Reiner Goebel wrote:
I think it would be useful to create a gallery where every participant has to post at least one of his / her bonsai creations before he / she can contribute to the discussion. Establish credibility, in other words.
You're absolutely right, since I haven't posted any pictures, I should not be saying a thing. After all, who am I, what do I know....
Should I also remove the articles that I have contributed?
On the other hand, I failed to find any pictures of your trees in the gallery either, did you just disqualify yourself from making comments, Reiner?
Reiner Goebel...When I have seen that name in the past, I often associated it with quality bonsai, now I am afraid I am stuck associating it with an arrogant, egotistical, rude jerk who's only redeeming grace is some talent he possesses, another icon squashed.
For the record, I still think Nick's tree has a beauty and a grace that goes beyound the mere placement of the branches, in spite of what has been said. If that makes my efforts, my thoughts, my dog, my friends, my efforts helping to build this forum and my bonsai crap, then so be it. I'd still be proud to have that piece of "crap" on my bench, the story behind it alone makes it worthwhile, in fact the story increases the value. And yes, I still say it's art.
Thank you for the insults and for the education,