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Post  chris on Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:54 pm

Thanks to everyone involved in what was a great weekend, as Celtic Knot Myself and Jerry showed some stones








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Post  chris on Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:57 pm

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Post  chris on Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:02 pm

I was also privileged to show two trees the first is a Scots Pine and the second is an Oak





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Post  Bob Bailey on Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:10 pm

Hi chris
great display of stones and nice to see them given the space they deserve.
It was nice seeing you again even if it cost me a pound!!!
Jole
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P.S are you at Capel Manor in October?

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Post  Guest on Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:20 pm

Top drawer as usual, Chris and Jerry. It is evident, the amount of hard work and thought you put into your displays. I particularly love the Scots Pine Chris. Wonderful. Very Happy

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Post  bobby little on Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:52 pm

is this newstead as in the abbey in nottinghamshire wher Byron used to get off his snoot on opium?

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Post  Todd Ellis on Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:24 am

Chris, I like your new display stand with the pine; it works very well. The oak is lovely, it reminds me of the extinct "Dodo" bird. The stone display is very attractive. Where did you find the Cormorant scroll? It seems a perfect match for your coastal/island stone.
Salut, Todd

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Post  Guest on Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:25 am

Hello Bobby. Newstead bonsai nursery is in West Yorkshire. A better reason for the use of Opium, me thinks. Very Happy

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Post  Ka Pabling on Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:59 pm

Nice stones Chris, are these stones from Wales? Why is it in the bonsai and not in the stone forum?

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Post  chris on Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:09 am

Hi Will
The scots pine is a particular favourite of mine as well, the plinth was made for it and was finished a week before the show. I was trying to enhance the movement of the tree with the shape of the plinth, it seems to have worked quite well but there might be a few things still to tweak

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Post  chris on Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:29 am

Hi Bob, thanks for your kind words,
The pound if anyone is wondering was a bet that I won, I will invest it wisely sir!

The results of the awards for the show by the way are as follows ( if I get one wrong please put it right)

Best large tree Peter Tombs Trident maple

Best Chohin John Armitage Juniper

Best Shohin Mark and Ritta Cooper Black Pine

Best Society Artistic Bonsai Circle ( Mark and Ritta Cooper and Bob Bailey)

Best tree pot combination Mark and Ritta Cooper White pine, Dan Barton pot

Peoples choice Simon Temblett Bolavard

The amount of "new trees" at the show was good to see, and I must mention Jimmy Kidds Oak which aws with out doubt the best example of it kind that I have ever seen, and for me it just made my weekend.
He has been asked to show it at B.O.B. next year, if he does it will be a real treat for everyone

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Post  ogie on Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:54 am

hi chris,
nice display,hope to see your collection soon in person,bonsai and stones are my love,
best regards,
alex Very Happy

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Post  chris on Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:51 am

Hi Todd.

The cormorant scroll is from Japan and is part of a large collection that myself and Jerry have put together over the last couple of years.
I use these tea room scrolls with a lot of my displays, many people would say that they are to big and therefore take away from the stone or the tree,I don't think so, I think there age and character far out ways any aesthetic problems. There are a lot of small modern scrolls being used now and they are very good but i feel they give little presence, and time after time they are hung to high in the image. The scroll if used should be part of the picture as should the accent. The elements used should allways be part of and relevant to the image.
There are all ways things that I think I could do better and the cormorant scroll display highlights well one of the things which annoys me.
The coastal stone the cormorant scroll and the crab accent is all relevant but is much to direct for the subtleness of the image in my mind.
Hinting at the subject is much more interesting than in your face so to speak.
The age old problem is that we only have what we have and we make the best of it.
I will continue to reduce and refine and as I hopefully aquire more knowledge and skill then maybe one day I will get closer.

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Post  Mike Jones on Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:22 pm

Not really singling anything out, but I do like the mushrooms.

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Post  chris on Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:03 pm

Hi Pabling
Glad you like the stones it means a lot to me.
Sorry about the place that I have posted but I suppose I seen more as a thread about the Newstead weekend than just a stone thread.
Anyway its good to hear from you and I hope you are keeping well
The coastal stone with the cormorant scroll is a Welsh stone

The others are Italian and Japanese

Regards and best wishes
Chris

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Post  chris on Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:26 pm

Just an update on the awards,
The best showin was the Pyracantha and not the Black pine

The Artistic Bonsai Circle also gained the BSA award for outstanding showin bonsai for the Chirimen ( Star Jasmine)

Thanks Mark

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Post  Mike Jones on Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:33 pm

chris wrote:Hi Will
The scots pine is a particular favourite of mine as well, the plinth was made for it and was finished a week before the show. I was trying to enhance the movement of the tree with the shape of the plinth, it seems to have worked quite well but there might be a few things still to tweak

Chris

What is the Scots plinth made from?

Thanks

Mike

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Post  chris on Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:02 pm

Hi Mike,
The plinth is made out of a big piece of Oak that I found in a used furniture place near here, I managed to get a table for a stone as well and all for £20.00. The plinth is stained dark but does not hide the grain.
Glad you like the mushrooms, they are not real, real ones just don't last for a show, there was a guy selling them at the Chelsea flower show this year, they are resin but so realistic.

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Post  chris on Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:45 pm

Hi Ogie
Nice to meet you ,do you know Pabling?

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Post  Mike Jones on Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:25 pm

chris wrote:Hi Mike,
The plinth is made out of a big piece of Oak that I found in a used furniture place near here, I managed to get a table for a stone as well and all for £20.00. The plinth is stained dark but does not hide the grain.
Glad you like the mushrooms, they are not real, real ones just don't last for a show, there was a guy selling them at the Chelsea flower show this year, they are resin but so realistic.

Regards Chris

Thank you Chris.

Mike

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Newstead show - initial report and photos

Post  Mark Cooper on Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:20 pm

More information and photos about this year's excellent Newstead show event, and the award winning trees and displays can be found here http://www.johnhanbybonsai.co.uk/updates/?page_id=3609

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Post  littleart-fx on Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:29 pm

Hi!

Short one since it's late Nice slab underneath the pine......i like them holes in it!

grtz machiel

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Post  chris on Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:44 pm

Hi Machiel,
It took a long time to decide where and how to position the hole in the slab and I added them for two reasons, to lighten the image and to add to the direction of the flow.
Knowing as I do your ability and vision in this field I thank you for your input.

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