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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Resolutions & Life Drawings

Hi, Friends, Happy New Year! Thank you for visiting my blog in 2014. Did you have a wonderful Christmas and a new year's eve? I had! Now, 2014 has started! 
"You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth." – Evan Esar.
OK, my new year resolution -- practical and realistic.
1)  Complete the picture book
We'll get on work from a next week.  Editor said like a last whip, "Sadami, if you have a question, ask your Mentor! (whilst her Christmas leave)", but Editor never forgot to give me sweet, adding, "Have lots of swims and Happy New Year. Love." What a lovely Editor! Good Girl, Sadami has been working on colour!

2) Book Launch
My dream is to have a picture book's book launch at uni and else where. I'd invite wonderful supporters to say special thanks. 

3) Enjoy Upcoming Projects
Yes, already interesting projects have come to me in 2013.
4) Enjoy Figurative Work in Sketch & Watercolour
My most favorite genre is figures. We all know "being honest with ourselves" is essential to make a good work.  Go, figures, make snap-shot-like portraits more.

5) Try Competitions More 
I tried only a few competitions last year, really. The picture book project has occupied me. This year, I'd try a bit more, say, at least, five. 

6) Walk Well 
No, not a cat walk. 
Yes, I've been challenging walking without a stick. Although balancing is not easy, I'm optimistic and positive. Then, dress up! I want to put on sexy shoes!  
But my dear and very wise blog friend said, "No, Sadami, you do not look sexy(*Ouch!), but cute - and believe me, cute lasts all your life while sexy fades pretty quickly :)  So you are much better being cute!" ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ·.•*•♫°•♫·.•ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ
Ooooohhhh!!!!! I did not know it. That's true! OK, this year, I'd go on this way, go cute! Lalalala~~!

All my resolutions are achievable. You do not find such as "bring back the moon," "lose **kgs/weight," or "conquer Mount Everest." It means there should be solutions and strategies for my objections. (BTW, Friends, is a successful diet much harder than climbing up Everest, don't you think so?~(*o*)~)  

Friends, what is your goal in 2014?
Finally, I'd share this say with you.

"Life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment,
and life's greatest rewards are reserved for those who
demonstrate a never-ending commitment to life.
As simplistic as this may seems,
it is the common denominator separating
those who live their dreams from
those who live in regret."
---Anthony Robbins
May 2014 will be a wonderful and fruitful year for you, I pray with all my heart.
Dear Friends, Happy Painting, 2014!




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34 comments:

  1. Feliz Año Nuevo, Sadami. ¡Suerte en todos tus proyectos artísticos!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Feliz año nuevo para usted, también! ONERA, siempre estás tan dulce. Gracias. Espero 2014 será un año maravilloso para ti. Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Happy New Year to you, too! Onera, you're so sweet always. Thank you. I hope 2014 will be a wonderful year for you. Best wishes, Sadami

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      Happy new year, Sadami. Good luck in all your art projects!
      A hug.

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  2. You have had a very successful year in 2013 that is already carrying over to 2014. I wish you continued success on your road to health and success.
    My resolution is to learn how to do japanese painting in general and etegMi in particular. I am loving what I have learned so far.
    Happy New Year my friend.

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    1. Thank u, Teri! I'm sure you'll enjoy Etegami so much. It's really a lovely exchanging card that is just fit to your taste. Today, the podiatrist and I discussed about my orthotics. It seems very hard to design it, but he happily offers me help. These wonderful supporters' cheers enable me to go on. Teri, you're one of them!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  3. Hi Sadami:) Happy New year! My goal for this year is to stay healty. I hope you stay healthy too and may all your dreams and goals come true. Big hug!xx

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    1. Ooohhh, Renate!Thank u so much and happy new year to you, too. Are you ok? Feel better? Yes, let us stay healthy, first! Please take care. Full recovery takes lots of time. Take it easy. 2014 will be a wonderful year for you. Best wishes and big hugs, xxx Sadami

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  4. Yo no me pongo metas que luego las incumplo todas!!!!! Solo seguir pintando, disfrutando de vuestra amistad y sentir vuestra alegria como propia. Un fuerte abrazo.

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    1. ¡ Tina dulce, gracias y feliz año nuevo! Ninguna meta es otra opción y podría ser una estrategia muy inteligente. Pero creo que tienes! Me dijiste, "seguir pintando, disfrutando de su amistad y sentir tu alegría como propio". ¿Ves? Sí, nos dejan disfrutar pintando juntos, apreciando nuestra amistad y compartir nuestra alegría!!!!
      Mis mejores deseos y grandes abrazos, Sadami

      Oh, sweet Tina, thank you and happy new year! No goal is another option and could be a very wise strategy. But I think you have some! You tell me, "keep on painting, enjoying your friendship and feel your joy as their own." See? Yes, let us enjoy painting together, appreciating our friendship and share our joy!!
      Best wishes and big hugs, Sadami

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      I do not put goals that the then breaks all! Just keep on painting, enjoying your friendship and feel your joy as their own. A big hug.

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  5. Sadami, enjoy a healthy and productive new year ahead!

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    1. Oh, so nice Dora, always thank you!!! You, too, have a healthy and creative 2014! Best wishes, Sadami

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  6. Hi Sadami....I love all your figures and it was very fun to read your goals for 2014. I have no doubt that you will achieve them all. Raising a glass in honor of sexy shoes! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank u, very sweet Celeste! Happy New Year!
      Oh, today, the podiatrist and I discussed about my orthotics. It seems very hard to design it, but he happily offers me help. (He had a big laugh with my say, "I want to show off sexy shoes!") These wonderful supporters' cheers enable me to go on. Celeste, you're one of them!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  7. A wonderful new year's post - with practical examples of achievable resolutions. One question - what are comps? Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank u, Dan! I corrected a lazy word into "competition." Please forgive my sloppy word. (*seriously, "abbreviation" is one feature of Australian English, we studied in linguistics.) Anyway, Happy New Year and please pass it to your son!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  8. Thank so much Sadami for your wishes, you too, have a wonderful year, lots of love and creativity ♥♥♥

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    1. Sweet Lydie, thank u! You, too, have a wonderful year, lots of love and creativity ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ·.•*•♫°•♫·.•ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  9. Happy New Year Sadami....may 2014 be a good one :-)

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    1. Thank u, Ann and you, too, have Happy New Year!! Let us enjoy drawing and friendship in 2014!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  10. 明けましておめでとうございます!今年も夢に向かって頑張りましょう。

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    1. 謹んで新年のお慶びを申し上げます。 優しい、そして耳なつかしい日本語のお便りをありがとうございます。お互い夢を実現しましょうね。 Take care. Best wishes, Sadami

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  11. Good resolutions, Sadami! A very happy and inspirational New Year to you!

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    1. Thank u, sweet Judy! I heartily hope 2014 will be a wonderful year for you!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  12. These are all good and very achievable resolutions, Sadami. I'm glad to see you included #4 - making time to enjoy what we like to do is very important! Have a very healthy, happy and productive year, my dear friend!

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    1. Oh, sweet Blaga, Happy New Year for u, too! Oh, com'on, without joy, I cannot make good work. Thank goodness, my mentor, editor and other art related people, all know it and never push me to do something that discourages me. Health, too. If a person is happy and believes in hope, she makes a progress --- a "fake drug" is a good example that how much a positive attitude makes a miracle. Once, a physio expected I would never walk again at the onset. She told me a lie, "You walk better with a splint!" Simple Sadami firmly beleived it and kept exerceses. Today, I try walking without a stick and can swim 1km.
      So, you, too, enjoy life! Be happy, have a very healthy and creative year!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  13. Yay, cute Sadami :) We'll both be cute when we're 95 :) Why needed sexy, when it fades so quickly?! ha ha
    Good resolutions - very achievable and nothing over the top. Like me - why make such resolutions one cannot keep even for a month. Success in small things until you have success in medium things...and so on :) Happy 2014!!!

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    1. Yey, cute & sexy Rhonda! But hopefully, we could be cute right now. Well, being sexy is quite an interesting topic. Individual discrepancy is huge how to recognise it and to be recognised so. When I see you in person, I'd ask you to give us a lecture on being sexy & cute?!
      Anyway, I hope you will achieve your own one. Please be kind to yourself. You, too, Happy 2014!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  14. Happy New Year Sadami! I wish you much success with 2014. It sounds like you have some fantastic goals and I am sure you will achieve them. Please be sure to post the shoes:)

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  15. I love your resolutions :) and wish you a wonderful year ahead where you will see them all come to life ! Happy, creative, peaceful, and prosperous 2014 :)

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  16. Good and wise (and cute:) resolutions Sadami, I look forward to following and watching you reach them all. Have a terrific year doing it!

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  17. Dear Leslie, thank u! (my computer is out of order right now!) I'm typing from a libary. This computer does not allow me to reply for each comment, but at the end only.
    Anyway, sure, I'll show off?! my shoes one day!!! Cheers, Sadami

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  18. Dear Meera, on, so sweet, thank u! (my computer is out of order right now!) I'm typing from a libary. This computer does not allow me to reply for each comment, but at the end only.
    Anyway, u, too, have a wonderufl and creative year!!! Best wihses, Sadami

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  19. Sweet Cathy, thank you! (my computer is out of order right now!) I'm typing from a libary. This computer does not allow me to reply for each comment, but at the end only.
    Anyway, u, too, have a wonderufl and creative year! I look forward to your art activities and sketches.
    Best wishes, Sadami

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  20. I wish your goals to be happily fulfilled. I wish you (and myself) to enjoy every day of life.

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    1. Happy New Year, Irina! Yes, let us fulfill our dreams this year. Best wishes, Sadami

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