As my nickname suggest, I'm a wanna-be bonsai artist.
My name is Gil and I'm 27 years old.
Originally from Eilat, Israel. Currently live in Jersey City, NJ, USA.
Always had a warm spot in my heart for growing plants.
About a month ago, I came by a silly Japanese Black Pine Bonsai growing kit at "Urban Outfitters". It cought me hard and now I'm in love with this gentle quite art.
Same place to start, huh?
I've been watching a lot of youtube videos and bought me two bonsai instructional book - The Complete Book of Bonsai by Harry Tomlinson is one of them.
Currently, I'm working only by intuition and heart, since I don't know anyone around my area who share this interest with me and can guide and/or help.
So, I decided to join an on-line community in order to get some (hopefully positive) feedback on my work and progress.
I will soon post another topic under the proper subject, where I'll ask for feedback and possibly help with IDing a young sapling that I collected from my neighborhood and placed in a pot.
Just another peice of information about me,
I'm a musician (specifically a bass player) and a composer.
Art and creating have always been a significant part of my life.
welcome to the site and the art, were all here to learn and help so its a good place to start. i started much like you and just kinda winged it( i dont take direction well it is a charactor flaw i guess)cool with the bass too its one of my for now shelved hobbies but the music is always there
my name is Enrico and i'm italian (Cesena,Emilia Romagna).
My bonsai-do begin in 1998.Reading books,magazines and Internet's sites.
Later i'm register in a bonsai club where i meet some italian master and my current master and friend Gianfranco Rossi.
Since '98 i collect normal plants and try to chenge it in bonsai.
Sorry for my english, but i hope to improve too.
hello every one my name is justin
im 31 with two kids 3 &4 year old
i live in maryland
ive been doing bonsai for little over a year now and love it.
theres still alot i need to learn about.
when it comes to finding a good pre bonsai i think my skills are above avg.
but i need to learn and experence everything else. im not with any clubs yet and still looking to get that experence.
My collecting consists of satsuki azalea s,japanese holly,azaleas,heavenly bamboo,juniper,burning bush and one very sexy Doublefile Viburnum
when im not doing bonsai you can find me kayaking,fishing, kayak finshing ,paintballing and with my girlfriend.