New Horror Movie

You heard it here first, Jim Carey is starring in a new horror movie where he uses a Makita Die Grinder to hollow out the insides of unsuspecting bonsai enthusiasts heads. He infiltrates clubs and gains the confidence of members. He is even know to gain a seat at the committee table before he strikes 🙂

Ok, not true, but Ben does look like Jim Carey and this photo of him carving in my garage last Saturday is pretty darn scary 😀



Ben was here to play with my carving tools and gain a little experience using same. He spent most of his time on a raw material pyracantha stump but also managed a little work on an Elm and a Lonicera clump.





Stephen came down to give me a hand removing wire from a Larch I have and to make sure Ben behaved.




Always good when you remember to put a towel down to stop copper wire getting into the potting mix.


I played about with a raw Collected Scots Pine. I wanted it to resemble some mature trees near where it was collected. It will take a few years to fill and develope but I think it will make a nice image. Nice bark and better character than the photo shows.DSC_0483



This was the lonicera stump that Ben carved. First photo from a few months back.



An enjoyable afternoon.


One comment on “New Horror Movie

  1. Hi Ian, I really like where you’re going with that pine. The raw plant looks fairly uninteresting at first, but after the work, there’s loads going on with the trunk. And the lower branch really adds a lot… I just might try something like that myself 🙂


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