MY PRICE POT, MADE BY HORST HEINZLREITER.

Hi everybody,

today I received a wonderful gift from the German potter, Horst Heinzlreiter. He sponsored one of his pots, as a price in a Kob contest and I won it.  Grin

Horst would custom make this pot for me, so I asked him to make my pot with the cracked and damaged surface that he created so beautifully on some of his other pots that I had seen.  I was also able to choose the colour I liked and the size of the pot! 27cm/10,5 inch by 23cm/9 inch.

And today the pot arrived at my place of work, as a well-packed surprise birthday gift! It was so exciting to unwrap this pot, that  I had never seen before! And I was not disappointed when I first laid my eyes on it!  I was really amazed and then impressed! I think it is so beautiful! The colours, the texture and total impression this pot gives to me, I love to look at it and I love to touch it!

I think that the important work that potters do for bonsai is underrated. And I do believe that some are great artists, that deserve a lot of credit from us artist, that use their beautiful Art as a home for our Art to live in! This pot deserves…no demands, a special tree as his partner. And that’s a sign of a good pot for me!

Thanks, Horst, I will try to find the perfect tree for your wonderful pot!

   

  

 

You can see more of Horst his work here:  http://www.hhpots.com/

Hope you like it as much as I do?!

Cheers,

Hans van Meer.

Info: karamottobonsai@hotmail.com

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Marry X-MAS and a very happy New Year!

Dear Bonsai friends,

thank you all for visiting my Blog so often. I am honoured by your interest in my work and it inspires me to go on in the direction I have chosen for my Bonsai. I have high hopes for 2008,   I am already asked to do workshops and demo’s in Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Norway, England and a long visit to the USA in May is in the making!  To do so much travelling to show what I like to do so much is like a dream come true!  To see so many new countries and places to meet many new Bonsai friends….I can hardly wait for the New Year to begin! And, only in just a few weeks, it is off to Belgium for the annual Noellanders Trophy. I will be showing 3 Bonsai in the show and more important will have 2 days of fun with all my Bonsai mates that come every year to this very friendly event,  from every corner of  Europe!

 And some of my Yamadori are up for there second and third styling, so that is exciting to for me. I will take lots of pictures and post them first here on my blog as soon as possible! You are welcome anytime here to visit my blog or my YOUTUBE channel, where you can find lots of videos of my work and progressive stories of my Bonsai.  https://youtu.be/hjp1tfEPJB0

Thanks for visiting, it is highly appreciated!

Hans van Meer.

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Cheers,

Hans van Meer.

Info: karamottobonsai@hotmail.com

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“MOM’S YEW” DESIGN VIEWS.

Irene removed the branch I recommended and mailed the Pictures from the angle I asked for.                                   (see pictures below)

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OK, for now, lets use this side as the front.

From this side, the too large root is on the backside and will be (after some reduction), not so much in your face “anymore. The placement of the main branches show possibility’s from this side and there is a nice see through between them, to see the back branches. Creating dept to this broom like tree.

I  think that Irene likes here bonsai to look natural, so I will discuss that option first.

If you look at pictures of old Yews in the wild in Europe, you will see that the most often grow in an almost deciduous tree looking broom style.

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And often with stunning deadwood on there massive trunks.

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This next perfect drawing of an English yew, by an unknown artist,  next to the perfect example of an old and free growing broom-style Yew.  Shoot by my wife nearby the town of Santander, North Spain.

Look at the amazing small lifelines on this bettered old survivor.

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Looking at this fine drawing and picture; I believe that this natural broom style is a  logical and possible option for Irene’s Yew!

Here Tree has the typical straight trunk, that splits up at a certain height into several trunks that grow almost straight up, just like in the drawing.

In the drawing, U can also clearly see the long and thin branches that grow from these multiple trunks.  In there search for light, they bend down under there own weight and length, creating the broom-like appearance.  To create this on Irene’s Yew, we must first stimulate the tree into new growth lower on the trunks. But that’s for later. First, lets look at one of the possibilities I see to create Irene’s  tree into a believable broom style bonsai. Using Irene’s last picture (see below), I made a drawing. I only just the outlines of the bare trunk to show you what could be done to create this style.

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In the first drawing (dotted line), you can see where the two thick branches were cut and made into a Jin and Shari. This point depends of course on where the new growth will appear, but this is only an example of how I think when looking at a tree and what I might do to style it. I drew the tree with more or less (not too good I must admit) bonsai like foliage layers, so you might get an idea of how it could look as a bonsai. In the real live bonsai, the foliage layers would be closer together and heavier than in my drawing. But it is just to show you that this tree in this style, could be nice and believable as bonsai. And even more important, doable.

I’ll Be back with more soon!

Hans.

Info: karamottobonsai@hotmail.com    

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