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Monday, July 27, 2015

Swim in Winter

Hi, Friends, how was your weekend? We're in the middle of winter. Some people celebrate Christmas in July. I swam 1 km in an ocean pool. Imagine you're in water around Christmas. But I enjoyed it. It was so refreshing.
I saw only two or three brave challengers. They all quickly left the pool. I'm a slow swimmer. It took nearly an hour to swim 20 laps. Interesting. Once, when I started to swim, I felt water warmer little by little. The more laps I made, the warmer the water became. (*Btw, I did not see fishes in the pool. Where were they hiding? In sea weeds or in/on sands?) My most favorite moment was becoming a jelly fish after the swimming. Yes, floating in waves, I looked up a blue sky..., ahhaa..., a heaven...! (*even in icy water!) An ocean is so lovely.  
Before my swim, a lady at  a changing room warned me, "It's shocking. VERY cold. Icy. Oh, you'll get shock," and quickly left the room. Gulp. But I made it. No one was in the pool. All mine, hahaha?! 
The lady recognised me at my car.  "How was water?" she asked me.
"Cold. I swam 20 laps, 1km..., I did not want to give up. My rehab," I answered, pointing at my leg with an embrace. The answer impressed her so much and surprised her.
"That's a great effort!!! No, don't give up!" she gave me a sincere praise and a good respect, "You deserve! Great efforts," and so ons. Thank you. My long distance swim is the best option in gentle exercises and for rehab. Without a certain amount of movements, muscles will get lazy. 

These five years, I've been sketching waves that fascinate me by movements, forms and colours. My most early sketches are simple like below. I've begun to play with colours in creating waves like the first image. Today, I play up the colours of waves. Waves change colours by time and sunshine. I love "cool mint" waves as well as dark emerald green ones. Sketches have taught me how to handle waves. These studies have helped me to organise the image of a sea in a picture book Moon. Also, I want to make a dramatic scene of a tall ship in a stormy sea.

Brave regulars really love Narrabeen beach, BUT all of us hate a cold shower! That's the only shortfall.  
Once, it was hard to walk well or swim even 100m. Sketching waves appeared almost impossible. But now, I walk, swim 1km and capture waves. Go, Sadami!  A friend says, "You are so strong and brave - keep going and going and going - like the Ever-Ready Bunny/ Energizer Bunny but in the water, swimming like a mermaid with the water calming and caressing you and healing you :)" Yes, indeed, the water is so lovely. Thank you for "warm" cheers. 
Friends, Happy Painting and enjoy swimming, too!   









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12 comments:

  1. Te felicito por esas marinas, Sadami. ¡Muy conseguido el oleaje!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Muchas gracias, dulce Onera! Es divertido olas de boceto. Mis mejores deseos, Sadami
      Thank you very much, sweet Onera! It's fun to sketch waves. Best wishes, Sadami

      >>> Onera said...
      I congratulate you on these marinas, Sadami.Very gotten the waves!
      A hug.

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  2. Hola Sadami. Esas pinturas de las olas en el mar, son maravillosas! Te lo dije en anteriores comentarios y no me cansaré de repetírtelo!
    Tus esfuerzos en los ejercicios de natación son la base principal de tu fuerza, tanto para tu físico como para tu mente. Con sus consecuencias en el trabajo! Seguro que poco a poco, vas mejorando y continua así con esa voluntad de hierro, porque conseguirás muchos de tus objetivos deseados.
    Ánimos y... no pierdas esa voluntad!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Oh, muy atentos y dulce Joshemari, tu comentario siempre me anima! Muchas gracias. Dibujar las ondas es divertido. Te encanta el océano y los barcos. Estoy mirando adelante a sus pinturas de los barcos.
      Sí, la natación es la mejor opción para la rehabilitación de la pierna. Como usted dice, poco a poco, pero sin pausa, mejora mi cuerpo y alma. Sí, estoy haciendo un sueño, uno por uno. Voy a seguir y nunca te rindas. Muchas gracias !!!
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Oh, so caring and sweet Joshemari, your comment always encourages me! Thank you very much. Sketching waves is fun. You love an ocean and ships. I'm looking forward to your paintings of ships.
      Yes, swimming is the best option to rehabilitation for the leg. Like you say, it gradually, but steadily, improves my body and soul. Yes, I'm making a dream one by one. I'll keep up and never give up. Thank you very much!!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>> Joshemari said...
      Hello Sadami. These paintings of the waves in the sea are wonderful! I told you in previous reviews and I never tire to repeat it!
      Your efforts in swimming exercises are the mainstay of your strength for both your physical and for your mind. With its consequences on the job! Sure gradually improving and continuously going well with that iron will, because you'll get many of your desired goals.
      ... Take courage and the will!
      A hug.

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  3. What wonderful paintings of the sea. I can smell the salt in the air.

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    1. Thank you very much! Your comment makes me so happy. Best wishes, Sadami

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  4. Swimming is one of the best exercises, even for the fully fit. You seem to have a special rapport with the waves. Only an emotional attachment can produce such excisite work. So much movement. Just fabulous.

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    1. Thank you, AK! I love waves. Btw, you create very sophisticated watercolour works with washes and vivid colours more and more. Keep up. I'm sure people love your work.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  5. Your waves painting is fabulous, Sadami, all the colours in it... wow! I can see that ship in it. You are brave to take a swim in winter!

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    1. Thank you very much, Judy! You have good eyes. Yes, interestingly, all the colours come up in my waves, even through a limited palette. Now, I can swim all seasons. Cheers, Sadami

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  6. Beautiful waves Sadami! And you are brave ,determined and disciplined to swim in cold water !!!

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    1. Oh, Meera, I swam 1km today, too. Try it in NY?! Cheers, best wishes, Sadami

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