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New work posted! Inexplicable business card holders! Tiki Bob keychains! More Islander! Pg. 15!
little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7750
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2010-01-05 5:58 pm   Permalink

Love that Happy Hannukah Tiki!
Vinyl Masterpieces and more DukDuks than one can shake a shield at!
You needs to bottle your creative energy
and Sell it!
You could birth a whole generation of artists with a few cases!
Incredible work in soooooo many different forms and mediums!
You're what being an artist is all about,Eric!
Inspiring are you!

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Joined: Aug 29, 2009
Posts: 606
From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2010-01-05 6:14 pm   Permalink

Wow, I knew about the pendants and artwork but I didn't know you made all these kind of crafts and treats and such! Shows a tremendous amount of thoughtful originality, skill and talent. Great work Tobunga!

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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2010-01-05 6:28 pm   Permalink

Hands down you are the most versatile artist on here Eric!

Can I just tell you how utterly fantastic I think your self image duk duk ornaments are? So freakin creative! I think you may need DDA-Duk Duks Anonymous however!

That menorah card is fantastic also.

I hope you bring lots of goodies up to NorCal when you come for Tikiyaki!

Great post!

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Joined: Aug 03, 2004
Posts: 1988
From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2010-01-05 6:43 pm   Permalink

Framed vinyl tiks rock, and the Duk Duk ornaments made me laugh out loud!

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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1334
From: Calgary
Posted: 2010-01-05 6:45 pm   Permalink

I like all of it, but I really need that Menorah Tiki for next year's Hannukah cards. You've got 11 months.

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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 4084
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2010-01-05 6:52 pm   Permalink

You are out of control funny. I specially love the Christmas ornaments and everything else.

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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3893
Posted: 2010-01-06 10:46 am   Permalink

Wow! An amazing amount of work!
The duk duks are all terrific! The duk duk Christmas hats are too funny!
Well done.

I really liked the Rip mobile and Godzilla destroying the Quiet Village!

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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 798
From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2010-01-06 3:42 pm   Permalink


Ever since I made the framed vinyl maps, I wanted to make framed vinyl tikis. I had all the materials I needed, so I got them done, finishing the last of the stitching the morning of the show!
Both are 11x17, vinyl, framed:

I'll probably do pieces to complement them.

I agree with everyone else, these vinyl tikis rock! Looks like they'd go great with any decor. Another super-sized post from you, great stuff.
Pupule Tiki!

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Joined: Apr 12, 2008
Posts: 1204
Posted: 2010-01-06 4:54 pm   Permalink

Mahalo for all the kind words!

Kinny, you ARE inspiration!

abstractiki, hiltiki, Yeah, I just create what my mind dictates, and apparently, my mind is all over the place...

leleliz, Working on lots of new stuff now for the Tikiyaki show!

4WDtiki, TikiMango, Yes, I was pleased with how the vinyl tikis turned out, especially considering the idea was trapped in my head for so long before I had a chance to actually do them!

Slacks Ferret, Hoping to have cards ready before next Hanukkah, stay tuned!

Brad, Yes, I think I went a little Duk Duk mad, but I'm better now... no wait, I just finished a 12" Duk Duk figure last night!


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Joined: Mar 11, 2004
Posts: 77
From: Berkeley, CA
Posted: 2010-01-06 7:42 pm   Permalink

OMTG! (oh my Tiki god). Fantastic stuff!! glad your thinking of making the Tiki Menorah into a card I want those too ...or maybe it should be cover art for a Mashugga Beach Party christmas album?

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Joined: Jul 13, 2009
Posts: 402
From: Burbank, CA.
Posted: 2010-01-06 9:44 pm   Permalink

Wow! You are a force of nature, Eric. Always a treat to see what you've been up to (and the Duk Duk cookies at the Tonga Hut show were delicious!).

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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 9257
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-01-07 12:39 pm   Permalink

So much crazy stuff! Looks like the menorah tiki is a hit, the wreath ornaments are great, and it just happened to be MY Tyler's first Christmas too (grandson).

Keep grindin' the gears Eric

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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 1560
From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2010-01-07 1:10 pm   Permalink

Mr. October, I think it goes without saying that your creative bursts enrich our lives - WOW MAN - busy dude!!

Thank you for posting all those goodies.


tiki since '67!

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Swamp Fire
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Joined: Jul 31, 2003
Posts: 1203
From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2010-01-07 1:53 pm   Permalink

Looks like someone is having fun.
Wow, great eclectic array of fun work Eric.
I really like the framed vinyl tikis.

The Art of Doug Horne

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Joined: Apr 12, 2008
Posts: 1204
Posted: 2010-02-02 8:16 pm   Permalink

Aloha everybody!
I sort of made a new year's resolution to post more often, and look! It's only been a month since my last post and here I go with another one!

This is the first piece I completed this year, for the January mug swap. I was sending a package to Abstractiki, and I wanted to send David a something special to thank him for all the Urban Archaeology legwork he's been doing uncovering Stockton's tiki past. I painted him this 11x14 map of Stockton, highlighting all the tiki establishments on which he's uncovered information. The logos roughly approximate their establishment's locations in the city.

In fact, I could not have done this image if not for all of Abstractiki's hard work sleuthing away. I based the Luau and Minnie's logos off of phone ads he posted, and the Tahiti Iti logo was featured in a very grainy photo he posted.

The next project I tackled was a new pendant/card set for Valentine's Day. The set is based on a PNG tiki, since the faces of some of them are kinda heart shaped. The card measures 3.5 x 6.25 with an opening in the center for the pendant. The pendant is painted resin and measures 2" square.

I continued the exotic tiki isle map series with this 11x14 map of Alameda. The last time Manuel and I were at Forbidden Island, we were talking to Suzanne about how Alameda is an island with tikis on it, and I scribbled down a quick drawing of this idea. I styled the tiki after the FI tiki, and put an "X" on the map where the bar is located!

I continued the vinyl wall hanging tiki series:

This Lono started out as a Ku, but the head seemed too tall. So I performed a little tiki brain surgery and removed the top of the Ku head and replaced it with a Lono headdress.

I also made two 15" diameter circular tiki heads, a Marq and a Ku:

And I now have a tiki drum trilogy with the completion of these two 11x 14 acrylic on watercolor paper paintings:
Tiki Drum Playing Itself

Bongo Beatdown

This last one is an homage to the Bongo Beatdown that the TIkiyaki Orchestra performs during live shows!

Beaky Tikis, 11x14 acrylic on watercolor paper

The Crocodile and the Hornbill are inspired by pieces from Aloha Jhoe's, and all the figures are based on PNG art.

This 11x14 piece was inspired by a song that was introduced to me by Tikiyaki's own Marty Lush, Hawaiian Cha Cha Cha:

I also made some 8x10 prints of the Tiki Torch Song Trilogy paintings, and the Maori Racer painting. I hand painted tapa patterns on the frames.

I had wanted to do a Stockton Islander painting for some time, and receiving some Islander bamboo from Abstractiki was the impetus to complete this piece.
It's framed with Islander bamboo, and measures 15x22, sized to fit the pieces of bamboo. I was very pleased with the way it turned out, and the bamboo makes it extra-special!

Well, that's it fer now, hope to be posting again soon!
Mahalo fer lookin'!
Yer pal,
Eric October



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