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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Tiki Carving Conga....Wisconsin stuff!
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Conga....Wisconsin stuff!
congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2007-02-02 05:34 am   Permalink

thanks to all, you are great motivators!
McTiki, it reminds me of a mug too, but it's a pretty straightforward design on the tiki part, not
as wacky as I sometimes do.
T-Gap and Ben, I would love to go "pro" but you must remember I am in Wisconsin, and a lot farther north
than LakeSurfer! That, and the fact that I sell too many cars, makes that career move a little
improbable. I have made a couple of sales and have a two-carving display at my best friend's
chiropractic clinic, they get a lot of feedback!
Thanks also Surfintiki and Tikidav, I have been putting a lot of study time into the NW coast
stuff, and I can only "hope" that i'm getting it. The eagle figure is based on a carving that has
really "soft" relief instead of a deep carving. I would have liked a real deep beak but since I
put the bird on the bottom I can't do that, the sucker would tip over and it's still pretty
heavy.
Appreciate the comps.
And now, with all respect to Chicagoland TCers, I must say "GO COLTS."


 
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JohnnyP
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2007-02-02 06:14 am   Permalink

Conga strikes again. I certainly enjoy how you take different elements and make them your own. What is neat about the beak is that it could be interpreted as either an eagle or a South Pacific mythical bird figure, however you chose to look at it.

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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2007-02-02 07:03 am   Permalink

Mahalo Johnny P...
you're right about the bird, could be just about anything. I really like the NW-Coast
raven figures and mythology, but this could be interpreted as South Pacific, eagle,
budgie, chicken, whatever, a bird's a bird right? Maybe even a northern wisconsin
mosquito.


 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2007-02-02 4:26 pm   Permalink

Conga,

Your designs and vision....always a different perspective. Very nice. I believe the bird figure could clearly be viewed as NW or SP. Way to go!

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Sneakytiki
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From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2007-02-02 4:34 pm   Permalink

Nice combo Conga! I've been thinking about doing some paintings combining elements from these 2 regions and it's inspiring to see you make it work so well. There are several South Pacific 2-D artists that combine elements of Oceania, native America and sometimes aboriginal Australia to create cool compositions as well.
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2007-02-07 7:21 pm   Permalink

Thanks GMan you are too kind, and thanks to you Sneakytiki, appreciate your compliments
and pespective on my attempts to carve.
Not much new around here, still digging and having fun with the eyes


Already this seems to be taking me longer than it should, but I think I'm into another mess.
Plus it's really heavy and I think I gotta dig something into the backside to make it lighter.
We'll see.


 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2007-02-07 7:51 pm   Permalink

Aww Conga, you have Captive audience. Your cusomers t=get a discount if they buy a tiki from you and a douple discount if they keep theyr mouth shut We can DO IT!
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Bowana
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From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2007-02-12 9:17 pm   Permalink

Whoa! This dude's come a long way since last I looked.
Quote:

On 2007-02-07 19:21, congatiki wrote:
Already this seems to be taking me longer than it should, but I think I'm into another mess.


I hear ya on that, my friend! But take your time cuz it's looking sweet.
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2007-02-13 05:52 am   Permalink

Thanks Ben and Tikidav, working hard chizzlin' and appreciatin' yer comps and motivation.
Pushing ahead now, one of my dreaded "flash" pics of the backside of the tiki/eagle firewood,
also nw coast inspired

and a little fun thingy I am doing for one of my daughter's friends. She wants a tiki..she
gets a tiki

Not much else to say cept there is a lot of great work being posted around here and it's
always great to see what yer doing. Over and out from the Northwoods.

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Benzart
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Posted: 2007-02-13 11:14 am   Permalink

Conga, keep up the great work, thats the BEST Looking Firewood I've ever seen.

 
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JohnnyP
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2007-02-13 12:42 pm   Permalink

Good stuff. It's good to spread the tiki around.

JP


 
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2007-02-17 11:10 am   Permalink

many thanks Ben..Johnny and Everyone who peeks in. This is the fun little guy I did for
my daughter's friend...I call it "free tiki."

and a little progress today on the totem


Finally starting to warm up a little round here...just in time to get outside for a little grinder
work to finish this one up.

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JohnnyP
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Posted: 2007-02-19 3:51 pm   Permalink

"Free Tiki" looks pretty darn good. I'll take one, wait for the price I'll take two. Your daughter's friend is lucky.

Totem tiki's chisel marks really add a lot of character. I like how all the the eyes, beak, and mouth have similar lines, It makes it really stand out in a good way.

JP


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2007-02-19 4:05 pm   Permalink

Ditto what JP said only make my order for 3 free tikeees. I think I like the chisel marks, really gives hin that Pacific NW Totem Pole look, just don't go too deep and keep them lined up in nice patterns. I don't know how those guyz kept those patterns so precise and even. What a way to carve those guyz had, all sitting elbow to elbow, hacking away on this 200 foot log as if they all had just one brain and everyone knew what everyone else was going to do. Imagine the stories that poured over those carvings.
Nice work conga!
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2007-02-19 4:06 pm   Permalink

Yeah, I'd have to agree with JP, those chisel marks make a neat effect. Good choices Conga. It's really looking top notch.
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