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Monday, November 10, 2014

Hail Artists Pursuing Dreams!

Hi, Friends, how is it going with you? I sketched a busker and classic guitarist who had changed his life from an elite life. I had met him before. We chatted over our happy poor life, but with pride and dignity. Although he had been working at the promising course overseas, the busker said , "I'm back to music." Sounds like he's come "home" at his heart. He chose being honest to himself, freedom and poverty. I admire his brave decision and risk taking. 

We enjoyed a long chat such as copyrights of art work on internet, the status of artists in society, his work and my ongoing projects. BTW, I've been doing research on copyrights issues. The accessability of information on internet has allowed image thefts and intrusion of copyrights. The legal knowledge of copyrights and a legal action against an image theft is necessary. I'll post the collected information and the case study of my experiences on internet, when an appropriate time comes.

*This busker, as a side player, cared for a lead guitar, which impressed me so much.
I told his girl friend, "You are a lucky lady who can get such a caring man!"
We all agreed and had a good laugh. Yes, guitar sounds tell a personality. 
Back to the topic, the busker and me. I love to chat with any buskers and brave day-dream believers. 
"I'm happy to die in poverty!" I said after talking of my picture book illustration projects. 
The busker corrected my say, "(we will) die in LIFE." A lovely and interesting English expression! 
*This is the old sketch of that busker. 

Friends, please get surprised! The busker plays a 7 stringed classic guitar (**a usual guitar has 6 strings). I saw it for the first time! He said, "People don't notice it" and "Very confusing at the beginning." Oh, I can imagine it. "What is the extra string for?" I asked. "A bass." I see. "How many strings are desiable for a guitar in your opinion?" "Nine." Oooooh! I can't play it, btw. The busker makes very clear and sweet sounds that tell who he is. He remembers once I had played a guitar in a band in our last chat. Yes. But I came back to drawing that I always thought of. It always called for me from the bottom of heart. I felt any other directions would not fulfill me except drawing/painting in visual art. I'm sure he responded to his call or an inner voice.

*Seven strings guitar   
Being honest to oneself is the best part of life, we all know. Yet, few achieve it or carry on. I'm certain that buskers will never regret their lives and the choice. 

I hope society will appreciate art and improve the status of artists, in, especially, a socio-economic phase. Financially, many artists have difficulty. Without art, how could we express our joy in life? The busker -- I noticed he changed his hair style -- seems to have got enough money to buy a new and interesting guitar. After a long chat, he gave me his own CD and a good shake hand! I was about to pay for it. He smiled and said "That's ok." He's rich at heart. I hope we will become good friends. 

Now, I'm very excited to prepare for a book launch, exhibitions and author talks in 2015. Many unsolved problems are on my dish. Busy and not easy challengings surely give me joy and fun. Everyday is adventure! 

Also, any illustrators and students, try the great opportunity, book illustration competition 2015 in the last post. 
Friends, Happy Painting!  







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16 comments:

  1. I was once told, 'You don't have plenty of money, but you're the richest person here.' This post about your busker reminded me of that time. Your sketches and conversation are fantastic. A real treat for a Monday morning. Take care, Sadami. Enjoy your life.

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    1. Thank you, sweet Pat! In Sadami socio-economic theory, a person cannot have time and money at once. If so, a guy is doing cheating?! You, too, please take care and ejoy life fully. Best wishes, Sadami

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  2. Whatever the type of artist, they all enrich our lives. As do you dear Sadami, with your interesting posts, and interest in people.

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    1. Oh, kind Polly, thank you! Yes, I love people and would like to post interesting topics for readers. You, too, enjoy blogging. Cheers, Sadami

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  3. Dear Sadami, what a wonderful experience you had. I love to visit your blog and learn of your experiences like these. You are an inspiration to me.
    Fond regards, Carol

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    1. Dear Carol, thank you so much. You, too, please take care and enjoy your wonderful art activities. Best wishes, Sadami

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  4. Sadami, you need just enough to live on and then you fill your life with such joy and happiness and sharing! You truly are a special person, woman, artist :) Have a wonderful week, my friend!

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    1. Oh, sweet Rhoda, thank you! You, too, are truly special to anyone. What a wonderful lady and artist you are!! Yes, let's enjoy a week and drawing. Best wishes, Sadami

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  5. Fantásticos, como siempre, los retratos que nos muestras, y en mi opinion eres una de las personas mas ricas que conozco. Un abrazo.

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    1. Dulce Tina, gracias! Sí, ellos y nosotros son las personas más ricas de la tierra. Nuestra felicidad "contagia" a los demás. Cheers, guiño, guiño, Sadami

      Sweet Tina, thank you! Yes, they and we are the richest people on the earth. Our happiness infects others. Cheers, wink, wink, Sadami

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      Fantastic, as always, the portraits show us, and in my opinion are one of the richest people I know. A hug.

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  6. Dear Sadami, I can't agree more with you that material wealth has little to do with happiness. We are the happiest when we do what we love doing. If one can make a living, doing that, that's the real wealth. Your paintings of the musicians are wonderful, as always! BTW I think that Russian guitars have seven strings, at least, according to the lyrics of popular Russian song.

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  7. Thank you so much, dear Blaga! Yes, we even sacrifise material needs and try to do what we really want to do. We studied "Hierarchy of needs" of Abraham Maslow's theory in psychology. However, the typical example to turn over his theory is us, artists, we discussed about it in a lecture! (at that time, I never expected to be an artist. Interestingly, a psychology lecturer recognised my talanet and suggested me to think twice about a future direction. Yes, it was really scary for me to take a risk like that busker.) BTW, your knowledge of guitars is amazing! I take off my hat to you! Do you listen to Russian pops? Yes, he's come from Europe.
    Best wishes, Sadami

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  8. This is such a good post. For so many reasons. Your artwork is wonderful, and very expressive. And the sentiments about appreciating all the arts is beautiful and needs to be heard throughout the world! It's also a very informational post! I didn't know what a Busker was... and I've never heard of a 7 string guitar. I'm curious to know more about that!

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  9. Thank you, Katherine! I know you play a guitar (how is it going?). I want to know how to play 7 strings (*an ukulele has 4 strings...and make sounds. I do not understand it.) Any buskers have life stories, but the common element is they love music and live for music. I'm sure buskers will welcome you, when you talk to them. The busker above felt a too dirty money game and turned his back to it. I look forward to seeing him again one day.
    Best wishes, Sadami

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  10. Hi, Sadami.
    Tu sensibilidad es fantástica. Creo escuchar la melodía de esas guitarras. Felicidades por tu trabajo y muchas gracias por compartirlo.
    Un fuerte abrazo, cuídate mucho.

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    1. Oh, J.Paz, muchas gracias! Usted tiene la sensibilidad que se puede escuchar la melodía (de lo contrario, quién la puede oír!). Usted, también, disfrutar de dibujo y la música !! Usted, también, tener cuidado. Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Oh, J.Paz, thank you very much! You have the sensitivity that you can hear melody (otherwise, who can hear it!). You, too, enjoy drawing and music!! You, too, take care. Best wishes, Sadami

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      Hi, Sadami.
      Your sensitivity is fantastic. I hear the melody of those guitars. Congratulations on your work and thank you very much for sharing.
      A big hug, take care.

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