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The next time someone refers to your bonsai as a hobby, you might share that while it takes seven years to become a practicing attorney and eight to become a doctor, most bonsai competitions consider someone with less than ten years experience a “beginner.”
“Seek to understand the root. It is futile to argue as to which single leaf, which design of branch, or which attractive flower you like; when you understand the root, you understand all its blossoming.” – Bruce Lee
With a quarter-million apps for iPhone, it occurred to me there might be some useful bonsai apps in there. A quick search revealed several dozen but many are for things like creating your own virtual pet bonsai, which I’m sure I could kill as efficiently as I do my real ones. Read the rest of this entry »
On June 26 Bernie Gastrich will offer his expert photography services to club members at PFM Bonsai. Bring your favorite bonsai to be photographed by Bernie in the morning from 9 AM to Noon, followed by our noon social and lunch hour. After lunch we’ll have an open pine workshop as a follow up to Bernie’s incredible Pine Lecture. Bring the tree you worked on then or different pine(s) you need some help with. Bernie is one of the best pine artists around. Be sure to bring pines and other bonsai for the display area too.
JUNE 10 MHBS TO PARTICIPATE IN SPECIAL SHOW IN THE KEY BANK ROOM
MHBS has been invited to show off some great bonsai and promote the club at the Albany Ad Club’s annual NORI Awards on June 10 at Proctors. The event’s theme is “Sayonori” and raffle proceed will benefit National Bonsai Foundation’s Tohoku Disaster Relief Fund in support of Japanese bonsai artists affected by the recent tsunami. Read the rest of this entry »
The American Bonsai Society/BCI “Bonsai in the Bluegrass” is set for Louisville, Kentucky, June 16-19. Plan for four days of great bonsai classes, demos, vendors and fun. Visit http://www.bonsaiinthebluegrass.com/
On June 26 Bernie Gastrich brings his artistic eye and camera to PFM Bonsai. Bring your favorite bonsai to be expertly photographed by Bernie in the morning from 9 AM to Noon, followed by our noon social and lunch hour. After lunch there’s an open pine workshop as a follow up to Bernie’s incredible Pine Lecture. Bring the tree you worked on then or different pines you need some help with. Bernie is one of the best pine artists around. Be sure to bring pines and other bonsai for the display area.
Come and see a world class demonstration on Monday, June 6. Tree to be raffled. Lo will be visiting us on a tour scheduled before his appearance at the ABS/ BCI Convention in Louisville KY. Jon Staples has located material for him to use from Jim Doyle of Nature’s Way Nursery. Note the special day and time. Feel free to bring in some great bonsai to show off the talents of our club. Bring a few cookies or snacks to welcome Lo. The Studio will open at 5 PM for a social hour before the demo at 6PM.