Dragon Bonsai Society Winter Show and workshop

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Dragon Bonsai Society Winter Show and workshop

Post  Jeremy on Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:06 pm

Hi,
Today at our Sunday workshop we had a number of visitors as well as our usual members.
We started the day off by discussing this Larch.


Smithy gives his thoughts.


After hearing everyones thoughts, Chris set to work


The ed result.

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Alcove workshop

Post  Jeremy on Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:39 pm

We then, as a group, held an alcove workshop.


Terry's pomegramete grown from seed.


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Post  Jeremy on Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:41 pm

Cork bark elm over rock


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Post  Jeremy on Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:44 pm

Paul's Acer



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Post  Jeremy on Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:46 pm

Acer


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Post  Jeremy on Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:48 pm

David's black pine.


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Post  Pavel Slovák on Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:49 pm

Hi Jeremy.

Beautiful trees. ThumbsUp

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Re: Dragon Bonsai Society Winter Show and workshop

Post  Jeremy on Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:51 pm

During the workshop
Smithy had a great many small box to pot up into a forest.
At the end he still had many left for future workshops


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Re: Dragon Bonsai Society Winter Show and workshop

Post  Guest on Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:55 pm

Well done Smithy, for making the effort and keeping it real in this virtual world. Jeremy, Chris and all at Dragon, for your usual high standards and dedication. Very Happy

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Auction

Post  Jeremy on Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:58 pm

To end a very eventful day we held an auction.
Many great bargins and fun for all

Some of the items up for auction.



Chris mid bid.


Finally, we would like to thank everyone attending and supporting our event, you made the day fun and productive.

A special thank you to Terry and Paul.
Your trees and passion are a credit to UK bonsai.

A special thank you to Smithy.
Your donation is overwelming.

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Post  Jeremy on Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:00 pm

Pavel Slovák wrote:Hi Jeremy, Beautiful trees. ThumbsUp Pavel

Thank you Pavel, Your encouragement means a lots to us.

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Post  Jeremy on Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:02 pm

will baddeley wrote:Well done Smithy, for making the effort and keeping it real in this virtual world. Jeremy, Chris and all at Dragon, for your usual high standards and dedication. Very Happy
Will,
Thank you mate.
Looking forwards to JOB and seeing your Blackthorn in bloom. Twisted Evil

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Post  Guest on Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:14 pm

Jeremy wrote:
will baddeley wrote:Well done Smithy, for making the effort and keeping it real in this virtual world. Jeremy, Chris and all at Dragon, for your usual high standards and dedication. Very Happy
Will,
Thank you mate.
Looking forwards to JOB and seeing your Blackthorn in bloom. Twisted Evil

Do'nt get your hopes up too much. If my Blackthorn was just to sit in my garden for the year, I'm sure it would be covered in flower bud. Being that it was chosen for Bath, you can count the flowers on one finger Embarassed Sad

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Post  Jeremy on Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:33 pm

Being that it was chosen for Bath, you can count the flowers on one finger Embarassed Sad
Could be the height of restraint, reserve and refinement, a single flower.

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Post  F. Waheedy on Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:40 pm

Gorgeous trees Jeremy. Nice pictures as well. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,

Faisal

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Re: Dragon Bonsai Society Winter Show and workshop

Post  Rob Kempinski on Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:02 am

Very nice work. Good to see the camaraderie evident there.

One critique of the displays - center the trees on the stands and use a tape measure to get them dead on center.

That Black Pine has nice small needles. Is it P. thunbergii of P. Nigra?


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Post  Gæst on Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:46 am

Very nice bonsai presented Very Happy
And so good to see some praticing the art of displaying, trying different accents and tables i.e. and the expression of the display. This brings bonsai to another level. You surely looks like you have a good time at Dragons.

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Post  Jeremy on Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:27 am

Rob Kempinski wrote:Very nice work.One critique of the displays - center the trees on the stands and use a tape measure to get them dead on center.
Hi Rob,
Thank you for your comments.
I have for a while had a "thing" about centering of trees on stands. I agree with you.
I have tried recently to show some restraint in my critiques.
If I were to try and use a tape measure, likely my fellow members would do me harm with it. Twisted Evil

re the black pine, I'll ask David, the owner.

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The way of display

Post  Jeremy on Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:37 am

morten albek wrote:Very nice bonsai presented Very Happy
And so good to see some praticing the art of displaying, trying different accents and tables i.e. and the expression of the display. This brings bonsai to another level. You surely looks like you have a good time at Dragons
Hi Morton,
My personal bonsai joy is display.
Chris Thomas and I spend many hours exploring our ideas and feelings within our displays.
Not all our displays are to everyone's taste and often when we look back at our past efforts we can see a progression of our taste by further refinement and restraint.
Capturing these moments makes me happy and that's why I practice bonsai.

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Post  Jay Wilson on Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:48 pm

Wonderful trees and displays Jeremy. I especially like Pauls acer. A very tree-like bonsai. Thanks for sharing.

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Post  bonsai monkey on Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:05 pm

Hi Jerry, Chis et all.
Another thought envoking display and what looks like a wonderful day. I will get down to visit you guys, hopefully in the not too distant, but thanks again for sharing and carrying on your excellent work!!!

L,P&B,
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Post  fiona on Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:43 pm

Jeremy wrote: My personal bonsai joy is display.
Chris Thomas and I spend many hours exploring our ideas and feelings within our displays ... often when we look back at our past efforts we can see a progression of our taste by further refinement and restraint. Capturing these moments makes me happy and that's why I practice bonsai.
Well said Jerry. I find myself more and more drawn to the display side as well (possibly because I'm not as crap at that as I am at bonsai.) I just wish there were more people up here whom I could explore a bit more just like you and Chris and the boys. Groups like yours and top quality shows help to push these things to the fore. Maybe what I need to do is be a bit more of an evangelist up here so we can move on from the garden show type display that is being currently foisted upon us.

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Post  Guest on Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:42 pm

fiona wrote:
Jeremy wrote: My personal bonsai joy is display.
Chris Thomas and I spend many hours exploring our ideas and feelings within our displays ... often when we look back at our past efforts we can see a progression of our taste by further refinement and restraint. Capturing these moments makes me happy and that's why I practice bonsai.
Well said Jerry. I find myself more and more drawn to the display side as well (possibly because I'm not as crap at that as I am at bonsai.) I just wish there were more people up here whom I could explore a bit more just like you and Chris and the boys. Groups like yours and top quality shows help to push these things to the fore. Maybe what I need to do is be a bit more of an evangelist up here so we can move on from the garden show type display that is being currently foisted upon us.

A little birdie told me you won the styling contest at Willowbog over the weekend. Noy so crap at bonsai afterall

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Re: Dragon Bonsai Society Winter Show and workshop

Post  Smithy on Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:51 pm

I must say it was an absolute pleasure to go to the Dragon bonsai workshop and show. They are very welcoming and it was so good to around such hight standards. That was the first time i have done any bonsai work around any body else who has any interest in bonsai. I know can see how you can learn so much. You get so many ideas off so many people in a short space of time.

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Re: Dragon Bonsai Society Winter Show and workshop

Post  Jeremy on Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:52 pm

Smithy,
The pleasure was all ours. Dragon bonsai thrives on the passion of our bonsai buddies for the art of bonsai.
You sir fitted right in. We all hope to see you again soon.
Did you get to try the cow pie? Twisted Evil It's kinda a tradition to initiate new friend. Laughing
Oh and bring Neil with you. Very Happy

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