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Lake Tiki - 8/23/2013 - Red Cedar
little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-02-11 08:02 am   Permalink

LT!
LOOKIN GREAT!
Way cool you have work in TV's!
Your Tiki temples should be
in every single TikiBar
the fancy ones and the home-built ones!

May 3rd is just around the corner!
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP!
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seeksurf
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Posted: 2009-02-11 7:53 pm   Permalink

Sick Dave! it looks so real! Like people might walk out and drive away.
Really nice detail here.

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Lake Surfer
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2009-02-11 10:53 pm   Permalink

Big shout-outs to Tiki Diablo, Babalu, LLT, and Seeks!

Mahalo guys!

Babalu, next one's coming up soon, I've got to finish up a few more of the "Fire" series.
Sneak peaks to come.

LLT, I like how you think!

Seeks, I swear I saw a little someone swagger out of there the other day.

Got some waves Tuesday!!!

Big meltdown with temps in the high 50's and a water temp of 34 degrees. Made for a good 3 hour session.
Back to winter by the weekend, but at least the ice is gone.


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2009-02-19 11:57 pm   Permalink

Hard to keep all the projects I've got going straight these days.

But as the sawdust settles a little, I find my way over to the 8 brand spanking new "Island Fire Collection" pieces!

They will make their debut this Saturday at 7 PM at Chef Shangri-La in the suburbs of Chicago!


The forecast calls for a snowstorm of 6-8 inches, but the weather be damned!

These guys are ready to be seen!


Hope to see the local Ohana out in force for some great drinks, great tunes from the Bikini Beachcombers and the Cocktail Preachers and great food from the Chef!

Oh yea, and there will be some local kine tiki creations to check out and purchase for your hale.




In other news... putting the wraps on another "Tiki Temple" in the next week... a Marquesan theme for a smaller "hut" style tiki bar.



I'm swinging by Trader Vic's Chicago for a couple Mai Tais and to hopefully get pictures of my new work for them hanging on the walls.

I'll post photos up as soon as I get them.



And then I've got this other little "collection" thing going... again, local peeps get a look-see at this venture this Saturday at Chef Shangri-La.



All in due time.


Coming to Tiki Oasis 2009 with guns blazing!




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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2009-02-19 11:59 pm   Permalink

Special shout-out to LLT and BenbooBen... thanks for the best wishes via Myspace...

You guys are both kicking out some top notch creativity... and keepin' it tiki!


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2009-02-23 12:28 am   Permalink

Jetted over to Trader Vic's on Saturday before the Chef Shangri-La event to check out my work that was hung last week.

A proud milestone for me, and Chicago's GM is stoked on them.

The work I did for them are centerpieces in the room with other art to come hung around them.

The carvings work well with the barkcloth and the other tikis in the room.

It was a little tough shooting pictures with the lighting in the room, very yellow and on a dimmer... we tried cranking the lights up a bit but that washed out some things.
I'll try for some better pictures next time, but for now here's a look...



My "Beachcomber Ku" on one of the walls



My Marquesan Honu on another wall



Tangaroa Mask



Room overview with the Ku on the back wall and Tangaroa on the side wall



Marquesan Mask on another wall



Kona Style Mask on the west wall of the room.



A washed-out closeup of the "Beachcomber Ku" on the wall


Another trip to the museum Monday for some research, then tying up some loose ends on some unfinished projects this week...

More goodies to come!



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Tiki Diablo
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From: socal
Posted: 2009-02-23 12:49 am   Permalink

They do it big in Sheboygan! beaut stuff Lake

 
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big daddy
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From: houston
Posted: 2009-02-23 05:24 am   Permalink

wow lake, really beautiful stuff, congratulations. the grain on the beachcomber ku is wonderful. how nice top have such a wonderful place of entertainment so close to home. once again lake congrats on your pieces hanging in a place of honor.

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Tipsy McStagger
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Posted: 2009-02-23 10:03 am   Permalink


looks good lake.....but the tikis get kinda lost on the wall with so much space around them....i would have doubled the size of them considering where they were going to hang...unless of course you are not done and plan on adding something else......
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2009-02-23 11:59 am   Permalink

The place looks great with your stuff hanging in it Lake! But I think they need some more, the walls still look a little bare to me. Look at all the room they have in there!

 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2009-02-23 2:51 pm   Permalink

Thanks guys for all your kind compliments!

I'm not done yet!

I realize there is a lot of room left around the pieces, and I am currently in contact with Vic's regarding more work for the room.

Hopefully I can get a canoe or two in there within the month of March.


 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Posted: 2009-02-23 8:17 pm   Permalink



...i think i can see your masks flanked on either side with some spears and some war clubs of your own creation.....how about it?


 
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laojia
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From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-02-23 9:21 pm   Permalink

Bravo!The set is very beautiful, I reserve a table for Saturday evening

 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2009-02-23 9:53 pm   Permalink

Gonna do my best Dave.

I've laid out a few different ideas for them... have to see what they go for.

All your suggestions are good ones too.


laojia, many thanks! I'll put in a good word for ya!



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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2009-02-23 10:06 pm   Permalink

They look great in their new home,Lake!
you make momma proud!


 
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