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Wendy Cevola 11/22/17 Day Seven on the Big Island of Hawaii in the town of Pahoa.
hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-01-13 09:59 am   Permalink

Wow
I missed a lot

Dan-0s finds
The sewing post was Kool, Wahine looking over my shoulder
Treg- lil one looks so happy at the Bali
Frankoma updates
Mug repairs
Wow the fun goes on and on

Well
You asked for it
So

Here's day 1


























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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-01-13 2:41 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki so cool. Where are you staying? I recognize so many of the places and we haven't been there in many years. Gecko did a lot of art for The Tikis. Are you visiting him? I think you look like Treg's baby boy. Both cuties. I'm happy that Sew Tiki took a look at my sewing project. Now it's time to post again.
All the fun you are sharing just makes me smile.

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The Sacramento Ohana will recognize the name Cole Unger. He's one of our group. He ordered a Rat Fink and I added the Moai mug. Here are the steps.


One more view before I started.


Each color is applied in 3 to 4 layers plus touch ups. I use Cover Coat by Duncan. You can cover black with white, it is that good.


Next the black.


Now the pink gums, yellow teeth and red tongue.


Now the grey moai mug and rocks.


Meet Cole. He watched me glaze for 4 1/2 hours on day one. I still had 3 more on the next day to complete the glazing.


Next the 3 layers of yellow. Day one is over and I'm beat. I had a wonderful day visiting with Cole.

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Day two. It's time to go over every spot and to try to perfect the lines.


Here I'm covering some yellow glaze that ran onto the ears.


Sometimes the areas needing glaze are so tight you need to drip glaze on and then push it into place using gravity. The more I touch up the more I end up doing.


Fine tuning the tips of the finger.


All done and posing. Now I let it dry overnight.




















Day three. Now it was time to cover it all with Clear Brilliance by Duncan. This is the only clear I've found that doesn't make underglazes run.





All done and ready to dry.


Glazing Rat Finks always takes a very long time but when it works it feels to good.

Cheers, Wendy

PS Thank you hang10tiki, don't stop







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Posted: 2016-01-13 2:52 pm   Permalink

Man that Rat Fink mug is Hella Cool!

 
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Posted: 2016-01-13 3:06 pm   Permalink

W- stayin at Hilton Hawaiian Village this time

RatFinkMug what ATP said, that's awesome


Day 2 pics



International Market Place
Sad


















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Posted: 2016-01-13 8:07 pm   Permalink

Wendy, wow, seeing all of those different underglazes on the Rat Fink made me think, "whoa.... so glad you're doing that rather than me!!"

Jon, have fun out there. Though they're not "tiki," I highly recommend Bill's Waikiki for breakfast/ lunch/ cocktails (anything, really- so good) and/or Goofy Cafe for killer breakfast (and right near your hotel).

Okay, endorsement time over. Man, though I could go for some of Bill's eggs right now. Ridiculously good.


 
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Posted: 2016-01-14 07:06 am   Permalink

Ano- we did have fun

Day 3

















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Posted: 2016-01-14 8:40 pm   Permalink

Day 4

Thrift store
Tons of Hawaiian shirts













Sorry, iPhone not waterproof

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Day 5











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Posted: 2016-01-15 08:12 am   Permalink

hang10tiki thank you for keeping the thread active when I don't have something done to post. We snorkeled in that bay and I got bit on the knuckle by a fish. I hope you saw many of them. Is it true that you can't feed the fish or wear sun block any longer?

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This time last year I had the Sacramento 2015 Crawl mug sculpted and molded. This year pickings were slim and I went on a search so I could get started. Here's the hunt.

Dan and I went to the Sacramento Library downtown. Parking $7.


There is a room dedicated to Sacramento.


Not only do they have this huge room, the room is surrounded by storage. They helped us for hours.


We asked to start with the oldest phone books they had. These are stacks. So very thin.


The oldest we could access was from 1908. I wanted to see if my grandfather was in the book. He always said he had one of the first phones in Sacramento.


I found both him and my great-grandfather in this book. Maybe he didn't exaggerate. The Liberian said that the 1907 phone books covered 3 STATES not cities but STATES! Then the phone took off. Now we all have one in our pockets! My relatives are the 2 Dawson's at the bottom of the page.


We found these in the later phone books but I'd used them all for the past mugs.









2010 to 2015 Crawl mugs.






In the end I found better information on Tiki Central for this year. We couldn't find ads for some of the mugs I'd made or had matchbooks for, which is funny because these things had phone numbers.

I can only guess they opened too late for the current phone book that year and closed before the next one was issued. I believe that this was what happened with the Sacramento Tiki Bob bar.

I did find one surprise in the phone books and that one I'll use for next year. I am starting this years sculpture and right now it's a secret.

Cheers, Wendy






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I just posted and you beat me hang10tiki. What a wonderful trip you are having. I'm sure enjoying it vicariously! Wendy
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Posted: 2016-01-16 07:05 am   Permalink

Not sure about the sunscreen
We had it on

Love the old phone book history and photos

Day 6














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Last day

So hard to leave











Posted all our treasures brought back under
Collecting tiki
"tiki finds"




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hang10tiki it's hard to know these wonderful photos will stop. I'll go check out Collecting Tiki.
Thank you so much for all the wonderful photos including those of two of my favorite people.

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Wish List #6 the next set of secret wedding mugs made to order.

First I used a classic Tiki Bob body color called Roasted Pepper by Duncan.


Always three or more layers.


I tried really hard to get the edges right but some black moved onto the shirt.


I used a stick to scrape is off and then


I used a clean stick to paint the off white onto the shirt.


All the layers of color are on but as they dried they became lighter.


It's hard to see the green leaves and mix of off white and navy blue flowers. Oh well.


The last step was to put on the two layers of clear.


Two mugs done and many more to go.

Cheers, Wendy




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Those look great
Love Bobs tie


 
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hang10tiki welcome back home. We didn't miss you but now we will miss the posts from Oahu! Actually we miss you all the time. I saw your "finds" and the bumatay vase is an outstanding one, very rare and valuable. Congratulations on a safe trip with the love of your life and bringing home more tiki treasures.

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Glazing away...

When making the Wish List I had a mug failure. I cut it up and made the largest Tiki Bob necklace so far.

Bisque fired.


I always use white undercoat on the faces so that they are super white. When doing this I decided


to have Tiki Bob look sleepy.


I covered him with clear glaze and then decided to do an experiment.


I covered the IN glaze with the clear. I want to see how it effects the IN glaze.


Here's a little bit about my search for my niche in the art world.

I bought tank and rods and flux and all that was needed to be an oxygen acetylene torch welder. I made sail boats with copper sails and people fishing etc. Here I did a Maestro conducting. I broke off the bottoms that held him on a wooden block. I even had a router to do the edges of the wood.


That was not fun work. After a couple of years I started painting again and eventually found ceramics.


Happy Sunday, Wendy

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