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MadDog Mike's Platterful of Pupule - Finished Tiki Pie Birds
MadDogMike
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Posted: 2008-08-25 4:16 pm   Permalink

I have no delusions of grandeur, I don't consider myself to be an artist (not yet anyway) - especially in a community as artistic as Tiki Central. But I thought I would start my own thread of tiki related junk. Maybe it will inspire some other non-artist to take a shot at self expression, if nothing else I can always serve as a bad example I have already posted much of this cr&p, now it's just consolidated in one pile!

I will see if I can start in chronological order. As a kid, we had some Canary Island Palms in the front yard that shed fronds perfect for carving Tiki masks. This was back in the days where every boy got a pocket knife for his 10th birthday, I guess that doesn't happen anymore.

Here are some tiki masks I carved about 10 years ago and a few new ones. You'd think after 40 years of practice I'd be better


http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=28324&forum=18
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Posted: 2008-08-25 4:17 pm   Permalink

I took a vacation to Hawaii about 5 years ago and decided a needed a few tikis. Having never done anything like this and, not knowing any better, I took a Ficus log and carved away everything that didn't look like a tiki. They are kind of flat and 2 dimensional, but they're mine. A few months back I carved a matching Spitting Tiki for my fish pond.



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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2008-08-25 4:18 pm   Permalink

In January of this year, my beautiful wife was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer (she's in remission and doing well now, thank you ) I decided she needed a little piece of paradise to recuperate from surgery and chemotherapy, so I built Leslie's Lanai & Grill

http://mgilbert.net/tiki.html

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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2008-08-25 4:22 pm   Permalink

To have a proper tiki lanai, you need some tiki mugs. It was this quest that led me to Tiki Central where I found a great group a people. Babalu helped me get started in ceramics and tiki mug making. Please don't consider my lack of talant as a poor reflection on Babalu, He taught me most everything I know, but obviously he didn't teach me everything HE knows

Here's my first try at a tiki mug. I wanted it to match my first carved tiki, sort of a mascot in the grand tradition of Mr Bali Hai.

In a “finishing frenzy”, and not knowing any better, I glazed all my mugs with opaque glaze and pretty much ruined them! So I re-cast a new batch and glazed them with a semi-transparent glaze so that the woodgrain detail shows though. The one one the left is the way it was molded, the one on the right I modified after I pulled it from the mold.

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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2008-08-25 4:23 pm   Permalink

Generally, you can’t use anything from Party City without getting laughed off the board. But if you highly modify it and post it on the Tiki-on-a-Budget thread you can sometimes get away with it
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=20594&forum=18&start=0&219

Here’s a very tacky PartyCity tiki pitcher that I painted with Krylon Plastic Fusion spray paint to make into a slightly less tacky tiki pitcher.


I had the brilliant idea to make some cement tikis using a gaudy Party City wall decoration as a mold. Unfortunately, someone else already had that brilliant idea and had already posted them This seems to be a recurrent theme for me: everytime I think I have thought of something new and post it, I am embarassed to find out someone already did it. I am slowly learning to do a careful search to find out if it really is a brilliant new idea!


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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2008-08-25 4:24 pm   Permalink

Another idea I thought was original, turns out everyone and their mother has already done it Inspired by Dani’s Deep Sea Rum Barrel http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=25817&forum=18




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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2008-08-25 4:25 pm   Permalink

My daughter and I are both allegic to lobster (shrimp & crab too). Monkfish is supposed to be “poor man’s lobster” with the same taste and texture as lobster (although at $20/lb, I’m not sure how many poor men can afford it!). Since “you taste everything with your eyes first”, I made some lobster-tail shaped dishes to cook monkfish in.


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Posted: 2008-08-25 4:26 pm   Permalink

I wanted a batik tiki shirt but Kirby was sold out http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=23785&forum=12
So I decided to make my own.
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=29498&forum=18&5



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Posted: 2008-08-25 4:28 pm   Permalink

Coming soon, another not-so-original mug project



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Posted: 2008-08-25 5:38 pm   Permalink

Dude!!! Love the mugs and the carved ficus. I'd like to make some of my own mugs. How did you do the stewpot??
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Posted: 2008-08-25 6:00 pm   Permalink

Nice work gathering all your stuff together. I think your mugs look great, much better than my own non-existent mugs.

 
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Posted: 2008-08-26 08:20 am   Permalink

Oh! A lot of great stuff around here in all the mediums! You are a natural for shirts!! Keep up the great work!
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Posted: 2008-08-26 08:33 am   Permalink

Looking good MadDog....love the Lobster dish!!!
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Posted: 2008-08-26 08:44 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-08-25 16:26, MadDogMike wrote:
I wanted a batik tiki shirt but Kirby was sold out http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=23785&forum=12
So I decided to make my own.
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=29498&forum=18&5







Kirby's Batik Shirts are now part of the Tikiyaki Orchestra wardrobe ...

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=28179&forum=1&hilite=Beachcomber%20in%20Malibu


We love em' !

Kirby, please make more !
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Posted: 2008-08-26 12:31 pm   Permalink

Thank you all for your kind comments, part of what makes TC such a great place is support like this.

Staredge I sent you a PM (the flashing icon at the top right of your screen)
Clarita good to hear from you, how's your mug-making going?
Tikiyaki I heard rumor that you had hogged up the rest of the shirts Glad to see they went to good use.

Thanks again
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