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Monday, May 25, 2015

May23 measure cup, 24made of metal, EDiM for Sydney Sketch Club

Hi, Friends, I delivered Helen's portrait to See Street Gallery for The City of Ryde Women’s Art Prize. Now, a daily challenge! A "measure cup" is for May23. Cooking is a fun time for children or a disaster for parents?! It's a great expectation time for younger ones in siblings. What will come up for a result? --- beautifully baked up cookies, pies and what else? Or..., gulp, messes? Btw, regarding cooking skills, I've been boasting, "I can open up cans!" in a humble and modest way. Do you have any funny stories related to cooking? If you do not mind and ok, let us share yours.
May 24, "Made of metal" 
I chose a clock. It is lovely to see sleepy kids nearly at a bed time. So cute. It is a pleasure for parents to have a bed time story for children, btw. Read picture books for your children. It would be children's wonderful memories, when they are grown up.   

I'm very happy that Sydney sketch club members love my illustrations so much.
Btw, I saw many finalists' paintings at See Street Gallery. It's really wonderful and a high level. A very lovely section is for young children! I saw a daughter and a mother submitting their work. The young child looked so proud of her work and a bit shy. Oh, so cute. I really look forward to Thursday opening night (6pm - 8pm)!! Come over, Friends.

Now, this marathon monthly challenge is now nearly at the end. 
May 25. A theme is "your favourite “Muppet.”" A Muppet! Mmmm... well, see how it goes. 
Friends, Happy Painting!


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Helen's portrait gets in The City of Ryde Women’s Art Prize

Good news, Friends! My Work Title is 
“Publisher Helen Chamberlin has revolutionised Australian publishing industry.” 
The City of Ryde Women’s Art Prize
Exhibition period of works : Friday 29 May to Saturday 13 June 
Thursday 28 May Opening night and announcement of winners at See Street Gallery at Sydney Gallery School and owned by TAFE NSW, Meadowbank, 6pm - 8pm. 
If you have a spare time, please come! 

My Statement in 99 words (100 words are allowed.) 
"Publisher Helen Chamberlin has achieved reputation for Australian picture books in the world, enhanced it to art and upgraded the quality of young literature. She epitomises the best of editorship, a quiet voice standing in the shadows behind the public faces, shaping and guiding, challenging and demanding. Especially, her work with Shaun Tan has pushed the boundary of picture books up to art and literature. It has changed public concept of picture books from easy kids readings to philosophical books that bear academic discussion on universal themes and social issues, displaying sophisticated art. Fortunately, she is fostering me, too!" 
The exhibition's theme is "Make It Happen" that is inspired by the 2015 International Women’s Day theme. But artworks may connect to any themes surrounding women. I've chosen Helen who has been making the impossible possible in publishing industry as a woman editor for nearly a half century. There should have been so many tough things on her because of her gender in society, but she has never given in and bravely conquered challenges. She did not simply overcome challenges. Helen, furthermore, has made amazing achievements in publishing industry. Not many people can do it. It very touches me. Today, she's Australia legend, yet, she's so shy. (*so I will make a huge ad of her!! She says, "No, that's not my style.") I'm very privileged to work with such a wonderful lady like Helen. My publishing team is now working on the final editing of "Moon." One more push!

I'll keep this post for a while = not update EDiM images daily (if you like, come and join Sydney Sketch Club. You can see all our funny, beautiful and interesting images!). Thank you very much for warm cheers! Now, I have to frame the work for delivery. 
Friends, Happy Painting! 


Friday, May 22, 2015

May22, A "mother" EDiM for Sydney Sketch Club

Friends, a theme is a mother. My favorite quote is, "God could not be everywhere. So, He created mothers." Probably, a "mother" has the most sweet sound for anyone in any language. I chose this image for a mother's universal image. Mothers care for any sick children with all their souls and bodies for day and night. We remember our sick time with sweet memories. For mothers, any children are so precious, even with disabilities. Probably, mother's love is the most noble, unconditional, abundant and limitless on the earth. Also, we know, for our mothers, we will be forever children. Particularly, the relationship between a mother and a daughter will become so sweet and lovely when we get into adulthood.

I really enjoyed drawing this image. Regarding the image, the point is a unique idea and an interesting view. "Originality" -- that's it and editors want for.
A tomorrow's theme is  "23.  measuring cup/s." 
Mmmm..., what sort of idea will come up for me?? 
Friends, Happy Painting! 


Thursday, May 21, 2015

May21, A "match or matchbox" EDiM for Sydney Sketch Club

Hi, Friends, what do you imagine from a word, "match or matchbox"? This pun needs a bit explanation for non Australian Friends. A redheads matchbox reminds me of our first woman prime minister, Julia Gillard in Australia. She has a distinct read head. So, I created this image. Being a PM is not an easy job in a male dominant society, but, in my eyes, she did her best. In the image, I'd say special thanks for Julia, for her hard work. Also, you can enjoy playful words at the side of a box. In your country, are there any women in top leaders? For women, it's very difficult to balance between career, family business and other social things. In family, women need men's support to carry them all. Of course, men need women's support, too. So, it is very lovely to see a nice couple supporting each other beautifully. That's love.

Btw, Sydney Sketch Club members really love this work and give me nice feedback with a big laugh. Thank you, Friends! 
Now, we've done more than 20 themes in a month! I'm so relieved. Thank you for wonderful cheers!! With your support, I could come here. Nearly there. I'm sure we will get through this "one word one day event." Sydney Sketch Club Members love this event so much. Jennifer leaves so caring and humours comments on images. We chat over Internet and foster friendship. Some members already say, "I miss this event!" and request an "encore." Well, don't ask me to do it again. Even though I've quickly worked on each image, it takes time. I have prioritised projects as a professional.

A tomorrow's theme is,
"22.  anything to do with your mother (or any universally known mother?)."
Friends, Happy Painting!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

May20, A "mattress" EDiM for Sydney Sketch Club

Friends, what do you imagine from a word, "mattress"? My image is a "pillow fight" from a mattress! Do you have a sweet memory about a pillow fight? I picked up that word from my American friend, when I stayed at her place ages ago. She had a very big family and many siblings. The youngest boy was so cute. We enjoyed a "pillow fight," hahaha!! Great fun. 
In my illustration, an active and natural movement and a lively face expression are critically important. My daily sketches are wonderful references and inspiration resources. That's why I keep sketching all the time.     

A tomorrow's theme is a match (or matchbox). 
Friends, Happy Painting! 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

May19, A "marble" EDiM for Sydney Sketch Club

Friends, I post two imgaes : one is children playing marbles and another is my wash with a wrap technique. Rhonda, your guess is very close, but I wanted to make a girl a hero in the work! Have you ever played a marbles game? If not, you're young. Once, we were addicted to this game! Marbles are beautiful. I still love to look at them. Vintage games are vanishing from the earth in this digital era. I hope children will enjoy old fashioned games with friends in sunshine, not with computers in a dark room.
This wrap technique is interesting, but I've been searching for a suitable scene to use it in my own work. Have you ever used it in your art work? If any, I'd like to know it. A result always reminds me of marble. It was good to review the learned technique. 

A tomorrow's theme is a "mattress." 

Friends, Happy Painting! 


Monday, May 18, 2015

May18, A "mask" EDiM for Sydney Sketch Club

Hi, Friends, a "mask" is the theme. So, I've created a joke! Zorro was my hero and I've loved him since childhood. Of course, little Sadami wondered about his "signature" on a wall --- hey, wasn't it a graffito? Why he would not get penalty? No one explained about it well. Graffiti are fun. Have you ever tried it? I enjoyed it on walls in backyards.
Today, although I do not do it any more, I check myself in a good mood for work or not by looking at a wall. When I see a big white wall and feel like drawing on it with a huge brush, it's a very good day and I'm high. I get on work and produce nice illustrations and portraits. We all know we need to be in the best or sound condition to create good work. Of course, we have many problems in our lives though, we need it. Brushes are dead honest to our heart, aren't they? I hope everyone will enjoy drawing. 
Once, I made another cartoon. I'll post it together. Have fun.  
A tomorrow's theme is a marble (or something made from marble?). 
Friends, Happy Painting!