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Wendy Cevola 9/23/17 More projects plus into the kiln.
LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2015-01-08 7:03 pm   Permalink

Thanks Jon!

Love the mai tais. Glad you're enjoying a lot of them!!!!
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-01-08 8:22 pm   Permalink

First of all where's GROG. Doesn't he know he's missing out on being a guest star of the show?

Thank you all for the wonderful photos, photoshops and comments about Tyber Tiki's ongoing wish.

I had typed a lot here and then my jacket brushed the pad and erased it all. So I'm just doing it
here really quick.

Lori I've never been in 8 degree weather. Burrrrrrr. hang10tiki I've never drunk a Mai Tai but I love seeing your drink glasses and trip. RVICTOR and Tyber Tiki I like the word you used but I can't recall it right now!

Tiki Ano, that's so cool that I might have met you at the Korean Barbeque if you'd said yes.

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Continuing on with Tyber Tikis Wish.

It was time to work on beefing up the arms and carving the hands.


In the photo his right hand holding the club is much smaller than the left hand.


I couldn't make it that small but it is a bit smaller than the other hand.


When working on these I have to make sure they can be molded without trapping plaster. That's why some parts look different.



One more step is done and I'm moving on to the next step.
The change in the hand size caused a domino effect that I will share tomorrow.



I appreciate you all very much. I try to make this fun for you and recently it's been you making it way more fun for both Dan and I. Thank you all. Wendy





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Tyber Tiki
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Posted: 2015-01-09 08:20 am   Permalink

Hi Wendy,

Great progress, and you most definitely do make this fun for us to watch. I really appreciate you taking on my wish list request and I am sure any and all of your artistic interpretations will be fantastic.


Hang10Tiki...Have you and your gal happened upon Arnold's Tiki bar on Saratoga Rd, near Hale Koa? Tiny dive tiki bar, definitely worth stopping by for at least one drink.

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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-01-09 1:29 pm   Permalink

Lori-
Wendy- those hands look great
Tiber- on the way there now
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-01-09 3:59 pm   Permalink

Tyber Tiki, thank you for understanding that I can't make a duplicate of the photo. I'll do my best to make it something special that you'll approve of... or not!

hang10tiki thank you for checking in and sharing during your vacation.

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ebtiki we wish you a speedy recovery. If you don't follow him on facebook you may not know that he's building his tiki room in his basement. He tripped over a floor mat and fell breaking his left wrist. He was bound up until surgery today.


Iv first and then time to get a metal plate.

I had this same problem a couple of years ago. I hope they do as well for him as they did for me. I have no problems.

Get well Eric so you can be back to work on your room.

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Back to the progress on Tyber Tikis Wish. Here's several days of work in photos.

Time to finish up. Here's the domino effect. I made the hands similar in size and that meant that the little tikis head had to tip the opposite direction. I hope that's not going to cause a curse or worse.



Next I worked on the body. I kept checking the photo for size.


Next up were the hands.


I carved them. So small.


Checking size with the leg photos in place I had to adjust the elbows inward and then get the knees right below them.


Next I did his knees and


then I worked on his right leg and foot.


I checked the sizes again.


Now the left knee, leg and foot.


Time to check again.


Overhead lighting shows the depth better.


Here's a side view.


Now it was time for plastic surgery on the nose. This is plastic clay so I can say that.


I reduced it to match the photos size but it doesn't show much in this photo.


I added a bit of detail to the little tikis face to see how it would mold.


So what I have done is made a structure of the tiki without it's carving detail. To make something this large I used soft sculpting clay. It's lousy for detail.

After I have molded and cast this tiki I will hand carve it like I do all the super carved Tiki Bob's. So next up
Dan and I will be making the largest mold we have ever made. 23 inches tall and 10 inches wide. My guess is that it will weigh around 30 pounds.

Wish us luck! Wendy
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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2015-01-09 7:15 pm   Permalink

WOW!

All I can say is wow. Your work is AMAZING!!!!!

Seriously. So much fun to watch!
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-01-09 7:21 pm   Permalink

Wendy- wow, the sculpture looks great
EBtiki- heal up fast bra, u have a great collection, we need pics

Yesterday's fun:







Plus or minus a few drinks
Lol
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-01-09 10:41 pm   Permalink

Just noticed, almost 400 pages
Awesome


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-01-09 11:58 pm   Permalink

Today's fun
1 stop as recommend by Tyber Tiki















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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-01-10 09:06 am   Permalink

LoriLovesTiki you all keep me going with comments like that one. Thank you so much. I really like all the challenges that come with opening a Wish List.

hang10tiki Eric is on the mend just frustrated that he had so much to do when this happened.

That's so cool that you went to the place Tyber Tiki told you about. It's so much fun to explore.

Thank you for all the fun photos. Janelle is just so darn cute she should be on a mug. You two have a lot of fun together and it shows. I liked the goofy face photos but Dan liked Janelle's best!

Almost 400 pages! Thank you for noticing IT MUST BE TIME FOR A CONTEST! I'll think one up and post it tomorrow.

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Here's something interesting. Dan likes this style of carving where once the body is done it's painted black and then the detail is carved to show the lighter wood underneath.

In Dan's collection he has them from Tahiti and Ghana! Now how did that happen?



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Progress Report on Tyber Tiki's HUGE Maori mug/lamp.

If you have been comparing what I've done with the photo you may have noticed that the side detail is missing.

Stepping back a week I did start to make the side decorations.


I got this far when I decided that I'd rather not try to mold these. So I stopped before I'd gotten very far and


took them all back off. I will add them to Tyber Tikis and then for future casts as the style dictates.



Now the this basic Maori has been completed it was time to measure how large the parts for the mold box would need to be made. Then it was off to Home Depot to find the wood and then


to have it cut. Once at home Dan assembled the sides so we'd be ready to start the mold process.


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I hope you all have a great weekend. I'll come up with a contest tomorrow. Maybe by then I'll be on page 400! Depends on what you all do here today. Any baby photos Tiki Ano? Hawaii hang10tiki, kitchen LoriLovesTiki, post surgery ebtiki, Munktiki collection kingstiedye, my art displayed Mondo-by-the-bay, photo of your tiki bar lunarvideogames, your girls dartharnie, selfie of Atomic Tiki Punk or or or... any photos are OK with me, let's have fun.



The more that is posted today the better the prize will be for the contest tomorrow.

Cheers, Wendy





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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-01-10 09:38 am   Permalink

Janelle was smiling when she saw the mug comment

That new tiki is Huge.....


Ever seen a grown man cry?
Saw a post on Craig's list
Couldn't believe what I saw
I sent a text to see if they were still available
Reply was "no, sold them today"
Nooooooooooooooooooooo


I only hope someone on TC got them so we can see where they end up

Here's what I saw:







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kingstiedye
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Posted: 2015-01-10 12:46 pm   Permalink

howzabout a wendy cevola collection pic instead.


 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2015-01-10 4:25 pm   Permalink

Wendy,

You should be happy you've never experienced 8 degree weather! It was MUCH warmer today - 21 degrees! Tomorrow will be balmy, about 32! And I only live in New Jersey. I'm glad I don't live in Buffalo or Syracuse or CANADA!!! Those people know snow & cold!

I don't have any good pictures to post. Sorry to disappoint. I'll get on it......

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Edited to add - I posted a picture on the art swap thread. Hope that lessens your disappointment in me!

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Posted: 2015-01-10 8:27 pm   Permalink

Lori-

 
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Tyber Tiki
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Posted: 2015-01-11 07:23 am   Permalink

Loving how it's looking so far Wendy! Your lighted picture highlighting the Maori's depth really provides a great perspective. This is going to be awesome!

Hang10Tiki - Glad you found Arnolds as it is rather tucked away from the street front. Your photos continue to impress!


 
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