A New Starting Point- Shirley's 377th Friendly Greeting, Nov 20, 2012

How are you?

Now it is 6:24am, Nov 20, 2012 on my side. I would like to write this note to say Hello to you before I go to my classroom to attend a new lesson at 9:00am.

This is a very fresh and a very hard week on my side. The weather is cold in Beijing and the temperature is -2 to 10 C degrees usually. It has not been supplied heat in the classrooms and in my dormitory, while the air-condition in my classroom does not work, too. There is only 13 or 14 C degrees in my classroom, most of students "escape back" home to work because their apartments have been supplied heat.

Since I have no any place to escape because the building I am living in has not been offered heat and the light in my apartment does not suitable to work. So, I kept working in the classroom and I have completed my first landscape below. :-)

I am thinking, no matter what will happen and where I am now and in the future, I would really like to complete the assignment that Prof. Chen Ping who is a tutor of doctoral students and the Assistant Dean of Chinese Painting School at China Center Academy of Fine Arts gave me when I was a student there Jun 8, 2011 -- temporarily stopped your creating work, to learn to paint 100 Chinese Ancient Paintings, then your would have a good ability to create a Chinese painting... Base on his directions, I gave myself an assignment to completed 200 paintings, 100 flower and bird paintings and 100 landscapes. Since then, I have completed 116 Chinese Ancient flower and bird paintings and 11 landscapes.

So, I would like to see the painting below as my new starting point on my painting study road and I will certainly try to do my best to complete the other 89 landscapes in the upcoming 1 or 2 year. :-)

Ok, it is the time for me to go, I do hope that you take care and have a wonderful new day or evening.

How about you? Do you have anything special to share on your side?

I am just a student on Art of Painting, Music, English and Management, to work on the web site in my free time. I would really like to do a few things with what I have learned to make this little web site to be an Electronic Bridge of Inter-Art & Cross - Culture Exchange, Chinese Language Learning & Friendship Making. To help the others while to improve myself.

I would like to appreciate you for your understanding, directions, supports and help.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, you are welcome to write to or leave your message on Message Board.

Shirley Yiping Zhang
Nov 20, 2012(Beijing Time)

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