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Monday, April 3, 2017

Explore. Dream. Discover.

Brave Sydney Sketch Club enjoyed the mad panic, when it poured in Neutral Bay. In all, I've got three or four bruises = I fell in the hole and slept away twice on a wet rotten wooden structure step --  a risk of life! We got drenched yet we had fun in the fiasco like a party. The bruises were painful. Because of poor balancing, I could not make a hurry. The members offered me a great help. All participants talked to me, "Ok?" in the rain. One was kind enough to protect my watercolour with her work in the downpour. Another took me to her unit near the bay and dried my hair and clothes. With their friendship, I could make this work.  
A local member kindly suggested an interesting subject, a wrecked fishing ship that had Chinese characters. We chatted over it. A rumour was that boat could be a drug smuggling boat. Or it was used for smuggling people. Was an illegal boat scattered there? Who knows? "A gossip makes tea tasty," also it is said! 

I love looking at rusted and old ships. When I was in a teenage, I met this quote, like it and to the present. Today, I found this author's poem on internet (*what a handy research methods!). 

"On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion is the gale. --- Alexander Pope"

I still have passion and want to challenge many things. The silly new question came up, is how much time is left for me. I felt Mark Twain's wise say has answer below. 
A kind member who helped us.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." ---Mark Twain. 
In short, "Just do it without any question!" 

Lastly, I'd dedicate this quote for all of you, Friends!!  
"My youngest son has a very clear idea of what he wants to be when he grows up: he wants to be Indiana Jones, Batman and Jack Sparrow. Yes, all three at the same time. So he basically wants to be an archaeologist who wears tights and fights crimes on pirate ships. That's pretty cool, huh?" Rhys Darby Read (actor). 
Yeah, me, too, dreamed to be an archaeologist, when I was young like his son and ended up a watercolourist. So happy with it. Why? I can be anything and everything in drawing and painting. Imagination and creativity are the wings of an artist. 

The publisher's feedback on my submitted colour spreads is very positive. I'm very happy. 
You, too, throw off the bowlines. Sail away. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Friends, Happy Painting!



  1. I really like the idea of your post, Sadami, don't wait to do what you want to do. We tend to delay things for "some day". Just make today your "some day"! Thank you for reminding me! Have a very nice and productive week!

    1. Thank you, sweet Blaga! Yes, let's take initiative and make our lives. I'm right now illustrating a double spread. Your cheers give me energy. Thank you for reminding me of the beauty of friendship. I love my job and this project. Best wishes, Sadami

  2. Dear Sadami, this ship is fantastic. One can almost feel its swinging in the water.

    1. Oh, you're so sweet, Angeieszka! Very happy to know you can feel the movement in the work. You, too, enjoy painting. I'm too busy with the illustration though, I want to visit your blog later! Cheers, best wishes, Sadami

  3. Wise quotes, Sadami! I too tend to delay things. I love the boat!

    1. Oh, kind Judy, thank you. Happy to know you like my boat. "Just do it!" is my mantra. Cheers, wink, wink, Sadami

  4. Vaya, vaya, por lo que he entendido te caíste un día de lluvia cuando dibujaste ese precioso (en dibujo) barco. Lo siento. Espero que te hayas recuperado y que los moratones hayan desaparecidos.
    Me encanta la frase de Mark Twain. Es cierto que aquello que no haces, con el tiempo quedas decepcionado. Así que como él dice: suelta amarras y navega... explora, sueña y descubre. Así es!
    El barco está muy bien dibujado. A mi también me gustan esos barcos llenos de óxido y también me gusta el olor de esos puertos.
    Un fuerte abrazo, Sadami. Cuídate!

    1. Muchas gracias, dulce Joshemari!
      Los moretones se recuperan lenta y constantemente, jajajaja. Sí, hoy sólo viene una vez. Coger un viento, navegar lejos, disfrutar de la aventura - es el espíritu de vivir.
      Usted puede ir a cualquier muelle y esbozar el barco naufragado. Sería divertido para ti.
      Bueno, voy a ver los pasos en la lluvia, por cierto!
      Saludos cordiales, Sadami

      Thank you very much, sweet Joshemari!
      The bruises slowly and steadily recovering, hahahaha. Yes, today comes only once. Catch a wind, sail away, enjoy adventure -- is the spirit of live.
      You can go to any wharf and sketch wrecked boat. It would be fun for you.
      Well, I will watch out the steps in rain, btw!
      Kind regards, Sadami

      >>>>>>>Joshemari said...
      Go, go, from what I understand you fell on a rainy day when you drew that precious (in drawing) boat. I am sorry. I hope you have recovered and that the bruises have disappeared.
      I love Mark Twain's phrase. It is true that what you do not do, eventually you are disappointed. So as he says: loose moorings and navigate ... explore, dream and discover. So is!
      The boat is very well drawn. I also like those boats full of rust and I also like the smell of those ports.
      A big hug, Sadami. Beware!

  5. Dear Sadami - sorry to read about your mishap. Sounds like in spite of your bruises you were able to render a lovely sketch. Your colors that you selected for this old wreck are beautiful. Take care and hope you heal quickly. Hugs!

    1. Thank you so much, Debbie! I've recovered well. Now, busy with the picture book illustration. Happy Easter to you!! ((Hugs)) Sadami

  6. as always --love reading your posts! Beautiful ship and the sketch and inspiring words!

    1. Sweet Meera, you're so kind! I'm getting very busy with the picture book illustration and other projects. Best wishes, Sadami

  7. I hope you didn't get hurt! What an adventure! I like the idea of being anything you imagine because you are an artist! Thank you for Mark Twain's quotation. I couldn't agree more! Hugs

    1. Sure, Anna, enjoy dreaming and making your dreams come true! I love your art work and your attitude in art. ((Hugs)) and best wishes, Sadami