Bougie nights…er, afternoon

Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog

The first styling of a potential bonsai is, to me, one of the most exciting times in a tree’s life. The future is still foggy, but the path has been chosen. Let’s wax philosophic as we chop up this poor bougainvillea. The tree came from the Central Florida Bonsai Club’s raffle table at the last Holiday Party. I think it was donated by one of my favorite people, Cosette.

Let me tell you a story:

I’m sure you are all aware of the Great Renaissance artist, Michelangelo. His full name was Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, but his skill and fame as an artist has made history remember him by just his first name.

He is considered to be the penultimate “Renaissance Man”, meaning he could do everything; draw, paint, compose poetry. He was an architect as well, with his work on St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest Catholic Church…

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