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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Wendy Cevola 11/20/17 Day Six on the Big Island of Hawaii Hilo side, Discovery in a lava field.
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Wendy Cevola 11/20/17 Day Six on the Big Island of Hawaii Hilo side, Discovery in a lava field.
TikiAno
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Posted: 2016-10-31 2:10 pm   Permalink

Great paintings, Wendy- love that technique and you really make all of those images come alive with the additional texture of the style.

Great pumpkin pics- we didn't carve any this year (coincidentally because my son's birthday is on Halloween?), but here's a crazy carve I stole from a friend of mine- their work aways does pumpkin carving contests, gingerbread house contests, etc, and her team's work is always over the top.... not so scary but very creative.




Happy Halloween!!!


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-10-31 3:08 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki pulling those out to show you really took me down memory lane.

MaukaHale the crawls are so super fun. We need to plan better so we can make it to the one in South Bay.

hang10tiki I will take a look. You work really hard finding and putting up all those photos. Thank you.

cy thank you. I was just checking out your carvings on fb. Wow. Your work is so much harder than clay and I've had carpel tunnel and a trigger thumb. Take care of those hands.

TikiAno That a fun pumpkin design. There are so many ideas and just not enough time.

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN
































































It's time to wrap up another holiday.


We wish you all a fun and safe night. Wendy and Dan





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kingstiedye
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Posted: 2016-10-31 5:48 pm   Permalink

this is my new favorite picture. happy halloween, friends!


 
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MaukaHale
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Posted: 2016-10-31 7:09 pm   Permalink

Dan and Wendy, do you remember the hat I bought at the thrift shop? I used it for a Halloween costume and won a prize worth $30. I made a profit on my investment.




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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2016-10-31 8:34 pm   Permalink

Wow, Wendy, those extra-paint paintings are wild! Incredible.
Thanks for all the fun pictures, finally catching up.

Happy Halloween!



(I wish this were my dog)


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-10-31 10:47 pm   Permalink

Me too







Dan-0
How was that visit to the proctologist?



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TikiAno
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Posted: 2016-10-31 11:05 pm   Permalink

Jon, hahahahahahaha.



 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-11-01 7:56 pm   Permalink

kingstiedye that made Dan so happy.

MaukaHale that hat was made for you. Congratulations on the win. This is a great story.

bamalamalu thank you for looking. If no one looked it would be like a tree falling in the forest, does it make a sound if no one is there to hear it?

hang10tiki and with Dan that makes three.

How was that visit to the proctologist? ABout as much fun as being hit by the tree falling over in the forest!

TikiAno I think I'll send him back for another check up.

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If you have ever been to our home you may have seen all the shell lamps I've enhanced. I see a lamp and if the deal is good I can't resist it.

I have a stash of sea shells and a tube of goop glue. I use tape to keep the shells in place.


Gluing another shell to the side.


I just fill in every spot I can but I don't put so many that I can't change the light bulb.


All done.


Lit up is fun too.


Cheers, Wendy







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Posted: 2016-11-01 9:16 pm   Permalink

Come to the light

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-11-03 10:41 am   Permalink

hang10tiki come to our home.

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It's time to share a huge bowl I made this summer. I have so many photos to share this will take three days. So here goes.


Years ago a friend of mine from when I worked in Nuclear Medicine went to Easter Island. I asked her to let me use her photos from art. I finally got to it.
Here are some of her photos with one of my HUGE bowls. I printed them in the size that would work for the bowl.


I started by pouring in Blue Caprice by Duncan and swirling I around to coat the inside very well.


Once that was done I flipped the bowl over to glaze the bottom and sides with Dark Sapphire CN glaze also by Duncan. This is a self glazing underglaze.


After I wiped off the excess Blue Caprice I brought the Dark Sapphire up to the edge. I did four layers of this glaze and then let it dry for a few days. I didn't put it in the sun because if so many layers dried too fast they could crack.


Now that the blue was dry I started to paint the hills of Easter Island.


I flipped the bowl to get closer to the bottom edge.


This time I did dry them out in the sun. The drought in California is still severe so we do not try to keep a lawn going.


I wiped off the bottom edge with a wet paper towel and then let the bowl dry for a few days.


Now I took Jan's photos and cut out the tikis. Then I placed them around the bowl to see if they would all fit.


To keep the tikis accurate and to keep the size smaller rather than larger I used this part of each photo to trace an outline.


One down many more to go.


I took a carving tool and removed glaze so that there wouldn't be a thicker area running through the head of the tiki once it was fired.


Now it was time to start the next step.


It is so much fun to share all the steps. More tomorrow. Cheers, Wendy





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Posted: 2016-11-03 1:14 pm   Permalink

This is going to be good

 
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Philot
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Posted: 2016-11-04 09:42 am   Permalink

oh wow, I've been wanting to see you do a "painting" on a bowl for years.
This is going to be fun to watch.


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-11-04 11:03 am   Permalink

hang10tiki Ah, thank you. Glitches are always waiting to happen.

Philot It's good to have you watching after all these years. I've a few done in the past, check out the last page on my Gallery post in case you missed them. A couple of fogcutter mugs and one bowl. I hope to do more in the future. I've made some fogcutter mugs and they are ready to glaze. Here are more photos of this bowl.

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More on the Easter Island Moai bowl.

Here's my thought processes on this bowl. The bisque fired bowl is covered with CN underglaze which self glosses and seals the bowl.
I want the Moai to feel like rock so for them I am using underglaze with no clear gloss on top.


One by one I used Jan's photos to paint the Moai onto the bowl.











Next I went back and added grass at the base of each moai.











I made this bowl back when I was doing the Hot Tub Hula Girl touch ups. I always work to fill my kiln.


At this point I had no idea how this will look or feel once it is fired. This is an experiment.


Wish me luck (ha ha, it's already done, more photos tomorrow). Cheers, Wendy





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TikiAno
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Posted: 2016-11-04 3:53 pm   Permalink

Wowwww... beautiful work on that bowl, Wendy! Your technique (and talent) is sooo impressive!

Look forward to see how it looks out of the kiln- but I'm assuming pretty darn great?

Watching you outline and begin the paint reminded me of lunavideogames' home bar- Treg, thoughts??



 
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lunavideogames
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Posted: 2016-11-04 6:40 pm   Permalink

Yeah TikiAno, the texture really reminded me of my mural. It looks really great, very similar to my bar. Great job Wendy, I am sure that the lucky ones to receive this are very happy to have a tiki bowl to cherish.

 
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