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Title: Shirley Created Art - Chinese Xieyi -0212: Smell of the Spring- My 14th Painting in the US
Artist: Shirley Zhang
Size: 45cm x 69cm (17inch x 27inch)
Completed Time: Sun, May 24, 2009
Remarks:
This is my 212ndChinese Xieyi Painting and it is one of my 382nd pictures since 2003, the 12nd picture that I have created in 2009 and the 14th painting in the US.

A big finding is that I am often the first and last one to have a running in a big and beautiful park in the early morning in the US, even at about 7:30am. That makes me surprised a lot, because, in China, since about 4:30am, many old people have gotten up and went to parks to do exercises. Then from 5:00am to 7:00am or 8:00am, there are always many people in most of the parks, to dance, run, practice Chinese Qigong, Chinese Gongfu, and other exercises...

In the quiet mornings, to listen to the beautiful singing of birds, to see the shaking of the grass, to smell the sweet breath of the flowers and to enjoy the preferment of the little squirrels in a big park in the sunshine alone, makes me so happy and feel luxury... So, I often take my camera, to take some pictures for the beautiful nature things, flowers, birds, sky, clouds and landscapes and so on...

I have found that between the campus and my home, just on the about 10 minutes road, there are 7 or 8 kinds of flowers by the road, the earliest flowers are yellow, then some little purple flowers, then some white and pink flowers... I have also found many trees are blooms at the first, then they grow their leaves... a funny thing is that I have been thinking that a beetle should live in the fall, but, I did have found some of lovely little golden beetles in the green grass right now, in the morning sunshine they have made the little space more beautiful...

The inspires me that everything in nature plays its own role, no matter how small it is, as a part of the nature, their existing, are helping the human world more complete and more beautiful...

That also makes me think that we should respect everything in both nature and human society, no matter it is a huge animal or a big cheese, no matter it is a little beetles or a small potato...

I was suffering the stomachache since Friday, I tighten my stomach with tights, and I completed this picture with a big smile...

I had painted it in China once. I just wanted to practise my hands and mind.

How do you think of the two 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
Saturday, May 23, 2009 in Missouri State University, USA