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Friday, January 29, 2016

Congrats my mentors, Ann J, Ann H recieved Order of Australia

On an Australia day, Ann James and Ann Haddon were honoured for their significant service to children's literacy. Very happy that their distinguished work has been recognised publicly. *They are in the middle of the article, ABC news
"Books Illustrated" (= Ann James, Ann Haddon), they have been working so hard for illustrators, authors and promoting Australian picture books to overseas, day and night. I heartily hope that Ann James and Ann Haddon's honour will gain a public attention to children's literacy and picutre books in Australia and a world. Really the amazing two.
Ann James  
Ann J and Ann H have been so sweet and mentoring me for these five years. When I started my mentorship, Libby Gleeson (already recieved Order of Australia) and anyone said to me, "You are so lucky to have Ann!" Yes, indeed. It was blessing. 
Ann Haddon 
I always wondered how the Books Illustrated could make time for a mentree. Not many people can do such sensitive and caring support like the pair do. While they were achieving significant works nationally and internationally, they helped me. When they were overseas, Ann said to me, "Send me your work by email (*I was struggling to illustrate "Moon")," and gave me feedback in such extremely busy circumstances. I do not have words how to say thanks to them. I thoroughly celebrate my mentors' honour. They have been dedicating their lives to promote literacy. 
I've been working on the two picture book projects under the supervision of Helen Chamberlin and with the assistance of Books Illustrated. I'm creating stories and developing a storyboard for a project. Right now, I'm reviewing the first storyboard. Sometimes, I have a headache and get stuck, but very happy. With what I've learned from the mentorship, I will create picture books and make children happy in Australia and around a world -- is my dream!  
A physio therapy has started. The left wrist functions very well. The left shoulder needs lots of work. A bit painful though, I'll make it happen. 
Friends, Happy Painting!  








 
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12 comments:

  1. wonderful photos and outstanding painting!

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    1. Thank u, Celeste! They are our super heros. Cheers, Sadami

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  2. You are so lucky to have these two wonderful ladies as your mentors!

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    1. Thank u, sweet Judy! Ann J and Ann H are the engine of Australian picture book industry. They do "mothering" others and me. They teach me "love" for people and picture books.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  3. Qué bien te están resultando las cosas para ti. Magnífico y para los pequeños que disfrutarán de tus ilustraciones. Bueno, te lo has ganado sobradamente. Te lo merecías y... me alegro mucho de ese éxito, ganado con mucho esfuerzo.
    El dibujo de tus tutoras es extraordinario! Te felicito.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Muchas gracias, Joshemari! Mis mentores son brillantes damas. Estoy trabajando en el proyecto de libro de imágenes bajo la supervisión de Ann. Me gusta tanto. Usted, también, divertirse y hacer exposiciones de su trabajo un día !! Los mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you very much, Joshemari! My mentors are brilliant ladies. I'm working on the picture book project under the supervision of Ann. I enjoy it so much. You, too, have fun and do exhibitions of your work one day!! Best wishes, Sadami

      >>> Joshemari said...
      How well you are turning things for you. Great and small will enjoy your artwork. Well, you've earned it amply. You deserved it and ... I'm glad of that success, hard earned.
      Drawing from your tutors is extraordinary! Congratulations.
      A hug.

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  4. Dear Sadami what blessings you have in these two ladies. Love your wonderful illustration too. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs!

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    1. Deb, thank you! Yes, indeed. You, too, have a wonderful weekend. ((Hugs)) Sadami

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  5. Congratulations to your mentors!

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  6. Thank you, Sadami, for allowing us this backstage look into the process. It is always interesting to find out how things are done. This also helps to understand some of the terminology you use. Very interesting!

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    1. Thank you so much, sweet Blaga! My mentors are an engine of Australian publishing industry. Very happy to know you share joy with us and you, too, enjoy the process.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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