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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Holiday Leave for Blogging

Friends, we had a long weekend, Australia Day ( = happy birthday, dear Rhonda!). I have bad news and good news. Joints' pains in hands bother me. Need a break for typing. Keyboard work hurts hands. Hand specialists are helping me ( *two yrs ago, the doctor did my hand surgery! Great success.) So, please pardon my blog's holiday leave for a while and keep patience.

Good news is, I submitted "most colours" for the picture book project! Yey!! Author Matt Zurbo gave me wonderful advice to make these images. Now, my mentor Ann James says, "Great work Sadami, I like the feeling. I'll print them out and see how they work as a book. Have a break, treat yourself! RELAX!!" Yes, indeed, her say is right on a spot! My editor/publisher Helen Chamberlin says, "Gorgeous. You are so advanced with it ( in the process of picture book illustration) " 
Next, a publishing team will give me feedback. Then, we will work on images more, if necessary. Friends, get surprised? Yes, creating a picture book takes such a long time and a lot of processes. 
The publishing team, Editor Helen, Author Matt and other staff are very caring and so sweet. They kindly give me time as much as I need to get better. 

This break will be a good time to keep away from my own work. And come back to it to examine the images like a third party or in an objective view. I really look forward to feedback and to working with my wonderful publishing team!
One day,  I'll post on my editor/publisher, so sweet, very thoughtful and wise. Helen is already an Australia legend and highly respected in publishing industry.  Shhhhh?! Friends, I've already made her portrait in a loose style. She said with a wonderful humour, "I'm honoured!" and added, "20 yrs younger than me!" Well, Friends, I'll leave it to your decision if it looks younger or not. Look forward to my post on Helen with her portrait in the near future! ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ I feel I'm very blessed to work with brilliant Author Matt, admirable Editor/Publisher Helen and superb Mentor Ann.  

Now, my hands will take a rest. 
Thank you for understanding and I really appreciate your great cheers. Please pardon my few comments/responses or only short "text" messages on your blogs. BUT I always enjoy your blog posts! 
Friends, take care. Happy Painting!!












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22 comments:

  1. Feel better, Sadami. It's good to have a rest. Glad to know you're work with the picture book is coming along nicely!

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  2. Deseo que te recuperes pronto y bien, Sadami.
    Esperamos ver tus trabajos editados.
    Un gran abrazo.

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  3. It¡s so exciting reading you're doing such a great work with your book Sadami, but please take care of your hands, get well soon! <3

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  4. Hola Sadami,
    Tus apuntes, como siempre, deliciosos, con ese gesto suelto y alegre de tus pinceles.
    Toma la pausa con toda tu paciencia y sabiduria, nosotros te echaremos de menos y esperaremos tu vuelta.
    Un abrazo.

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  5. You always capture people in your drawings with so few strokes...very good. Enjoy your rest and I hope your rest will help your hand.

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  6. Wish you better, soon, dear friend.
    Protect those precious hands and see you back here when all is well xx

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  7. Hi Sadami:) If there is one to understood a needed break, it will be me:):) So you take care and examine all your paintings as if you were someone else. I love your arm/hand painting. I even recognize the brace :):) Big hugs and keep well.xx

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  8. You have earned a good rest for your hands, Sadami, you have been so busy for a long time! Take it easy and we will be here when you get back. All the best wishes to you!

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  9. Dear Sadami, do take the break that you need and don't feel guilty for that. I hope that your hands recover quickly. I don't know how you will refrain from drawing and painting, but you must do it for your own good. The portrait is absolutely wonderful, it is loose but with so much personality! Take your time now...

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  10. have a wonderful rest, Sadami...you deserve it! These paintings are wonderful as always. You are so very talented!

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  11. Oh dear poor you. You must take care of your precious hands. Will miss you and will be nice to see you back because it will be things have improved. Take care xx

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  12. Take all the time you need Sadami - all strength and healing to your gifted hands. Great that you've got such a supportive team behind you - love the portrait!

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  13. Take care of your hands. They must draw a lot for years. Computer is less important. Congrat for the news and for all your work. I wish all the best to you..

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  14. How awful, the things we really value like our sight or hands seem to let us down, I do hope you make a quick recovery Sadami chan. Thinking of you.

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  15. congratulations on your very good book news and the wonderful support you are receiving form your editor and publisher.
    I look forward to your next blog, whenever it may be, Wishing you all the best and hope to see you soon.

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  16. Great picture book news from you :) sorry to hear your hands are bothering you - please take good care and give yourself a good rest! Cheers!

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  17. Take care of you Sadami, ♥♥♥

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  18. so sorry about your hands,please take good care and rest!! I'm praying you'll be healed soon. take care, love to you,Diana

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  19. Sorry to hear about your pain! Enjoy your blog-break and get better soon I hope. Take care!

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  20. I hope you get better very soon. I wish you all the best. Don't write back. You don't need to. I know you are there. Love :-)

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  21. El tiempo me ha jugado una mala pasada y me ha hecho descuidar a los viejos amigos, nunca es tarde para recuperar el tiempo perdido. Un abrazo desde Huesca, España.

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