Graham & Kevin Willson’s First Bonsai Creation Collaboration
Effectively it’s taken me the perfect a part of three lengthy weeks however the newest bonsai video is now out there on-line fully free as a result of I’m such a beautiful beneficiant philanthrope. Total this has been deliberate for a number of years however the stars lastly aligned, the tree was prepared, Kevin was free and my silly head was in the fitting place. Please take pleasure in, share it round and concentrate, there’s stuff to be discovered right here. In case you are a type of vacuous airheads that simply skip to the top (bear in mind with analytics we all know what ya’ll do) a minimum of give us a like earlier than you progress on.
I’ve written about my relationship with sensei Willson many instances earlier than however assuming most of you haven’t spent the time to return over fifteen years of lengthy winded bonsai blogs let me reiterate. Had been it not for Kevin I might not have remained on this bonsai journey for over thirty years now. We first met in spring of ’98. I arrived with three different ‘possible lads’ to a bunch workshop day, it was a ravishing early spring morning and being the newby while everybody piled in the home for breakfast I used to be getting all our gear in.
I used to be just about carried out when this fairly intimidating geezer with wild hair caught his bleary eyed head out the workshop door, regarded on the huge backyard juniper I had purchased, checked out me and muttered the phrases which have come to imply a lot to me……”Fuck off” earlier than he disappeared once more.
Unsure what to do subsequent I simply hung round outdoors till somebody got here out to get me. As a recent confronted teen with a sheltered upbringing i used to be completely discombobulated. Nevertheless, above nearly the rest I worth honesty and plain talking. I don’t ‘get‘ folks, I’ve no folks abilities, I don’t do subtlety, i can’t learn physique language and hints. All the subject of human individual to individual interplay is past me. As soon as I realised I had not carried out something unsuitable, like a pet taking a dump on the carpet, I started to suppose I had arrived in a spot I very a lot needed to be.
Let me clarify. In my ignorance I turned up at a 4 participant sooner or later workshop with a tree that will take any regular individual and an excellent assistant a minimum of two days to finish. Kevin isn’t one to wimp out, he all the time makes certain everybody goes away with a completed job. Seeing the fucking nice hedge I dragged in at 8am, earlier than his first espresso, I now choose he was being restrained. I’ve carried out precisely the identical when, at 8am some spud confronted chancer turns up with one thing equally daft and an early tub will NOT be on the playing cards.
We did get that tree carried out, I acquired sunstroke wiring outdoors for eight hours with out a break and Kevin needed to work till gone 8pm while my compadres simply sat round watching and speaking shit. The consequence? Effectively the tree did Okay, it’s now residing in Belgium final I knew and Kevin actually set my hair on hearth and I’ve NEVER regarded again since. Earlier than assembly Kevin, after a number of years of e-book and membership studying I used to be able to chuck within the towel however, right here I’m, nonetheless, and all due to my fantastic mate.
One of many issues that has all the time, and I take advantage of the time period with conviction, fucked me off about bonsai is the aggressive lower throat, tribal nature of the entire affair in some quarters. I can state for a truth, extra people have been misplaced to the passion due to that than all of the lifeless bushes we have now to endure. So, it’s a marvel and an absolute pleasure to me that Kevin and I’ve lastly carried out what we have now talked about for a few years and collaborated collectively to provide what might develop into one of many international locations most vital bonsai bushes. While this is likely to be the primary collaboration it can NOT be the final. It’s about time people like us began to work collectively.
This video was very a lot a final minute factor. I known as Kevin on Friday and by Tuesday morning we have been working. This was completely off the cuff, no planning was made, no scripting, we each simply jumped in with each ft and two days later we “Fucking nailed it” (watch the video).
Sadly my potential with know-how is minimal. I’m from an analogue world with a lifelong love of inner combustion which was just about what was happening in by baldy head attempting to place this 2 hour compressed to half-hour programme collectively and it’s taken me perpetually, like 50 odd hours sitting hunched over a display screen going bug eyed. I do know it’s not the perfect, however at the moment it’s the perfect I can do. It’s free, Kaizen Bonsai has paid for the mission so do please proceed to help us as a result of with out our pretty loyal followers this COULD be the final video….. however I doubt it.
It pains me to say this, I sound like an absolute c**t however do please like, share, subscribe, remark (properly) and put up our little movie and all that different shit. Not 100% certain what that each one means I simply copied it from some other place however do relaxation assured YOUR help may be very a lot appreciated within the Potter and Willson households.
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