Here is a tree that has had a great voice. It has a sad story - losing the main trunk, but because of a strong branch, the tree is thriving. New branches are growing to fill the empty space. Nature always does that. It hates a void, and new life rushes in to enjoy the free space and the sun. This is a cute little tree. I was trying a new style - and I like the effect. It looks like it is stuck not only in the wind, but also the rain! Another new piece actually breaks the rules of Bonsai by having two branches come out at the same height on the trunk. I've called it Life Over Death. It sits on a fossilized rock and is continuing, persevering, growing, in spite of tragedy. The last tree I'm going to show has been a long time in coming. It has been like a wild beast, not wanting to look nice and tame - ready to find a new home. It seemed happy to sit comfortably on my work-bench. I've finally found a st
I want to thank Stephanie and the artists contributing to the gallery space called aRt & HOME Studio: https://www.facebook.com/artandhomestudio/ 17 Peter Street South, Orillia, Ontario Call (705) 323-6424 They have welcomed me and my work! Come and check us out!
As I write this a war is happening in Europe. I have been glued to BBC's account of Russia invading Ukraine - on edge and wondering what lies ahead in the near future. https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-europe-60517447 It is easy to gloss over the question of inspiration. What relevance does the question of inspiration have in the middle of war? If we understand the role of inspiration it might answer this question. How does inspiration play a role in your life? What inspires you? Inspiration has a way of connecting with your past - your history - and motivating you in the present toward a future. Where do you come from? Where are you going? In my Pinterest account I have a page titled: Tree Inspiration. (10) Pinterest What can we find inspiring about trees? Our present context: War in Ukraine, questions of freedom and convoys in Canada, COVID 19, begs the question of finding inspiration in life. Is there a story that can inspire continuing perseverance? I once heard s