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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Reconnected & Sadami Update!

Hi, Friends, finally, the telephone company successfully registered the modem!! (My friend smiled at me, "...feel a miracle?" Oh, yes! Hallelujah!) Thank you for your great patience. Update, here we go!


Trade Picture Book & Education Picture Book
An education picture book project has come to me. A time frame is very tight (*This week is a due for "black & white roughs.") A book will assess children's reading ability. Very interesting from a linguistic view. Uni professors and linguists really celebrate this achievement and encourage me so much. Already, Editor is happy with my work and wants me to illustrate another project. We'll work together onward. I'm very happy!! 

I have a dream. In education picture books, I'd advocate disadvantaged children/adults and tackle other social issues. Next year, my trade picture book will be published. My another dream is to do a book launch at uni. I'll invite you and uni lecturers who have cheered me up.

Life Drawing & New Techniques
We had a wonderful time in a class(*self-directed). The uploaded work is very the last one (A2) in 15 minutes. Each model's face expression quite interests me. 
I've explored new techniques such as putting a paint first. Very much fun(see below, A2, 5 minutes). Although I still cannot get well how to create value without drawing, I'll keep up in a next term.
A challenging spirit is essential to grow as an artist. 


Happy Easter! --- Miracle Baby 
I was thinking over life and death in front of our church after the service. A second service was going on. One lady was holding a girl baby at an entrance, which made me smile. 
"This is a miracle baby," the lady proudly said. It puzzled me. 
"Her mother has cancer. At the 5th month, doctors recommended her to give up a baby. But she never and gave a birth. She has a strong faith." Wow...the mother was just in the service!! It touched me so much (as you know, recently, I lost the friend.) 
The little girl looked so cute and often smiled back at me. I shed tears.

I feel this paradox ; always hope stays with us as long as we can trust in hope.  That story inspired me so much. Based on it, I'll make an image soon.

Special Thanks For Supporters
Now, I'm reconnected to internet or civilisation. I was out of society for these four weeks from 5th March, no joke.
The telephone company and me enjoyed a last chat. They put a credit on my account (my internet use will be free next month). Happy ending. But I hope it will never happen on me! Never, ever!

A funny bonus. An Internet cafe manager says, "Oh, I miss you!" (It seems he hardly comes across an illustrator?!) Hahaha, I'll pop up there to have a chat with him from now on! Librarians at public libraries have always cheered me up at the tough time. 
Thank you for supporters and visitors for this blog. 

These days, the projects occupy me too much. If I cannot update a post regularly, please pardon me. But certainly, I'll visit your blogs! Thank you for your wonderful friendship. Have a wonderful week!

Friends, Happy Painting!!













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28 comments:

  1. What an interesting and very moving post! Welcome back to cyber space. Happy Easter xx

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    1. Hi, Polly, thank u so much! Yes, the mother's story moved me so much. Although it's a small church, activities help a community very well, which impress me so much(such as "Life line" and "assist the homeless"etc, etc). Anyway, you, too, have a wonderful week!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  2. Enhorabuena por tu publicación y por tus fantásticos dibujos, Sadami.
    Siempre es un placer visitar este blog.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. ¡ Wow, Onera, gracias! Tus alegrías buenos siempre me levante hacia arriba. Usted, también, disfruta de dibujo y feliz Pascua!
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Wow, Onera, thank you! Your kind cheers always lift me up. You, too, enjoy drawing and happy Easter!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>Onera said...
      Congratulations on your publication and for your fantastic drawings, Sadami.
      It is always a pleasure to visit this blog.
      A hug.

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  3. Que bien que tus problemas con la conexión de internet esten resueltos. Siento una especial alegria al volver a leer noticias tuyas y que sean buenas. Un abrazo.

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    1. Oh, gracias a Tina! Fue una pesadilla. Sonó a la compañía telefónica cada noche y les instó a emprender una acción. Tomó mucho tiempo. Pero todo es en el pasado. Pasemos. Tenemos una semana maravillosa!
      Un abrazo y una sonrisa, Sadami

      Oh, thanks Tina! It was a nightmare. I rang up the telephone company every evening and urged them to take an action. It took such a long time. But all is in the past. Let us move on. Have a wonderful week!!
      A hug and smile, Sadami

      >>>Tina said...
      Good that your problems with the connection of the internet are resolved. I feel a special joy to read hearing and that they are good. A hug.

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  4. Sadami, primero: Felices Pascuas!!
    Me alegro que hayas resuelto favorablemente el tema de Internet. Hoy, somos esclavos de la tecnología y lo pasamos mal cuando algo falla.
    Qué historias más hermosas nos cuentas...esa niña... esa sonrisa... Eres muy muy buena Sadami y soy feliz de conocerte.
    Un beso y sé feliz! Todo lo que puedas!!!

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    1. Estimado Joshemrai,
      ¡Gracias! Sí, como dices que somos esclavos de la tecnología. Nosotros tenemos que preparar una "internacional." ningún día de computadora
      Muy feliz de saber que mis historias de amor. Además, me complace Conecte de nuevo.
      Tenga cuidado y Déjenos disfrutar de dibujo más.
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Dear Joshemrai,
      Thank you! Yes, like you say that we're slaves to technology. We have to set an "international no computer day."
      Very happy to know you love my stories. Also, I'm happy to connect you again.
      Take care and let us enjoy drawing more.
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>Joshemari said...
      Sadami, first: Happy Easter!
      I'm glad that you have favorably resolved the issue of Internet. Today, we are slaves to technology and had bad when something goes wrong.
      What more beautiful stories tell us... that girl... that smile... You are very very good Sadami and I am happy to meet you.
      A kiss and be happy! Everything you can!

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  5. So happy to see you back online Sadami ad with sch great news!!!!

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    1. Hi, Teri, thank u so much! Very happy to know we can share joy and friendship. Have a wonderful week!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  6. Welcome back, Sadami! I'm glad that your connectivity problem was resolved, I can imagine how frustrating it must have been...
    Your sketches are great, 20 minutes!? 5 minutes!? And A2!? You are awesome!!!
    Have a very nice and fruitful week!

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    1. Hi, Blaga, thank u for warm cheers. Blaga, quick drawing is good and often brings the best work, as we do not think too much. So, try it. Don't worry about a result. The point is "learn how to pin down the essense of a subject." I've started A2 drawing from last April so that I could move arms and brushes big and create dynamic work. Again, don't worry about a result. The point is "learn how to use new approaches and have fun." Give it a go, Blaga. It will certainly give you insights and joy.
      Best wishes, wink,wink Sadami

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  7. very happy that you are back on the internet. The story about the baby touched my heart. beautiful paintings and drawings!

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    1. Hi, Celeste, thank you! Thank you for sharing your brother's photo. Have a wonderful week!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  8. Hi Sadami, I'm glad you are reconnected to the internet! What a great post and beautiful sketches! Good luck with all your projects!

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    1. Hi, Judy, thank u! Yes, the projects are going very well. You, too, enjoy drawing. Best wishes, Sadami

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  9. Happy Easter, even if late, the sense of rebirth of Easter is value for every day of our lives.
    I like to read what you write and the depth of your feelings, dear Sadami.
    I am happy to know that your job always brilliant makes more brilliant progress.
    Have a good week
    Warm Hugs, Rita

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    1. Dear Rita,
      ThanK you very much for warm cheers and sharing joy with me. Yes, the projects are good and fun. Extremely competitive to get work in our industry. It's wonderful that my work is appreciated properly. You, too, enjoy drawing and have a wonderful week.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  10. Siempre interesante, muy buenos apuntes,enhorabuena, saludos

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    1. Hi, Frances,
      Thank you so much!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>> Frances said...
      Always interesting, very good notes, congratulations, greetings

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  11. Interesantes apuntes Sadami!!! me gusta mucho tu blog, un abrazo.

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    1. Hi, Diego,
      Thank you very much! Yes, the interesting experiences!! Hahaha?!
      Cheers, Sadami

      >>>Diego said...
      Interesting notes Sadami! I really like your blog, a hug.

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  12. Great job !
    Best regards from Paris,

    Pierre

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    1. Hi, Pierre, thanks milliions!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  13. Ciao Sadami,
    che invidia vedere il tuo uomo dipinto che prende il sole con gran gusto...
    Qui a Milano piove quasi da un mese , fa freddo e non ne possiamo più!!
    I tuoi dipinti hanno sempre il sorriso alla vita e contagiano chi li guarda!!
    Ciao, abbracci, Floriana

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    1. Ciao, Floriana,
      Grazie molte! Il tuo spirito di sfida è grande e noi, spettatori davvero l'amore tuo dipinti. Si prega di tenere il passo ed esplorare più acquerello! Andare, andare, Floriana!
      I migliori auguri, Sadami

      Hi, Floriana,
      Thank you so much! Your challenge spirit is great and we, viewers really love your paintings. Please keep up and explore watercolour more and more! Go, go, Floriana!
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>Floriana said...
      Hi Sadami,
      that envy to see your man painting that takes the Sun with great taste ...
      Milan rain here almost a month, it's cold and we don't!
      Your paintings always have a smile to life and affect those who watch!
      Hello, hugs, Floriana

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  14. sadami very happy for you ... glad you have lots of plans and projects ... good luck with your dead line ...more life sketches with "paint first" please ! ...love the second one .

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    1. Hi, Jane, thank u!!! Yes, very busy. My great SPEED already impressed Editor and she's so happy with quality, too. Soon, they will give me feedback. I'll move onto colour. And yes, I'll upload more "paint first."
      Best wishes, Sadami

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