Thank you Peter Warren for nominating me for the ALS Ice bucket challenge. I have made my own donation to the Motor Neurone Disease Association here in the UK. I had no shortage of volunteers to do the icing and it was ICE water!!
Keeping this in the International Bonsai Community I now nominate Valentine Brose in Germany, Owen Reich in USA, and closer to home, Will Baddeley and Tony Tickle. Please donate to MND, ALS, or another charity close to your heart.
Lets all remember where this Ice Bucket Challenge started, with Pete Frates
Here you go folks enjoy :-)
Maybe it’s just me but I love it when someone takes the time to video a show critique session, especially when they fight their way to the front :-) Thanks of bonsai magazine
It’s always interesting to see what different artists chose to comment on, and we can all learn from that. It’s not always about the quality of the trees but about display in general. This series of videos from the Prairie State Show has Walter Pall and Jim Doyle in full flow. Walter always makes it interesting and Jim has a honest way of putting his information across. The camera zoom/focus noise is a real pain but stick with it and you soon filter it out as the critique progresses.
Cheers to Mario who shared this on Facebook and brought it to my attention. Makes you appreciate pots a little more.
and a few others on the channel to keep me busy :-)
At some point in the last few weeks I passed the 2000 subscribers mark on Youtube. I try and share anything of interest on there either from my own exploits or some of what the Club gets up too. Hard to get a balance, sometimes what’s popular is the last thing I’d expect! I have over 100 videos up there now! Youtube is a real strange community at times but a very useful tool all the same. I always look forward to the Bonsai Art of Japan Series additions and of course Mr Potters creations.
Anyway, thanks to all those who liked what they saw enough to hit subscribe, and also to that person who always hits the dislike button, you make me smile :-)
Click on the image to visit the channel, hit like or dislike, I really don’t care :-)