Happy Birthday to us!
39 years young!
The very first offical gathering of the Toowoomba Bonsai Group began 39 years ago this month and so we celebrated this milestone. One of the founding members, Val was able to share some memories of those early times. Current president Jane as well as Val then officially cut the cake and we proceeded to tuck in and enjoy the day!
Focus on Forests - with guest demonstrator Craig Jurd
On this anniversary, we were very fortunate to have long standing group member and AABC accredited Bonsai demonstrator Craig Jurd deliver a presentation and demonstration outlining the style called a group or forest setting.
After an initial talk on the principles for the successful design of group settings, Craig then reviewed several settings brought by members. He then got down to business and designed a forest of Maples on a slab of slate. Every member left this meeting with a greater understanding of the principles in creating visually pleasing Forests. We are very grateful to Craig for his time, enthusiasm and expertise in providing this very engaging and informative session. Enjoy the photos!