“Emptiness” by Maria Walton

It’s all about the negative space now— the shapes made within and between the branches of our lives. I never could see it before, or only glimpses— all foreground, blinded by the obvious beauty of form and sense— black lines against a grey sky missing the interplay of polygons and the fantastic show of kaleidoscopic … Continue reading “Emptiness” by Maria Walton

Spring Equinox Equanimity Phrases & A New Spring Poem

It seemed appropriate given the arrival of the spring equinox and the current state of the world to revisit the equanimity phrases that I use in my practice in hope it might be of benefit to some of you. May I have peace in the midst of conflict May I have wisdom in the midst … Continue reading Spring Equinox Equanimity Phrases & A New Spring Poem

Bonsai Life & Death, Environmental Ethics, and the Role of Art In Shaping Our Inner and Outer Landscapes

Tune in to the latest episode of my bonsai guru, Ryan Neil’s podcast Asymmetry for a table turning interview with Ryan himself by environmental ethicist Kate Brelje. This fascinating discussion explores a variety of topics around the state of our old growth forests and ethical bonsai collection, the role that art can play potentially in … Continue reading Bonsai Life & Death, Environmental Ethics, and the Role of Art In Shaping Our Inner and Outer Landscapes

Puget sound bonsai association – December newsLetter

Sound Bonsaithe newsletter of thePuget Sound Bonsai AssociationDecember 2021   In this issue:A Final Note from Bobby CurtwrightIn Person Club MeetingsRenew Your MembershipA Trick for Correcting Wire Scarred BranchesThe "New" Bonsai NorthwestSTOLEN BONSAI!!!A Bonsai SolsticeStone Images XIPacific Bonsai ExpoThe Oldest Trees on Earth  Your PSBA board and your fellow club members wish you and your family the Peace and Joy of this … Continue reading Puget sound bonsai association – December newsLetter