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Herman

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Re: Another Mugo Progression
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2014, 04:13 AM »
I'm one that takes my time to style a tree, I'm content to watch a tree grow and to now and then snip something off here and there for a  long time before I decide to style it, more often than not patience is rewarded by a very clear and beautiful design


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Re: Another Mugo Progression
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2014, 08:01 AM »
I try to be honest, sometimes to my own regrets, in revealing my short comings in a process of designing a tree.  I have not had any formal training and I am constantly trying to learn and look at different ideas with new eyes as often as possible.  During this last couple of years I have not only been looking at all of my trees, many I have had for many years, but becoming aware of their flaws.  I have not been happy with what I have seen.

I have noticed on the INTERNET that when a lot of people come to that point in the road they seem to do one of two things.  One is to get rid of all their old trees and two; buy a bunch of expensive Pre-bonsai or Yamadori trees.  Not having that option and living on a fixed income, I have found it more expedient to look all all of my old trees as opportunities for advancement with my own pre-bonsai.  Consequently all of my old stuff, even if they had won awards previously, are not beyond my attempts to redesign them into what I feel are better bonsai.  And so now, I post trees that are older than most but, as new bonsai.  In many cases the trees are not even recognizable as what they once were.
 

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Re: Another Mugo Progression
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2014, 02:52 AM »
I try to be honest, sometimes to my own regrets, in revealing my short comings in a process of designing a tree.  I have not had any formal training and I am constantly trying to learn and look at different ideas with new eyes as often as possible.  During this last couple of years I have not only been looking at all of my trees, many I have had for many years, but becoming aware of their flaws.  I have not been happy with what I have seen.

I have noticed on the INTERNET that when a lot of people come to that point in the road they seem to do one of two things.  One is to get rid of all their old trees and two; buy a bunch of expensive Pre-bonsai or Yamadori trees.  Not having that option and living on a fixed income, I have found it more expedient to look all all of my old trees as opportunities for advancement with my own pre-bonsai.  Consequently all of my old stuff, even if they had won awards previously, are not beyond my attempts to redesign them into what I feel are better bonsai.  And so now, I post trees that are older than most but, as new bonsai.  In many cases the trees are not even recognizable as what they once were.

Much respect for sticking at it and still improving yourself, despite being at it such a long time. those you've posted sure have changed a lot and for the better. Keep at it Mr Vance!

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VanceWood

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Re: Another Mugo Progression
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2014, 08:20 AM »
Thank you very much.