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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-09-22 07:49 am   Permalink

Wow Eric!
You're like the Martha Stewart of Tiki!
Incredible ideas/Conversions and Creations!
great economy of effort with the linoleum block /stamps!
A thousand uses!
You're on fire!
great seeing you and Manuel at KONA!
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Tucson Tiki
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Joined: Jan 27, 2008
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Posted: 2008-09-22 6:01 pm   Permalink

Hi, Great stuff. You never posted a price on your 4 part set of prints. Do you have it somewhere else? I like the series of famous places turned into tiki world. You should do the Colosieum in Rome. That would be a great subject and how about Mt.Rushmore as well. Lincoln Memorial is another. Just thinking out loud here.

 
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Bowana
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Joined: Nov 10, 2006
Posts: 1164
From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2008-09-22 8:24 pm   Permalink

Every time I start thinking that the creativity on TC can't possibly get any more diverse, I come across a thread like yours that proves me wrong!

Fabulous work, Tobunga!
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tobunga
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Joined: Apr 12, 2008
Posts: 1038
Posted: 2008-09-24 1:26 pm   Permalink

Hey Kinny! Thanks for the feedback! The Martha Stewart of tiki, Huh? Well, I did go to prison for insider trading, but I never got my line of home furnishing at K-Mart off the ground...

Tuscon Tiki - I posted all this new stuff in the Marketplace forum as well, with prices. (they're $40.00 each, 6.00 shipping, all can ship for the same 6.00)

I actually have the last three images for the "In A Tiki World" series drawn out on canvas, I just haven't had a chance to start painting them yet... although I did consider the Coliseum and Mt. Rushmore, the final three will be: The Parthenon, St. Basil's Cathedral and the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio.

Bowana - Thanks so much for your complements! Your carvings are pretty damn impressive, so I'm humbled by your comments!
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KAHAKA
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Joined: Mar 03, 2003
Posts: 823
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2008-09-24 6:43 pm   Permalink

Veritable!

 
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BigToe
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Joined: Nov 07, 2006
Posts: 716
From: Southern California
Posted: 2008-09-25 6:45 pm   Permalink

dang eric, ur OOC!!

great stuff...i particularly dig the little sculpy box handles and the lamps!

i am also loving the 2 new paintings!!

Ur on fire!

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tobunga
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Joined: Apr 12, 2008
Posts: 1038
Posted: 2008-10-17 1:33 pm   Permalink

Aloha everybody!
Haven't had much time to post or paint lately, it seems... but here's a new piece:



It's called The Encounter, or lost Bumatay rediscovered, or the clairvoyant blowfish sees his future, an afterlife hanging in a tiki bar.

It's 11x14 acrylic on canvas. This image is inspired by my desire to obtain a Bumatay tiki mug from the Stockton Islander. I've heard that tikis carved by Andre Bumatay have mysteriously gone missing over time, so this painting depicts the rediscovery of one that ended up at the bottom of the sea (one that looks like the mug I covet). The startled blowfish, at the moment of discovery, has a vision of his own future, where he spends his afterlife hanging in a tiki bar, beloved by all. I like the bug-eyed look of the Bumatay tiki, and reflected it in the expression of the fish.

Oh, my eric october website now has a shop! You can visit at:
www.shop.ericoctober.com

Lots of tiki stuff, including giclee prints, and other non-tiki stuff...

Thanks fer lookin'!



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mieko
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Joined: May 01, 2006
Posts: 532
From: San Diego
Posted: 2008-10-19 9:27 pm   Permalink

Oh my gosh Eric - I'm way behind on reading TC, and then I find this treasure trove of stuff that you've been doing! I'll take one of everything you posted for FI. And the puffer/bumatay is just incredible.

Hope to see you soon!
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tikithomas08
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From: San Diego CA
Posted: 2008-10-20 12:11 am   Permalink

very raddd dood!

 
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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2008-10-20 03:35 am   Permalink

Very nice mate, love all those prints - great style! And great creativity with those lamps too
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-10-20 08:15 am   Permalink

Eric does it again!
ya gotta feel sorry for that puffer...Who would really WANT to see their future?
The ball's rolling again-
keep that momentum and go go Gadget!
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 3502
From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2008-10-29 02:21 am   Permalink

He He He.... blow fish!

 
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tobunga
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Joined: Apr 12, 2008
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Posted: 2008-11-01 11:49 pm   Permalink

Mahalo everybody! Thanks for the encouraging words!

Here's some new stuff:



I created a banner for Tonga Hut's 50th Anniversary. It's about four feet by 18 inches, acrylic on canvas stretched inside a bamboo frame (not sure of the frame's measurements). It was great seeing it hanging at the Hut amongst all the revelers at the 50th Anniversary party!



I also made some 1.25" 50th Anniversary buttons. There were about 100 of them, and they were placed on the tables for everyone to help themselves. By the time we got there at 10pm, there were none left, but it was nice to see people wearing them!



For Halloween, Manuel and I went as Tikis! We worked on the costumes for about two weeks. They're made mostly of cardboard and paper mache. The arms are cloth, to give us some flexibility. (Manuel is Lono, I'm Ku). We went down to Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood on Halloween, and our tikis were a big hit... every twenty steps or so, someone would stop us for a photo. Then someone else would get a pic, then someone else, then like 10 more people would come up for pix... it was lots of fun, but a little unusual having people clamoring for our photo... still, we appreciated that people liked our costumes... made the work worth the effort!

It was great how many people know what we were, too. We realized, or hoped, that we were raising tiki awareness!

That's it fer now! Thanks fer lookin!



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4WDtiki
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Joined: Aug 03, 2004
Posts: 1861
From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2008-11-02 06:48 am   Permalink

Those costumes are AWESOME! They look just like youe paintins! More pics if you got em.

 
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OceaOtica
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Joined: Sep 29, 2003
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From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2008-11-02 07:40 am   Permalink

i was wondering who made the pins, glad i got one. the costumes are incredible! very cool, will have to check with friends of mine who were in WeHo to see if they got pictures with you.

 
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