XIX Congresso Coordinamento Bonsai

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Pacific Bonsai Museum Native Exhibit

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I attended the opening celebration of the new “Native” exhibit at the Pacific Bonsai Museum, in Federal Way, Washington. This is an exhibit I was anxiously anticipating. Even the rain showers didn’t keep me away!

The pairing of the the artwork of Swiss artist Iuna Tinta alongside the bonsai exhibits works so effectively. The brush style and colors incorporated in the artist’s paintings are exquisite. Here are samples of her work at the exhibit.

I invite you to visit the expressive and colorful artwork of Iuna Tinta that will be on exhibit through October 8, 2017. Visit the Pacific Bonsai Museum website for more info.

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Juniper Project Phase 2 Cont’d.

Michael Coopers Studio

Juniper a nd neighbours FBNow left to my own devices without Taunton and Somerset Bonsai Club mate Adrian to give me advice I  carried on tidying the tree up,removing hundreds of dead needles one by one,dead and small damaged branches.

discovery-4 Juniper as discovered

Then I started started preliminary wiring and trying to get straight in my mind what I was doing, or at least trying to do.

Removed much  upward and downward growing foliage and tried to create shapes that would allow light through to the growth beneath. At least I am beginning to see what I think may be the front now which is a help. Rather concerned about the very top which is very weak with a small split in the tip of the trunk which may hamper growth there.  May have to chose between the next two alternatives

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