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 ….Where to begin.  Perhaps I’ll tell you about Yoshida Hideyuki, a gifted Japanese gardener who specializes in trees and who I gratefully connected with through the fellow who re-did the Bamboo. Yoshida-san is in Santa Monica and I was most grateful to hear him say he just ‘felt’ he should help me even though it’s far afield for him.  The main concern is this cypress that needs an actual bonsai trim twice a year.  The idea is to ‘create spaces the birds can fly through’!
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 A little work on a pine….
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 Yoshida-san asked if I had a gardener & was shocked when I answered in the affirmative.  Apparently the work is not being done properly…..
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 Ahhhhhh………..well done!
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 I’m trying to decide what I like best….The proper care of the trees or the amazing Japanese treats Yoshida-san brings me.
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 The best leaf Matcha tea……
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 At ‘Chang’s Frame’ on Telstar in El Monte.  May is amazing and I take all large works there to be mounted.  I was so inspired by the new paper from China and using monster brushes that I did over 9 large paintings in May.
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 Thank you May.  You’re the absolute best!
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 Soooo happy!
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 After having our mail stolen more than twice I decided action had to be taken……
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 Our mail monolith……
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 And you thought the deck was finished……
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 But wait…there’s ants…….
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 At least the electrician finished correcting all the damage Kita did in the garage……
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And David finished this door area in the studio…..IMG 1852
 But wait…It’s Kita the Akita’s turn.  She was limping….
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 Everything looks good so we went home with pain pills….
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 But next, allergies, possibly the cause of her limping…more pills and cream in her eyes…..
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 O.K. now puppy???
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 Looks like it as she’s up to her old tricks….
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 Meanwhile Nikka started a series of Photoshop classes for Lynne and Kc beginning with scanning their artwork…..
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And oh yes, this is how I ended May….with a post-it from Nikka!
IMG 2409This wonderful idea to keep in my car came from dear Jana.  Because we’re all concerned about giving cash…next time I’m stopped I have at the ready a bag with new, necessary items.  Soap, towel, toothbrush & paste, a comb, razor, etc.IMG 2821

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