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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Ab Solomons' Wage Packets Sketchs in Sydney Festival

Friends, we, ordinary people's lives are all precious and unique. Ab, a shoemaker kept drawing small sketches with short sentences on wage packets. What a practical and romantic way Ab did, the art on wage bags for his wife, Celie! A real work size is smaller than my palm like playing cards. The record of love was from 1920 to 1980s. 
The drawings are full of history and love.
Ab, a shoemaker was Jewish. His cute drawings show war, Hitler, religion, sickness, new technology = telly, movie, video, etc, etc. Above all, their relationship! First, they were a young couple, had two sons, conflicts between the couple, but they still loved each other till Ab had a bored head, Celie with wrinkles, a double bed changed into separated single beds... etc, etc. So, sweet and many ups and downs, but a very commical depiction makes viewers smile and laugh. 
Technically, the drawings develop a wonderful style from stick figures with a pen to bright watercolour, full of humour, wit, heartwarming writings. Oh, it touched my heart. Already the drawings have become a theatre play.
I always feel the beauty of old couples. I can see their long history and love in their body language.... It is wonderful. I love them all and admire them. We cannot stay together forever. In our human relationship, we have journey and separation, yet, the triumph of love over everything... Love is the miracle on earth. If so, we have miracles here, there, everywhere. I'm sure many unknown Ab and Celie should be here, there and everywhere. Ab has successfully captured love and life on his wage packets. Yes, that's what I want to depict in my work, too.
Like Ab did, I want to capture ordinary people's lives in ordinary ways...with love. In this post, I just uploaded my daily sketches of "us, ordinary people." Paradox. It's extraordinary, because an individual is so precious and unique. Yet, we are universal and common. So, we can share our emotions in art work. Technically, my work might not be standing out nor being sophisticated. But if my work has love, it will touch others hearts, like Ab did. The opposite is true, as well.  We sometimes forget technically astonishing work in a few minutes, becuase it did not have love and would not reach at our hearts. We know, even a clumsy work with love, that reaches our heart will remain in us forever -- I often experience it in the work done by children, nameless people and people with disabilities. 

In my solo exhibition, I want to show the best selection of my daily sketches as well as picture book illustrations! I hope visitors will smile and giggle at the sketches. 
I do not mean to create a masterpiece. I want to draw us, ordinary people with love. I want to show the beauty of being imperfect and special in YOU, Friends!  
Friends, Happy Painting!  



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12 comments:

  1. Hola querida Sadami, me alegra mucho tu comentario en tu entrada, tienes toda la razón que con el dibujo se puede tocar el corazón.
    Gracias y un abrazo

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    1. Gracias, José! Su acuarela se pone mejor y mejor. Sigamos disfrutando de este maravilloso actividades de arte. Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you, Jose! Your watercolour gets better and better. Let us keep enjoying this wonderful art activities. Best wishes, Sadami

      >>> Jose said...
      Sadami Hello dear, I am delighted comment on your ticket, you're absolutely right that the drawing can touch the heart.
      Thanks and a hug

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  2. What a heart-warming and inspiring story, Sadami! And you illustrated it beautifully with your wonderfully expressive sketches. Like you, I think that when you do what you love and love what you do, you will be successful in it. Have a very productive week, girl!

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    1. Oh, sweet Blaga, thank you! In my eye, if drawing comes up with a narrative story, it is successful. Probably, it is the difference between illustration and simple fine art to scale a successful work. Very busy with paper work to prepare for the exhibition and another new project has come to me! We're planning that event. Soon, I'll write about it in a post You, too, have a wonderful week. Best wishes, Sadami

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  3. What a great post, Sadami! Your posts are always so full of love, consideration and emotion!
    Wish I could visit Ab Solomons Exhibition!

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    1. Dear sweet Martine, thank you very much! Yes, when Ab Solomons' works come near to you, go and enjoy them. Have a wonderful week. Best wishes, Sadami

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  4. Beautiful story Sadami---your paintings are just wonderful! You are so inspirational!

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    1. Thank u, so kind Celeste! You're so inspirational, too!

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  5. There's love in every brushstroke you make. As such, your art is a miracle on earth, too xx

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    1. Oh, thank u, Pat! I know you and your hubby, too!!! xxx Sadami

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  6. Bueno Sadami no me habia enterado de lo de tu exposición individual, no sabes como me alegro! va a ser un exito con esas maravillosas acuarelas que tu haces. Un abrazo

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    1. Oh, dulce Tina, gracias! Antes el solo, tengo que hacer un montón de cosas y trabajar en ellos. No es fácil, pero voy a hacer que suceda. Sus aplausos son mi energía.
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Oh, sweet Tina, thank you! Before the solo, I've got to do lots of things and working on them. Not easy, but I'll make it happen. Your cheers are my energy.
      Best wishes, Sadami
      >>>>> Tina said...
      Well Sadami had not heard me what your solo exhibition, do not know how I'm glad! it will be a hit with those wonderful watercolors you do. a hug

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