Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Japanese day

Today Jože (Joseph), a good buddy of mine gave me an interesting invite. He decided to participate on a contest and so he created something out of sushi. I brought along some bonsai and together we created an interesting composition of Japanese culture.
Thanks again for the feast!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Korean hornbeam

After more then two weeks of fog we finally had a sunny day yesterday. So I used the oppurtunity to make a few good photos of my hornbeam.

Today was foggy again...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New yamadori for

I just updated my Trees for  page. You are most welcome to take a look. For more info please contact me on

Friday, November 18, 2011

Burrs - sightseeing

On Monday we were trevelling the UK a little. First stop was to David Barlow's garden. I think a lot of you know the tree on the photos below. It wan a prize at the last Ginkgo awards.

Next, Tony took us to a wanderfull place where he takes only special people he says.

And a look at a very old oak avanue.

Burrs - collecting

On Friday, the minute I flew in, we took off to find some yamadori. We found some nice hawthorns.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Burrs - the trees I've worked on

I hope you didn't think I was just hanging around doing nothing those two days. On Saturday Tony brought be a pine of his. The tree became quite international. It was dug up in Czech by Pavel who gave it to Mirek who gave it to Tony. And then Toni gave it to me to work on. Anyhow... The pine turned out to be a challange. It had a bad base/nebari, inverse tapper and the best part of the trunk was dead already.
After a few moments of thinking what to do I decided to make a quick sketch of the future design and begun to work.

This is the finished tree. Not much far of the original design, huh?

The second day I worked on a yew, which I brought home in the end in my suitcase.

Burrs - workshop

The workshop was held on Saturday and Sunday in a comunity center of some sorts. Four artists were invited to give the participants help and guidence: Carlos van der Vaart, Will Baddley, Pavel Slovak and Terry Foster. There were a LOT of trees to work on and each and every one of them made a step foreward.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Burrs 2011

This past weekend I have visited the the past years very nutorious event Burrs where I had been invited by Tony Tickle. People from menny corners attended the event: Czech, Germany, The Netherlands, Slovenia and the most from Great Britain. Alltogether there was 30 people. The atmosphere was superb and I met a lot of new people, some of them I knew just from the internet before. And I hope to see them again soon.
Below are just a few photos for starters, but there will be more in the next days.