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Wendy Cevola 12/11/17 I thought up a helpful hint for clay projects.
MaukaHale
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Posted: 2017-10-17 5:31 pm   Permalink

Another beautiful original ceramic.


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-10-17 8:30 pm   Permalink

Great idea and awesome outcome

Dig those geckos

Cheers


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-10-17 8:34 pm   Permalink

When do you come out with the Wendy line of

Coconut Gecko condos?






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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-10-19 08:00 am   Permalink

MaukaHale thank you. We missed you at the crawl this year.

hang10tiki so many fun ideas and so little time. I am resting my hand too.

hang10tiki what a great idea. Those shells should last forever. How many bathrooms?

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Catch up photos for October.

Backing up a bit. Just in case there were some people at the crawl from out of town that had never been to our home we got to work doing our fall dusting.

We have the shutters in all of our windows and to clean them it's a lot of work because there are four sides to a slat.


I made mounds of paper towels and added water.


Dan and I would each take a room and get to work.


We had some very dusty items that were in the way of doing the blinds. So we took them outside to hit with water.

Moving the huge tiki took both of us. Dan thought up the perfect holder while hosing it off.


All clean.


Then he did the flowers and set them out to dry.


All the resin tikis needed it too. I cleaned the shelves while


Dan washed each one. Looks like his aim is off.


I had finished these shutters so everything went back in place once they were dry.
Dan decided to just put out a set of each color and then we gave one to each home host at the crawl.


The flowers were given back to the tiki once they had dried.


We were able to finish downstairs but upstairs is still waiting for us. Cheers, Wendy







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GROG
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Posted: 2017-10-19 09:54 am   Permalink

GROG' cave have lots of dust. Come do GROG' cave next.

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-10-19 10:03 pm   Permalink

Its true
Grog need Cevola cleaning service




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MaukaHale
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Posted: 2017-10-20 09:13 am   Permalink

Wendy,

During the crawl I was in Idaho floating the Salmon River.





 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-10-20 6:43 pm   Permalink

GROG sneeze, cough, cough. I'd rather just give you a hug.

hang10tiki do you see GROG's head at the bottom center of the photo?

MaukaHale that's a very good excuse. I hope you had a wide brim hat on along with sunscreen. Stay safe!


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More catch up photos.

Out thrifting and Dan had to sit on the floor to look at all the albums.


Success, he found a couple of special albums.


Time for a check of his eyes and they took him into a room with a nice photo.


Close up. Made us feel that we were in the right place.


Back to thrifting I found him a couple of tikis! These proved to be different from his other Coco Joes.


Well look at that. This photo came from the Netherlands. A lady there bought one of my puffer fish necklaces.


I'm spending my days glazing and I'll have some projects to show soon. Cheers, Wendy





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Posted: 2017-10-20 7:13 pm   Permalink

Good eye
U saw both grogs


Happy hunting
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TikiHula
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Posted: 2017-10-21 08:13 am   Permalink

Dang that hula coconut bowl came out so amazing!! Love it!!

 
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Posted: 2017-10-21 8:18 pm   Permalink

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-10-22 08:47 am   Permalink

hang10tiki did the photo come that way or did you manipulate it?

TikiHula I love good reviews.


hang10tiki U 2 have so much fun. I've been to Frankie's twice so I never remember what it looks like. Seeing your photos are new every time.


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A while back I made two Tiki Bob bowls. One for Dan carved and one classic for sale. Here they are.

I cast and cleaned two bowls.


Dan requested that I super carve the outside of his bowl.


Next I did a classic style bowl and mug. Both for sale.


I do the inside first, then the outside and then the top rim.


Every step is repeated three times.


After a few days of drying and glazing these are ready for the


clear glaze to go on. The black must be completely dry or it will run. I use underglaze on the faces, black and white.



I made a Tiki Bob with the same rings as the Classic style bowl


shown here.


I had room to fire Dan's bowl and a


salt and pepper to go with it. Even after three layers the flash made the glaze on the tops of the shakers look too thin.


He has worked it into his collection.


The classic bowl is waiting to be fired soon. Wendy







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Posted: 2017-10-22 1:51 pm   Permalink

Nope, Grog cave pic just came out that way

Nice score Dan-0
Like the SnP
And the bowl looks like its full of popcorn




 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2017-10-23 09:54 am   Permalink

hang10tiki popcorn sounds so good with winter on the way.

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Catch up photos 9/21/17 to 10/11/17

When the Wish List #7 was finished and Wish List #8 was just around the corner we begin to pour pieces I will need for the new projects.

The funnels work so well so I don't have to keep topping off the slip in the molds.


Bumatays and Bob's.


As molds get older they start to leak. I just plug those leaks with sticky clay.


I put a paper towel under them so that the clay doesn't stick to the table and pull out.


Dan and I decided to take a short trip to Reno. We arrived pulled off the freeway and stopped at a red light. A huge Jeep with bars on the front came off the freeway but used us to stop his vehicle. Cell Phone???


We turned around and got back on the freeway to go home. We didn't want to try to pry open the trunk and then not be able to close it. It started to rain and I told Dan I'm going to get in the slow lane behind the trucks. The other drivers are going way too fast.


We were just past Truckee when we came to a complete stop for 2 hours. When we began to move it was only to have us make a U-Turn to go back to Truckee. The 16 car pileup was just ahead of us. One death many injuries.


Dan and I were so happy we had gotten in the lane going 45 miles an hour.


At Truckee the main road was closed. We had to take the slow road and then drive all the way around the bottom of Lake Tahoe to reach the highway home. It was a beautiful drive. We never go where there is snow so we were lucky it wasn't sticking.


The two and a half hour drive turned into an 8 hour drive to get home.


Back at home it was car wreck paperwork, estimates and pouring more tikis.


Our well maintained


low milage 1996 Camry was totaled by the boys insurance company. We lost our best car but again not being hurt in a car wreck counts bigtime.


Now I had an empty spot in the garage for the first time. The tables in the hallway moved out of the house.


I loaded all the projects onto the tables. I have a more normal home now.


There should always be a cliffhanger. We drove to Goodwill to treasure hunt and returned home in a completely different kind of drive.


Cheers, Wendy





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Posted: 2017-10-23 1:39 pm   Permalink

Aw, no! The Cruiser failed you, too? Rats! At least you folks weren't hurt in the run-in with the Jeep. Hoping all turns out well!

 
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