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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Wendy Cevola 10/1/14 Back to work glazing the Zombie Torches.
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Wendy Cevola 10/1/14 Back to work glazing the Zombie Torches.
danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-11-03 07:34 am   Permalink

swizzle Dan was just asking if we'd had contact. When are you getting back to making your next ceramic design?

hang10tiki I wish fast was true. I've been working on the Wish List #3 for months. I never give up and some people have gotten their wishes.

WaikikianMoeKele my mom was both an unusual & extraordinary woman. She could do anything. She didn't just build she could paint, sculpt, make movies, write books and she always shared what she knew with those who asked. Thank you.

Hale Tiki it sure makes me happy that Philot design is one that you all appreciate.

VampiressRN (Awesome temple...love the jag) Using a Mayan design makes an abstract jaguar but one that is perfect for the bowl, thank you Vamp.

(Your Mom looked like she was quite a character. I am still enamored of the great space movies your Mom made...it was a blast watching them and M&Ms!!!) We made some fun movies and I love showing them. You have a special mom too.

tigertail777 It was too weird that I was thinking about vines when I got up this morning and there was your note. Adding green isn't going to work for the color scheme we have decided on but I can see your vision and its a good one.

Thank you everyone for your comments. I'm up early to get back to the bowl. It's getting to the fun stage now.

Roge sent us a gift of my Sea Creatures cast in resin. He's ready to make more chunk lamps and has some pre-made tiki lamps as well.

To check out his sales see Etsy
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtLampDesignByRoger?page=1

Progress on Wish List #3:

In the months before I opened #3 for orders I poured ahead and wrapped every item in plastic wrap. They all dried out and couldn't be re-hydrated. So each item is only good for carving. Yesterday Dan sanded all the remaining dry pieces for me.

In the future I'll carve tapa and Maori designs into these and I have secret ideas too.


Philot's Mayan Temple of the Jaguar Bowl. I got all the supplies and parts together.

I didn't get the angle right but you get the idea of how the jaguars will support the bowl in this photo.

I use the first jaguar as a template for making the other two. They will match better this way. Mark.

Cut.

Check it out.

Use a roller to smooth.

Cut.

Mark to cut.

Mark to cut.

I did all the steps shown yesterday to came up with two more Mayan Jaguars in the same amount of time it took to do one yesterday.


They are each unique and that shows that they were hand built and that this is a one of a kind custom bowl.

Today I will carve out their insides. Does that sound like a Mayan ritual?

Cheers, Wendy


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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-11-03 08:57 am   Permalink

150 pages, sweeeeet

Great update...


 
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dartharnie
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Posted: 2012-11-03 11:32 am   Permalink

Congrats on 150...the thread doesn't look a day older than 30.

The Jaguar's are very cool. I like the individuality each carved head has.

The Wolfman Bob has been dubbed, "wa...wa...Scary Monster!" by my 2 year old. I think it's a wonderful compliment. Pictures will take a while, but I promise they are coming.


 
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Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2012-11-04 06:19 am   Permalink

Your mom made space movies? It sounds like they need to be transferred and uploaded to youtube for the world to enjoy!

The jaguars look good. That's going to be one mighty bowl when it's done. Looking forward to see what you're going to do with the bowl itself.


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-11-04 06:59 am   Permalink

hang10tiki are you coming to Don's in December? 150, you noticed, thank you.

dartharnie I'm looking forward to the photos with wawascarymonster. I'm glad you like the jaguar and my many pages of posts.

Hale Tiki My mom made many movies with the Sacramento Armature Movie Makers (SAMM). One was of the first two woman to head to the planet Mars. Their ship was hit by a meteor and sent on to Far Planet. Someday I'll learn U-Tube. They've been taken from 16mm to VHS Tape. I need to go the next step.

I finally got my analog photos back in the mail. It shows that a disposable camera left in a hot car for years degrades. I was lucky to get any photos. I can tell who these people on the Sacramento Crawl are, can you?









Progress Wish List #3

Philot's Temple of the Jaguar bowl

I started by removing clay inside the stone block bodies.

I was able to clean it out clear up into the head.

I made an opening so that clay when I attach the bowl sticky clay can push out and not have an air pocket.

I put them into position and added a support for the center of the bowl.

I added sticky clay to the top of the jaguars as glue.

I put the very soft bowl on top and pressed down.

You can see the supports. I will add clay to smooth this out and also sanding will help once it is dry.

I smoothed the "glue" clay around the bowl.

I wonder how close this is to when the Mayans made their bowls. As this bowl slowly dries I'll fine tune it.

I also assembled a Tiki Bob bowl. Dan has already claimed it as his own. I pay him good wages for helping me and he's worth it.



In less than a month we'll be at Don the Beachcomber's, Huntington Beach to sell ceramics. I hope to see many of you there. Stop to visit and tell me both your names.

I'm bringing these.

Gosh the time went backwards. I guess we got up at 5 AM! We'll have a nice long work day. Cheers, Wendy







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Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2012-11-04 7:27 pm   Permalink

I'll be damned. That sounds like a lot of fun!

And the War Gods look great all in a line. I noticed the white with blue streaks is missing though. If Dan hasn't claimed it, I'm sure someone will want it!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-11-05 08:10 am   Permalink

Hi Hale Tiki, the first failure I made for Professor G turned out to be Tan with light blue spots and it sold yesterday to Soccer Tiki. I did forget to photograph two, you are more on top of what I have than I am. Here's the catch up photo of the second Professor G and an aged War God. I hope they both find a good home.



Progress Report Wish List #3:

I continue to work on Philots bowl. It is still soft but I have begun to fill in the dips inside the bowl with sticky clay. I will do this until it is smooth. When it is dry I will sand it and then it will be flat.

I add clay and softly smooth it with my fingers. I have to be careful not to add air bubbles.

It's getting better.


Next up: Scuba Bob for Marone Tiki. His lady Debbie ordered this for his birthday which is months past. He is very patient.
Here's the bottom of the mug.

I started with a lump of clay on Bob's back.

I rounded out the tanks.

I began to add clay to make the mask and mouth gear.

Some photos have the nose covered some not. I left Bob's nose alone.

Here's where I left off. It needed to firm up.



Monty I hope your Birthday Wish is coming true.

Time to go to work, cheers, Wendy
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Posted: 2012-11-05 09:07 am   Permalink

Hi Wendy,

I'm back from Big Sur and am all caught up on the Dan & Wendy show. All I can say is WOW, wow!

After reading about your mom and I now know where you get your creativity from. I too would love to see her movies.
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dartharnie
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Posted: 2012-11-05 11:08 am   Permalink

Scuba Bob looks like so much fun! The goggles look a little like "Cheap beachbum sunglasses" and made me smile.

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-11-05 9:42 pm   Permalink

Dangggg
Scuba tanks are awesome
That's a good 1


 
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tigertail777
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Posted: 2012-11-06 03:22 am   Permalink

Loving the jaguar bowl Wendy! super cool! I am excited to see how it turns out and what color scheme you use.

Regarding your photos: they actually might be more salvageable than you think, photoshop can color correct most of what you have there(tipping the magenta/red balance of color a little more back to a full spectrum), as well as sharpen the focus a bit and get rid of the lines across them. It's a little time consuming, and you have to know what your doing, but it can be done I have done similar photo corrections for clients in the past so I know its possible to gain back perhaps half of what is now lost in those photos. Just make sure that if you have it done they start with the highest resolution you can manage.


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-11-06 07:20 am   Permalink

LoriLovesTiki thank you for the Wow's. Mom's movies are at the Sacramento Room of the main library. They have the original reels and the movies to view on VHS tape. They don't check them out but they have a TV and chairs where people can come to view them. She was very special and loving.

dartharnie
(Scuba Bob looks like so much fun! The goggles look a little like "Cheap beachbum sunglasses" and made me smile.) Horrors dartharnie I wasn't going for that look. I'm so thankful you pointed it out. While I fine tuned it yesterday I changed those "sunglasses" to goggles closer to the photo. Keep an eye on my work please.

hang10tiki I sure am lucky that I'm asked to do fun projects. I just hope I can dry it slowly enough that that don't crack open and lose the O2.

tigertail777 thank you for the photo-shop information. I thought it was for altering photos to tease GROG and Dan which we love to see.

The Temple of the Jaguar colors have been chosen by Philot and it should look good.

Thank you for your notes, Wendy

Progress Report Wish List #3.

Yesterday was the day to work on projects you've seen before. I did make them better. Here are the photos.

I used these three tools to add coconut texture to Dan's new Coconut Bob bowl. The faces and inside of the bowl will be white and the outside brown just like the old mugs. Dan keeps grabbing all my Bob Bowls.


Marone Tikis Scuba Bob
Saved by dartharnie, here are the new goggles.

I cleaned up the straps.

I added four fish which reminded me of the surfing Harvey's girl mug.

Done and ready to slowly dry.


Philot's Temple of the Jaguar Bowl
It was time to start the stones. I looked for something the right size to mark the lines like a ruler.

Then a huge surprise. I noticed the bottom was inset and the size of the stones I wanted to mark. So I pressed the end into the clay.

I did this to all three jaguars and then carved the last ones at the top.

Next I used a very wet brush to run between the stones to clean them up. They've been done on the left and not on the right.

When I did the sculpt for the Moai head for the Chunk Lamps I used this sand paper to make a stone surface.

All done and ready to slowly dry.

Close up.

I need to turn it over so the bottoms will dry too.

Chunk Lamps by Roge are ON SALE on Marketplace until November 12th. He's made a mold and brought back the lamp he made in the early 60's before most of you were born! Please check them out. His lamps are terrific.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/84678770/sale-15-1960s-pineapple-rock-chunks-swag

Sunday November 4th, 2012


Thank you all for your support. I work for your posts they keep me going. Wendy






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Posted: 2012-11-06 10:19 am   Permalink

The fish are a nice touch on the scuba bob.


You nailed it with the texture on the bowl. That's nice serendipity on finding a template for the block outlines. I like it when a plan comes together. It's going to be hard to be patient while this monster dries out. Thanks again Wendy for being willing to take on a big project like this.


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-11-06 9:19 pm   Permalink

BUSY DAY
LOTS OF GOOD PICS
DANS COCONUT BOWL LOOKS GREAT/ COOL TEXTURE


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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-11-07 07:15 am   Permalink

Philot I'm so happy to have reached this stage in making your bowl. You came up with a very good design and a fun challenge for me.

hang10tiki Dan looked at that bowl and nabbed it so fast I spun in my chair. I can't get to eBay my computer is too old. Dan's in tiki withdrawal with no auction wins being delivered so he's going after what I make.

Psycho Tiki D came to pick up his Frankoma bowl.

I surprised him by giving him the cups he'd found in raw clay at a garage sale.

We had a fun visit and then it was back to work.

I'm making some necklaces for the sale at Don the Beachcomber's sale December 2nd.
This photo shows how I clean out the insides after casting. I've already cleaned the edges.

I made holes for the cords.

I made more indentations on the fins and dents on the puffer bodies.

I fine tuned the bodies on the Honu's. Once these dry I'll knock off the crumbs of clay.

If you want one of these ($20 each) you may choose your color. Those left over will go to the sale.


Progress Report Wish List #3

Philot's Temple of the Jaguar bowl.

Now it will slowly dry. Sorry Philot it will take a very long time. I uncover it for 1 hour and then cover it for two. Back and forth all day, each day. This will prevent cracks...I hope.

It was firm enough that I was able to turn it over and to fill in the locks inside each jaguar and to smooth them.


Today I start Loki Tiki's Santa Bob. This is a Bob in a Santa costume. Fun!

Cheers, Wendy
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