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Monday, November 2, 2015

The show turned out a big success!!

Moon exhibition has advocated people with disability, achieved a huge sale, promoted Moon's aesthetic value and established networking and future job opportunities! Sea scapes were all sold. A great supporter Maxine Mckew bought her caricature and encourages me so much! Many visitors have bought Moon after looking at the illustrations. 
We had a great fun! 
Yes, my work has convinced visitors of the aesthetic of picture book illustrations. Comments are all positive, "Beautiful!" "Amazing!" Visitors want to know more about watercolour techniques and ask for Sadami's workshops! Margaret Hamilton AM loves my illustration and says, "I'll keep an eye on your work from now on!" The result is my wonderful market research and a future direction to go. 
Hi, all, "Whisky!" (is my favorite say than "cheese.")
This is my demo for participants. 
Wesley Mission came to the workshop on Monday. I ran a workshop for our clients. Their media team shot the video to promote "Building Dreams" project. I hope my exhibition and activities will contribute to the equal access for people with disability and public awareness of human rights issues. I'd like to post the video when it will be edited. 
Regarding workshops, "Joy must come first. Share joy with others. We don't need to make a master piece everytime," is my motto. Adults enjoyed favorite subjects or figures. I explained the very basic and theoritical understanding of a "human head's ratio" in a square by drawing. After my watercolour demo, each participant had a fun. I asked children to draw their dreams and I did demo. But excited children tried to squeeze tubes bofore my demo (thank goodness that tubes were all sealed under caps!). We all had a fun.    

Very happy surprise was Libby Gleeson AM and my old uni frined visited the gallery. Busy Libby came and encouraged me so much (*she's been looking after this fledging bird for ages). Kind Libby asked, "Did you get a following project?" Yes, I did. When she came in, I was just working on another picture book story board on a table. I deeply thanked for Moon publication, Matt, Helen, Ann, Jess, this exhibition, Accessible Arts NSW, Marrickville Council and all involved supporters. Without them, I could not get either a following project or even the encounter of Libby. 
This is another bonus from the show. Oh, I could see my dear friend again and we celebrated my achievement and our friendship. My dear friend studied philosophy and we shared time in anthropology at Sydney uni. She is older than me and a quiet and very thoughtful lady. I haven't seen her for nearly 10 years... I told her, "It was the toughest time and I was at the bottom of life ( the onset of my disability. I cried lots in front of her). But now, many topnotches in Australian publishing industry have paved a way for me and support me. This was the direction to go. At the tough time, I wondered if I would die a next moment, what do I want to do RIGHT NOW. I thought drawing and watercolour painting! So, I chose it. It was right!" Yes, drawing and picture book illustration have saved this crashed soul from the bottom. Today, I'm known as a happy person! We shared a wonderful time and made up a ten years blank instantly.  An old uni friend is so nice!! 
This is one of the sea scapes all sold. Visitors wanted more!
This solo exhibition has given me the concrete confidence to run a show. I wondered if my exhibition would get no sale..., awggg...disastorous..! I was a bit scared before the show. 
But in fact, the result makes me really "Over the Moon"!! I worked so hard everyday and made a huge sale! In addition, these two boards invited visitors well. *Visitors must walk into an alley to get to the gallery 
Monday is the last day of Moon. I have to move onto another solo exhibition, "People of Parramatta" right after that. A solo exhibition is not easy and a very demanding job. But lovely. I'm now, very proud of myself. But I know I all owe to you. Thank you for coming and Friends, for your all support! I want to give you a biiig ((Hug))!! 
Friends, Happy Painting! 




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16 comments:

  1. I am so pleased for you, for what you have achieved and what you will in the future

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    1. Thank you, sweet Polly! A solo exhibition is a demanding work, but fun. I hope you, too, will enjoy it some day. Best wishes, Sadami

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  2. Congratulations. Many more such successes.

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    1. Thank you, AK! I hope you, too, will enjoy a solo exhibition in the near future. Best wishes, Sadami

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  3. Qué bien estás rodeada de niños y personas que te aprecian y quieren! Es para sentirte feliz y estoy seguro que lo eres. Tu expresión en la cara lo dice todo!!! Estás consiguiendo tus sueños. Me haces a mi también, feliz!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Gracias, tan dulce Joshemari! Sí, estoy contento y muy feliz de saber que, también, son felices !! Sí, estoy haciendo mis sueños se hagan realidad.
      ((Abrazos)) Sadami

      Thank you, so sweet Joshemari! Yes, I'm happy and very happy to know you, too, are happy!! Yes, I'm making my dreams come true.
      ((Hugs)) Sadami

      >>>> Joshemari said...
      What are good around children and people who love and want! It is to be happy and I'm sure you are. Your look on her face says it all !!! You're getting your dreams. You make me me too happy!
      A hug.

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  4. I am so happy for you, Sadami. It took such work and your light shines through for everyone around you! You will need to take a breath after this (well, after the People of Parramatta work!). I like that sweater off the shoulder with the black bra = you look awful saucy! Hope some nice gentleman took notice :)

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    1. Hi, Rhonda, you're too sweet and so caring! Marrickville Council is very happy, "Congratulations!" and says, "Come back!" Yes, I will, in the near future. Thank you for the nice comments of my sweater and the shoulder.•*•♫°•♫·.•ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ. Yes, me, too, hope some nice gentleman! Cheers, Sadami

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  5. Que feliz se te ve Sadami!, estas en tu elemento entre niños y personas que te quieres y admiran tu obra. Un fuerte abrazo

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    1. Oh, gracias, Tina! Sí, soy y estaba tan feliz de estar rodeado de buena gente! Usted, también, por favor, disfrutar de dibujo con tu pueblo amado. Mis mejores deseos, ((abrazos)) Sadami

      Oh, thank you, Tina! Yes, I am and was sooo happy to be surrounded by nice people! You, too, please enjoy drawing with your loved people. Best wishes, ((Hugs)) Sadami

      >>>> Tina said...
      How happy you look Sadami !, you are in your element among children and people who you want and admire your work. A hug

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  6. Like always your post is so full of positive energy, Sadami. It is so contagious, is a good way of course. You are a proof that positive thinking does bring success. Keep that energy, girl! I am so happy for you!

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    1. Thank u, Blaga! I thought positive energy and perseverance was my only assets. But they are the most important assets, I've realised. You, too, enjoy drawing. Best wishes, Sadami

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  7. You must be so proud of yourself Sadami, what a wonderful achievement and your enthusiasm and generosity obviously attracts and rubs off on everyone around you. Would love to have visited you at Moon exhibition - it's a good lesson for everyone to ask themselves "if I would die a next moment, what do I want to do RIGHT NOW" - and do it! Good for you!!

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    1. Thank u, Cathy! Yes, this exhibition has given me confidence to carry out a big event as a leading person of a project who planned a timeline, organised materials, set display and provided services. Yes, also, it's a good Q to ask ourselves what's priority in life. Listen to heart and be honest to myself is important and sound for mind and soul. You, too, enjoy drawing and life fully. Best wishes, Sadami

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  8. What fantastic news ! Congratulations on the show! I love your light filled paintings and attitude :)

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    1. Thank you, Meera! Positive attitude, light and love rub off others. You, too, enjoy drawing and life fully. Best wishes, Sadami

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