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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Margaret Hamilton AM will launch Moon!

Woo hoo, Margaret Hamilton AM will launch Moon Sat 26 Sep @ GleebooksAnother "guardian angel" of our Australian picture book industry. All the mentors suggested me to contact Margaret. She's Australia legend and a superstar!! Margaret is such a special person in the children’s book world - Author, publisher, cherisher of creators, promoter and The Children's Book Coucil Australia National Board Chair Deputy. She runs "Pinerolo", the Children's Book Cottage. ( *AM = Order of Australia. Awarded for achievement and merit in service to Australia or humanity). Publisher/Editor Helen Chamberlin, my mentor Books Illustrated, guests and I are dancing around!  
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This interview tells who she is about Margaret Hamilton AM. She's started from a librarian at Parramatta City Library. Yes, what a coincidence, my residential area. 
I always wanted to meet Margaret in person, but I could not, especially, go to snowy Blue Mountains this season. Now, my dream will come true. 
"I'm just a starter. Please help me and guide me," I wrote to Margaret.
Margaret says, "Moon is really beautiful and I will be honoured to launch it." What a humble lady! 
In response, "We're so happy and honoured to have you for a launcher," I say.
This is called a "near miss." It was not selected for a final image, but close.
Double spread on A2. 
You can see these near misses and dummy books at "Over the Moon with Watercolour! exhibition" 
(Oct 20 to Nov 2 at Chrissie Cotter Gallery)

I feel I'm so cherished by topnotches. It amazes me, a nameless illustrator. My mentors suggested me Margaret Hamilton AM or an executive level of CBC, which very surprised me... I felt that they -- all of them are prominent authors, illustrators and editors --- highly acknowledged my ability and craftsmanship in drawing. I've blushed up to my ears and almost shed tears. I really appreciate it, beyond language. At a micro level, these established people want to help emerging potential illustrators. At a macro level, they really want to nurture new talented Australian picture book illustrators in a long term. Of course, ultimately, they want to bring children/readers quality picture books. I hope myself will respond to their support by my art work! I'm very happy to be surrounded such noble people with right hearts.  
Unselected roughs. We, illustrators make TONs of these tries
until we find a direction and narrow images.
Wow, like publisher/editor Helen says, my debut will be a "Party of Australian publishing industry superstars." Furthermore, NAVA (National Association for Visual Artists Australia) and ASA (Australian Society of Authors) and other peak bodies, too, are coming. Please come and meet them all.  

Btw, I've got a cold. I feel better today. Hopefully, I can prepare the book launch and the solo exhibitions with a sound body. Thank you for encouragements and a great support! You, too, please take care and make your dream come true!  
Friends, Happy Painting! 

Windy Hollow Books updated their cover photo.
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16 comments:

  1. Can't wait and I know you are going to be so excited, the closer it gets. I hope it is a great success, and with this team, how could it not be?

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda. It's too good for me so far. I'm very happy and excited. Your cheers are my energy! Best wishes, Sadami

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  2. Sadami, tú también eres ilustradora prominente y... gran dibujante, amiga de niños... que expresa amor y sentimiento como ellos... bueno, es que también eres una niña. No? Así que el contacto es muy bueno!
    Te deseo mucha suerte!!! Seguro que la tendrás!
    Un fuerte abrazo.

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    1. Gracias, Joshemari! Sí, soy. Un ilustrador de libros hijos panorama no es un trabajo fácil. Es exigente y un montón de estudio, pero llena de alegría. Estoy trabajando duro y la gente muy bien apoyarme. Voy a hacer mi mejor esfuerzo y tú eres uno de los partidarios más fuertes !!
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you, Joshemari! Yes, I am. A children picture book illustrator is not an easy job. It's demanding and lots of study, but full of joy. I'm working hard and people very well support me. I'll do my best and you're one of the strongest supporters!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>> Joshemari said...
      Sadami, you are also prominent illustrator and ... great artist, a friend of children ... expressing love and feeling like them ... well, you're also a girl. Do not? So the contact is very good!
      I wish you luck!!! Sure that you will!
      A hug.

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  3. Hey Sadami, it is already September and the launch is getting close! I can feel from your post how your excitement is growing. It will be super, especially with the great team you have now that supports the project. I'll cheer for you from a distance. Hugs!

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    1. Yey, Blaga, thank you very much and the excitement is certainly growing day by day! I'm getting busy with the preparing of the exhibitions, too. I'm sure you'll be with me in spirit.
      Hugs and best wishes, Sadami

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  4. Congrats on your new book !! I hope you have a lot of luck !!!

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    1. Thank you, Antonia!!! You, too, enjoy drawing and painting! Best wishes, Sadami

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  5. Exciting news, Sadami, good luck!

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    1. Thank you, Judy! I will enjoy it!! Best wishes, Sadami

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  6. More good news! I wish you all the best! Take care!!

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    1. Thanks, Anna! I really hope it will go well. You, too, please take care. Best wishes, Sadami

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  7. Super cool, Sadami :) congratulations again for a fabulous book and its release --can't wait to get a look into the book ! All the best and may this be the first in many more :)

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    1. Thank you, Meera! I hope it wil go well and like you say hope, the more to come. You, too, please enjoy drawing. Best wishes, Sadami

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  8. Dear Sadami:) Your enthousiasm is so nice and will inspire a lot of people, especially the hearts of many children. I'm sure you'll become a bestseller of childrenbooks. Go for it and make your dreams come true. Hugs!xx


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    1. Hugs! Renate!! Thank you very much. Ahahaha, I'll NOT be a best seller, but enjoy being a friend with children and any readers. All your cheers have helped me to come to this level. You, too, please enjoy drawing. Best wishes, xxx, Sadami

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