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Monday, June 10, 2013

Get Out from Slump

Friends, thank you and I feel much better in this long weekend. BTW, aren't we sometimes in slump and hard to find a way out? Friends, a librarian's death has turned my doldrums into a "creative"  birth pain. It's very sad when people we love and cherish are taken from us far too early, but sometimes it forces us to enjoy the present and make the most of it. If you do not mind, let us share my story.
  Sydney Uni Quadrangle (*we called it "Clock Tower")
I often visit libraries to get inspirations and do research at such as uni, state and local council libraries. You know I've been at stuck and struggling hard to make a new storyboard. I was down and out these days. So, I popped up a library to lift me up from the slump. Librarians welcomed me and celebrated my good news, especially, an ongoing picture book project. Although the project is undercover, we enjoyed a chat. But I could not find a familiar face....

Another librarian said with sorry, "He passed away...." I cried a lot. The quiet and so caring librarian had always encouraged me, saying, "Let me know when you'll have an exhibition or a new picture book. I'll come!" Oh, no..., I kept on sobbing and regretted my "too late" good news.
But, grief drove me to be creative again. Right after leaving the library, I felt my sluggish mood changing into active. His death taught me "Time does not await us," and "Never waste your time." Then, I nearly made a new storyboard in a pub!  I felt, that was the only way to stop my regretting and would move on.
(*I go anywhere with my mentor's emails, sketch books and roughs. Often people ask me, "Such heavy stuff you carry!" ...my professionalism.)  

A dear illustrator friend comforted me, 
"We are fortunate to have things to hope for and to work on."
True, it motivates us to live on and get out of slump. For me, picture book projects and portraits are hope and tasks. Sounds being contradicted that I languished in the picture book project -- in fact, I was blinded with ineffective ways and forgot an objective view about my old storyboards. I cleared up my sleepy head!  Now, I work on the storyboard well. Good!
Sure, I will make this project published next year! I'll invite familiar librarians, involved people, dear friends and of course, you, Friends, too.
I'll work on portraits, too. These days, picture book projetcs have occupied me. I haven't tried portraits for comps. No way! Sadami, never narrow yourself.

I also wanted to tell you this. Tell "I love you," for anyone who has cared for us, as many as possible and at anytime. 
Please take care and enjoy drawing!
Friends, Happy Painting!! 







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38 comments:

  1. Such a moving post, Sadami. I'm sure your librarian would applaud of your decision to get to work and make the most of it. Hugs.

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    1. Hi, Anna, thank u! I'll make it happen. I'll work on the project.
      Hugs and cheers, Sadami

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  2. A beautiful and sad story Sadami. And so true. It's seems we need to re-learn this so many times. Thank you for this reminder.
    Such a beautiful building!
    Continued best for your picture book.

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    1. Thank u so much! You're always so caring. I'll make it happen. I'll work on the project.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  3. Sadami, siempre es triste la marcha de un amigo querido. Comprendo tu tristeza. Pero piensa que allá donde él esté, estará feliz de haberte tenido como compañera y del homenaje que le acabas de hacer.
    Ánimos! Tú a seguir luchando y seguro que se alegrará.
    Un fuerte abrazo.

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    1. Muchas gracias, Joshemari. Su opinión es tan cierto. Siempre eres tan memorable. Te hago que ocurra. Trabajaré en el proyecto. Creo que me mira desde un cielo.
      Un gran abrazo y una sonrisa, Sadami

      Thank you, Joshemari. Your say is so true. You're always so caring. I'll make it happen. I'll work on the project. I believe he looks at me from a heaven.
      A big hug and smile, Sadami

      >>>Joshemari said...
      Sadami, the departure of a beloved friend is always sad. I understand your sadness. But he thinks that wherever he is, he will be happy to have you had as a companion and the homage just do.
      Encouragement! You keep fighting and insurance which will rejoice.
      A big hug.

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  4. Asi vamos viviendo, con golpes y caidas pero tambien con ilusión y proyectos!
    El retrato que encabeza el blog es una pequeña maravilla. Un abrazo.

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    1. Muchas gracias, Tina. Su opinión es tan cierto. Vivimos altibajos y así es la vida. Siempre eres tan memorable. Te hago que ocurra. Trabajaré en el proyecto. Creo que me mira desde un cielo.
      Un gran abrazo y una sonrisa, Sadami

      Thank you, Tina. Your say is so true. We live ups and downs and that's life. You're always so caring. I'll make it happen. I'll work on the project. I believe he looks at me from a heaven.
      A big hug and smile, Sadami

      >>>Tina said...
      So going live, with bumps and falls but also with illusion and projects!
      The portrait that leads the blog is a small wonder. A hug.

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  5. It´s true, the present is a gift.
    Beautiful your words and your colours.
    Best wishes and happy week, Sadami!!

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    1. J.Paz, Thank u so much. You're always so caring. I'll work on the project. I'll make it happen. I believe he looks at me from a heaven.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  6. So sad when we hear of friends and loved ones passing over....to a better world we hope. For us, you are right, we must live as we are here and now and enjoy everything.

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    1. Thank u so much, Ann. You're always so caring. I believe he looks at me from a heaven. I'll work on the project and make it happen.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  7. It appears that your gentle friend has inspired you and helped you once more without knowing. Go with your heart Sadami. You are right we should make each day special.

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    1. Thank u so much, Polly. You're always so caring. Yes, he has inspired me so much. I'll work on the project and make it happen. You, too, enjoy each moment!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  8. Me alegra verte recuperada, Sadami. Como siempre... ¡fantásticos trabajos!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. ¡ Gracias tanto Onera. Siempre eres tan memorable. Creo que me mira desde un cielo. Trabajaré en el proyecto y hacer que suceda.
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you so much, Onera. You're always so caring. I believe he looks at me from a heaven. I'll work on the project and make it happen.
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>Onera said...
      Glad to see you recovered, Sadami. As always... fantastic work!
      A hug.

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  9. Sadami que gusto, que puedas convertir la trizteza en fuerza de lucha, de trabajo.
    Tu amigo que estoy segura que esta contigo se debe de sentir muy feliz de ver como sacas fuerzas del dolor para superarte.
    Las personas nunca se van del todo siempre queda su recuerdo su ejemplo y los momentos hermosos que compartieron.
    El retrato esta fabuloso ,la perspectiva me encanto, me gusta como detallas con pocas lineas ...esta limpio el dibujo y el color precioso esos ocres me gustan mucho.
    te dejo un abrazo ,te deseo una buena semana ,llena de bendiciones y que te sigas recuperando.

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    1. Hola, Mayra, gracias por comodidad y estímulos. Muy feliz de saber que les haya gustado mi trabajo!
      Eres tan memorable y su opinión es cierto. Creo que me mira desde un cielo. Trabajaré en el proyecto y hacer que suceda.
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Hi, Mayra, Thank you very much for comfort and encouragements. Very happy to know you liked my work!
      You're so caring and your say is true. I believe he looks at me from a heaven. I'll work on the project and make it happen.
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>>Mayra said...
      Sadami taste, which can convert the babesia in struggle, work force.
      Your friend, I'm sure that you must feel very happy to see as pushing out forces of pain to get ahead.
      People will never be all always is his memory his example and the moments they shared.
      Portrait this fabulous, the perspective I love, I like how detailed with few lines.. .this clean drawing and the beautiful color those ocher I like much.
      I leave you a hug, I wish you a good week, blessed and that you keep recovering.

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  10. He must have been such a lovely man for you to feel the loss strongly--and yet, it is also wonderful that you felt renewed. Wouldn't your friend love to know that he made a difference! (and he probably does know!) Love all these works. You are such a kind and loving person and that is reflected in all your drawings and paintings.

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    1. Thank u so much, Celeste! Your say is spot on. I believe he looks at me from a heaven. I'll work on the project and make it happen. Your cheers and encouragements help me move on!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  11. I'm so sorry to hear about your librarian friend. It is a reminder to celebrate the present and not to forget to thank people and to tell them you love them. A moving post and great sketches!

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    1. Thank u so much, Judy. Yes, your say is true. I'll work on the project and make it happen. Your cheers and encouragements help me move on. Enjoy your life fully!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  12. Yes Sadami, time is precious and those of us who love drawing are fortunate that we are able to enjoy what we do. So sorry to hear about your friend.

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    1. Thank u so much, Origame. Yes, my illo friend's say is so wise. I'll work on the project and make it happen. Your cheers and encouragements help me move on. Enjoy your life fully!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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    1. Thank you so much, Dora. You're always so caring. I believe he looks at me from a heaven. I'll work on the project and make it happen.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  14. Sorry to read about the friendly Librarian. Life shocks us sometimes. All we can do is carry on and remember the good people. He will undoubtedly be cheering you on from Heaven. Just as we cheer you on from blogland.
    Chin up and carry on, Sadami. *hugs*

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    1. *Higs* Pat. Thank you so much. Yes, I'll carry on and do my best for my life and the ongoing project. You, too, take care.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  15. さだみさんへ
    わかりますよ。
    わたしも、まだ、引きずってます。6年たとうとしてますが。
    それでいいのだとおもうんです。
    みんないろいろひきずりながら、生きているんですよね。

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    1. Hi, Midori, ありがとうございます. 貴方はとても優しい方ですね。そうですね。
      そして、これは私の心理学教授が教えてくれたの。長く引きずるとどんどん重くなるって。で、あっさりわすれるかそうできないなら、前向きな方向に昇華させる事にしてます。今回は後者にしました。忘れるって凄い貴重な事なのねと思って居ります。
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  16. Sadami .... what a beautiful post about the passing of your friend. Friends are one of our most precious things in life. It hurts at first, but his comfort and encouragement should live on in your for a long time.

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    1. Hi, Elva, thank u so much! Yes, friends are so precious. I'd sublimate my emotions into a positive direction. Please pass my best wishes to your daughter!
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  17. Hi Sadami, i love the portrait, good job! Hugs

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    1. Hi, Mari, thank u so much! I'll keep up!!
      Hugs and smile, Sadami

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  18. i'm sorry to read your post sadami ...clock tower is a beautiful piece .. hug jane

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    1. Thank u, Jane. "So" I dedicate the clock tower for the librarian. Yes, I'll make a picture book. Best wishes, Sadami

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