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Monday, August 3, 2015

Wesley Mission Building Dreams Project for people with disability

Unlimited ability and the potential in each person, I believe. I've worked with Wesley Mission again to carry out Building Dreams projectIt has three purposes : respite for carers burnt out, inclusion of people with disability, public awareness of issues related to carers and clients.The first year attempt resulted in a great success. So, it comes back! A great honour, I'm appointed to be their mentor!! This program will go on for the future. Yey! Thank you for big cheers last year.  
Prof Stephen Hawking
We had the final day of the watercolour workshop last week. It was wonderful. Clients really enjoyed watercolour and took initiatives. They gave me a huge "thank you card" with a big chocolate box. Oh, sweet! Really sweet. I asked them, "Let's share it?" But they would not. 
Then, each of clients stood up and told me thanks with their own words. One client with the impairment in eye sights, firstly stood up. It was very unexpected for me. "Sadami is different. She dedicated. We learned different techniques, salt, crayons, blowing etc, for watercolour.... Thank you very much." I shed tears, tears of joy. She had been very quiet, but today, she often burst into a big laugh and enjoyed drawing! Each of the clients told me wonderful says. 

In the card, I found, 
"Dear Sadami 
THANK YOU! 
For all your efforts teaching us and sharing your artistic gifts 
and sunny smile!" 
I sobbed again.... 
I assisted a client who could hardly move on a wheel chair. I had given him my watercolour painting of his dream, "riding a horse" before. Today, that work impressed the carers and they asked "Could we keep it at his home?" Yes, my pleasure! I sketched that client. He was very shy and could hardly smile. But in my eyes, his smiling was so beautiful and shining. 

The clients and carers really look forward to coming to my solo exhibition "Over the moon with watercolour!". Chrissie Cotter Gallery has a wheel chair access. I want all of them to come and have fun together in workshops there. A carer and I said, "How nice they are! We feel as if they were our own children," we nodded together with a big smile. 
This year's clients were more difficult for me, a tutor, than the clients of a last year because of the degree of disabilities. But once, they opened their hearts and when we became friends, so lovely. I, today, never feel they have disabilities. Who said that? Now, they can make beautiful watercolour paintings. I want the clients to enjoy watercolour painting and my solo exhibition!! Soon, Wesley will have their own exhibition and an auction. I can't wait! 

I believe nothing can ristrict the potential and ability, although I'm very practical. Sometimes we feel life is tough and sad. But it's up to us how we see reality. A real fact does not have sadness or happiness. It depends on our view and a value system. My clients are my genuine heros. Think of Prof Stephen Hawking. His life story has encouraged me, too. I'm certain my difficulty is easy piecy like a mosquite's-bite-scale trouble. My lovely GP once said, "Don't be a complainer." No. (*I often make the GP laugh with my cartoons and bring always new project news that excites the GP!) I hope my art work will bring others hope, love and dream.
Thank you, Wesley, for giving me an opportunity to share time with our wonderful clients. Wesley already wants me to work on another bigger project in a disability sector a next year. 
A children picture book illustrator and fine artist, in my personal opinion, is the best job in the world! 
Friends, Happy Painting!! 


















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20 comments:

  1. Felicidades Sadami! Eres fantástica porque pones amor y alegría en todo! Eso, no lo olvidarán nunca. Sigue así, porque haciendo estas cosas buenas para los demás también te lo haces a ti misma!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Gracias, tan dulce Joshemari! Sí, voy a seguir el ritmo y disfrutar de la promoción en el arte. Usted, también, disfrutar de dibujo y pintura que siempre hacen felices a los demás. Joshemari, eres muy popular y su trabajo es cada vez más y más bella! Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you, so sweet Joshemari! Yes, I will keep up and enjoy advocacy in art. You, too, enjoy drawing and painting that always make others happy. Joshemari, you're very popular and your work is getting beautiful more and more! Best wishes, Sadami

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      Sadami Congratulations! You're great because you put love and joy in everything! So they will never forget. Keep it up, because doing these good things for others as well as you do yourself!
      A hug.

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  2. Dear Sadami, your story touched me again and gave me a whole fresh perspective. I am sure that these people have benefited not only from your watercolour instructions but from your positive attitude and energy. Hugs!

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    1. ((Hugs)) Blaga, thank you! "We" enjoyed so much. That's the beauty of art, really, universal language. I'm convinced that we draw with heart. Technical stuff follows our hearts.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  3. You are a great artist... and a wonderful person, Sadami!!!

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    1. Thank you very much. Judy, so you are. I remember you've advocated the disadvantaged children. Kind regards, Sadami

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  4. Que importante es tener ilusiones da alegria y sentido a nuestras vidas. Tu estas haciendo una gran labor y debes sentirte feliz por ello. Un abrazo.

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    1. Tina, gracias! Sí, nuestro trabajo es llevar a otros el amor, la esperanza y el sueño. Estoy muy feliz, también. Un grande (((Abrazo))), Sadami

      Tina, thank you! Yes, our job is to bring others love, hope and dream. I'm very happy, too. A big (((Hug))), Sadami

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      How important is having illusions it gives joy and meaning to our lives. You're doing a great job and should feel happy about it. A hug.

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  5. There was no need to write the name of Prof Hawking on top of the painting. Your work said it all. You are a great person. Thanks for making this world a better place.

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    1. Thank you so much, AK! Yes, if you have a spare time, "fly over" to here and join their exhibition. We know you're a good man! Best wishes, Sadami

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  6. As always, another wonderful post! I love your advice : 'A real fact does not have sadness or happiness. It depends on our view and a value system.' I hope your attitude will rub off on me :) Lovely painting of Hawking and the horse rider :)

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    1. Thank you, Meera! My say is true and I've learned we always have options to see the world/facts, even at Auschwitz. I hope you will enjoy your life fully. "Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, and snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather." John Ruskin 1819-1900
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  7. Dear Sadami :) :Loved to see that youtube film "Building Dreams Project". Did you hear what that girl said: Paint from the heart!! What else is there to say? I laught when she said: the cat eat the bird or the bird eat the cat. So funny :) And Elizabeth told: God loves everyone!! So nice. I also could see you felt so good by helping them. You are a good person Sadami.
    I love the painting of the man in the wheel chair and the story behind it. Your are so good for people and that's the reason they picked you as a mentor. You make it possible for anyone - no matter the disabilities - to have pleasure with watercolors.
    I'm sure you solo exhibition in october will be a big succes. And - as always - you sketches and paintings are so beautiful! Have a nice weekend and a big hug :) xx

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    1. Dear Renate, thank you very much!! So, you are the good person, too. Yes, all my clients are shining, when they enjoy watercolour painting. Thier say is very touching. Me, too, giggle, get moved and shed tears in joy, when I watch that youtube. "God loves everyone," is a so lovely message that comforts anyone and supports all of us. We all need the sense of belongingness and unconditional love or the feeling of being loved by others. Wesley Mission will keep on "Building Dreams Project" for the future.
      Prof Hawking is a role model that shows the unlimited potential and abilities. I hope myself to bring others joy, love, hope and dream.
      I know Renate, you, too, make others happy and bring love, hope, joy and dream in your own way. Work on your style. In my eyes, you're shining and lovely, no doubt.
      Big hugs, big smiles, best wishes, ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ Sadami



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  8. You are truly an inspiration to so many people, Sadami. You look past problems and disabilities to the person's heart and soul inside and see such beauty in everyone and everything - what a gift to you and what a gift you are!!! Love the Stephen Hawking painting!!!

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    1. Rhonda, you're TRULY an inspiration, too, to so many people! How many people have you saved and encouraged and keep on? You're a gem in bloggers. Please take care and enjoy your painting and blogging! Thank you very much for your so sweet words.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  9. Bonjour Sadami,
    Merci pour votre gentil message.
    Votre art est magnifique !
    Amitiés.

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    1. Oh, je vous remercie beaucoup, Olivier! Votre travail est tellement adorable.
      S'il vous plaît gardez votre travail merveilleux.
      Meilleurs voeux, Sadami

      Oh, thank you very much, Olivier! Your work is so adorable.
      Please keep up your wonderful work.
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>> Olivier said...
      Hello Sadami,
      Thank you for your nice message.
      Your art is beautiful!
      Friendships.

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  10. It's wonderful that u are sharing ur artistic talent. The Stephen Hawkins painting is superb.

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    1. Thank you very much, M.R.Anand!! I admire Prof Stephen Hawking. We know, untill "talent" is to be either shared or used for others, it means almost nothing. Kind regards, Sadami

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