Maros Bonsai Blog: Fraxinus No.2 “Jan”

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Does 8th Place in a regional competition define your talent?

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This weekend I was chosen to represent my club at a regional competition. It was a great honor for me to be one of the two chosen to represent the club.

The morning of the event I left at 06:30 to be at the venue in time. I worked the whole day prior to the event till 23:30. I was tired but ready for the challenge. I arrived at the venue before all the other competitors. The stock they supplied for the competition was very good. I have never seen stock like this at a young designer competition before.

The trees were numbered one to ten. We all lined up and drew a number from the bowl. I received tree number 3. I took my time in examining the tree weighing all the positive and negative points. There was one nice curve in the trunk and then in the middle…

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