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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!

May 2017 be a wonderful year for each of you, Friends! I'd explore watercolour, particularly, washes more. 
On 30th Dec, "Young Organists Day," Sydney Sketch Club enjoyed an organ recital in Sydney Town Hall, which was annually open and free to the public. It was challenging to capture a majestic grand organ installed in 1890. The world largest organ is 11.5 m tall and nearly 6 m deep! The width is nearly equal to the theatre hall. I could imagine how exciting for young selected organists to play such a significant and complicated instrument in front of a big audience. 
The lovely interaction was seen between an assistance and a young organist. I could not help but seek for human element all the time at anywhere in any context. Each promising organist played a wonderful piece. The audience, we were in a heaven. 
After the recital, we enjoyed sketching more. This model's eyebrows interested me. At once, I got on a job. When I finished the work, other members said, "The eyes are impressive." If so, it's successful, hahaha?!   
New members and old regular members began to exchange the information on techniques and art supplies etc at a lunch time. One member said, "Sadami, speak up. You already published some books etc." I would not. "You're modest," she said with a smile. I clearly told, "I do not mean to show off. There is a new member. Our levels of techniques are different (and totally fine!). If someone shows off, new members get awkward." Each members deeply nodded at the table. I believe that mutual help and friendship is the beauty and the legacy in our Sydney Sketch Club. I also believe I'm a life long learner.   

Another member sitting next to me became a model in a restaurant. "Don't say, "this is the end of our friendship!"" I asked the model. Her very soft and gentle smile caught my heart and I started to draw. The lady glanced at the drawing and winked at me, "You're a good friend!" I had a laugh. We revelled in every meeting. 
A wonderful organiser, Jennifer has already planned other fascinating sketch meetings. Look forward to my posts.  
What do you plan for 2017? 
I will work on the picture book illustration and finish it up. Wesley Mission and I are planning to run a watercolour painting workshop for people with disability. I'd challenge any subjects, especially, portraits. I want to try competitions. I hope I will live each moment fully and you, too, Friends! 
Happy Painting!!   
















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16 comments:

  1. Sadami,continue à m’émerveiller et à me motiver pour l'année 2017!je souhaite que 2017 soit aussi une merveilleuse année pour toi
    happy painting,friend

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    1. Merci beaucoup, Isabelle! Vous aussi, créez un travail merveilleux, étonnez-moi et amusez-moi. Profitons de notre amitié en aquarelle. Meilleurs voeux, Sadami

      Thank you very much, Isabelle! You, too, create wonderful work, amaze me and amuse me. Let us enjoy our friendship in watercolour. Best wishes, Sadami

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      Sadami, continues to amaze me and motivate me for the year 2017! I wish that 2017 is also a wonderful year for you Happy painting, friend

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  2. What an encouraging and uplifting posting.
    i can remember, as a kid, slowly pumping a long wooden arm on the side of the church organ, which drove the bellows of the organ. Ahead of me was a small lead weight on a piece of string. My task was to keep the lead weight above the half-way mark - if it reached the bottom the organ ceased playing for the lack of puff!

    My ambitions for 2017 - to finish building and launch my boat, to improve my portrait-painting, and develop my new technique of mixing pen & ink with oil/acrylic paint.

    The Very Best of New Year to you and yours.

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    1. Thank you very much, John, for your very interesting backstage story! Your comment helps me understand how an organ work. I see..., a pipe organ is a big box of whistles and pipes sit on a big air box -- am I right? It means that John, you were the real hero who created the sounds of an organ at that time! Please proud of that.

      I heartily hope your wishes come true : the boat, portrait painting and technical development. Step by step, one goes far, we know. I'm sure you will make them happen and make your family happy.

      The very best wishes to you! Kind regards, smile, Sadami

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  3. Happy New Year, Sadami! May your year be a very successful one! I have no plans for next year, because all my resolutions for this year fell through. But secretly in my heart I would like to try more portraits and figures.... don't tell anyone. :)

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    1. No, Judy, I never tell anyone your resolutions and will "zip up." Figures are fun and my most passion. I hope you will enjoy "drawing figures." I'll enjoy landscapes more. In Australia, you will find a very strong sunshine, yet my style is very soft to depict landscapes. I'm searching for my own colours and style in landscapes. "Be what I am fully," is my goal and starting point. Best wishes, Sadami

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  4. Lo mismo te deseo: FELIZ AÑO NUEVO!!

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    1. Thank you, Joshemari! Enjoy drawing and painting.

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  5. We wish you a happy new year
    And many good ideas and colors and pictures

    Patrick and Christine
    from Swizzerland

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    1. Oh, Patrick, Christine and the sweet doggie! I love you all. Have a wonderful time with all your family. Take care not to catch a cold. We're in a very hot summer!
      Best wishes, smile, Sadami

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  6. Happy New Year! May your wishes for 2017 all come to be :)

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    1. Thank you, Meera, for your strong support that has encouraged me to move on. May all your wishes come true and 2017 will be your wonderful year. Best wishes, Sadami

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  7. Wishing you a beautiful, creative, happy new year, Sadami!

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda. I wish healthy, beautiful, romantic, creative, happy 2017 to you! Cheers, xxx Sadami

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  8. Happy New Year, dear Sadami! I wish you a very successful year, full of inspiration, prolific in opportunities and lots of fun!

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    1. Oh, thank you, sweet Blaga! You've wished all my really desires. I'll make them happen. You, too, have a wonderful and creative year. Best wishes, ((Hugs)), Sadami

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