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Wendy Cevola 11/16/17 Day two on the Big Island of Hawaii continues with a tiki surprise!
VampiressRN
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Posted: 2011-11-06 09:27 am   Permalink

The suspense is keeeeeeling me...can hardly wait to see the finished lamp. Great job Wendy!!!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-11-08 3:57 pm   Permalink

Me too Vamp. He let me tell him what I wanted so I hope I chose well. All his lamps are beautiful.

After putting up 99 auctions on eBay during the past 3 days I took a break and worked on one of the Missionary's Downfall bowls. I fine tuned the shape of the pillars. I put lines on the shell bowl and base. Then I carved 2 tikis on two of the pillars. Here's some photos! Wendy
















I just noticed I didn't show all that I did today. Next time. These close up photos are good for spotting places that need more work.

The tikis are similar to those found at Crowne Plaza Resort where Tiki Oasis is held each year. It used to be named The Hanalei Bay Resort.




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tigertail777
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Posted: 2011-11-09 11:31 am   Permalink

99 AUCTIONS???

Wendy you is some kinda crazy!

Really like the carved tiki pillars you have going there, can't wait to see the shape it takes.



 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-11-09 4:36 pm   Permalink

Hi tigertail777, thank you but the tiki pillars have now changed to rock. The close up photos didn't make me happy. Now I am. How do you like them now? Wendy





























I will not place the Missionary's Downfall women with their bowls until all the glazing is done.

It's time to start the next bowl!





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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-11-09 5:17 pm   Permalink

I like the rock Wendy, beautiful! Now all it needs is a blue epoxy waterfall!
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tigertail777
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Posted: 2011-11-10 1:43 pm   Permalink

Very nice Wendy! I am with Mike, I think it needs a acrylic waterfall now...don't know if you have ever played with making those before, but here is how you do it for model railroad layouts: http://www.thewhistlepost.com/forums/tips-tricks-techniques/7916-waterfall-tutorial.html
Often times after the final stage in the above tutorial it will be backed with a solid piece of acrylic plexiglass that has been slightly bent by warming one end with a blow torch and then pulling in a curve on one end with pliers. Then just take the above waterfall and glue it to the plexiglass backing with the same clear liquid nails.

Just an idea you might want to try out sometime.

Can't wait to see how the rock work looks painted.


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Beachbumz
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Posted: 2011-11-10 3:44 pm   Permalink

Wow Wendy, that really looks great! I really liked the tiki you carved first but I think the rocks set the topless wahine off even better.. The rock detail you carved must have taken awhile but it really does look amazing... Can't wait to see it all glazed up!! Dan's bowl should be there in a day or two.. Aloha


 
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zerostreet
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Posted: 2011-11-10 4:06 pm   Permalink

That is so cool Wendy! Very impressive!

 
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umeone
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Posted: 2011-11-11 11:13 am   Permalink

Absolutely love the rock pillars, Wendy! The Waterfall project looks very interesting, I may have to come up with a project. Thanks Tigertail777! Wendy I may have to borrow your rocks, if that's OK. Great job as always!

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-11-11 11:19 am   Permalink

Wendy, I was kidding about the waterfall - I've been there & done that and it's way too much work

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-11-11 3:10 pm   Permalink

MadDogMike, I love the mug you did for the swap but noooooooooooo.
tigertail777. nooooooooooooooooooooo!
Beachbumz, thank you. I hope you post photos of our bowl. It is terrific.
zerostreet, thank you, I just need to learn to do some clay work with mood!
umeone, I'll look forward to seeing what you create. Last time it was an eye opener!

Well first MadDogMike has his bench crack and then today so did my bowl. I have lots of options on how to fix it so I'm going to have fun. I learned a very good lesson. All the clay needs to be the same thickness. I just hope it's the only crack. Although cracks in the stone pillars could be cool.










I'm thinking a hollow tiki or volcano placed over the hole. Yes the crack went all the way through. So MadDogMike says something like if life give you marshmallows make smores. Cheers, Wendy



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Posted: 2011-11-12 09:42 am   Permalink

Hi Friends, Roge is back from his trip so I hope to have photos for the chunk lamp project in the next week. Below he clarified for me his involvement with the Hubble Lens. When Dan passed on the story to me he wasn't quit on mark. Here's what Roge wrote today. His envolvement was very special. Read below, Wendy


Where you posted information on my history I did not make the actual Hubble Telescope lenses. What I supplied were plastic castings of the basic size of the lenses so that the manufacturer could use it as a machining test run to make sure of measurements, design problems and holding fixture for the finished glass. Kind of important, because to set up to do glass was a major manufacturing process light years from my capabilities. Another note: they were in such a hurry that they had to air freight some of the huge castings to the east coast which in some cases cost more than the castings I made for them. Any correction on your site would be greatly appreciated. Roge
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Posted: 2011-11-12 12:26 pm   Permalink

Sorry Wendy, I didn't mean to set a precident with cracking artwork. At least they were both salvagable. And I know what Roge is talking about, I've sold a few pieces where the Post Office made more than I did
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2011-11-12 1:08 pm   Permalink

Hi Mike. I think that the company that hired him paid for the shipping.

Today no art work. I will post on eBay the rest of my Hallmark ornament collection. I'm making room for more tikis in the house!

Roge sent me photos to show that the two heads I sculpted for the Chunk Lamps have had the rubber poured to make the molds. They sit until Monday and then will be opened. It's exciting to see the steps. Wendy






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On 2011-11-10 13:43, tigertail777 wrote:
Very nice Wendy! I am with Mike, I think it needs a acrylic waterfall now...don't know if you have ever played with making those before, but here is how you do it for model railroad layouts: http://www.thewhistlepost.com/forums/tips-tricks-techniques/7916-waterfall-tutorial.html




I'm totally using some of this technique to enhance the "lava" I've got planned for the next version of Mt. Ubangee (my backyard volcano).


 
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