?) goes straight to my favourites from you.

    Can't wait to see your next, and hope the changes on those roughs for the book turned out well, you go girl!

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    1. Oh, Teresa,
      Thank you very much!! Yeah, actually, these sketches are my experiments for the ongoing picture book project.

      Today, my illustrator friend and very big name came to my studio. I've got wonderful and very helpful feedback on the story board and ideas for roughs. I'll make more roughs. Draw, draw, draw! That's the solution. Head does not help me. Working hands give me solution and a way out.
      You, too, take care and "GO, GIRL!! Teresa!"
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  7. Un trabajo excelente Sadami, me gustan todos tus dibujos, muy buenos! saludos!

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    1. Hola, Mari,
      ¡Muchas gracias! Su trabajo, también es hermoso! Disfrute de dibujo!!
      Cheers, Sadami

      Hi, Mari,
      Thank you very much! Your work, too, is beautiful! Enjoy drawing!!
      Cheers, Sadami

      >>>Mari said...
      An excellent job Sadami, I like all your drawings, very good! Best regards!

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  8. Magníficos como siempre, tus trabajos y relatos, Salami!! Un verdadero placer retornar a tu simpático blog. Un abrazo!

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    1. ¡ Oh, gracias, Joan!
      También, disfruta las actividades artísticas más!!!!!!
      Un abrazo, Sadami

      Oh, thank you, Joan!
      You, too, enjoy art activities more and more!!!
      A hug, Sadami

      >>>Joan said...
      Gorgeous as always, your work and stories, Sadami! A real pleasure to return to your nice blog. A hug!

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  9. Love the life and energy you've captured in these, Sadami !
    Hope the book illos are going well xx

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    1. Oh, Pat,
      Thank you~~!!! You, too, enjoy writing! I'll just take it easy and "have fun."
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  10. Love the energy and actions in your sketches!!!

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    1. Hi, Meera, thank you for warm cheers!!!

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