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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Let Us Bloom Out Fully!

Hi, Friends, thank you for warm cheers and a long patience.ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ Good news! The specialist confirms my leg is stable and nothing to do with the hand. Soon, a hand specialist will check my right hand. I'm very optimistic.These days, I enjoy a 1000m swim at a rock bath after work in the evening. (Hey, Friends, we're in the summer!) Many regulars come here for years and encourage one another. One gentleman has more serious condition than me, but always swims. This year, he said I had inspired him. Oh, no, he had inspired me! We did shakehand firmly and friendly. Nice!
Let us look at a silver side of a cloud and enjoy our lives fully. 

 Only the unexpected RESULT is... Gee, Friends, I put on more weight from a good appetite! My physio says, "Ah, swimming does not lose weight." Wwwwhaaaat?! "Very gentle for muscles. If you want to lose muscles, do sports on a ground." Nurses comfort me, "Muscles are heavier than fat! You look fitter!" I want to believe so.
Anyway, my swimming and exercises have paid off.

This view is from a hospital. A helicopter is staying at the top of the hospital. Over there, Sydney Tower is standing high among buildings. Left, a part of Harbour Bridge. Jacaranda is fully blooming out.
The illustration work is right on a track. Sometimes, not easy. But I do not give up. With many people's backup and cheers, I'll go on.
You and me, too, let us bloom out who we are most!!

To be honest with you, sometimes, it's scary if the condition will spread over. But I stop thinking of it. Who knows if a sky falls on me or not? To live "this moment" fully and do best for the future --- is my all and mantra. Yey!
Take care, Friends. Pardon my irregular blogging.
I always pray for you with all my heart.

Cheers, wink, wink ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ .

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Arts Access Australia Interveiws Sadami

Thank you very much for your kind comments and warm cheers regarding my hand and birthday!! Please pardon me, I do not respond each comment. But I always visit your blogs and read them all. 

The exclusive. Arts Access Australia interviewed me. AAA is the national peak body for arts and disability. If you have any friend and family member with disabilities, please pass this post or AAA information. Have a look through AAA website for news, connections and information about the vibrant Australian arts and disability sector. AAA kindly gives me permission to upload the talk at this blog and to link with them. Here we go, have fun!!

Spotlight On..Sadami Konchi

Sadami Konchi is a self-taught artist who has been drawing and painting since childhood. Sadami was one of the highly commended artists in the recent AAA Art Competition. Arts Access Australia put her in the spotlight…
Brief biography about you…All of a sudden, put on the earth. I’ve kept living on, to know why I was put on the earth!

What are you working on at the moment?

I am currently working on a picture book, an illustration project and portraits.

How did you get into art?

I had already started enjoying drawing and painting before I started kindergarten.

What is the worst job you’ve ever done?

Drawing secret graffiti and cartoons during math class at junior high. (The work, itself, was not bad at all. This romantic young girl was drawing a kissing scene). I wondered why the class was dead silent and where the teacher had gone. It turned out the teacher was standing RIGHT beside me, silently with a big smile. I blushed up like a tomato! Next moment, I got a slap on the head although I became a hero to my classmates.

What is a usual day for you?

Each day is special and full of adventures. Friends can have a laugh, saying “Can’t you stay calm or between extremes?”

What is your biggest challenge as an artist?

Challenging myself. Exploring who I am and becoming who I can be best on this earth.

Who is your hero?

Everyone. I love looking at anyone. I feel beauty, something special, and make it in to portraits.
What is your favourite book / piece of art / play / performance (pick one) ever?
V.E.Frankl, (
Auschwitz survivor, psychiatrist and philosopher) “Man’s Search For Meaning.” Frankl says that any suffering has a unique meaning for an individual.

Who would play you in the film of your life?

Pardon me. I do not get this question? Of course I’d play my role. (Ahahaha!)

Tell us a joke / secret (pick one)…

“My life” is the serious joke and is the secret

Where can people find out more about you?

Stylefile(Sadami Konchi, picturebook Illustration at Australian Society of Authors)
Sadami Konchi Instagram 
Sadami Konchi (FaceBook) 
Sadami's Graffiti (Blog. Weekly show case for loose, spontaneous watercolour)
AAA, thank you for giving me the great back up. All and any artist with disabilities, come over AAA! Let us enjoy our lives fully!!
Did you enjoy it?
Thank you, Friends, I really want my hand to get well. My right hand still needs to see specialists. Minimize computer work, get rid of unnecessary movement and hand exercises are essential. (*With a left hand, I'm using a mouse.) 
Yes, I'm working on the picture book project under the supervision of a wonderful mentor! I hope I will make it happen. With all my heart, I'd like to say, "Thank you, Friends!" and please forgive my "Holiday Leave" for blogging.
You, too, please take care and happy painting!!