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Thursday, December 11, 2014

3days Stay in Melbourne, John Barrow Collection, PM Literary Awards

Hi, Friends, I spent time with Australian prominent illustrators, authors, publishers and agencies at John Barrow Collection organised by the mentor Ann James in Melbourne. It displayed the priceless original illustrations and illustrators' work processes. It was amazing to see the originals in my own eyes and compared them to picture books set at originals. I've learned lot. Great fun to meet super stars in person such as Leigh Hobbs, Gabrielle Wang, Jane Tanner, Craig Smith etc, etc, oh, too many to write them up. Some people who could not join ask Ann to have it again in next Feb. Sweet editor Helen Chamberlin took me to a cafe and we enjoyed a chat. The very supportive editor introduced me to others. I really appreciate many people's support.
"Flinders St Station" (A4)
A next day, Monday, Ann and Helen were invited to Prime Minister Literary Awards 2014
in the evening. Helen accompanied Shaun Tan. In a Children's fiction section, Bob Graham's picture book, "Silver Buttons" won!  I love Bob's work and admire him! Bob donated his winnings to refugees! What a marvelous coincidence! Ann James organised Bob's exhibition in Canberra in the past June this yearWe celebrated Bob's win. I'm very happy to work with such a fantastic mentor and to be surrounded by humanistic illustrators who have a big heart and passion for social justice.  
 "Melbourne Town Hall and Trams" (A4)
In Melbourne, trams are cute and singing "ting, ting" always.  
Btw, it's much cooler in Melbourne than in Sydney. In Sydney, I do not need any long sleeves in summer, right now. But in Melbourne, a light overcoat or a jacket are essential. How come? Beside a cool temperature, a weather is changing dramatically there. It is called, "Four seasons are in a day," brrrrr! I luckily sketched architectures in sunshine. I had thought I had been quite poor at architecture until Ann said, "You draw architecture well. Very accurate. Yes, you do!" A happy surprise for me. I've got confidence! I'd like to enjoy architectures. 

One more, I'd write about the wonderful volunteer spirit in Melbourne! (Sydney does not have them on main streets.) When you get lost on streets, what/whenever, find people in red uniforms. They happily help you! Volunteers love Melbourne! 
Thank you for people in Melbourne. You gave me a wonderful memory and heart warming time there. 
Now, I'll work on ongoing projects and portraits. 
Friends, Happy Painting! 













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8 comments:

  1. Se te ve feliz, Sadami. ¡Buenas ilustraciones!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Gracias, Onera! Sí, estoy feliz de hecho y disfrutando de dibujo. Un abrazo, Sadami
      Thank you, Onera! Yes, I'm happy indeed and enjoying drawing. A hug, Sadami

      >>> Onera said...
      You look happy, Sadami.Good artwork!
      A hug.

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  2. No desaprovechas un momento para dibujar alli donde estes, una suerte pues asi conocemos las ciudades que visitas por tus apuntes y comentarios.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Gracias, Tina! Me gustaría disfrutar arquitecturas más libremente. El corto viaje fue hermoso ver buena gente y lugares nuevos. Sketching es divertido. Un abrazo, Sadami

      Thank you, Tina! I'd enjoy architectures more freely. The short trip was lovely to see nice people and new places. Sketching is fun. A hug, Sadami

      >>>> Tina said...
      No desaprovechas a moment there where you are drawing a sort as well know the cities you visit for your notes and comments.
      A hug.

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  3. yes, you do sketch architecture very well indeed !!! Beautiful paintings! someday I will visit Australia :)

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    1. Oh, sweet Meera, thank you! Come over and let me know. We'll get together! Cheers, Sadami

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  4. Wow, Sadami, these architectural paintings are so good! Especially, live - it is so much more difficult this way to figure out the proportions and perspective. Great job!

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  5. Oh, thank u, sweet Blaga! Strange though, for me, photos are much more difficult than real subjects. Especially, colours, light and mood are hard to capture in photos. I do not get used to photos AT ALL. I've got to learn how to use photos. Cheers, Sadami

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