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Monday, March 28, 2011

Sketchabout#3 & Daily Work

Hi, Friends, before the topics,
special thank you for great cheers for Japan. Art Auction for Japanese Disaster Relief goes well. Today, my Japanese blogger friends say, "Please pass our best wishes and thank you for your Friends and nice people. It really lifts us up!"

One more, very happy news is swimming has improved my muscles very much. 4 kgs increased, but the waist size gets tightened up. Hospital nurses say, "Look healthier and fitter. Keep up swimming." The podiatrist also recognizes my putting back muscles.

Now, Sketchabout#3. On a patchy rainy day, we went to the Government House. But I already sketched it last week. So, I sketched my new friends. See how we work hard...and chat more?!! (*Tiny dots on her shirt are rain drops, not salt.)
Sadami: "Don't say, 'It's the end of our friendship!!' "
Friend just had a big laugh and we really had a great fun. Hahaha!!
Friend: "Oh, that's nice. I like it." She'd like to use it for online.Sadami: "From next time, I have to charge ye (hopefully "millions"?!)." I will sketch members as many as possible.Another statue is a Scottish poet, Robert Burns.
To really a happy surprise, my admiring artist John Haycraft popped up the Sketchabout. He has been mentoring me for these years.
We really look forward to next Saturday! What a friendly club!

Now, my daily works. After joining the Sydney Sketch Club, I have begun to feel comfortable with landscapes. Sometimes, I feel like painting it like a figure to tell a story.
Awaiting You
This stair way is just in front of my favorite beach pool. So many steps and people do exercises. One day, I will climb it up smoothly without a walking stick! The pool water gets cold in autumn, while some blogger friends are celebrating spring. So, I'd devote this image, "Children, Herald of Spring" for Friends in the northern hemisphere. Kids are full of energy and always in spring or summer. These Pablo Picaso's say are my favorite.
It takes a long time to become young.
Youth has no age.

Children, Herald of Spring
Experiment and first experience for a computer work.
"Photoshop" put together several quick sketches on the daffodils.
I came across a very famous caricaturist, Paul Moyse anyhow remade work to meet a due date by a "computer."
His lesson scared me, a watercolourists and hand-only person, but an illustrator in publishing industry that chases up a dead line. So, I'd learn how to use Photoshop more.

Finally, my cartoon! Friends, do you use a paper for checking colours before painting? I do and always feel these colourful dots look beautiful. I turned it into for "Warms Hide&Seek." Thanks for cheers. With your cheers, I made the longest record, 1500m swim without cramps! Other regular people at the pool celebrated it, too. Anyone with disabilities, please never give up.
I have a dream ; one day I will see you, all blogger Friends in person on the earth
Happy painting!



  1. Hi, Sadami. Nice sketches and photos. The site chosen for painting is beautiful. The garden reminds me of those that I knew of Aranjuez. Thanks for sharing, is always pleased to visit your space.

  2. Dear Carmen,
    Thank you! Come&join us in Sydney. I love your paintings, too. Keep up, cheer up each other.
    Cheers and hugs, Sadami

  3. Hola Sadami! Sigues haciendo unos apuntes preciosos. Me alegro de que sigas con tu recuperación. Un saludo.

    Sadami Hello! Still doing some precious notes. I'm glad you continue with your recovery. Greetings

  4. Eres fabulosa... Admiro la maestría de tu trabajo.


  5. It always warms my heart to read your posts. Your spirit in never giving up is admirable.
    Your paintings are an expression of that joyful side of you that won't lay down. I am in awe of both.
    Did you know you were a great inspiration? You are!

    PS: the worms made me laugh.. I really like them :) xx

  6. Sounds and looks like you're having a ball. I can guess what you and your new friend were laughing about. It's nice when people you paint have a good sense of humor. The nose knows.

  7. Hola, Sadami! Eres toda fuerza de voluntad!!!! y conseguirás tu objetivo... ya lo verás!
    Me gusta esa vitalidad que tienes. Eso hará que consigas aquello que te propongas! Te admiro!
    Qué bien te lo has pasado estos días con tus sketchers y dibujando a mucha gente. Te felicito.
    Un beso.

  8. These are wonderful!!! I love the paintings of your sketching friends :) and all the rest, too. Especially the children and the daffodils. You shouldn't worry about landscapes - you are very good at all those greens. I'm so happy for you - better muscle size and strength and fitter is always a good thing!!!

  9. Delightful sketches and thoughts Sadami!!

  10. Always a pleasure to visit your blog and enjoy your wonderful pictures and stories.I'm glad you are getting fitter. Take care :)

  11. Sadami as always happy and cheerful , never complaining...I love your spirit ( I think I already told you), and your sketches and stories are just great. A big hug
    P.S. One day you will fly up the stairs continuing as you do your swimming!

  12. Dear Juan,
    Thank you, yes, I'm getting well! You, too, make wonderful paintings. Let us enjoy painting.
    Cheers, Sadami

    Estimado Juan,
    Gracias, sí, yo estoy bien! Usted, también, hacer pinturas maravillosas. Vamos a disfrutar de la pintura.
    Saludos, Sadami

  13. Hola, Yulendys,
    ¡Muchas gracias! Usted, también, hacer pinturas maravillosas y nos hacen felices.
    Saludos, Sadami

    Hi, Yulendys,
    Thank you so much! You, too, make wonderful paintings and make us happy.
    Cheers, Sadami

    >>>Yulendys said...
    You are fabulous ... I admire the mastery of your work.

  14. It always warms my heart to read your posts. Your spirit in never giving up is admirable.
    Dear Pat,
    Thank you! Your challenging spirit & great love for doggies(ah!me,too!!!) are my inspiration.
    Ahahaha~! Very glad you liked it and had a laugh. We need laghter:).
    Hugs and smile, Sadami

  15. Dear Linda,
    Bingo!! Truly RIGHT hit a bull's eye! The Friend said, "Oh, it's me, but my nose, like Santa!" It was nice to share cheerful chats and laugh in a group.
    Cheers, Sadami

  16. Estimado Joshemari,
    ¡Muchas gracias! "Cuando hay voluntad, hay una manera," es cierto. Voy a disfrutar de dibujar personas y nada. Usted, también, mantener el ritmo.
    Un beso y aplausos, Sadami

    Dear Joshemari,
    Thank you so much! "Where there's a will, there's a way," is true. I'll enjoy sketching people and anything. You, too, keep up.
    A kiss and cheers, Sadami

    >>>>Joshemari said...
    Hello, Sadami! You all will power!! and get your target ... you'll see!
    I like that you have vitality. That will get what you set out! I admire you!
    How well you've been these days what with your sketchers and drawing a lot of people. Congratulations.
    A kiss.

  17. Dear Rhonda,
    Thanks millions! The Friend commented the nose like red nose "Santa" that relieved me(=not "Cyrano de Bergerac";).) Mmmm...I'll keep these greens while challenging landscapes. Otherwise, I'll never learn it.
    Regarding muscles, especially, arms&legs have got staut. A lazy belly has gone and a tightened up body came up. Girls, try a long distance swimming!! That makes you & feel you good.
    Cheers, Sadami

  18. Dear Sandy,
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I've looked through all your blogs and the wonderful projects. Please keep your spirit, love for life and advocate voiceless animals and plants.
    Best wishes, Sadami

  19. Oh, thanks, Anna!
    I feel more strength in the leg. Nurses say, "Muscles are heavier than fat" and seems to be true, no joke. But I hate an inner how I keep up swimming outside is my assignment.
    Cheers, Sadami

  20. Dear Jane,
    Thank you. Life is too short to complalin about. Life is the thing to have fun and to be appreciated. I told my another friend, "I swim faster than a walk." "Ahahaha." True. 1km swim/45 minutes.
    But one day, yes, I'll fly up that stairway:).
    A big hug&smile, Sadami

  21. Every painting is a prize Sadami. I especially love the children around the vase of flowers. Your paintings are always so happy.

  22. Dear Teri,
    Thank you so much indeed!!
    Hugs&smile, Sadami

  23. A totally charming post....LOVED every single sketch. You are so talented. I liked the photos taken of you and your friends too. I know how to do many many things..but swimming is not one of them. I admire a good swimmer too! Your paintings and message are uplifting.

  24. Dear Celeste,
    Thank you~!! I love your blog, art work and posts. Please keep up and make us happy, too.
    Cheers, Sadami

  25. Yes Sadami, tell us a sory by painting a tree !
    I love this idea.
    You had a great moment with your new friends !
    Have fun and take care of you.

  26. Hi, Olivia, Queen of Wash!
    Yes, I want myself to sketch landscapes like figures.
    I swam 1km this evening and sketched waves. Wind is brrr...but very warm water:).
    Cheers, Sadami

  27. Always a joy to see your sketches!

  28. Dear Judy,
    Thank you! Me, too, love your work and blog. Keep up your so sensitive and wonderful watercolor.
    Cheers, Sadami

  29. Sadami! So much fun reading your posts and seeing your wonderful personality in your paintings. Thank you for the fun!

  30. Your every post is the ray of light.
    I love the worms' hide and seek (besides all other highest level sketches with soul).
    I am glad your muscles get stronger.
    I am so sorry about Japan just can not talk about it, internet helps to realize how close and connected we are all over our small fragile planet.
    Keep going, Sadami! You teach me to be openhearted and sincere.

  31. Warm water? Sadami, I dream of it.
    One day, I will take a plane to Australia !!!!!:-)
    I look forward to seeing your waves. Bises !

  32. Love your post and sketches as always Sadami. I especially love the stair way...soon your muscles will be strong...strong enough to climb every one of those steps you sketched.

  33. Dear Dora,
    Thank U! I, too, love reading your posts and enjoying paintings. Make us happy!
    Cheers, Sadami

  34. Dear Irina,
    Thank U! To be honest with you, if I'm not happy, I cannot make happy work.
    Hospital nurses say, "Muscles are heavier than fat," that sounds right. I've put weight on myself, but got tightened up in size. I can squat much better(*at the onset, I could not squat). My muscles get stronger!

    Thank you for kind concerns for Japan. Regarding Russia, I'm worried about, too. Hope everything goes well for people. Indeed, internet is amazing, which enables us to contact all over the world.

    You, too, keep up! You, too, teach me openminded in art and caring heart for anyone on the earth.
    Cheers, Sadami

  35. Dear Olivia,
    Yes, water is the hardest thing to get cold on the earth(*that's the only fact I remember in physics!). So, still the water in the pool is around 23', not bad, warm. Come to Sydney;). Let's go to a French restaurant together!! But "go Dutch"?!
    Cheers&kisses, Sadami

  36. Dear Hilda,
    Thank U! School and sports clubs, too, use the stairway for exercise. Once, I climbed it up though, not smooth. Then, I determined to concentrate on swim. A round way to conqure the steps, but swimming has paid off. Later, I will try it!
    Cheers, Sadami

  37. dear Sadami
    you are a reference!
    is too talented, motivated, willing, humble, sincere, persevering and above all a friend!
    I feel your serious consideration to every blogger friend! I congratulate you!

    I was very happy to hear of your record in the pool, and that treatment is giving great results! thank heaven for that!
    [I would need, the pool also to treat my scoliosis of 38 ° ... :( but I did not loose in the water, I'm terrified! ]

    I really enjoyed watching you, drawing, I loved the drawings of your companions, sculptures, buildings and landscapes ....
    wow! a wonder all the watercolors!
    was so good, the watercolors of sculptures, they come to life!

    know, I'm still without my pc, I use an old, more precarious ... and I'm with tendinitis in his right hand ... just by using your mouse, so it was a little bit absent ...
    when I get this pc, I do not know what to do first; visit, comment, reply, or draw? ohohohhhh ...

    with patience and perseverance,
    anything can cuddle!

    Sadami, feel a real tight,
    arriving there with you!
    with tenderness, Denise

  38. Dear Denise,
    Your very kind reply lifts me up!!! So privilege for me to get such a wonderful say. You, too, are "too talented, motivated, willing, humble, sincere, persevering and above all a friend!"

    How is your scoliosis? Hope it does not hurt you too much. Regarding swimming, Denis, humans never sink in water. Really, never, ever sink. "Two lungs" are our natural air tubes to float our bodies on water.

    So, the problem is "fear." Wipe off a fear of sinking. If it's hard to get rid of negative thoughts, ask someone to come with you to a pool. Try a very shallow place first. Say, a knee level and play with water. If really scary, put something on a body to float you for in case.

    Just do relax in water. Salt water is much easier for humans to float than pure water in an inside pool. (*this is physics! True.) So, a beach is a good idea.

    Have a chat with your medical team. I already tried a "hydro therapy" several years ago to strengthen muscles. It's a gentle exercise in a shallow pool. A physiotherapist will organize a menue.

    Thank you for encouragements on my work. Very happy. Ahahaha, I'm a hand use person. I wish I could use PC like you.

    But joints and tendous pains are a tragedy for a computer user. Please take care and take time to learn a new PC. Never damage your hands seriously. Any machine cannot substitute our precious hands.

    I feel you very near & close, just beside me. Denis, take care. I'll give you my best hugs and smile.

    Cheers&love, Sadami

  39. Hola Sadami, primero enhorabuena por su mejoría, seguro que dentro de poco subira estas escaleras corriendo.
    también enhorabuena por los bocetos de sus nuevos amigos, siempre fantásticos, también me gusta verte pintar y ver que no necesitas casi nada para pintar, ni silla...
    También me parece interesante lo que dices de un paisaje que cuente historia, tendré que pensar en esto , puede ser algo añadido a una buena pintura, lo estudiaré.

  40. I really enjoy this series, and the photos of you painting your fellow watercolorists is very touching. Its hard to pick a favorite, but the statue of the Scottish poet is so elegant and poetic in its simplicity. Very well done.


  41. Dear Francis,
    Thank you! Well, a children picture book illustrator illustrates "anyting" and even unvisual things such as imaginations and fantasies. So, I paint everything that interests me:).
    From a commercial aspect, adding an interesting information to a painting attracts viewers attention such as history etc. But not sure, adding a story is a good thing or not.

    In my eyes, good paintings tell stories well without existing facts(*hope my sentence makes sense!). See good picture book illustrations. They have full of stories.
    Kind regards, Sadami

    Estimado Francisco,
    ¡Gracias! Bueno, una imagen ilustra los niños ilustrador de libros "anyting", e incluso cosas como unvisual imaginación y fantasías. Así, pinto todo lo que me interesa:).
    Desde el aspecto comercial, la adición de una información muy interesante y con una pintura atrae la atención de los televidentes como la historia, etc, pero no estoy seguro, la adición de una historia es una cosa buena o no.

    En mis ojos, buenas pinturas cuentan historias y sin hechos existentes (* espero que mi oración tiene sentido!). Ver una buena ilustración de libros de imágenes. Tienen lleno de historias.
    Un cordial saludo, Sadami

    >>>Francis said...
    Sadami Hello, first congratulations for her improvement, sure that soon will go up these stairs.
    also congratulations on the sketches of her friends, always fantastic, I also like to see you paint and do almost anything you do not need to paint or chair ...
    I also find it interesting that you say of a landscape that has history, I have to think about it, it may be something added to a good painting, it will study.

  42. Oh, Wren, thanks millions!!
    Honest, sketching friends is a great fun. We keep laughing.
    Me, too, like the statue most. I deleted unnecessary info and just focus on the face and value. My say, "Not to put too much info," has paid off.
    Cheers, Sadami

  43. Beautiful sketches as usual.

  44. Yahooo, Carlos!
    Thanks a lot!! Look forward to your next. Cheers, Sadami

  45. Dear Sadami,

    Amazing artwork, gorgeous heart!
    You're an inspiration!

  46. really love the last one sadami ..robert burns is special ..great sketches

  47. Dear Paula,
    You, too, make beautiful work that inspires us! IKeep enjoying painting and sharing it with us!
    Cheers, Sadami

  48. Dear Jane,
    Thank U! Very happy to know you love the last one(me, too!!). I wish you all the very best for your exhibition in April. Go, go, Jane~~!!! Let us know how it will go. ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ
    Best wishes, Sadami

  49. さだみさん
    I wish I have your talent. You are so versatile!
    Have a nice weekend, Ev

  50. Dear Evelyn,
    You, too, wonderful!! エベリン、あなたの, にほんごの, かずが, ふえています。 すばらしいです!I'm hopeless for photography. One day, I hope I can see you in person. Have a nice weekend!
    Cheers, Sadami

  51. はい、一緒にお茶「コーヒー」を飲むことができます。ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ

  52. Dear Evelyn,
    すごい!! これはもう、ぜひ、一緒にお茶飲みましょうね。"きゃあああああ、"うれしくてたまりませんʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ
    Cheers, Sadami

  53. Querida Sadami, sería fantástico vernos algun dia.
    Gracias por contagiarnos esa alegría y fuerza vital.
    Un abrazo.

  54. Dear Vicente,
    Thank you so much! Your blog always shows so wonderful work full of joy and beauty. Please keep up.
    Hugs and smile, Sadami

    Estimado Vicente,
    ¡Muchas gracias! Tu siempre muestra el trabajo tan maravilloso lleno de alegría y belleza. Por favor, seguir el ritmo.
    Abrazos y sonrisas, Sadami

    >>>>Vicente said,
    Sadami dear, would be great to see us someday.
    Thank you for instilling this joy and vitality.
    A hug.

  55. Thank you for the kindest reply. Now I want to ask. How do you find time for the blog activity? And how to combine it with real life? I feel that 24 hours is not enough for me and I have to learn control over my time, otherwise it will end up with "fine!" "cool!" "great!" sort of commenting which is wrong for me. Really a problem. How do you manage?

  56. Dear Irina,
    My answers are below.
    Q1) How do you find time for the blog activity?
    To use a computer is at night & if spare time is found in between activities.

    Q2) How to combine it with real life?
    All through my life, I've loved reading and writing. Once, I was a newspaper editor at high school and wrote lots of academic researched essay writings at uni. Find topics, develop them and proof reading--is my routine and I love it.

    Finding topics is much like inspiration, like fresh ideas for drawing & painting. Then, research to support my topiocs. Always themes are picked out from my real life and something interesting for readers. Organizing collected info with writing is nothing different from academic essay writing at uni life--it has a due date! Yes, I set a due date, Moday=update a new post!

    Q3) I feel that 24 hours is not enough for me...(omit). How do you manage?
    Regarding commenting, I always try to put my feet into a blogger's shoes. Genuine empathy and friendship is the key for my commenting.

    Another view, "We're all equally given 24 hours" ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ. I assume you've already found an answer, "How do you "find" time?"
    Yes, an individual must find available time in equally given, but limited 24hrs. It's all up to your idea, Irina, how to find&use time.

    In addition, I studied at Syndey uni as a mature student. Time management was the hardest task. But I organized the life very well and learned how to do it. If you know uni, check their workshops for 1st year students. Sydney uni has a workshop(*papers are not available for not-students).

    Kind regards&best wishes,