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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Wendy Cevola 11/16/17 Day two on the Big Island of Hawaii continues with a tiki surprise!
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Wendy Cevola 11/16/17 Day two on the Big Island of Hawaii continues with a tiki surprise!
hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-07-11 7:50 pm   Permalink

Thanx for the daily fix
Needed it after a long day at work


 
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bavtech
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From: Herald, CA
Posted: 2012-07-11 10:56 pm   Permalink

Your work is as awesome as ever WENDY! Can't wait to see the surprise colors.... Thanks and your hard work is appreciated. That goes for DAN also!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-07-12 09:30 am   Permalink

Thanks bavtech, they are drying. I need to get two more mugs finished and dried and then I'll do the first fire.

The next two mugs I'm doing are for a wedding gift. The couple does not spend time on Tiki Central (their loss) so I'm able to post my step by step photos.

The two will be Tiki Bob conversions with a wahine on the back of one and a Ku god on the back of the other. Below these will be their name and the wedding date.

I've just started the wahine male(mare)which means married woman or bride.
The clay is very soft and sticky as I add it to the back of the mug.


I form the general structure.


Next I start to add more detail.


Photos really help. By looking at this I can see her jaw line is too long and needs to curve up just before the flower. There is much work to do on the eyes and a second flower to add above the first. All the detail will be added as the base firms up as the rest of the mug pulls out the moisture. So I lightly wrapped it in plastic for the night and quit.

Today I will work on the Spy/Tiki painting and tonight I'll do more on this wahine.

Thank you for the visit, Wendy



 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-07-13 07:39 am   Permalink

We spent most of yesterday visiting a friend who has been in the hospital for 1 month. Today we'll take his daughter to the airport and he is going home. Today is a good day and I've always loved Friday the 13th. I claim this idea - I will one day make a Friday the 13th tiki mug.

I did get some things done in the evening. Here is the ...

Progress Report:

These are the colors I mix together to get a flesh tone. I painted my finger to see if I was getting close.


I blocked in the face to see if I've removed the line enough when I sanded. Then I started his right hand holding the gun. The left hand is just played with a bit.


I've fine tuned the flowers

and her face. She is done except for the name and wedding date.


Next I've started adding clay for the KU gods head and shoulder.



Thank you for stopping by and viewing my art, Wendy




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WestADad
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From: Tornado Alley
Posted: 2012-07-13 07:58 am   Permalink

I would buy that Friday the 13th mug!

Watching the new mug unfold is exciting!

Have a wonderful weekend.



 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2012-07-13 11:56 pm   Permalink

Here you go Wendy....




 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-07-14 08:20 am   Permalink

Thank you WestADad. It's fun to do a new mug. I still need to do one for the Sacramento Ohana crawl so I'd better keep working.

Atomic Tiki Punk thank you for the Zombie Torch photo. I had just looked at Careless Navigators mug on line. There sure are a lot of great mugs out there.

Progress Report on the Wedding Mugs

I was contacted yesterday to find out if Tiki Bob could be removed from these mugs. I had just done that to make Sandra Dee's TNT mug so I knew it would work.

I filled in the depressions of the face and smoothed it.

Later I was contacted and asked if I could add long boards to that area.

This add on clay is very sticky and soft so today I'll be able to flatten out the boards and smooth them better.


Before I did all of the work above I finished carving the KU God head. I made it so that when the mugs are together the wedding couple are looking at each other.
Today I'll put their names and wedding date under each head.

Starting to carve out the mouth.

Done for now.

Don't the look in love?



One step at a time. It is really easy to ruin one side when working on the other so it is important to keep your finger nails very short.

Are you thinking up ideas for the next Wish List?

Cheers, Wendy

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Tavarua Tiki
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Posted: 2012-07-14 2:14 pm   Permalink

Looks great Wendy, wow you have so many projects going! Are you going to be doing any more of the Frankoma bowls?

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-07-14 6:39 pm   Permalink

Hi Tavarua Tiki, the different Frankoma's that I have been doing will be available on the next Wish List. I started working on what I'll offer and at what price just today.

Thank you for asking, Wendy
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-07-14 8:08 pm   Permalink

Lookin good Wendy

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-07-14 8:44 pm   Permalink

Wendy, the wedding mugs are looking great, especially the wahine ~ beautiful!

Edit - spelling

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Beachbumz
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Posted: 2012-07-15 01:20 am   Permalink

Da Ku, Da Wahine!!! Off Da Hook Wendy!! Beautiful!!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-07-15 1:11 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki we'll see you soon and thank you.

MadDogMike the wahine thanks you and me too.

beachbumz I wish I could think up fun things like that to write, thank you too!

Progress Report:

I've roughed out he face on the Spy for the Tiki Oasis show. I've done more on the gun and hands too.


We continue to add to our green-ware stockpile for the wish list.


So when I say we poured today it's not just into our molds it out of them too.


To the backs of the wedding mugs I added long boards and the sand into which they have been stuck. I'll use a sandy rough buff glaze for the sand.


Dan works for tikis so I finally started to fulfill his wish list. First up is this Volcano Bob. Unlike the swap mug I've used my new tall Bob.

Pele on the back.


If any of you have one of the War God mugs or banks I sculpted and Gecko produced the photo shows what is written on the back but didn't show up very well.


Back to work. Cheers, Wendy







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WaikikianMoeKele
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From: West Leroy, Pennsylvania
Posted: 2012-07-15 2:53 pm   Permalink

Wendy,
I don't always comment, but I try to catch up your wonderful thread at least every couple days. Your art is so glorious! & I'm proud to have several of your pieces in my small collection. Here (finally) is a picture of your wonderful Zombie Torch mug with some of her new friends.

Lousy background but beautiful artwork!
Thank you again,
~kele


 
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zerostreet
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Posted: 2012-07-15 4:03 pm   Permalink

Nice work Wendy.....is it me or does your spy resemble Otto a bit?
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