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Wendy Cevola 9/23/17 More projects plus into the kiln.
lunavideogames
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Posted: 2016-08-10 11:27 am   Permalink

Wendy, Happy Birthday! Sorry I missed the actual day, I have been busy and when I am watching Cole, I have no time for internets. Hope you had a great one!

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On 2016-08-08 09:20, GROG wrote:
Big Island and Oahu.

Gotta get to work now. This is my last week on Scooby Doo, and my last day is my deadline, so it's a sprint to the finish. When I get back from Hawaii, I start on a show called Bunnicula.




Grog is back on TC! Yay! Have fun in Hawaii. I loved those Bunnicula books when I was a kid, hopefully I can get my kid to watch your new show sometime soon


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-08-10 8:20 pm   Permalink

This page looks so weird when all the numbers at the top and bottom are so close together.

Thank you lunavideogames. I'm looking forward to seeing you at Oasis.

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ErichTroudt wrote:

My mug (and some cool extras pieces) arrived today from Wendy. Very Happy. I put it on the shelf with some other maori pieces.





Erich said mine will arrive on Friday. I'm looking forward to that day.


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Backing up a bit...on the first day I started to make replacement mugs for the wedding I forgot to check how thick my slip was. Too thick. It all stuck in the bottom of the four Tiki Bob's. When that happens I can't save them as mugs so I make more bases for lamps or torches.

So once again I turned the mugs over and dug out the thick messy clay.


I made a patty of clay and


built a top.


I put in a hole at the top and at the bottom back for all the wires etc.


I did a classic Tiki Bob.


I made two of this style and forgot to photograph the second one.





Then one supercarved version.






These will be glazed along with the wedding mugs. I never run out of fun things to do. Thank goodness for Dan.

PS I've had so many eye appointments. Yesterday the doctor found something to cut out of the inside of my eyelid and .... Success not more problem. Thank you all for your well wishes.







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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-08-10 10:14 pm   Permalink

EYE am glad you are ok

 
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Posted: 2016-08-12 11:38 am   Permalink

Yikes, glad they found it and got rid of it!

Mugs are looking great as always
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-08-12 9:02 pm   Permalink


hang10tiki still healing so if it looks like I'm winking at you I'll swear I am!

TikiHula thank you. Be proud of me, I changed the Wify security key, added it to Dan's new flat phone and added a Google account so all the apps work.
However I can't figure out how to change the security key so that my printer will be wireless. Even doing the HELP didn't get me to the right place.
So after Oasis it's time for another visit???

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I've been working hard but I'm so tired all I can post is the swap piece I got from ErichTroudt. It's wonderful.

It's not yet hung. He routed the Maori panel into this great piece of art.




I'll post more soon, cheers, Wendy



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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-08-12 10:59 pm   Permalink

You got a great swap piece
It looks right at home

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-08-13 08:14 am   Permalink

hang10tiki it will hang on a wall in the future. But for now it's fun to see right there.

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Hot Tub Hula Girls Phase Four. These were to be done with the next Wish List #7 but I'm slowly doing them now. I should have them shipped before the WL even starts.

I completely wet the mug and let it sit for an hour. Then I pour in the glaze and let it sit for 30 seconds. If I don't wet the mug is will suck up too much glaze and be too thick when fired. Next, I always have problems when it comes to pouring out the glaze.


So this time I sucked up glaze with a turkey baster and when the level was down by half I was able to pour out the rest without it going all over the top half of the girl.


One down.


It took a day of standing in the kitchen but I got all of these glazed on the inside.



A few days later they were taken from the kitchen to the family room so Dan can fix dinner. A home tiki factory has its downside.


Next I used a wet brush to fine tune the line of glaze around the body.


Next I did a couple of layers of the blue glaze around the body to make sure it was thick enough.


Now these dried for a couple of days. Back in the kitchen.



To do the coconut I use a Duncan CY glaze called Iron Ore. I've found that one layer is just right or it runs to the bottom of the coconut. I leave a little square unglazed so I can write the number of the mug in the box. It's good to write this on the jar.


I did all the bottoms and then


they went outside to dry.



The next step is glazing the outside of the coconut.


Then back outside to dry completely.


The next day they are back into the house so I can start the hardest part.


I've found that to make the skin even I must glaze it with Duncan's CN glaze and to do FOUR layers.


It takes me two days to do ONE layer on 30 mugs.


Here they are waiting for the next THREE layers.



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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-08-13 4:36 pm   Permalink

I'm going out on a limb here

But

I'm willing to bet that this photo is someone's favorite
Someone by the name of

GROG...






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TikiAno
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Posted: 2016-08-13 7:00 pm   Permalink

Jon said it, not me...


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-08-14 8:20 pm   Permalink


hang10tiki and TikiAno I am looking forward to seeing you really soon.

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-08-14 9:35 pm   Permalink

It's time for the Tiki Oasis 16 Art Show. I started this painting a very long time ago to ensure that it would be done in time. I have also paired the painting with a mug made to look like one of the slit drum tikis. I am using a photo from Disneyland. The painting is called Scared in Disneyland.

I did a sketch of my idea to use as a guide.


I printed photos of tropical plants and picked out paints to match.


I am doing the painting on black velvet. It really helps to have a bright light on the painting so that you can see the first layers of paint.


In front is the mug that goes with the painting. I cut a piece of cardboard to help guide my paint brush as I did the painting. You can't fix errors so anything that prevents them is a good idea. Also it keeps pressure off of the fabric if your hand touches it while painting.


I did the first tiki with the cardboard in place.


I moved the cardboard to the side to work on the top part of the tiki. It is still supporting my hand and protecting the surface.


I finished tiki one and tiki two and


then I worked on tiki three.


The third tiki is done.



Foliage with a flash and


without a flash.


It needed one more touch. Bamboo painted with a brush and a pin.



Done and ready to frame. Photo without a flash.


Here is the matching mug that goes with the painting. Also I found a vintage frame that I thought was perfect.


Here is the painting with a flash.



I don't like putting my name on the front of my paintings so I do it on the back. I included the photo of the old slit drum Disney tikis that I used for my painting.



I knew that having a mug that went with the painting would make a problem of how to keep them together. Then it came to me...fish net.



I wrapped it around the wire picture hanger.



Then I wove it into place with a black chord.



I put a piece of black velvet on the frame to prevent scratching.



Then I pulled the mug over the frame to rest on the black velvet.



This is how it will be displayed at Tiki Oasis 16. The new owner may leave it like this or remove the mug and netting. Thank you hang10tiki for fixing my photo.



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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-08-14 10:56 pm   Permalink





Um
Well
Wow

Freekin killer
Love this painting
And a mug
Wow

This came out great Wendy

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Danno
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Posted: 2016-08-15 06:38 am   Permalink

Is there no end to your "awesome-ness" Wendy??

 
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cy
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Posted: 2016-08-15 08:05 am   Permalink

Fantastic work Wendy!

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-08-15 6:00 pm   Permalink

Just received my "Tiki Magazine" in da mail

You both are in it


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