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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sydney Sketch Club, Christmas Meeting

We, Sydney Sketch Club enjoyed sketching in World Square from 10:30 to 12:30. Ouch! I got there at nearly 12:30. I was in a dead hurry and sketched a member in fifteen minutes or so. Mutual help is the beauty of a group work. Thank you for members' cheers.  A bit embarrassing, only me sketched a person and others sketched a Christmas tree. But any subject will do. Our club does not restrict a subject at all.  
After a show and tell, we strolled down to a pub and celebrated our activities in 2016. Some members brought their sketches that amused us and amazed us. 
All members want to say special thanks to an organiser, Jennifer. Her hard work for all of us is priceless and precious. Jennifer, a so humble and wonderful lady says, "I thoroughly enjoy my involvement with the sketch club and it is all the friendly and talented members who make the times so enjoyable." Oh, you're so nice! I always learn from Jennifer how a leader leads members and cares for others. She's a legend!! 

In a pub, I sketched one more, an overseas visitor and artist. His mustache and beard interested me. I do not miss an opportunity to grab a moment. Although it was quite dark, I enjoyed this work. I always want to capture an individual mood in work.  I hope I will more develop "mood" or "something" in my portrait work in 2017. 
Thank you very much for Jennifer and all members, for your wonderful friendship! In a tough time, how much this club has lifted me up. Friends, it's wonderful to belong to a same minded group. At the end of the celebration lunch, each of us hugged and said, "Have a wonderful holiday season. See you next year!" 

I'm becoming very busy with a picture book illustration, "My Dog Socks". It occupies my head and hands. Before Christmas, I want to achieve a small goal set in a year plan. Gulp. Sadami, go for it! 
How is your holiday season? Do you have any plan? I hope you will have a wonderful time. 
Friends, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Painting! 



  1. Yes Go for It, Sadami. Nice to catch up with you on your blog. I have been on facebook most of the time. It's lovely to see you painting a person, which I find so hard, I go Urban Sketching with Liverpool Urban Sketchers. I find it so addictive and I love it more each time I go. It's a lovely thing to do. You have inspired me to try more closer sketches of people. Your faces are so full of life. Wishing you all the best x

  2. How's going, sweet Pollly? Thank you for visiting and a kind message. Yes, sketch people as many as possible. It's the best and shortest way to learn it. Find your own answers. I belong to both Sydney sketch club and Australian Urban sketchers. I do FB, balancing time between blogging and FB. Wishing you all the best, too xxx Sadami

  3. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Sadami! Good luck with your new book illustrations!

    1. Thank you very much, sweet Judy! Yes, that's the most prioritised thing in my work!! Cheers, Sadami

  4. Lovely sketches as always Sadami. It is such a nice visit here. Thank you for all the sharing you do. I pray your Christmas and holiday season is blessed with much love and joy. Hugs!

    1. Oh, sweet Debby, thank you very much. I pray for you, too. May God bless you. I'd send you my big ((hugs)), love and smile!! Best wishes, Sadami

  5. Wishing you the best of holidays and a positive, creative new year to come!!

    1. You, too, so caring and sweet Rhonda. Please take care of yourself, too. Best wishes, Sadami

  6. Magníficos retratos Sadami!
    Te deseo una felices Navidades y un excelente año 2017, lleno de alegría, amor y salud!
    Un abrazo.

    1. ¡Y tú también, Joshemari! ¡Tenga un año nuevo maravilloso y feliz!
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      And you, too, Joshemari! Have a wonderful and happy new year!
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>>>>Joashemari said...
      Magnificent Sadami portraits!
      I wish you a Merry Christmas and an excellent year 2017, full of joy, love and health!
      A hug.