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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2010-02-01 08:51 am   Permalink

Hey amate, i will join the Too Cold To Work club with you. I think this winter has toughened me up a teensy bit. I will now work if it is 50 or so haha....

Haven't used a wood burning pen before. Looks fun.


 
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amate
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Posted: 2010-02-01 3:57 pm   Permalink

Big T - I don't remember why I got the wood burning tool but it seems I'm using it more these days. My earlier stuff isn't burned. Just another paint brush in the kit to add some accent I guess. Or maybe just too lazy to carve.

Conga - I love all primitive art and have many influences both alive and dead. I really like the pre-Columbian American stuff most notably the Olmec. I don't really mind if styles get mixed up in most cases. I do have one carving in my closet that can't figure out if he's from Peru or the south seas. (or perhaps the carver can't figure it out) I believe it's too late to change course. I'll have to pull him out and stare at him for a couple of months and see if I can salvage him. Wasted my best log on him too. I hate when that happens.

Benz - Yes that burn took much longer that I thought it would. . .almost three hours. And take heart, in our more southern latitudes, spring is just around the corner.


 
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BIG tiki scott
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From: lehigh acres florida
Posted: 2010-02-01 4:56 pm   Permalink

amate!!! these are awsome makeovers here!!! that is realy cool and im realy diggin the tat!!!! cheerz!!!

 
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Clarita
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From: BA Arg
Posted: 2010-02-12 2:57 pm   Permalink

Very cool carves amate, I love the birdman, really great!

 
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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2010-02-12 5:43 pm   Permalink

Wow! I finally dropped in on you, and look at all the wonderful stuff you're doing. Great designs you've been doing. Keep 'em coming!

 
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2010-02-12 6:44 pm   Permalink

Don't hold out on us Amate, let's see it all, even the stuff in the
back of the closet. I can relate to what you are saying about influences
getting all jumbled up in one piece, I'm working on one of those now


 
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amate
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Posted: 2010-02-15 07:38 am   Permalink

BIG tiki Scott - Sorry for being so slow to respond. Doing the makeovers is a low risk way for me to experiment with different finishes. The bloom has gone off the rose for me on many of these older carvings and I don't care too much if I screw up. These last two saw and improvement so I intend to keep doing the makeovers.

Clarita - Thanks, I have always had a special fascination with the culture of Easter Island. I hope to post the finished Birdman soon.

Surfintiki - "Droppin In" is only considered bad etiquette out in the line up. Thanks for having a look and you are welcome to visit any time.

Conga Tiki - If I reveal everything I have hidden in the closet, I may destroy my image as an international man of mystery. Many will re-emerge after they receive a makeover.

Thanks to everyone that stops by for a look. I am still trying to remember who everyone is. I try to look at everyone's stuff even if I don't post a comment.


 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2010-02-15 10:07 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-02-15 07:38, amate wrote:
BIG tiki Scott - Sorry for being so slow to respond. Doing the makeovers is a low risk way for me to experiment with different finishes. The bloom has gone off the rose for me on many of these older carvings and I don't care too much if I screw up. These last two saw and improvement so I intend to keep doing the makeovers.

Clarita - Thanks, I have always had a special fascination with the culture of Easter Island. I hope to post the finished Birdman soon.

Surfintiki - "Droppin In" is only considered bad etiquette out in the line up. Thanks for having a look and you are welcome to visit any time.

Conga Tiki - If I reveal everything I have hidden in the closet, I may destroy my image as an international man of mystery. Many will re-emerge after they receive a makeover.

Thanks to everyone that stops by for a look. I am still trying to remember who everyone is. I try to look at everyone's stuff even if I don't post a comment.



The finished birdman?! We can't wait for that. Let's see him now!!!


 
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amate
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Posted: 2010-02-21 04:07 am   Permalink

Here you go BigT.







The original idea was just the feathered wings and the two "weeping eye" motif Makemake images on the legs. There are so many great images associated with Rapanui culture that I had to fill all that empty space on the back.



I might as well throw this guy in while I'm logged on.







This YouTube video is of Mustang Island.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QksTzOG7TCI
We have several barrier islands that dot our coastline. It gave me an idea for another carve. Now I need to find a 60 ft. log.





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BIG tiki scott
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From: lehigh acres florida
Posted: 2010-02-21 05:56 am   Permalink

bird man is awsome!!!! luvin the other guy too and as for the 60 ft log let me know if yah need a hand id like in on that!!!! lol!! cheerz!!

 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2010-02-21 12:02 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-02-21 04:07, amate wrote:




WOW

uh huh, I knew you were holding something back!


 
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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2010-02-21 5:20 pm   Permalink

Oh yeah! Awesome. All the Easter Island markings are always a great touch, I just did some myself!

 
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4WDtiki
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From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2010-02-21 6:02 pm   Permalink

All good stuff! I like the other-than-tiki influences blended in. Nothing wrong with that, IMO.

Where do you live, Amate? Is Mustang Island here in the US, or Australia, or ?


 
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amate
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Posted: 2010-02-22 4:32 pm   Permalink

I appreciate everyone's input. I wasn't serious about carving a canoe. Just being a smart x again. It's a bad habit I guess I never grew out of

4WD - Mustang Island is in the Gulf of Mexico on the Texxas coast. Thanks for stopping by.


 
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2010-02-22 6:13 pm   Permalink

Holy Cow! How did I miss this till now. Great stuff Amate,
wish I had more time to look. Commercial during 24. I'll be
back to peek more later.


 
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