Greeting List

A Dream Comes True, A New Start --Shirley's 601st Friendly Greeting -June 9, 2021

Hi,Dear Friends

How are you?

Have you had a good time since my last letter to you?

As I had told you in my last letter: a young computer engineer cancelled all information including my paper with a wrong operation on Dec 16, 2020. So, except re-working on the paper, I didn't write anything else in the past 6 months.

Every day including all of the vacations and weekends, I read, thought and wrote for over 15 hours and until April 7, I re-wrote 180,000 words, after correcting it 9 times and it was become 92,000 words and passed the review of my supervisor on May 4 at the first, and then 2 professors wrote their comments on May 8 for me, then I faced 5 professors and passed the oral thesis defense in the Graduate School of Chinese National Academy of Arts.

According to the directions of the 5 professors, I corrected my paper again for facing the review of academic board of the school.

June 2, 2021, I was informed that: Shirley Yiping Zhang has completed her study and oral thesis defense for her master degree, and entered the stage of showing to the public, if there is no anything special happening, would be rewarded the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in July, 2021.

So, after studying for 11 years in Beijing ( 10 years in Chinese National Academy of Arts, and 1 year in China Central Academy of Fine Arts, my long term art dream will be true in July, 2021.

Anyway, my heart is peaceful. Really, the biggest gain I have gotten from the study for 11 years was that no matter what has happened to me, my heart is calm.

So, after coming back home for 26 hours, June 2, I started my new job -- to prepare to take part in the examination as an International Registered Chinese (as Second Language) Teacher in the end of June. Although the time is quite tight, my heart is still peaceful, every night, still I paint while listening to the TV.

Attached file is the shaft which I just did.

Really, I want to paint too much and I want to create my own cross-cultural and comprehensive art, which combines arts and language together...

I know clearly, the 4 courses in the examinations are too much and my time is too short, I am just going to see and to try, but prepare to pass it in the 2nd time's examination in Sep or Dec, 2021.

So, a dream comes true, a new task starts. I am working hard on my dream.

How about you? Do you have anything special to share

Photo Notes:

N0.1: I came back to the Shenzhen International Airport in the heaven rain at about 3:00am. on June 1, 2021.

No.2: The Paper I sent to the school on May 10, 2021.

No.3: A part of books I have read for the paper writing since I came back China Oct, 2020 to May, 2021.

No.4: Five Professors and I at my oral thesis defense on May 18, 2021.

No.5: A group of candidates and I passed our oral thesis defenses on May 18, 2021.

No. 6: I was in Wuxi, with my former colleaguges together, May 28,2021.

No.7: I was in Wuxi, with one of my best friends together, may 27, 2021.

No.9: I was in Wuxi and relaxed with with my brother's dog in a little park by his home...

My Painting 1473 -Baimiao 71- Shirley's 1st Works Since get a MFA - June 3-9,2021

Sincerely, I am just a student on Arts of Painting, Music, English and Management,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
June 9, 2021

Merry Christams & Happy New Year! CShirley¨s 610th Friendly Greeting-- The 13rd one from Australia Dec 25, 2023
A New Travel & New Start CShirley¨s 609th Friendly Greeting & Thanks-- The 12nd one from Australia Nov 26, 2023
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! -- Shirley's 608th Friendly Greeting - Dec 25, 2022
Thanks on Thanksgiving Day! -- Shirley's 607th Friendly Greeting - Nov 25, 2022
Study Life -- Shirley's 606th Friendly Greeting -Aug 18, 2022