2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 180,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 8 days for that many people to see it.

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Genko Kai exhibit at Hoshun-in

One to One: Hornbeam & Zelkova

Here’s a couple of pieces I worked on last week during a one to one session. Both the before shots are slightly older photos but give a good view of the changes made.

First up is a hornbeam that was getting it’s first proper wiring. Tree has a nice trunk and we wanted to get it started on the path to make a nice deciduous image.

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And then this Zelkova group got taken out of it’s training box and potted into a more suitable pot. Two new smaller trees were added at the rear to help the image.

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More shitakusa from Taikan-ten

More than an accent

Thank You

Has it been a week since the workshop!!

A big thank you to the guys who took part in the workshop last Saturday here at my home. Phil and I hope that everyone got the results they wanted on the day. It was a great day with good craic.

Here’s a few General shots from the day.

 

Prize-winning black pine at 35th Taikan-ten

Needle juniper at 35th Taikan-ten