I am very proud to report that last weekend I graduated from Boon's Intensive Program! Attending the program has been an absolutely fantastic experience which I would highly recommend to anyone who has considered it in the past or for anyone interested in a structured program to learn Bonsai. It’s very satisfying to check this goal off my list and feel the confidence I have gained from the experience. If you have not heard about the program, I suggest that you check out the following articles by Bob King of ABS:
While I was up North attending the intensive, my friend Derek Loring from Napa gave me this picture which he drew for me. While he appreciates trees he's not necessarily a bonsai guy. I am very impressed! The foliage is just made of dots and I really like the style he used on the dead wood. Do you recognize this tree?