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Prompt: This summer 小红 is moving out to live with her grandparents in Beijing, as this fall she starts attending classes at the university near her grandparents house.


这个夏天小红会搬出去, 去北京,因为下个学期她会上北京大学学习社会学。她计划跟她的爷爷奶奶住一起。爷爷奶奶的家在北京大学旁边,骑车十分钟,很方便。另外,爷爷奶奶不要小红付房租,她只是需要每个星期做两次饭。

她搬出去以前,她妈妈和爸爸说:“第一,你必须准备,搬出去很难。此外,搬去外国更难。虽然你参观过中国,但是住在中国很不同。” 当搬去外国的时候,不能带很多东西,所以小红得慎重选择。她一定会打包衣服和她的学校东西。她还想带一些书和她的特别毯子。小红觉得她可能想妈妈爸爸和她的朋友。可是她爸爸妈妈保证来看小红和爷爷奶奶。

因为小红的城市比北京小,所以她在北京想试试做很多新事。她做完作业以后,她想去吃北京烤鸭。除了吃北京烤鸭和火锅以外,她也想去看京剧,参观中国的历史博物馆和艺术博物馆。

她的城市离北京非常远。她先坐火车去国际机场,坐火车两个小时。然后她坐两个飞机,第一个飞机去旧金山,第二个飞机从旧金山去北京。当小红坐飞机时,她希望看书和一些电影。然后小红的爷爷会把小红带来去爷爷奶奶家。小红到了北京以后,她和她的爷爷奶奶一起包饺子。每天晚上小红用微信跟她的朋友和妈妈爸爸谈话。

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Short Dialogue

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Assignment: Write a dialogue of at least 250 words that fulfills the prompt in the textbook


小红:你好,彼得!你做完了数学课的功课吗?
彼得:还没有呢。
小红:我也还没有呢。怎么了?你好像不舒服,你的脸色不太好。
彼得:我觉得我感冒了。昨天晚上我睡觉睡得不好。我又很累又很冷。
小红:啊, 糟糕了!你怎么生病了呢?我听说下个星期你的篮球队计划参加很重要的比赛,你现在不参加了吗?
彼得:因为篮球队计划参加比赛,所以教练每天要我们练习很多小时。可惜过去几天天气非常不好,很冷。此外,篮球练习以后,我没有很快开始穿更暖和的衣服。我希望我能参加,教练说我打球打得非常好。 
小红:啊, 如果你生大病,你会打球打得不好。你看医生了没有?你吃药了吗?
彼得:今天下午我计划去看医生。今天早上我需要上课。
小红:你借我的笔记吧!你应该现在看医生。我会告诉老师你在哪里,他们会明白。
彼得:谢谢,小红!你是很好的朋友。
小红:不用谢!你应该休息和喝热生姜茶。别忘了穿暖和的衣服。 
彼得:啊,再见!我看了医生以后,我会给你打电话。 


————几个小时以后————


彼得:喂,小红!
小红:喂,医生说了什么?他给你药了吗?
 彼得:对,他说我每天早上起床后吃药。
小红:非常好,我希望你快好!

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Assignment: Use the following 15 words to make a 250 character essay: 可以,借,明天,用,得,机场,接,妹妹,玩,飞机,到,手排挡,开,应该,问题。


我的妹妹叫小红。当我和我的妹妹是小孩子的时候,我的家人爱旅行,我们常常去中国看爷爷和奶奶。当小红上完了大学的时候,她开始参观很多不同国家。她最先去英国,伦敦。 她告诉我:“我希望我借了你的雨伞,因为伦敦天气经常下雨。明天我得用旅馆的雨伞。”

她旅行两年以后,小红终于回到家了。今天我会开我的新手排挡的车去机场接我的妹妹。 她参观了七个国家:英国,爱尔兰,挪威,法国,意大利,希腊,和苏格兰。小红会说一点外语,因为她参观了很多地方。我想问她很多问题,因为她有很有趣的故事。我听说她觉得法国更好玩。当我接了她的时候,她说:“美丽,好久不见!我非常累,因为在飞机上我不能睡觉。将来你应该和我一起去法国,我觉得你会喜欢吃法国菜。” 我希望将来我也会去很多不同国家,那小红和我可以一起旅行。

Nautical Hanging – A Digital Painting Walkthrough

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I have been wanting for some time now to create either a series of pieces or line of drawings all with the theme of pollution, littering, over-fishing of marine life. My goal is to have a human or human-like figure represent one marine creature that is being severely affected by our actions, whether that may be directly or indirectly. While I don’t think I have fully captured my goal in this particular piece, it has begun to take me in the right direction. In the end, I hope to be able to create and present a solo art show with this concept.

“Nautical Hanging” was created over a period of two weeks and in those two weeks the main composition changed little. The beginning sketch was created on stormy afternoon in a strange period of contemplation as while I was drawing, my mind was far away. Looking back at the sketch now, it is clear I wasn’t necessarily thinking about anything that I normally think of when coming up with a concept for a new painting. In fact, it is easy to see that in the sketch I struggled with the body position and was also had that week’s art class assignment in the forefront of my mind.

The name “Nautical Hanging” is a direct correlation of what I was trying to achieve. It was my take on both overfishing and the idea of someone being caught or hanged by fishing line.

After deciding that I wanted this sketch to become a digital painting, I went searching on Pinterest for some pictures that I could use to get a feeling for the type of color palette that I wanted. I already knew that I wanted the hair and the skeletal fish to vividly pop against a darker background and that is one of the main reasons I was drawn to these two images. In the end, however, I decided to use a color palette creating website to find the colors that would best complement and contrast each other.

With the color palette and composition decided, all that was left to do was finalize it. The fixing of the anatomy, coloring, editing, and tweaking was completed over one weekend. Once I had finally completed the digital art piece, I realized that I had a long way to go before I even began to know the medium of digital art. There are a lot of things that I could have done better, but overall I feel that this is a good start.

 

Highlights of 2017

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Here is a list of all the things that I accomplished in the year 2017. It was a busy year filled with many learning opportunities and remarkable experiences.

  • Enrolled in Writing 121 and Math 95 at Southwestern Oregon Community College (SOCC)
  • Attended OSAA Championship Swim Competition for Oregon high schools
  • Took a fish printing class
  • Traveled to Chicago and visited with my Mandarin teacher
  • Enrolled in Writing 122 and Anthropology 232 at SOCC
  • Started writing chapters to my book
  • Went camping at Wallowa Lake
  • Traveled to Northern California to see my friends
  • Dyed my hair green
  • Attended a two week long marine science day camp
  • Camped at Salholm
  • Went kayaking in the Pacific Ocean
  • Family Reunion
  • Attended National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)
  • Experienced the Solar Eclipse in totality in Salem
  • Traveled to England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland
  • Enrolled in Biology 201, Speech 111, and Math 111 at SOCC
  • Saw Imagine Dragons in concert
  • Joined Winterlakes Highschool
  • Sold 9 dozen lefse to friends
  • Completed 11 credits
  • Maintained a 3.89 GPA
  • Created a coloring book for the Charleston Marine Life Center

Self Portrait – September 2017

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For the year 2017, I spent my 15th birthday in Liverpool, England. However, the day before we were driving a rental car through the countryside with our destination being Liverpool. During the drive, I drew on my IPad to entertain myself. By the end of the drive I had completed a self potrait of myself in a simple cartoon style. I really like the style that this drawing ended up being and I want to try doing more of this style.

In the future, I plan on making it a tradition that every year during my birthday I draw a self potrait. This will be helpful in seeing my improvement on my art journey, yet I will also be able to see how my style of clothing and hair changes through the years.

Octopus Design – October 2017

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img_1673-1When fooling around in one of our Biology lectures, one of my friends drew a squiggly line. It wasn’t meant to be particularly anything, but while looking at the line I got an idea from it. As such, I started adding to the small doodle, slowing adding details until it became the octopus that is now. Currently, the octopus design is residing in my notebook. Since I grew to like the design so much, I took a picture of the sketch and drew over it on my IPad; forever digitalizing the image. I imagine that this design might be similar to one someone might choose if they were desiring an octopus tattoo, without too much detail and more zentangle elements.

Loki – October 2017 

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img_1669As I draw my original characters more and more, I have begun to get a more solid picture of my characters appearance and their personality. Loki is the type of guy to come off as being too extroverted and optimistic about everything. He is down to do anything and nothing seems to frightened him. I think in a way, I have based him off of my more reckless, adventurous self. Loki is the complete opposite of Khaos. It’s rather cliche, but they’re the sun and moon, earth and sky to each other.