Saturday, June 14, 2008

Shinpaku refurbishing

This shinpaku (it is NOT shiMpaku!) I got in a trade. It looks fine, but it looks like a many thousand similar ones. This is a standard form and in my eyes way too sterotype. There is way too much green for the thin trunk. The plain trunk is boring and appears youngish. The whole thing sells well in bonsai shps because this is what many people want because it looks so 'Japanese'. I think it is decent craft and good enough to take in a trade.
So I worked on it for an hour. I think it is much more unique now and will also sell well. This goes to offers. I don't want 'Japanese looking' trees in my collection.