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Post  Brunsai on Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:05 am

Hello IBC,
This month marks my 3rd year of awareness, learning, growing and enjoying the art. As you would all know, 3 years is just about the time when we gain a better and clearer understanding of the art and trees start to show noticeable results of our work and progress. I don’t plan to join any shows anytime soon or sell my works. Right now, all I care about is the growth of my trees and always look forward to the days that each tree I tend to starts to reveal its beauty.

The materials below were collected, planted or styled throughout different occasions in the past 3 years.
Here’s to continuous growth and fruitful learning for the journey ahead.

As they say, learning is never complete.

Cheers!

Red Ficus (Ficus Concina) One of my first study materials I collected as a cutting.



Here it is today:



My first successful forest planting




first training pot just 8 weeks ago



My first raft material



first styling after a year of free growth



Another 2 year old study material



First styling after 2 years of free growth



Bargain material I saved and restyled



Defoliated and re-potted before growth season for new growth




A few materials to keep me excited for the year/s ahead

Clearly a very old Muraya now starting to show signs of survival only a few weeks after being collected.



A view of its amazing natural uro



My first Pemphis. After 3 years, I think I'm ready for it  Smile 



Getting the feel of its deadwood with some amateur carving tools



My next feat - re-potting my precious pemphis



A great looking Antidesma bunius, strong features, strong base. Collected last year - south of Manila



Looks like an opportunity to practice my uro carving skills with my new rotary tool on the way...



Hope you guys like it...

Cheers Wink

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Post  JimLewis on Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:47 pm

I think you have the right idea. Keep at it.

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Post  bonsaisr on Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:32 pm

Brunsai wrote: 3 years is just about the time when we gain a better and clearer understanding of the art and trees start to show noticeable results of our work and progress.
Make that 20 years. At least.
Iris

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Post  Brunsai on Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:02 pm

Iris,

Thank you very much. That's very good to know.

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Post  Mark> on Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:21 am

Nice Bignay Bruno. I have one similar to yours. very hardy tree.

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Post  Brunsai on Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:51 pm

Mark> wrote:Nice Bignay Bruno. I have one similar to yours. very hardy tree.

Thanks Mark, surely a long way to go...but nice material. Are you in the Metro Manila area? Hopefully we can meet soon - exchange thoughts...
Thanks again ;-)

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Post  juniper07 on Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:20 pm

"3 years is just about the time when we gain a better and clearer understanding of the art and trees start to show noticeable results of our work and progress."

You must have really good guidance and mentoring. I have been doing serious bonsai since 2008 (fiddling with bonsai since 2005 or earlier) and I am still learning a lot. Thank God I am relatively youngish... I can afford to make mistakes.

You have a good eye though.

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Post  Brunsai on Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:46 am

juniper07 wrote:"3 years is just about the time when we gain a better and clearer understanding of the art and trees start to show noticeable results of our work and progress."

You must have really good guidance and mentoring. I have been doing serious bonsai since 2008 (fiddling with bonsai since 2005 or earlier) and I am still learning a lot. Thank God I am relatively youngish... I can afford to make mistakes.

You have a good eye though.

Very kind words Juniper07. Actually my guidance has been hands on application. Most books I read didn't conform with our country's conditions, so my first year was a rough learning curve. Right now, I'm becoming very fond of the "Clip & Grow" method - such a big difference in the results....
Although I'm actually looking to undertake some sort of apprenticeship with one a very good Filipino artist on this forum - I'm yet to meet him in person. haha.... And like you, I'm still learning so much, and like you, thank God I'm just as relatively youngish, so the journey's a stretch....

Thanks again!

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Post  Mark> on Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:11 am

Brunsai wrote:
Mark> wrote:Nice Bignay Bruno. I have one similar to yours. very hardy tree.

Thanks Mark, surely a long way to go...but nice material. Are you in the Metro Manila area? Hopefully we can meet soon - exchange thoughts...
Thanks again ;-)

It won't take long. Bignay grow fast. Yes I live in Metro Manila. I passby QC on a daily basis. Perhaps we can meet.

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