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Wendy Cevola 9/23/17 More projects plus into the kiln.
danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-08-21 6:41 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki it is fun to be playing each day. I cleaned out a closet so I could organize all the frames I've been hoarding for the black velvets. Each morning at 7 am we cast parts and each evening I wrap them up to save for when I start again. It always feels good to get a head start. Thank you.

bamalamalu thank you too. I am taking it easy.

bamalamalu oh no you have caught the dreaded double post from GROG! I wish we had met too.

Oh now that reminded me that GROG wasn't at Tiki Oasis this year. What a bummer.

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Here is what the end of the Wish List looks like before and after.

The bisque ware on the dining room table as the bisqued projects acumulated.


How the dining room looks now.


The kitchen counter covered with glaze for months as I worked on projects.


How it looked a week ago.


How it looks now as I cast parts for one kiln load. A person broke the mug I made for them that was to be a gift. So to make one mug I have to make enough to make firing the kiln not so expensive. I will share these extra projects soon.


A hallway table loaded with the crawl mugs. They are now boxed and ready for the crawl.


Another table in the hallway with finished projects waiting to be shipped.


How the hallway looks right now.


The nook filled with glaze just like the kitchen while I worked on projects.


How it looks today.


It feels great to have finished and to be playing and resting up. I will take orders starting tomorrow morning and it will close on Friday at midnight.

Thank you, Wendy

PS you can do it here or by PM





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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-08-21 6:42 pm   Permalink


Thank you to those who vote to keep me on the Cool and Current list. I wish I knew who you were so I could say thank you.

Sincerely, Wendy
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-08-21 7:38 pm   Permalink

Nice before and after shots

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-08-22 7:48 pm   Permalink



WISH LIST #8 IS OPEN FOR ORDERS UNTIL MIDNIGHT FRIDAY 8/25/17. Here is how it works.

I am one person with a helpful husband who works for his tiki wishes. Ceramics take a long time to sculpt, dry, fire, glaze and to fire again. That is if all goes well. I do have failures. I try to make each project that I accept but sometimes it isn't possible. No payment if it doesn't work out.

I do not do deadlines and becasue of this I do not take money until the art is finished and ready to ship. I will post photos on facebood and TikiCentral.com under "other crafts" as the work progresses. I work on what I feel like working on each day so you can't guess when your project will start.

I need to have easy access to you for questions so that I get it right. I will ask for drawings and helpful photos.

There is a difference between this year and the past years. I have developed carpal tunnel in my left hand. I've already had the surgery on the right hand so I know what it is like. I have seen the surgeon and he thinks if I take it easy I can get well. So this will slow down this Wish List. He says that 8 hours a day is all I should do.

So for now you may hold a spot with just a request. I am scheduling myself to start at the end of this year but I may do some preliminary work between now and then.

I try to make this fun for all of us. It is fine to ask questions and I hope you'll make comments. I thank you all for making my dream come true to be a tiki artist. Wendy

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Posted: 2017-08-22 9:37 pm   Permalink

Wendy,

Please hold a spot open for me. I have a couple of ideas.

Thanks,

Duane


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-08-22 11:00 pm   Permalink


PTD I added you to the list.


WISH LIST #8 IS CLOSED. The response tonight has been overwhelming. The number of orders is double that of Wish List #7 and I have to follow doctors orders.

Thank you all who signed up. I will post a list of names once I have it all sorted out. Then you will know if you are on there or if I made any mistakes.

Wendy
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-08-23 06:54 am   Permalink

Someone's in high demand


Cheers


 
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lunavideogames
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Posted: 2017-08-23 11:21 am   Permalink

Wendy, your work is amazing and everyone knows it!

Make those wishes come true


 
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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2017-08-23 11:23 am   Permalink

WOW! The Wish List has officially reached blink-and-you-miss-it status.
Congrats to Wendy and everyone who got a coveted spot!

You're going to need to get a whole team of elves to help make the magic this year.


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-08-24 06:49 am   Permalink

Mornin W
This work me up this morning












No walk today

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-08-24 07:17 am   Permalink


hang10tiki could be half will drop off after discussing their projects. I already had to cancel a Thor's Hammer mug.

lunavideogames Ah, thank you.

bamalamalu I sure didn't expect it to happen so fast. People will drop off and some will convince me to add them on. It always works out.

hang10tiki those are WOW photos. It's hard to stop when you get such great shots. I've tried in the past but always missed getting them. Do you have a fast shutter speed on a camera or was your cell phone doing such a great job?


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I'm making some on spec projects that I will be sharing soon. It's fun having some restful time. Thank you all for writing notes. Wendy

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Jeff Bannow
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Posted: 2017-08-24 08:34 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2017-08-22 23:00, danlovestikis wrote:

WISH LIST #8 IS CLOSED. The response tonight has been overwhelming. The number of orders is double that of Wish List #7 and I have to follow doctors orders.




Great news for you Wendy! Glad you are getting the popularity / recognition you deserve. Bad news for me as I missed out this time around though. Hope to get in next year.

I've got some photos coming soon of your lovely creations, at home in my tiki bar. Sorry for the delay - life has been intervening.


 
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Posted: 2017-08-24 8:51 pm   Permalink

Just iphone
Took movies
When lightening showed up
I just paused movie and took a screen shot pic

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 30 days ago; 1:34 pm   Permalink

Jeff Bannow you are on it!

hang10tiki good to know. I am going to try it next time something fun comes up. Thank you.

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It's time for catch up with our down time adventours.

Polynesian Paddy recently made the move from Southern California to Northern California. To lighten his load he gave Dan all these records. Dan has gone through each one and those he has kept have been put aside to listen to before he places them into his record collection. Thank you Chuck and Barbara you made his day.



We are constantly looking for albums for Dan.

We found these in Roseville.





We try to tie in the hunt with work. Here we are buying slip for Wish List #8.


We found this in Yuba City.


We even found some tiki mugs.


I'm resting up and then it's back to work.

Cheers, Wendy

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Today I spent a few hours making the Wish List #8 with all the names of wishers. You may now send me your instructions if you haven't already done so. I will start to contact each person in the future to confirm or cancel. Thank you.


These are the three Islander Stockton CA mugs Dan found.


I restored the paint for him.


Dan found a perfect place for me to display my mid-century cat collection. I found the largest on our trip to Tiki Oasis this year. It was such a wonderful trip.


Cheers, Wendy
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