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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Anyone, Swimming?

Me, me! I know, some blog Friends are getting into summer and we're in the middle of winter! But I swim in an ocean pool as well as regulars. Of course, people are in overcoats with scarves (and me, too!). "You're brave," they say. I think so, too, hahaha. Saturday, only me was in the pool in the evening and at night. Water was very lovely (20'c) and warmer than a land! Ocean water was much warmer than the pool. It was a high tide and warm waves came in. Rather rough and sometimes waves pushed me away though, wonderful. Only the problem was, gee, a cleaner shut a changing room earlier than 6pm! I had to take a cold shower in an outside, brrrr, under beautiful falling stars. I met another old lady at the changing room. Smart! She brought a thermos for her own little shower. It was a brilliant idea and I want to do it. 
Btw, a bit heart "warming" story. I found a watch on the floor in a changing room on Saturday. It should be that lady's one, yes, with the thermos! But I was already in a swim suit without a leg embrace. It means I cannot walk well. I asked the tall lady with a dog just sitting there to chase up the old lady on the way to a car park. The kind lady said, "Ok! No worries. Do your job(=swim)!" and ran to the direction. 
Today, one old lady talked to me at the pool. She said, "Thank you. The watch came back to me!" Oh, good! The lady with the dog did it! (*when we met, it was already dark evening. I do not remember her face at all.) We enjoyed a chat after the swimming. The lady recently had lost her favorite watch and almost gave up the newly bought one. We were happy. I appreciated the tall lady's kindness. Tiny things though, I like such tiny nice things that make us happy. Water was a a bit colder than yesterday, 18'. A few challengers could not stay and got out of water at once. I hope these exercises will strengthen my legs. 


A sea is lovely. It has a magic power to make us kind and friendly. If you have a chance, go to a beach, enjoy swimming and sketch! I enjoyed washes and got thrilled in colour mixture in the uploaded sketch. Narrabeen beach is popular among surfers and we have big waves! When the sun warms water, it's not bad. All what you need is guts and challenge spirit. Once, you dive in water, swimming is a great fun!


You, too, Friends, Happy Painting!  


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22 comments:

  1. Swimming in the sea is just the best therapy for anything I think, though you are brave to do it in winter - hope it does help your legs get stronger. Wonderful sketches and stories!

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    1. Yes, Cathy, me, too, think it's the best therapy. Hahaha, you know how brave I am! One day, I hope we can swim and sketch a sea together! Best wishes, Sadami

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  2. Wonderful story and ocean water painting Sadami. Yes, there are still kind and thoughtful people in the world. I hope we all meet one today. to prove just how many there really are.

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    1. Dear Carol, thank you very much. Very happy to know you enjoyed my post. Yes, we hope one day we can catch up! Best wishes, Sadami

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  3. Dear Sadami, your sea is wonderful...and I think you are very brave to swim in such cold and bubbly water! I enjoyed a lot your story of kindness with these two ladies. Hope your leg is getting better. Take care!

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    1. Thank you, sweet Martine! Swimming is fun. You'll get addicted to it. Very happy to know you enjoyed the story. A small kindness knocks doors and opens our hearts. Yes, I'll do swimming for rehabiliation. It helps the legs. Cheers, Sadami

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  4. Pues ya te digo yo que conmigo no cuentes para nadar en ese mar bravo, Dios mio esas olas! y ademas frio. Te espero dentro con un termo de café caliente y entonces hablamos hasta el amanecer o dibujamos, o las dos cosas.. pero meterme en esas olas no por favor.

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    1. Gracias, Tina, que la playa es muy popular entre los surfistas y tenemos grandes olas! Pero el sol calienta el agua y no está mal. Todo lo que usted necesita es coraje y espíritu desafío. Una vez, estás en el agua, la natación es una gran diversión! Saludos, abrazos, Sadami

      Thank you, Tina, that beach is popular among surfers and we have big waves! But the sun warms water and not bad. All what you need is guts and challenge spirit. Once, you're in water, swimming is a great fun! Cheers, Hugs, Sadami

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      Well I'll tell you me not to swim in the sea and say bravo, my God those waves! and also cold. I wait inside with a thermos of hot coffee and then we talked until dawn or draw, or both .. but getting into those waves not please.

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  5. Me encantan los mares que dibujas, Sadami. Tus colores y tus trazos saben transmitir la magia de la que hablas.
    Un abrazo y feliz semana.
    Best wishes.

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    1. Oh, gracias, dulce J.Paz! Muy feliz de saber que les guste mi dibujo y un poste. Usted, también, disfrutar de dibujo y pintura !! Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Oh, thank you, sweet J.Paz ! Very happy to know you enjoy my sketch and a post. You, too, enjoy drawing and painting!! Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>>>>>J.Paz said...
      I love you draw seas, Sadami. Your colors and your strokes can transmit the magic of making you talk.
      A hug and happy week.
      Best wishes.

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  6. I think you are very brave swimming in the sea in Winter...brrrr indeed! Glad the watch got back to its owner, that's a good deed done. Love both your paintings here, the waves and your use of lovely paint in the second picture.

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    1. Thank you, Ann! You're living near to a sea, aren't you? You know how cold a beach is in winter. But water is heated up by the sun and it could be nice even in winter. You can try swimming with your doggy. Cheers, Sadami

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  7. Es una ola fantástica, hacia mucho que no te visitaba , me gustó la historia del reloj, saludos.

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    1. Gracias, Francis! Tu trabajo es maravilloso en el blog. Diviértete en la pintura! Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you, Francis! Your work is wonderful on the blog. Have fun in painting! Best wishes, Sadami

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      It's a great wave towards much I did not visit, I liked the history of the clock, greetings.

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  8. WOW!!! What a surprise. I am sitting at a place right next to the sea. I can see the waves crashing on the rocks from my window. Want to paint them but it is too hot to go and sit outside. Indian summers are unbearable. Lucky you. And what a wonderful job you have done. Every thing about this work is just awesome! Am inspired. Have to find a way out.

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    1. Sure, you can do it, AK! Of course, a weather is so tough on you, if we really want to do it, we find a way. I feel so cold out of a sea after swimming and do sketch in the car parked at a beach to capture waves. I did/do not want to miss out very the best opportunity. Once, my artist friend told me the very famous story about J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851). Turner tied himself to the mast of a steam-ship for 4 hours during a nocturnal snow storm to sketch it by oil on canvas! ...ever since I've heard it, I think my obstacle is a piece of cake! Cheers and best wishes, Sadami

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  9. Your painting of the ocean wave is so beautiful. Last week I've been in Italy on the shores of lake Como and tried to paint water. It's fascinating but difficult. The water moves and for me it's hard to capture the shapes and colors of the waves. But I'll keep trying :)

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    1. Dear Agnieszka, thank you and ooohh, you went to Italy! Lake Como looks very beautiful. Yes, we tend to think waves are very hard. Try this -- simplify a topic = choose the most impressed one and focus on it = pick up the most interesting waves. Observe how they move and understand the pattern of movement. Colours are up to you. Your colour use is different from mine. Use your own colours and show your own approach. Make lots of messes and have fun. You'll find your unique approach and solution for waves one day! Best wishes, ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ Sadami

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  10. I love your sea painting! Some day I'd like to paint our Northsea waves too, but I also think painting waves is hard. The tips you gave Agnieszka are great, thanks! Happy painting and swimming to you!

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    1. Thank u, Judy! Technical things are, for me, second. "If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing. -- Marc Chagall" Since childhood, I've really wanted to sketch waves. In Sydney, I made my dream come true -- paint a sea! An artist's love towards a subject must come up in work, which will reach others hearts. Best wishes, Sadami

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  11. love your paintings...that ocean is just spectacular!

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    1. Thank you, Celeste, I love your paintings, too!

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