My place / David Carvalho

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My place / David Carvalho

Post  David Carvalho on Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:30 pm

Hello all,

I have registered here a couple of months ago and have been participating in other users topics, but I feel it's time to post something from myself, because all of you have shared so much that I feel a responsability of sharing something with you guys. Since this is my first "personal" post I will introduce myself and leave a video of an overview of my humble Bonsai Place (hope it doens´t sound to lame!).

My name is David Carvalho, I live in Portugal, I'm 31 and I am fairly new to the world of Bonsai, I have been studying Bonsai for the past 2 and half years with Maria João Simões with the main goal of studying in Taisho-En/Japan in a couple of years time. For the past 11 years I've been a Designer and Artist developing design/art/illustration in other medias, like canvas, paper, digital etc but when I discovered all the world of aesthetics and creativity behind Bonsai I simply fell in Love and since then this love have been growing like no other, it's so strong that today I see Bonsai has my main creative "media" and have been working hard and using all my free time to study this art, still I know that my path is long and I have no rush, I just wanna do it the right way...

MY PLACE & TREES:
http://vimeo.com/23470705

Sorry for my poor English. Embarassed

Best regards,

David Carvalho
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Re: My place / David Carvalho

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:34 pm

Your English is great, the background music, however, is irritating, at least to my American Redneck ears.

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Thanks!

Post  David Carvalho on Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:33 pm

Hello Mr.Billy,

Thanks for your comment and kind words on my English, about the music it's an amazing tune by Boards of Canada Smile

Best regards,

David Carvalho
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Re: My place / David Carvalho

Post  Jim Doiron on Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:16 pm

Looks like a great collection considering the time you have been at it. I especially liked the big olive. Thanks

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Trees

Post  David Carvalho on Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:02 pm

Hello Jim,

It has been an "hell of a journey" I now have about 30 trees/projects, some of them are not in the video (3 Juniperus Sabinas, 1 Scots Pine and 2 Buxus) which means I'm getting more than 15 projects per year (remind note: I must stop buying trees!!! Twisted Evil NOT! Laughing ).

Thanks for your comment,

Best regards,

David Carvalho
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Post  robinbonsai808 on Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:18 pm

You have a beautiful collection and love the video. I just started my journey a month a go and now have 6 trees. I'll be seeking a local club soon to expand my knowledge on the history and the art of bonsai's.

Robin A.
San Jose, Ca.

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The start

Post  David Carvalho on Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:58 pm

Hello Robin,

Good luck on your journey and get warned once you fell in love with this art it's an huge addiction Smile but a very healthy addiction in my humble opinion. For the past 2 years bonsai have change my life and I feel like I've personally changed while walking this path. Smile I which you all the best.

Enjoy the ride and thanks for your comment,

Best regards,

David Carvalho
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Re: My place / David Carvalho

Post  Tona on Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:00 am

Hi David,
I have similar taste in Bonsai. I like a lot of trunk movement. I especially like what I believe are junipers. Great work, keep it up.
Tona

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Re: My place / David Carvalho

Post  Todd Ellis on Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:39 am

David,
I liked your video. You have an amazing collections for the time you have invested. Your teacher must be telling you to buy the best material that you can. Who will take care of your trees when you study in Japan? I see that you are irrigating. Do you not have time to water your trees by hand? Or is this a common practice in Portugal and other Mediteranean climates?
I liked the music; very moving!
Best,
Todd

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Re: My place / David Carvalho

Post  my nellie on Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:04 am

And you have just started bonsai two years ago.... Imagine your collection after let's say 5 years! Very Happy
I love the Mediterranean olive!

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My place / David Carvalho

Post  will baddeley on Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:34 am

Hello David. I dream of material like this. You have started your journey well. Very Happy

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Thanks

Post  David Carvalho on Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:59 pm

Hello all,

First of all, thanks for your comments.

Todd, Regarding the watering I have a irrigating system that I only use when I'm on short vacations (10 to 20 days max.) the rest of the year I water by hand. My teacher gives me her opinion on every tree, still I'm the one who chosed each one.

Tona, Yes they are Juniperus, one of my favourite specie.

Nellie, I just can't imagine really what my collection will look like in 5 years, hope it gets better every year Smile

Will, I have done many sacrifices to build my collection Smile and a huge dedication to maintain it!

Best regards,



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