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Chrisl

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Re: Introduction, and pics of a JBP I've started
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2012, 07:49 PM »
Please do show your carved tree.  And like everything, practice 'almost' makes perfect.  I'm not used to having to be so precise without guides or fences lol

i wanted to through a couple of pics out for you.  First is a really cool Ponderosa Pine that shows some carving on the l. side of the trunk.  This is before I styled and did a bit more carving to it in Jan.  I need to take a good picture of it now.  I like it a lot.  Lastly, another PP pic that I also got last yr. but have to wait till Aug. for delivery (too big for my car lol) Actually, I need to stop using my iPhone camera for photos lol

So obviously I too have a fondness for pines and evergreens.  But, I just received recently, as March is here, some red flowering quince and an Amethyst Wisteria and see what damage I can do :)  So my tastes are evolving, but my love is with pines.  In my youth growing up, I was very fortunate to live in heavily wooded areas at times.  Hiking, fishing and hunting (though I was awful!  shot my shotgun like a 100X at rabbits in the wintertime, and never hit one! LOL  But it was fun to treck thru the woods with my dad. 

Ah yes, patience is a virtue owning a pine bonsai.  One I'm learning fast now that I have a few collected pines.  When they are hundreds of years old, you better be sure what you want in the final design.   Looking down the road 10-20 yrs.  This is still difficult that I'm trying to develop.

And I too am always in awe when i see those vendor areas from the top Japanese shows.  I'd be like a kid in a candy store :))
I hope to visit one day if I could. 

"Press On"...I like that!

 

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« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2012, 08:37 PM »
Those are very nice Pondies!

Have you seen the Ryan Neil demo on YouTube he does with a Ponderosa Pine?  It's amazing.

 

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« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2012, 09:22 PM »
I was there  ;D  It was great time and just a marvel to see something so raw to something with exc. basic structure.  Plus, he was a really nice guy.  

Oh, and Thanks!  These two are my favorites.  I have one more PP that I got from Andy Smith last yr., though it's very nice, it doesn't have quite the character of these other two.
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Re: Introduction, and pics of a JBP I've started
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2012, 12:50 PM »
I was there  ;D  It was great time and just a marvel to see something so raw to something with exc. basic structure. ...

What Chris said.  :)

Paul Stokes has posted his video of Ryan Neil's demo, as well his video of the Exhibit Critique, on his website "ofBonsai." (The Critique video is in 3 parts.) Very valuable hour-and-a-half. I've watched Paul's videos a few times by way of review, and simply to enjoy it again. I think Chris will back me up about how good the Critque was.  ;)
 

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Re: Introduction, and pics of a JBP I've started
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2012, 04:56 PM »
Definitely Steve!  The exhibit critique was just as informative as his demo, at least for me.