Saturday, November 26, 2011

My ears are shells, fondly hearing the sound of the sea

Hi, Friends, how have you been?
The subject line is originally by
Jean Cocteau.
"Mon oreille est un coquillage Qui aime le bruit de la mer"
(=My ear is a shell who loves the sound of the sea)
私の耳は貝の殻 海の響きを懐かしむ ---ジャン コクトー
I've loved looking at waves and hearing sounds since childhood. The sounds of waves are bit similar to the blood flow in a mother's womb. Could be...the unconscious memory takes me to a sea to listen to it.

Looking at ships is another fun. Retired, still working, etc, etc. Each ship tells her life long story. Quite interesting and wonder why a female gender is applied to a pronoun for a "ship" in English. Who started to call a ship in an elegant(?) manner? A romantic soul? Or simply because a sailor projected his desire onto a ship during a long journey without a girl? Imagination always amuses me.
In the afternoon, sketching in light is nice. Feeling a soft breeze, I always smile at the sea in a wharf. Silent. Quiet and peacefull.
Friends, when you come to Sydney, visit beaches and wharfs and enjoy serenity.
Have a nice weekend!


  1. wow! Sadami...beautiful sketches as always! Hope you are doing ok - healthwise and with your big project!

  2. Dear Liz,
    Thank you for encouragements. I sincerely hope you, too, will enjoy ongoing projects and life!
    Kind regards,Sadami

  3. wonderful water studies, Sadami. Particularly like the green in the Drummoyne painting.

  4. Dear Scratchyas,
    Thank you. Very happy to know you love Drummoyne one. Waves show very interesting colours & shapes. I'll keep up!