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Buzzy's work: Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate
Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-07-31 7:40 pm   Permalink

I'm still lookin for my Sticker pack, and I think we should sell them. Split them up any way that you see fit.
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-08-01 12:47 am   Permalink

Benzart: Only problem is that I only have three more empty kegs laying around. That's too limited a run.
I do not want to introduce a new product like the...

BENZART BREW BEER BARREL


unless we can meet the consumer's demand. It's crucial to both of our reputations that we deliver enough product, in a timely manner, to all of our potential customers.

Oops! Another problem. My second Benzart sticker attempt got slept on by my dog

I'm thinking of sending you one of your own creations, in another medium. After you give it a try, you'll go " this sucks, it's easier just to carve the damn thing". It would really help me out if you could tell me which pieces to remove...

We might just try to make and sell the stickers and let people find their own kegs to put them on. In the future, why don't you carve something simple so that the sticker will be easier to make. Thanks
Failed Sticker Maker Buzzy Out

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On 2006-07-31 19:40, Benzart wrote:
I'm still lookin for my Sticker pack, and I think we should sell them.


What do you guys think about a Benzart sticker? Sounds like Ben's game.
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-08-01 01:02 am   Permalink

Hello this is Buzzy. I'm on vacation right now. I decided to take a cruise on a big cruise ship to a place that is very beautiful, in the tropics. The reason that I am on a cruise is because it is my anniversary today, and I am celebrating my success this last year by treating myself to a cruise. It is the one year anniversary of when I started my first carving today. I took one of my tikis on the cruise with me to celebrate. Here he is on the dock before we left for a pretty island

I got him all cleaned up for the big trip

Here is my tiki looking towards the open sea on a beautiful night. the moon looks so big out at sea.

Our first plan for tomorrow is to just relax and tan all day...
We'll check in soon,
Veteran Carver Buzzy Out

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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-08-01 03:00 am   Permalink

Oh man! My tiki and I are having a great time! This is the best cruise ever. I'm so glad I decided to go. Somtimes you just have to do something for yourself. I just finished rock climbing on the Aquarius deck and I'm on my way to the Newlywed Game in the main theater on the sunset deck.
Here's a picture we took from our excursion while in port of call. It is from the deck of the boat we were on, looking back towards our cruise ship.

We were on a 200 year old former pirate ship that was going to take us to a beach that had guys who would rent out jet skis. Tiki got so tan, that people thought he was native. He blended right in to the local scene quite rapidly.
I have to go now, I might be able to hit the soft serve machine by the casino on the way to main theater...
Bronzed Buzzy Out!
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tiki5-0
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From: Pomona, CA
Posted: 2006-08-01 2:10 pm   Permalink

WOW.......looks like the tiki was out in the sun too long, but hey, he's got a nice tan now. the tiki looks good buzzy!! it seems like he enjoyed the cruise, too. great work as always!

 
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Tikiwahine
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2006-08-01 2:14 pm   Permalink

Great tiki Buzzy, the stain is beautiful

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-08-01 5:16 pm   Permalink

Close up of this grain/stain combo:

Whole thing:

side

I totally messed up the arms in the back, but i learned a ton about making better tiki bodies. No more of those fake simulated full body ones like my earlier efforts. This one really opened many new ways to correctly carve a body, and was somewhat of a launching point for the next several pieces that I would do.

Since I have been on Tiki Central this last 4 months, I have basically posted nearly every single step of every single project that I have ever done since i started carving. I have done this to share my experiences with tiki and how it has transformed my life quite rapidly, since I first started carving, 366 days ago. Every moment has been fun and enjoyable, and I'm glad that something in my head compelled me to take this up.
My goal from moment one was to become a master of the tasks of carving. Specifically, my quest is to be the best. Without believing that this is possible, it will never be obtainable. You do not accidently become the best at anything; you can be born with natural gifts that will help you acheive some level of success, but to excel at anything at the highest level, it takes desire, skills, and lots of practice and even more time.
It is with this desire to become the best, that I have embarked upon my carving development to this point. I have never been finished product minded-I have only been process minded. I look to each project as an opportunity to try something harder than I have done in the past, to better my skills. Each new piece, I set a specific challenge that I hope to conquer through my decision making process. Carving to me is an endless series of right and wrong decisions. Your success depends on the ratio of correct to incorrect choices that you make to physically manifest what your mind envisions.
I do not think I came prewired with tiki recognition upon birth. I had to see tikis before I knew what a tiki was. Likewise, when I started carving, my first attempt didn't turn out like Crazy Al's #120. I looked at tikis that were just above what I thought my ability could produce. To get better, I had to understand how the best works. At first, I had no hope of reproducing an exact replica of what I saw. My best effort at an exact copy usually turned out at best, an approximation of the original intent.
However, there came a couple of times where I made a couple of quick jumps in technique level through my discovery process, and I was capable of reproducing a very close copy of my original source. I never intended to make an exact copy of an original tiki, if one were to even exist at this point. The reason that I'm going through all this is because today, a tiki carver, one of my favorites at that, contacted me privately and basically said, hey dude I'm flattered you copied me-but it just looks a little too much like the original. He said he wasn't pissed, and he didn't want to point this out publically, saving me the embarrassment. Which I thought was totally cool of him, because he had every right to be pissed, but he was polite with his message despite his being justified in choosing a more angry approach, which is contrary to most people on this site. He had every right to be a dick to me, but was totally cool instead.
For this, I willingly admit that I used this picture for reference on that tiki I was finishing last night:

I wrote him a longer and more detailed explanation of my decision making process while making this one. But, I wanted to share each and every aspect of my carving experience and development with the world. I knew when I chose to try and do his piece, someone would recognize it. It's a small insular tiki world here, and everything gets around eventually. If I had thought that I was doing something wrong at the time for nefarious purposes, I would have not posted every single picture of every single tiki I ever made for the world to see. I'm proud of my progress, and that is why I share everything that I do, along with how and why I choose to do each challenge. Part of my learning process to become the carver I hope to be was to try to figure out how someone good at making tikis, makes a good tiki.
I told Tiki Diablo that I was sorry in a way that it looked like the original. I also honestly told him that I was kinda stoked too, that I did a good enough job that he recognized it. I never intended to go out and rip him off, copy his work, post it on a website and say, "Here's my new tiki design for sale.Buy it because I am such an original carver" I remember early on in my thread, I made a game out of finding my original reference source, and even offered up prizes for people who find it. I even gave hints as to where I found the original picture source.
This tiki was one of the last which I used a single source for reference. After seeing how close I could copy something, I didn't feel like i needed to work on that specific skill anymore, and started collaging different pieces of several sources into one.
Eventually, the goal will be to have enough skills through experience that I do not need to even draw out my plan before carving.
I'm not making any excuses for using his piece as reference, and I fully expect the world to come down on me for this. I chose to publically share this experience, because it is an issue that is common in the tiki world, now and forever. This can ultimately only be resolved through Tiki Diablo, and myself, and the resolution will be independent of any public outcry for this. But you are all more than welcome to comment on this. Controversy breeds conversation-we're in a forum, and to be honest, some of you guys are really funny when you are pissed.
Hope I didn't let any of you other guys down...
Buzzy
And I promise that I will not go back and edit any of this stuff out later. If you see an edited by, its only for puncuation...


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Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2006-08-01 7:00 pm   Permalink

I finished one of my current projects over the weekend:

Here's the info link
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=19969&forum=18

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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2006-08-01 8:00 pm   Permalink

Buzzy since you have found piece within yourself and Tiki Diablo has spoken his mind. I have no negative response or anger towards you and your carving tactics. I still enjoy reading your posts, and watching you become a better carver with each piece. I guess you got to live, make mistakes, and learn.....

 
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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2006-08-01 8:01 pm   Permalink

Hey Buzzy that cruise looks like a blast

Good on you and TD for handling this in the way that you have.

By the way, those stickers are cool! How about a Benzart piece with all the moku detail in the sticker too? Should be asy... hahaha
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-08-01 8:37 pm   Permalink

Buzzy, Just keep up the good work and don't stop the stories and the dialogue that comes inbetween the carvings. We love you the way you are and your carvings are beginning to become excellent .
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-08-02 6:19 pm   Permalink

Oh, Yes, I almost Forgot,, How was your cruise, looked loke a pretty steady ship. They had some nice tiki decorations too.
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2006-08-02 8:49 pm   Permalink

Benzart: I had a great time on my cruise, but I still have my farmer tan. The ship, as you said, was steady, but I still have my sea legs a little. I jumped straight back into work right off the boat, but I couldn't sand that well because I am unable to steady myself for long periods of time. I asked my friend Lenny to come over and help me sand. He jumped at the opportunity. Here he is, working away. I hope his hair doesn't get caught in my tools, he'd look funny with short hair...

Fresh Off The Boat Buzzy Out!
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2006-08-03 12:27 am   Permalink

Taking a break, finished sanding this guy.

I had him flat on the table while I sanded him. I felt like I was massaging a fat guy for three hours.

He's big...and wide...
Buzzy
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Posted: 2006-08-03 12:40 am   Permalink

Buzzy you are out of control funny!!!!!

 
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