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Title: Shirley Created Art - Chinese Xieyi -0235: Meditation - Peonies-14 My 36th Painting in the US
Artist: Shirley Zhang
Size: 51cm x 101cm (20 inches x 40 inches)
Completed Time: Friday, August 7, 2009
Remarks:
It is my 235thChinese Xieyi Painting and my 405th picture since 2003, the 34d picture that I have created in 2009 and the 36th painting in the US.

Today, is the 2 anniversary that my American art teacher Mr. Charlie K was gone. I created this picture for memory him.

This is the first time that I created so many blue peonies. I did not have any experience to use different blue colors to create a picture yet. I tried to do my best according to my experience on creating pink or red color flowers.

Since blue means peaceful, I wish that these blue flowers will bring my teacher's soul in the heaven peace and comfort.

Yes, one of the biggest affects from Mr. Charlie K to me, is to keep a peaceful heart to treat every thing. No matter what has happened, always treat them with a calm and peaceful heart. After all, there are so many wonderful things in the world. We should not account one time or one thing. Even though sometimes we have made some mistake, as long as we have realized it, try to correct it with a peaceful heart. Even though sometimes the mistake is too big to correct, then, to remember the lesson and never make a same mistake...

I am thinking, a peaceful heart is not only a good quality as a human being. It is also a kind of personal culture. To learn art and create art works, the root purpose may be not for making money, but for reaching the peaceful of the heart and soul...

I am sorry that my teacher will not see my art exhibitions in his hometown forever. I am sure his soul will feel my endless missing and appreciation to him...

I wish my teacher's soul happy and peaceful in the heaven. Mr. Charlie K will be alive in my heart forever...

How do you think of the two pictures? Do you like which one?


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
Sat, Suguest 8, 2009 in Missouri State University, USA