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Friday, December 20, 2013

Through 1st Round World Watercolour Competition!

Very good news, I'm ONE of 600 artists selected from all over the world! WOW!! I got through the first round for the world biggest international watercolour competition held by "The Art of Watercolour" magazine!!!

The submitted works are two. The letter does not tell which got through. 



The notice is below. 
"Dear Artist friend,
The first selection stage of the World Watercolour Competition is now over. You were approximately 2,000 artists from 80 countries to take part in the competition.

The significant number of participants shows how much you were involved in this event aiming at highlighting watercolour and watercolour artists throughout the world. We deeply thank you for it.

After the first validation of the registration forms, we are pleased to inform you that you have successfully passed the first selection stage of the World Watercolour Competition organised by the magazine The Art of Watercolour."


Here's the info. I'm certain many blog friends have seen this ad on net, haven't you?


This is the wesbite on the comp. Big prizes, offered articles+exhibition for winners. 
http://www.artofwatercolour.com/competition.html

Q&A = entry condition
yes, they do until 4 rounds.
http://www.artofwatercolour.com/pageconcours/questions.pdf

In addition, the competition entry condition is very tolerant.
1) any subject, any style will do
2) watercolour dominant but also with any medium use will do
3) works created in the past five yrs
4) 2 paintings
5) anyone can submit work
6) no fee for a first round
I'm certain so many, really tens of millions watercolourists, armatures, other medium artists tried. 

Oh, too good to be true. Pinch me! Ouch!! Yep, true! 
Then, a second round will soon start in a next year. Only 250 will be left for a second stage.

What a wonderful way to end the year and start 2014. 
This achievement encourages me so much. (*They do selection until five rounds. So, I do not expect I will get through them. But very happy, I'm one of 600 prestigious and honoured artists in the world!)

I've been working on the picture book project as you know. But I want to work on figures, too in 2014. 

Friends, thank you for your warm cheers that have enabled me to go forward in 2013. Oh, I cannot depict with a language how much blogger Friends, YOU have backed up me. My achievements are, in fact, yours, too. BTW, I have a sore right hand and will consult a specialist in 2014. So, please allow me to take a rest well and keep patience for a new post in 2014.  
Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!
Friends, Happy, Happy Painting!






 



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48 comments:

  1. Congratulations Sadami!!! Great news, what a wonderful Christmas present for you! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful and successful 2014!

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    1. Thank u, Judy! I'll take a rest and give my right hand a holiday leave. You, too, have a Merry Xams and a wonderful new year! Best wihses, Sadami

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  2. Felicidades!, es una gran noticia y todos participamos de tu alegria.
    Un abrazo.

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  3. How wonderful!!! I will keeping my fingers and toes crossed - just think what you could do with a nice, big award?!!??? Hoping you not only are in the top artists who get in the magazine (another reason to renew my subscription!), but that you win one of the awards, too :)

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    1. Oh, sweet Rhonda, thank u! I do not need to worry about the big prize that I will hardly get ( in a practical view. Think of it. Next round, only 250 will be left from 600. Then, only a few will be left in the future round.) But if I could get that money, I want to get a nice and cosy "house" near a beach, of course that has a large studio (i'm in a unit and petrol costs me to go for a swim!). Hahaha, to win this comp could be much harder than a lottery?!
      Cheers, wink, wink, Sadami

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  4. Sadami, felicitaciones ! Merecido reconocimiento a sus hermosos trabajos en acuarela, me alegro muy sinceramente y le deseo unas fiestas con mucho amor y paz

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    1. ¡ Gracias Beatriz! Sí, mi mentor y otros amigos dicen exactamente la misma palabra como has dicho anteriormente. Qué feliz estoy. También, deseo una feliz Navidad y un muy feliz año nuevo!!!!
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you, Beatriz! Yes, my mentor and other friends say exactly the same say like you said above. I'm so happy. Me, too, wish you a Merry Christmas and a very, very Happy New Year!!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>> Beatriz said...
      Sadami, congratulations! Well-deserved recognition to its beautiful works in watercolor, I am sincerely glad and wish you a holiday with lots of love and peace

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  5. Congratulations Sadami, what an honor and of course you are much deserving of it. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you, Carol! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a very, very Happy New Year!!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  6. I'm so happy for you. Congrats for this first round :))) ♫♪ ♥♥♫ From France I wish you all the best. Bisous .

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    1. Thank u, Lydie! Only 250 will be left from 600 for a next round. So, I expect nothing, but very happy! You, too, have a wonderful feastive season and may 2014 will be a splendid year!! Best wishes, Sadami

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  7. Congratulations Sadami. Well deserved.

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    1. Thank u, AK! May 2014 will be a wonderful year for you!! Best wishes, Sadami

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  8. Yay! Good for you Sadami, mmmm wouldn't the money be nice! Better odds than the lottery. Happy New year dear girl.

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    1. Thank u! Yes, a very good lottery?! Wish you a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year, too!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  9. Your work is exquisite Sadami. All the accolades are well deserved! Congrats and enjoy the sharing of your art!

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    1. Ooohh, thank u, Katherine! Yes, I'll enjoy sharing art and joy! Best wishes, Sadami

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  10. Happy Holidays, Sadami! I wish 2014 to be most successful and fruitful year for your art and creative spirit. I look forward to see you in the 5th round, winning the prize.

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    1. Thank u, Irina. You, too, have a wonderful festive season and a fruitful 2014. Aahahaha, well, I'll buy a lottery rather than this comp (practical Sadami!). Imagine, world best artists compete for the prizes. But just have "dream" is not bad! Cheers, Sadami

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  11. Querida SADAMI, te felicito por haber sido selecciona como una de las 600 acuarelistas mejores del mundo!!!
    Estoy orgulloso de tener a una amiga gran artista y especialmente tan HUMANA y con gran corazón!! Que se merece mucho más! Pienso que deberías estar seleccionada entre las mejores!!!!
    Te felicito. Sé que te hace mucha ilusión y te sientes feliz... yo también!
    Disfruta de este premio y te deseo que pases unas felices fiestas de Navidad y que el año que viene, te nombren como LA MEJOR!!!!!
    Un beso.

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    1. ¡ Oh, gracias, Joshemari! Sé, también, tiene un gran corazón maravilloso y brillante acuarela habilidades!! En cuanto a paisajes, haces mucho mejor que yo! (* el año que viene, deberías probarlo.) Pero soy realista y no esperar nada para una próxima ronda. Yo hice lo que pude y haré mi mejor esfuerzo en cualquier trabajo.
      También, tengo una temporada festiva maravillosa y segura. Puede brezo, será un buen año para ti. Por favor tenga cuidado. Los mejores deseos, abrazos, Sadami

      Oh, thank you, Joshemari! I know you, too, have a wonderful big heart and brilliant watercolour skills! Regarding landscapes, you do much better than me! (*next year, you should try it.) But I'm realistic and expect nothing for a next round. I did my best and will do my best in any work.
      You, too, have a wonderful and safe festive season. May heath, a good year will be for you. Please take care. Best wishes, hugs, Sadami


      >>>Joshemari said...
      Dear SADAMI, I congratulate you on having been selected as one of the 600 best watercolors of the world!
      I am proud to have a great friend, artist and especially as human and with big heart! That more deserves! I think you should be selected among the best!
      I congratulate you. I know that it makes you very happy and you feel happy... I also!
      Enjoy this award and I wish you to spend happy holidays of Christmas and the year coming, you appoint as the best!
      A kiss.

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  12. Hola Sadami, enhorabuena, no sé porque te extraña esta selección eres muy buena y seguro que seguiras adelante, te deseo unas felices fiestas y que el año que viene sea aún mejor , si puede ser, un fuerte abrazo

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    1. Gracias, Francis! Vi este anuncio en otros blogs de acuarela muy a menudo y decidió desafiarla. Puedes intentarlo el año que viene! Te deseo una feliz Navidad y un feliz año nuevo.
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you, Francis! I saw this ad on other watercolour blogs very often and decided to challenge it. You can try it next year! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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      Hello Sadami, congratulations, I do not know because I am surprised this selection are very good and sure that seguiras forward, I wish you happy holidays and the coming year be even better, if you can, a big hug

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  13. oh fabulous, fabulous news, Sadami!
    I am so thrilled for you !.
    You will have a wonderful Christmas, and deservedly so! xxxxxxxx

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    1. Thanks millions, Pat! Good to have a nice friend to share joy that doubles my happiness! You, too, have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Love, Sadami

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  14. What a great news Sadami! I really wish you to get through all the next rounds, one by one. what a great gift this would be! Your work would absolutely deserve this. I wish you very nice and happy holidays and best of luck in the new year!

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    1. Thnak u, Blaga! But I'm realistic and expect nothing for a next round. I did my best and will do my best in any work. You, too, have a wonderful and safe festive season. May heath, a good year will be for you. Please take care. Best wishes, Sadami

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  15. Gee, I left a comment a few days ago and looks like blogger ate it.

    CONGRATULATIONS. So proud of you!!!!

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  16. I, M son happy for you, SADAMI and wish you à gréât succès merry Christmas

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    1. Thank u, Isabelle. You, too!!! Love and smile, Sadami

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  17. Dear Sadami - congratulations - you so deserve this recognition. Wishing you the best of success. Hope you had a beautiful Christmas as well and may your New Year be filled to the brim with good things. God Bless.

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    1. Debbie, thank you for kind cheers. You, too, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! Your blogs are full of love and beautiful art works. Keep up and enjoy then in 2014. God Bless, you, too.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  18. I thought I had commented on this post. Congratulations! No surprise. I love, LOVE the second one and would place bets that that is the one. Such character! Happy new year!

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    1. Oh, thank u, Dan! The second one, I actually sketched a drinking person. He knew my drawing, but kept silent and (please get surprised!) kindly kept a posture for me. Whilst my painting, I felt we communicated deeply without language. Then, after painting, he left a pub silently... I deeply thanked for him. You, too, happy new year!! Best wishes, Sadami

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  19. Congratulations, Sadami! You deserve this so much! I am very happy for you! :)
    I take the occasion to wish you a new year full of other recognitions as this, and of creativity and joy!
    Big kisses, dear!
    Cristina

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    1. Thank u, Cristina. I'll work on the picture book project more and enjoy portraits. Wish you a happy new year! Take care. Best wihses, Sadami

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  20. BRAVO Sadami, i'm very happy for you too! Bonne Année 2014, keep healthy & happy and "what you dream will come true"!
    Greetings from Nice,
    Yun (Petit Nuage)

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    1. Thank u, Oh, Yun (Petit Nauge)!!! Wish you a very happy new year, too!! You, too, make your dream come true. And let' share joy!!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  21. Feliz Año Nuevo 2014!!
    Abrazos, Sonia.

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    1. Thank u, Sonia for warm cheers always! Wish you a very happy new year. Make your dream come true!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  22. Congratulations, Sadami! Wonderful work here. I wandered over from Dan's blog and do not regret it one bit! Love your work!

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    1. Happy New Year, Raena. Thank u for warm cheers and visiting my blog. Your work has charm, particularly, in people that I love. Please keep up wonderful work and hope you will make dreams come true. May 2014 will be a fantastic year for you. Best wishes, Sadami

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  23. dear sadami i am so very happy for you ...many congratulations ...and good luck ...fingers crossed for you ! ...happy new year !

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    1. Thnak u, Jame! But I'm realistic and expect nothing for a next round (only 250! Too tight). I did my best and will do my best in any work. You, too, have a wonderful and happy new 2014. Best wishes, Sadami

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