Sunday D and I went to a bonsai show (some time I'll have to write about how I very recently became an enthusiastic bonsai practitioner - sort of - more of an amateur freshwoman student really - it's all D's fault!), and it was really fun! We had a great time looking at bonsai, rocks, accent plants, and scrolls and going through the vendor area. We came home with tiny plants, pots, and a few photos (very few - turns out photos were not allowed).
Fortunately, I had taken only one photo of a tree, and I had taken it because D loves ginkos, has several in training, and was interested in the way this one is styled:
Both of us were surprised this was in the show - it's not particularly; well, it isn't . . . um, it hasn't . . . (sudden fit of coughing) . . . But ginkos are not noted as graceful trees, but this picture will be helpful for D when he starts to wire his specimens. I think it will help him figure out what he doesn't want to do!
Then I took a photo of this scroll; I had never seen one mounted like this and thought D could make one for the scrolls he has. I took lessons in how to make the usual fabric/scroll, but trust me, I don't ever want to do that. It didn't speak to me at all.
And of course, I had to crop the scroll so the art work could be seen more clearly. I fell in love with it!
Bet you can see why!