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Monday, September 18, 2017

My Dog Socks Launch Oct 15, Kids Dogs Drawing Competition

1) My Dog Socks Launch, Art Exhibition 
Sunday 15th October, 2 pm ~. Melbourne.  
Venue Ford St Publishing, 162 Hoddle Street, Vic (map).
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Please join us and celebrate My Dog Docks a new picture book by Robyn Osborne and Sadami Konchi to be launched by Ann James. Enjoy the art work exhibition, too. Ann is such a special person in the children’s book world - Illustrator, author, cherisher of creators, promoter, Pixie O'Harris Award, recipient of the national Dromkeen Medalthe Order of Australia and my mentor! She loves dogs, too! Yes, my mentors Helen Chamberlin and Books Illustrated (Ann James, Ann Haddon) are coming! Many peak bodies are celebrating my newly illustrated trade picture book. ISBN : 9781925272826, 9781925272833. 
2) Draw your dog and win a box of books that includes a signed copy of My Dog Socks!  
Call for kids's entries! School holidays are coming up. Get your kid's creativity happening to this COMPETITION! Great prizes including the illustrator Sadami Konchi 's latest book written by Robyn Osborne. Got to be in it to win it. Read below for details. 
About the author: Robyn Osborne is a Queensland author, teacher and animal fanatic based on the Fraser Coast. "Going Camping" is on the Qld Premier's Reading Challenge book list. Robyn has won a number of writing awards and been published in national journals, newspapers and magazines. In 2011, she was one of only eight participants chosen nationally to attend the prestigious Allen & Unwin/Qld Writers Centre mentorship in Brisbane. Robyn shares her home with an elderly canine and a not so ancient husband

About the illustrator: Yes, Me! Sadami Konchi is an enthusiastic children’s picture book illustrator, award winning portraitist and event/conference sketcher, based in Sydney. One of her greatest strengths is drawing/painting empathetic lively portraits. The BA from Sydney University in linguistics and sociology gives her deep text analyses and good research skills to illustrate a story. Sadami has been one of the highly commended artists in the Arts Access Australia Art prize, a Doug Moran semi-finalist (twice), in top 600 at a world watercolour competition. 

I deeply appreciate the support of peak bodies :  Australian Society of Authors, Accessible Arts NSWAustralia Council for the ArtsArts Access Australia, National Association for the Visual ArtistsKu-Ring-Gai Art SocietyMarrickvile Council, Parramatta Council, WestwordsImmigrants Women Speakout, Sydney Sketch Club and all the people who have encouraged me = YOU.  See you soon and there, Friends! 
Happy Painting!  



  1. You are doing so well, Sadami, I am so happy for you! I wish I could be there for the launch of your book! xx Judy

    1. Thank u very much Judy! I'm sure you'll be with me there in my heart. You, too, have been doing well! Yes, people praise at my hard work. 2017 will be my great year. ((Hugs)) best wishes, Sadami

  2. What a wonderful event here in which you are involved, Sadami! The cover of the book is gorgeous, and I'm sure you will be a powerful inspiration to future illustrators. Congratulations!!

    1. Thank u very much, kind Chris! The mentors love the front cover. I'm very happy with this project. Best wishes, Sadami

  3. Congratualtions Sadami - you are such a talented artist and this dog is gorgeous. Hope all goes well as you launch your new book. Take care and have a delightful week. Hugs!

    1. Thank u, Debbie! Me, too, hope everything will go well. You, too, please take care and enjoy autumn. We're getting into summer! Best wishes, ((Hugs)) Sadami

  4. Qué cara más simpática la de ese perro!! Es precioso y pone ojos de felicidad! Un magnífico retrato, Sadami. Bravo!!!!

    1. ¡Gracias, Joshemari! ¡Usted también disfruta la pintura y la vida! Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you, Joshemari! You, too, enjoy painting and life! Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>Joshemari said...
      What a nice face that dog's !! It is beautiful and puts eyes of happiness! A magnificent portrait, Sadami. Bravo!!!!