Welcome to my Bonsai Page.
In theses times of Covid-19, I have taken
up bonsai as an additional creative outlet and I am hooked and obsessed.
My back deck already looks like its been hit by a foliage explosion.
This page will tell my bonsai story starting with my
first piece and Colorado inspirations.
It will be interesting to
see how the world of bonsai makes its way into my paintings! Join me
on my journey.
2020 Colorado Mountain Inspiration
Went on a trip to southern Colorado to get inspiration and some little trees
for bonsai . This very old bristlecone pine at the top of a
canyon is great inspiration. I love metaphor for survival in the harshest
Spent days trying to find a rock with
a hole in it (not that easy). This one is perfect for my tiny
little wild bristlecone pine.
2020 My very first bonsai!
I had a Juniper (juniper procumbens "nana") in one of my
succulent pots that has been outside here in Colorado for a
year. I watched a bunch of youtube videos (my favorites by
Peter Chen and Jason Chan). Then with a pair of garden
shears and fine art scissors. I gingerly hacked away. Being
a semi-cascade style I know it is in the wrong pot and I
have not yet wired the pads, but you gotta start somewhere
and I felt I had already tortured it enough for one season.
I added some quartz crystals I found at my dads mountain property
and some mini hens and chicks to fill out the pot.
and so it begins