Charliegreen wrote:Two typical responces from people who wont acheive anything in this artform.
"Oh they get to collect yamadori" Find urban yamadori in hedge rows that fits the bill??
Grow your plants harder, IE in the ground, experiment w growth media & fertilizer.
Re modification of a exisitng pottery design. Its called breaking the rules gracefully.
Standing on the shoulders of giants. ect Its a base principle of design.
Close minded individuals is why the standard of Bonsai in Aus is stagnating.
The other reason is that its a hobby populated by morons.
Charlie, Charlie, Charlie, since you're far from being 60 you must be green .... behind the ears, otherwise you wouldn't be as disrespectful and insulting as you're! A bid of friendliness will get you a long way in my humble opinion ... and I'm one of the way over 60s old farts!
You don't know the achievements of the two people you having a go at this time - I do .... and you've to be very good to get to their level ... (maybe you are?)!
As with everything ... it's in the eyes of the beholder, who are we to judge what's nice or good - some like Monet and others like Picasso, both are great artist in their own right! One other great artist once said ... "don't make your tree look like bonsai, make your bonsai look like a tree" - and he knew what he was talking about!
If you continue to give your views and or opinions in ANY tread/post do it with respect!!! This is also one of the major rules if you go to ANY Exhibitions worldwide - show respect to the work of others!
I'm out of it - I've unsubscribed from this post!