Merry Christams & Happy New Year! –Shirley’s 610th Friendly Greeting-- The 13rd one from Australia Dec 25, 2023

Hi,Dear Friends

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

This is my 36th day in Australia. Now I am sitting in front of the french window of my living room, facing the green lawn outside the window, listening to the birds singing from time to time, and writing this email to you.

I am truly grateful for your kind smile, help, or guidance, and wish you and your family a Merry Christmas. Also, I wish you a healthier, happier, luckier, and more successful in the upcoming new year!

In the past 36 days, I have been very busy. I walked into 20 classrooms, listened to 18 hours of class, wrote 5 small articles (completed 7,400 words of a 10,000 word paper, and left the rest for the local teachers to write), and created 8 new artworks for teachers at a local school in Australia using Chinese classical poetry, painting, and music.

This time, I didn't create a painting for a poem, but a painting for each line of poetry. Although the workload has increased significantly compared to before, I really enjoy this difficult and enjoyable work process. And this new form of art has been recognized by the school principal and all those who have seen it, I am wondering if it is also time to revise my past publications and publish a new style of art?

Interestingly, during my third week here, I had my first Australian student who was a school teacher and brought her son to my place once a week. She wanted to pay me, but I didn't accept it because I didn't want to use my precious time to earn that little money, but rather wanted to use what I learned to help more people. However, can you imagine it? When I saw her carrying a suitcase to the second class, I was very surprised. Wow! I never expected that she is in fact a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner. She wanted to exchange technology with me and give me some free medical care. So, for the first time, I saw and received an interesting acoustic therapy

Do you think this is "good intentions bring good rewards?"

To be honest, I am currently unsure of my exact future direction in Australia yet, but I am working hard and trying to find the most suitable point or way to connect my work in the United States from 2008 to 2020. If the effect is not good, I still have too much to do, but I don't have enough time.

Anyway, I also tried to find some time and drew a sketch of the trees in the yard.

What about you? Is there anything special in your life?

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and New Year!


Shirley's Art Works 1566 & Sketch 161 - Feb 17, 2023
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Shirley's Art Works 1564 & Sketch 159 - Jan 24, 2023
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Shirley's Art Works 1562 & Sketch 157 - Jan 20, 2023
Shirley's Art Works 1561 & Sketch 156 - Jan 17, 2023
Shirley's Art Works 1560 & Sketch 155 - Jan 13, 2023
Shirley's Art Works 1559 & Sketch 154 - Jan 13, 2023
Shirley's Art Works 1558 & Sketch 153 - Jan 11, 2023
Shirley's Art Works 1557 & Sketch 152 - Jan 10, 2023

Sincerely, I am just a student on Arts of Painting, Music, English, Management and Chinese art teaching,and work on the web site in my free time. I would really like to do something with what I have learned, to make this little web site to be a little Electronic Bridge of Cross -cultural and Comprehensive Art Study and Chinese Language Learning, to help the others while to improve myself.

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

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, you are welcome to write to .

Shirley Yiping Zhang
Dec 25, 2023


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