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Title: Shirley Created Art - Chinese Xieyi -0210: Spring Meet- My 12nd Painting in the US
Artist: Shirley Zhang
Size: 50cm x 87cm (19.68inch x 34.25inch)
Completed Time: Friday, April 18, 2009
Remarks:
This is my 210thChinese Xieyi Painting and it is one of my 380th pictures since 2003, the 10th picture that I have created in 2009 and the 12nd painting in the US.

Friday noon, I went out of the examination room with an easy and happy heart. I was sure that I had pasted the last examination of the International Marketing Course already even though I have not handed in my paper until Sunday ? I had completed it already, I just need a little time to check it last time...

The sounds of the birds, the scattered little yellow flowers on the green lawn and the little pink flowers on the trees in the campus and by the road I went back home attracted my eyes, so that I could not help going near them, to see and observer how they were growing and what they looked like while to think, how to express them with my brushes... Do you know? Sometimes, I could not remember whether my boss wears glasses or not, but, I did remember how a wild chrysanthemum looks like´ :- )

On the road went back home, I was also attracted by the fragrance of green glass and some weeding machines. Some local Americans were caring the lawns by the road or around of their house. Instead of noticing the weeding machines or the persons on them, I was worrying whether the beautiful flowers would be cut down by the machines. Until I found that after the weeding machine had gone over, the grass was cut down, but the lovely flowers were still on the lawns, I felt eased in my heart...

I said to myself that in case that the flowers are growing close to the grand. :-) Then, why they grow this way, maybe for the local wind is much? Or they wanted to be protected by the land mother?

With many questions and ideas, I registered my next lesson ? Managerial Accounting with a little bit worrying since it is one of my most scaring lessons. Anyway, after buying a new textbook, reading the course syllabus, downloadeding and printing the handouts, finding a tutor... I decided to give myself ^a little bit easy ̄ weekend before a new and harder course, with a new song and a new picture...

So, as soon as I finished singing a Chinese folk song Friday night, I created this picture and I worked until 4:00am. I have sent it to my Chinese art teacher to listen to his comments and to get a grade of it since this is one of my assignments that he required me to complete...

I have paid more attention to the problems that my Chinese art teacher had pointed on my last picture:

Shirley Created Art - Chinese Xieyi -0209: Spring - My 11st Painting in the US

I do hope that I have made some progress already. :-)

How do you think of this picture, do you like it?

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, welcome to write to shirley@ebridge.cn or yiping007@MissouriState.edu ,you can also publish your opinions on Message Board . :-)

--Shirley Zhang
Friday, April 18, 2009 in Missouri State University, USA