I agree, FB is not the place to go unless you want to be hammered into the ground by people who don't know anything and don't know they don't know; but will scream at the top of their virtual lungs that you are an idiot--at best and that you should do what they demand you do. FB is the sanctuary of those who are legends in their own minds, where fantasy quasi-esoteric reasoning is the rule of the day.Why do you still listen to people on FB?
Facebook is not worth 30 sec of anyone's time.
That's the good thing about a self critique you realize that in the end after all has been sorted in your own mind the only opinion that matters is yours. Some of the comments are helpful and no I don't want a pat on the back.Does everyone miss the point of a self critique? I don’t think it is to get pats on the back and participation trophies. Amcoffeegirl’s critique took a lot of courage to admit to herself and all of bnut. I just think the responses aren’t very helpful.
I'm clearly not happy- lol.As long as you happy with the progress that you have made on your bonsai journey... You are at the top of the game. It is that simple.
Sound like anyplace you know?I agree, FB is not the place to go unless you want to be hammered into the ground by people who don't know anything and don't know they don't know; but will scream at the top of their virtual lungs that you are an idiot--at best and that you should do what they demand you do. FB is the sanctuary of those who are legends in their own minds, where fantasy quasi-esoteric reasoning is the rule of the day.
I agree.If any criti
That would be my only critique, they'll do so much better outside. Pretty tough to call out a Suthin tree. If it's a turd, it's one with lots of movement. If the FB clown see's this form a lot in his toilet, his not healthy.
Couple real nice ones. Cool.
I understand. I do get rid of trees fairly often.Good exersize. Now go to your trees and take half of tham that you are least happy with. Decide whether each tree has enough going to keep. If not, sell or give away. The money you get for it, become the money for a better tree.
I try and do this once a year. Typically after visiting a major show. I unfortunately still have way to many trees that will not become bonsai, but have meaning to me. But the average boring nontrunks.. they move on.
I think it is easy to come to the conclusion that ones own trees are below average, not worth the effort etc. Important to realize: growing bonsai takes time. So do not judge the now, but the 5 or 10 year potential, linked to the work needed to make it a bonsai.
I am curious...if he treats ficus like pine. For the same reason they don't hold their shape well. The link on my "Too Little" thread Adam lists what some consider cons with ficus. Yet not so in, say...pine and lists other trees that have similar cons as the list was made. Makes me think...he treated ficus as pine...to hold the significant bends placed. Then removes...I don't know. Just thought that when I seen the wire biting.
Very few of my trees look like "Bonsai" - most are young starter nursery stock that need time and growth. But regardless of the stage that any of them are at I just truly enjoy my trees and shrubs. I've killed some and I hate that. But I really love watching and caring for the ones that are growing and flourishing. It's just very cool to me.After working on several trees and taking pics I realized that none of the trees that I have created are worthy to be called bonsai. Even the trees I have purchased from others I have not maintained well. Growth is long and leggy. Branches have not been wired.
Many trees are still good but I cannot post them as my own work. My best trees were not created by me- they are not my work.
This exercise just made me want to throw away all of them to be honest.
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