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Post  treeoflifebonsai on Thu May 12, 2011 11:33 pm

I was looking for Bonsai Contests & came across this competition which had just passed but noticed one man had won quite a few categories. Walter Pall, anyone heard of him? He amazing Bonsai, I posted my favorite picture & some links on this site http://treeoflifebonsai.wordpress.com/?p=89&preview=true

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Post  handy mick on Fri May 13, 2011 11:45 am

Sorry mate, never heard of him, lol! Who is this Walter Pall? Razz

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Post  Mike Jones on Fri May 13, 2011 6:34 pm

Nope, me neither; never heard of him thumbs up

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Post  landerloos on Fri May 13, 2011 11:01 pm

mmmm sounds familiar, wasnt he the guvenour of California jocolor lol!

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Post  Robert Steven on Sun May 15, 2011 4:24 am

No Peter..I think this is the same guy, Pang Wa The..an imigrant from China... Dance

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Post  fiona on Sun May 15, 2011 10:26 am

There is of course that rumour that he doesn't actually exist. Like Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy he is only a figment of imagination created to get people to believe in bonsai and to stir up debate about what form it should take. Popular legend has it that he flies around the world in a sleigh (specially created from rock as it's more naturalistic) and dispenses wisdom or criticism depending on the level of your belief in him.

I thought you were being tongue in cheek at first when I read the original post, but on reading your blog article it seems you were genuine. Engagingly sweet - a bit like diffidently admitting you don't know who The Beatles are.

Anyway, must dash - have some letters to write. Hmmm, now how shall I word this? I know:

Dear Walterpall,

I have been a good girl this year, so for Pallmass please may I have...

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Post  landerloos on Sun May 15, 2011 12:33 pm

fiona wrote:There is of course that rumour that he doesn't actually exist. Like Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy he is only a figment of imagination created to get people to believe in bonsai and to stir up debate about what form it should take. Popular legend has it that he flies around the world in a sleigh (specially created from rock as it's more naturalistic) and dispenses wisdom or criticism depending on the level of your belief in him.

I thought you were being tongue in cheek at first when I read the original post, but on reading your blog article it seems you were genuine. Engagingly sweet - a bit like diffidently admitting you don't know who The Beatles are.

Anyway, must dash - have some letters to write. Hmmm, now how shall I word this? I know:

Dear Walterpall,

I have been a good girl this year, so for Pallmass please may I have...

You can get some WOODHARDENER lol!

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Post  fiona on Sun May 15, 2011 1:38 pm

landerloos wrote: You can get some WOODHARDENER lol!
Not something I've really ever had any need of. flutter eyelashes

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Post  landerloos on Sun May 15, 2011 4:05 pm

fiona wrote:
landerloos wrote: You can get some WOODHARDENER lol!
Not something I've really ever had any need of. flutter eyelashes

Mmmm we should discus this some more on the private message I think/guess

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Post  treeoflifebonsai on Sun May 15, 2011 5:22 pm

fiona
Well, I guess I still have a lot to learn being new to Bonsai & all. My better half is the artist but, he's not a fan of the computer so... all the things I post are new to me & maybe other newbies also. I believe also, from everything I've seen this country is still pretty new to Bonsai comparatively speaking.

So who are The Beatles Laughing

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Re: Art of Bonsai Photo Contest

Post  fiona on Sun May 15, 2011 6:32 pm

treeoflifebonsai wrote: So who are The Beatles Laughing
No idea, but I think Walter Pall is the drummer. Or was that another super Starr?

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Post  landerloos on Sun May 15, 2011 9:06 pm

We love to joke around, but serious, Walter Pall one of the most famous/feared bonsaimasters in Europe.
Born in Austria and lives i Germany now.

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Post  treeoflifebonsai on Mon May 16, 2011 2:21 pm

Very cute, everyone is a comedian lol! I had no idea he was so big in europe

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Re: Art of Bonsai Photo Contest

Post  fiona on Mon May 16, 2011 3:46 pm

treeoflifebonsai wrote: I had no idea he was so big in europe
Transcends even that. I think you will find him very close to you in early October at the Carolina Bonsai Expo in Asheville where, unless things have changed, he is the guest artist.

Oh and he is a regular contributor to this forum which is why we are all taking the mickey somewhat.


btw - do you have a real name? Jim? Mary? Yggdrasil?

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Post  John Quinn on Mon May 16, 2011 9:36 pm

And Walter has previously been the guest artist at the NC Arboretum, as well as at numerous engagements throughout the known (and unknown) world. Sign up for a workshop if you can, they will sell out quickly. Workshop info is usually available in late summer.
http://67.23.15.90/exhibits/outdoors/gardens-collections/bonsai/

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Post  treeoflifebonsai on Thu May 19, 2011 7:57 pm

Fiona

Thanks for the info about the NC show, we went last year but, it's about four hours aways from us. Also, I had no idea he made guest appearances on the forum, I would love to know when he posts . This is one of the first forums I've joined & I appreciate how much fun you all seem to have!! I never knew about Bonsais until I met my other half & the personalities on this forum really make me want to learn & see more Very Happy

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Post  fiona on Thu May 19, 2011 10:28 pm

Not so much "guest appearances" as just a regular contribution like the rest of us, albeit a bit further up the bonsai food chain from mortals like me. Laughing But usually something that kindles a spark - one way or another. Wink

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Re: Art of Bonsai Photo Contest

Post  Russell Coker on Thu May 19, 2011 11:58 pm

fiona wrote: btw - do you have a real name? Jim? Mary? Yggdrasil?

So what's with all the mystery?

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Post  Walter Pall on Sat May 21, 2011 1:48 pm

Yggdrasill,

here is an image that shows this infamous man when he was still innocent and sweet sixteen. Second one from the right.


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Re: Art of Bonsai Photo Contest

Post  Russell Coker on Sat May 21, 2011 2:10 pm

"Innocent"??? Since when are seven 16 year old boys standing around in their tightie-whities "innocent"??? Shocked

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Post  fiona on Sat May 21, 2011 4:53 pm

I agree with Russell. And, sorry Walter, but from the female perspective I'd have to suggest that those ain't exactly sexy Calvin Kleins you're all sporting there, although I am rather taken by the David Beckham precursor setting a trend by wearing a sarong.

I'm almost tempted to ask what you were all up to in the picture. Almost. Ah go on, tell us please.

Fiona


ps did you get my letter outlining what I'd like for Pallmass

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Post  Tony on Sat May 21, 2011 5:42 pm

Hi Walter... this is NOT the first time I have seen you in your under wear... Suspect

Great photo BTW

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Post  Russell Coker on Sat May 21, 2011 7:45 pm

It's like an Ambercrombie & Fitch ad from the olden days.

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Post  treeoflifebonsai on Sat May 21, 2011 8:04 pm

Well this has to be the best forum, so glad I joined Very Happy You all make it a true pleasure cheers Russell, I totally agree it looks exactly like an Abercrombie ad, even one that would be used today!

Thank you so much for the picture Walter Pall, you are the whole reason this topic started b/c of my ignorance. You are amazing, what can I say?

Oh yes & for all of you wondering my name is Jackie (Jacqueline), so please to meet you all. sunny

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Post  Russell Coker on Sat May 21, 2011 8:34 pm

treeoflifebonsai wrote:Oh yes & for all of you wondering my name is Jackie (Jacqueline), so please to meet you all. sunny

Thank God! That's much easier than Yggdrasill. Welcome Jackie!

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