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Rastiki
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From: Treasure Coast
Posted: 2007-06-29 12:23 pm   Permalink

where can i get one?????

 
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mieko
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Posted: 2007-09-03 10:41 pm   Permalink

Wow - where did the summer go. Hukilau, Oasis, monthly Chops, and the summer swap - been doing a lot, but not getting too many pieces done. Anways, here's the few pieces I did finish this summer:

Pendant I started at Hukilau


Swap Piece


Turtle out of mahogany


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Bowana
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Posted: 2007-09-04 8:08 pm   Permalink

For fabulous pendant designs, Mieko is it! I've not seen the octopus guy before. Pretty unique!
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wplugger
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Posted: 2007-09-05 04:42 am   Permalink

Mieko
Could I be lucky enough to win that octopus?
Wana come paint?
Will


 
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mieko
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2008-04-06 12:12 pm   Permalink

Ok, I've been slacking with the updates, but I have been busy.

Here's a bigger guy that I finished a few months ago, he's a bit bigger than most of my guys at 5 inches tall.

I made some resins out of him, and some into (big!) pendants.



I also did a santa tiki for xmas:

Looks better in resin and painted, but painting these guys took me FOREVER!

More in my next post.
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mieko
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Posted: 2008-04-06 12:20 pm   Permalink

I did this big head guy, but I think he looks kinda silly:

Right before the swap I started looking into Maori designs and started this:

Detail is done with a woodburner, which comes though on the resins just great once I get them painted up.
Here's the dark ones I like:

and the light ones I'm not as happy with:

After that I did the swap piece which has pictures here
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=27113&forum=7&start=90, and I'm working on a piece with Doug Horne with one of his designs that I'll post soon.
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Tiki-Kate
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From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2008-04-06 12:35 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-04-06 12:20, mieko wrote:
I did this big head guy, but I think he looks kinda silly:




I think he's adorable. If you cast it, Kate will shop.
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Monkeyman
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2008-04-06 1:36 pm   Permalink

Mieko, the progression in your work is really amazing.... it just keeps getting more intricate and more crisp.



very very nice





 
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2008-04-06 6:08 pm   Permalink

Skills are definitely improving. I really like your swap pieces as well. Let's see more!!

 
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buzzard
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From: whetstone,az
Posted: 2008-04-06 8:03 pm   Permalink

boy and i thought you just made great wasubi!
great tikis


 
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MooneyTiki
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From: Jensen Beach,fla
Posted: 2008-04-19 07:01 am   Permalink

Each piece is looking better and better. Diggin the lono pendant, Aloha Mooney

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2008-04-20 05:59 am   Permalink

Mieko, I Really Love watching your carving skills improve so much with every new piece. Your Maori inspired pieces are great.
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Tamapoutini
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Joined: Aug 30, 2006
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From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2008-04-30 2:21 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-04-06 12:12, mieko wrote:

I also did a santa tiki for xmas:

Looks better in resin and painted, but painting these guys took me FOREVER!**




Kia ora Mieko - I just found out the groovy lil Santa-Tiki pendant I received as a gift a day or two back, was created by none other than yourself! I had assumed it was a mass-produced product for some reason (no offence; more of a compliment on its professional/made-for-mass-appeal quality) and am thrilled to now find out that its handmade and to see the original carve! Sorry I missed its posting..

**One of the first things I thought to myself was how incredibly well painted the red hat is and even mused that the 'worker' must really love their job. See; the care shines through and your efforts are noticed and appreciated! Ditto with your photos too - nice job!

Merry Christmas! (Don)Ho Ho Ho...

Tama


 
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mieko
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2008-05-11 7:48 pm   Permalink

Thanks Tama! PM sent

I really need more time to read and post on TC, thanks everyone for the compliments, it really inspires me.

Here's my latest, I'm really enjoying my wood burner and the Maori designs. I'm not too sure if he's done yet. Any input is appreciated.



Here's an in progress shot from the visiting artist's day at Buzzy's (Thanks Dave!)




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tikithomas08
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Joined: Apr 10, 2007
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From: San Diego CA
Posted: 2008-05-11 8:31 pm   Permalink

looks killer! thats the one you started at the mainlanders show right? cant wait to buy one!

 
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