“American Bonsai”

“American Shokunin” from Ryan Bush

Shokunin (Sho-koo-neen) is a Japanese word used to describe an individual that aspires to become a master in their particular craft or art form. Ryan Neil falls firmly into this description, as he has been practicing the art of Bonsai for nearly two decades. In this short film, we get a glimpse at the broader thinking behind a professional American Bonsai practitioner, as well as some of the inherent challenges and aspirations that come along with the pursuit for bonsai mastery in America.

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An Artist’s Musings

Creativity an artist’s musings
For the writer a driven need
Moving forward toward the unknown
Facing demons in anger’s rage
Fire’s brightness lights are burning
Keeping darkness at constant bay
Are we safe now
Seeking out our yearnings
Will the answers come out to play
Or will frustration be our companion
Until it’s our time to fade away.

© jk 2013

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purple raining lady (c) jk 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIE ANDREWS WITH LOVE the secret keeper/jkm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIE ANDREWS WITH LOVE

the secret keeper/jennifer kiley OCTOBER 1ST

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This Show Made Me Fall In Love with Julie Andrews

I Have Loved Her Ever Since

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Julie & Carol at Carnegie Hall

Make yourself comfortable in whatever way it does it for you
Let yourself evolve into the show & celebration of Julie Andrews Birthday

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Darling Lili 1970


Julie Andrews & Carol Burnett At Carnegie Hall – You’re So London


Julie Andrews & Carol Burnett At Carnegie Hall – History of Musical Comedies


Julie Andrews & Carol Burnett At Carnegie Hall – The Pratt Family Singers


Julie Andrews & Carol Burnett At Carnegie Hall – From Big D

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ONCE AGAIN HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIE ANDREWS
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUING TO ENTERTAIN US
AND YOUR SPREADING THE LOVE

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Audrey Hepburn [Nominated for My Fair Lady] and Julie Andrews [Oscar for Mary Poppins]

AND TO CAROL BURNETT FOR ALWAYS BEING THE PERFECT PARTNER THROUGHOUT THE YEARS <3 jkm