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Monday, August 19, 2013

Writing Stories for Picture Books

Friends, another good news, I've started writing down stories!  
I have been strongly encouraged to write picture book stories and to illustrate them by my own for these years -- special thanks for my mentor Ann James and big names in publishing industry. Although a bit shy Sadami was prudent, I finally felt the encouragement as a wonderful opportunity! Yes, writing stories is quite a fun. Also, thank you for warm cheers, support, visits for my blog and great patience for a new post! 
Actually, I've been enjoying writing stories since childhood (and kept it secret with diaries like other girls do). Yes, young Sadami loved to imagine characters and created tales. Now, a dream is  becoming true. You'll certainly find "author and illustrator Sadami Konchi" printed on picture books in the future. NOTE: It will take years to come up in publishing industry. So, please look forward to it without a time frame.
Now, the ongoing picture book illustration is going steadily. The stage of a "full set of roughs for the whole book." I'm enjoying working on the all roughs, even though it's not easy and quite demanding. I'll organise the storyboard again. Challenging, but these labour pains are so lovely.
A dear linguist friend will visit me for tea before going back to a field work in overseas. We will enjoy chatting over nudges for my writing stories. She and I both love readings and writing. Oh, tea will be a great fun!

These picture book related project occupy me 


These picture book related projects occupy me more and more. I'm also working on portraits. Weekly Monday posting is very hard and please forgive me. I'll upload a post from time to time. But I'll certainly visit your blogs between projects!
Friends, Happy Painting and Writing!  

My favorite say is, "Dream is unrealised reality." 


Let us make dreams come true.






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36 comments:

  1. Oh yes, Sadami, that will be wonderful books!

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    1. Thank u, Judy. I'm a lucky girl surrounded by nice people in our industry. They back up me so much. Best wishes, Sadami

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  2. Escribir es mi otra gran afición, Sadami.
    Con tus fantásticas ilustraciones, seguro que tus cuentos tienen gran éxito.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Ooohh, gracias, Onera, abrazo!! Tú también, escribe historias e ilustrarlos. Tus pinturas son muy reconfortante y agradable para los libros ilustrados.
      Un abrazo y mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Ooohh, thank you, Onera, hug!! You, too, write stories and illustrate them. Your paintings are very heartwarming and nice for picture books.
      A hug and best wishes, Sadami

      >>> Onera said...
      Writing is my other hobby, Sadami.
      With your fantastic illustrations, we are sure that your stories are great success.
      A hug.

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  3. Oh this is so delightful. I am very happy that you are starting down a path you have wanted t.
    In the meantime, your updates and drawings are son enjoyable.

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    1. Thank u very much, Alissa. I heartily hope you will make your dreams come true.
      All the very best, Sadami

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  4. Una pintura encantadora, me ha gustado mucho ver el proceso, un abrazo!

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    1. Gracias, Mari! Tus pinturas son hermosas, también. Sigue.
      Mis mejores deseos y un abrazo, Sadami

      Thank you, Mari! Your paintings are lovely, too. Keep up.
      Best wishes and a hug, Sadami

      >>> Mari said...
      A lovely painting, I really enjoyed watching the process, a hug!

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  5. Lovely ideas and work Sadami! Good luck with book writing too!

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    1. Oh, thank u, Dora~~~!!! Already some ideas are under construction under my mentor's supervision between projects. I'll make them happen.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  6. Go Sadami! Follow your dreams! I'm sure that you can write good stories because all of your sketches and paintings do tell a whole lot just on their own.
    I love this little girl in the plaid dress. The expression on her face is so lovely! She's determined and happy - I think that's you :)

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    1. Thank you, Blaga. I'll follow my dreams. Yes, this girl is me. My memory in childhood. I'm very happy that many nice and wonderful people surround me like you, Balga!! You, too, make your dreams come true.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  7. Triunfarás Sadami!!! Cómo va a ser sino? Le pones tanto corazón que el éxito está asegurado. Además, éxito o no, lo importante es verte realizada con aquello que deseas: Ser feliz! Y ello, lo noto en tu comunicación a todos nosotros a través de este blog! Que seas feliz!!!
    Un fuerte abrazo.

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    1. Gracias, Joshemari!! Sí, tu dices tiene toda la razón! Podrá disfrutar de escritura e ilustración. Muy bonito, mi mentor quiere publicar mis propias historias creados más y más en el futuro. Estoy ocupado con el proyecto en curso y los retratos. Pero estoy escribiendo ideas. Eres muy dulce. También, disfruta de dibujo y pintura!!
      Un gran abrazo y sonrisa, Sadami

      Thank you, Joshemari!! Yes, your say is absolutely right! I'll enjoy writing and illustration. Very lovely, my mentor wants me to publish my own created stories more and more in the future. I'm busy with the ongoing project and portraits. But I'm writing ideas. You're really sweet. You, too, enjoy drawing and painting!!
      A big hug and smile, Sadami

      >>> Joshemari said...
      Triumph Sadami! Will be like fate? You put so much heart that success is assured. In addition, success or not, the important thing is to see you made with what you want: be happy! And, I notice in your communication to us through this blog! You be happy
      A big hug.

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  8. Que grandisima idea Sadami, enhorabuena, espero que todo te salga muy bien, un saludo.

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    1. Gracias, Jose. Yo, también, de verdad espero todo irá bien. Debería decir "" a hacerlo. También, por favor, hace tus sueños realidad.
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you, Jose! Me, too, really hope everything will go well. I should say "I" will make it happen. You, too, please make your dreams come true.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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      That great idea Sadami, congratulations, I hope that everything goes you very well, a greeting.

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  9. A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E. What a wonderful opportunity, that you must grasp with both hands. Bet you are smiling from ear to ear.

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    1. Thank u, Polly! Yes, I've grabbed them with a whole body in joy. Very lovely, my mentor wants me to publish my own created stories more and more in the future. I'm busy with the ongoing project and portraits. But I'm writing ideas. You're really sweet. You, too, enjoy drawing and painting!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  10. bravo Sadami,poursuis tes rêves . tu dis que tu es très chanceuse mais moi je crois que tu as ce que tu mérites

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    1. Merci, Isabelle ! Pas facile de faire arriver, mais comme vous dit que je poursuivre mes rêves. Vous aussi, allez-y!!!
      Meilleurs voeux, Sadami

      Thank you, Isabelle! Not easy to make it happen, but like you said I pursue my dreams. You, too, go for it!!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>> Isabelle said...
      Bravo Sadami, pursue your dreams. you say that you are very lucky but I believe you got what you deserve

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  11. great that you will add words to your fantastic paintings..I am excited for you!

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    1. Thank u, Celeste! Very happy to know you share joy with me. I'm enjoying writing!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  12. Fabulous news Sadami!!! So happy that you continue to work in this book direction. It can only mean happiness for you and for the reader!

    Hugs

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    1. Thnak you, Teri! Indeed, I'm so happy. I'd bring readers love, happiness and hope. Best wishes, Sadami

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  13. Lovely illustrations, Sadami!
    I am looking into the future and see a very famous story writer and illustrator. Until that day arrives, will cheer you on. Actually, will cheer with you when that day arrives, also!

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    1. Oh, you're so sweet, Pat! Yes, let us encourage each other. Congrats on your publishing. I heartily hope you'll enjoy writing, too. Best wishes, Sadami

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  14. My dearest Sadami:) With all your talent it will be a succes. Your happiness and positive mind will be found back in your books. I wish you all the luck in the world and hope that your dream may come true!!
    Have a nice weekend:)xx

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    1. My dearest Renate, Thank you and you're so sweeeeeet! Yes, I'll enjoy creative work more and more. A bright future awaits me. You, too, enjoy creative work. Have a nice weekend, too!! Best wishes, Sadami

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  15. Wow-wow-wow! Congratulations! I am so excited for you!! A Sadami Konchi children's book will give the children the sunshine and optimism and colorful outlook on life that we adults all drink from your cup. You are already making the world a more wonderful place - but with an extended reach like that?! What could be better! Go for it!

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    1. Oh, thanks millions, Dan!! Yes, I want to bring readers love and hope. Now, I'm so happy and busy. Dan, I know one of your dreams is creating a picture book. I heartily hope you will make it true. I found many good picture book illustration teaching sites run by American artists on net. Google info and what about studying it? I'm certain you have wonderful talents. Go, Dan, and seize your day!! Best wishes, Sadami

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  16. Follow your dreams and as you said make them a reality! Wish you all the best of creative times with your own and other story book illustrations :). Love how you expressed your thoughts in sketches!

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    1. Thnak u, Meera! Yes, make your dream come ture. I'm really enjoying creating the picture book project ( to be published next year) and writing stories. Sketches are daily exercises and good records of inspirations and ideas. Keep up!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  17. Hello Sadami! Es un placer muy grande contemplar tu Arte!! Wonderful!!!

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    1. Thanks millions, Eduarudo!! Best wishes, Sadami

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  18. so glad your dream is coming true sadami .

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    1. Thanks, Jane! Very busy with picture book projects and portraits. You, too, enjoy drawing. Best wishes, Sadami

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