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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sketch Nativity @ St Mary Cathedral

We, Sydney Sketch Club went to St Mary cathedral to sketch their famous "life size nativity." I so much enjoyed sketching the nativity for the first time that I had longed for sketching in my life. The famous scene that Jesus was born had many symbolic animals, in my eyes. A donkey, a white dove (in a shepherd's hand) and sheep which has meanings and roles in Bible. I imagined... and a little bit changed statues -- Mary and Joseph are smiling at a little Jesus. Baby Jesus is smiling back to them.  
The Bible is an interesting book. It does not tell us in which season Jesus was born or his appearance such as race, height etc. Do you know? The Bible does not have the depiction of Jesus's laugh and smile. I often wonder and imagine when He smiled and laughed. Whilst sketching, I was thinking over, when He was born, He had no Christmas tree nor Santa Clause etc.... 
After the sketching, the Sydney Sketch Club members had a very friendly dinner, plus, my graffiti, a portrait session! It was a great fun and members love it. Usually, I respect new members and they become my "victims," hehehe?! Sketching people always makes me happy. Insanely happy Sadami keeps on laughing from a heart! Members said "You never stop!" I smiled at their say. I have to admit "I can't stop it." 
It was really good and a great comfort for me to join meetings again. Nice. Same minded members cheer me up in a friendly mood. Thank you, organiser Jennifer!! I also thank you for all other members, particularly, models, who gave me nice chats over dinner and while sketching!

The left shoulder is healing and less painful. I'm doing rehab of the left wrist. I'll get well! 
Friends, Happy Painting! 










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14 comments:

  1. Me alegro de tu recuperación, Sadami. Y te deseo Feliz Navidad y un próspero 2016.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Gracias, Onera! Espero conseguir así lo antes posible. Les deseo Feliz Navidad, saludable y maravilloso 2016! Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you, Onera! I hope I will get well asap. I wish you Merry Christmas, healthy and wonderful 2016! Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>Onera said...
      I'm glad your recovery, Samadhi. And I wish you Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2016.
      A hug.

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  2. Good to have you back and going strong. These faces are magical. Keep going.

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    1. Thank you AK. I hope you will enjoy drawing, too. Best wishes, Sadami

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  3. Please, never stop painting, Sadami, we enjoy your sketches so much! Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year to you!

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    1. Thank you, sweet Judy! I will rehab the shoulder after healing = I must behave a good girl now. I'm working on picture book projects. I will get well asap. Best wishes, Sadami

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  4. Beautiful watercolor portraits as always. I won't get into the history, but Mary and Joseph were travelling to Bethlehem to be counted in the census and taxed - which is a spring thing. And the Christian church appropriated many of the "pagan" rituals that were already celebrated at the end of the year (including the tree), and made it their own with the story of Jesus and his birth. But, whatever the historical truths, the story is a good one and anyone can imagine their trip, their not finding a place to stay, and Mary having the baby in a manger with only the light of the Christmas star lighting the way for the visit to the baby who would be Christ, the King. Have a wonderful and Happy Christmas, Sadami and hoping 2016 is a good one for you.

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    1. Thank u, Rhonda, for the kind explanation about when He was born. I hope that many unclarified facts in a Bible will remain secrets forever. It would stimulate our imagination and dream. Most Christmas images are in winter. But I hope when Jesus was born will be unknown, because we, Australia is in a hot summer!! I draw hot Christmas images. You, too, please take care and have a wonderful new year. Best wishes, Sadami

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  5. I'm glad to hear you are improving, slowly as it may be. I love your Christmas paintings. I wish you a Happy time and a Happy and Healthy New Year

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    1. Oh, sweet Polly! Thank you very much. You, too, a Happy time and a Happy and Healthy New Year!! Best wishes, ((Hugs)) Sadami

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  6. Felices fiestas Sadami y que el hombro y muñeca izquierda sanen para el 2015.

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  7. ¡Igualmente! Tener unas vacaciones seguras y maravilloso 2016! Mis mejores deseos, Sadami
    You, too! Have a safe holiday and wonderful 2016! Best wishes, Sadami

    >>>Joshemari said...
    Happy holidays Sadami  and shoulder and left wrist heal 2015.

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  8. Wonderful sketches and portraits, Sadami! I'm so glad that your injuries don't stop you from painting. have I mentioned how I admire your spirit!?

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    1. Oh, you're so sweet, Blaga! Thank you so much. You do not know how much I admire YOU! You're a hard worker. My only assets is guts and high spirit. Drawing gives me the meaning of life and joy. Let's enjoy drawing together in 2016. Best wishes, Sadami

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