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MadDog Mike's Platterful of Pupule - Leprechaun Trap
MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2013-05-27 5:40 pm   Permalink

Dale & Big Kahuna - thank you.
TikiAno - big difference between slumpin' and humpin' Have fun trying that out.
Liz - I don't know about a shrunken head trailer, might have trouble sleeping!
Lucky - you got that right; I'm not right! I'll have to looks for your heads.
Woodtiki - Great looking sculpt. PVC is a great form but you have to remove it as soon as it gets firm enough. Be sure to wrap it in a layer or two of newspaper first so it will slide off easily. Time to try again.
Wendy - I know you always worry about me when I'm in Mex but I made it home safely.
Jon - why would anyone drink WATER when they chop fresh pineapples and coconuts on the beach for pina coladas???!!!

Had a great time in San Felipe Mexico. It was beautiful there; perfect temperature for a weekend on the beach (73-87) with a nice breeze. Water was in the mid 70s. Tide goes out about half a mile which makes it great for seashell hunting. Got a nice big 3 bed, 3 1/2 bath condo a couple hundred yards from the beach for $135/nite (total, not each person). Try that on Memorial Day weekend in California!


My grandsons had a blast, especial the 3 1/2 year old. The 1 year old was ready for a nap here and fell asleep a few minutes later.


Picked up a Mexican toucan for the Headhunter Harbor, hope he's not too "Jimmy Buffett" for you


More ceramics coming up this week; will finish the shrunken head bowl and will make an attempt at a low fire version of Trader Tom's Mystic Blue glaze.
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VanTiki
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From: Hawaii
Posted: 2013-05-27 5:54 pm   Permalink

Your south of the boarder trip looks like it was a blast! Ms. VanTiki and I are heading to Cozumel in December so she can do an Ironman and I can sip margaritas and look at ancient pyramids

Love the toucan!

Henrik "VanTIki"
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-05-27 6:16 pm   Permalink

Mike
Glad u had fun bro

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VampiressRN
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From: Sin City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2013-05-27 7:04 pm   Permalink

Hope ya had a great Mexican weekend. Love the mug.

 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2013-05-28 6:45 pm   Permalink

You're so lucky Mexico is close to you! What a great weekend trip.

Looks like you and the grandsons had a nice time.
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-05-28 7:17 pm   Permalink

Three bathing beauties. (: Wendy

 
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GROG
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Posted: 2013-05-28 7:28 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-05-27 17:54, VanTiki wrote:
Ms. VanTiki and I are heading to Cozumel in December so she can do an Ironman



That Tony Stark, he's a womanizer!
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GROG
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Posted: 2013-05-28 7:37 pm   Permalink

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[i]On 2013-05-27 17:40, MadDogMike wrote:[/i

Picked up a Mexican toucan for the Headhunter Harbor, hope he's not too "Jimmy Buffett" for you





Don't think you'll get into trouble with the tiki purist tight-asses in TC with a toucan. It's the parrots you gotta be careful about---unless it's Jose from Enchanted Tiki Room.


 
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TikiAno
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2013-05-28 10:56 pm   Permalink

Mike,

Ha ha ha. Yes, I only assume you'd go THERE...

You picked the right weekend for San Felipe. This upcoming one will be a little less quiet w/ the Baja 500 rolling through. Looks like a great trip- I used to do lots of Baja surf trips (Pacific Coast), miss heading down there.

I dig the toucan- looks more Baja than Buffet- which works for me!

Speaking of Baja, I hope to do a Baja-inspired tiki creation soon....

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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2013-05-29 08:33 am   Permalink

Thanks guys, Mexico was a blast and the toucan is enjoying his stay at the Headhunter Harbor. I was wrong though about the price - the condo cost us $225 per night. Still a bargain for 8 people - less than $30/person/night. Yes TikiAno, it should be wild down there this coming weekend with the races. They were already starting to come in last weekend and they have a reputation for playing hard

Finished the cat food dish. It turned out OK except that the color of the face is a bit dark and the facial features don't show up well. That's fine, it will be filled with cat food anyway. Lucifer seems to be very impressed with her new bowl ~ NOT!



One of our TC members had requested one of my El Tiki mugs in Trader Tom's Mystic Blue glaze. That glaze is a high fire so I started doing some research for a similar low fire glaze and found a technique called Opalescent over Velvet. You put a base coat of Amaco Velvet underglaze first in whatever color you want. I used a red/brown that I brushed on light and a bit uneven hoping for more color variation. Then I brushed on 2 coats of Amaco Bluebell Opalescent. The Opalescent is opaque where it pools in the low spots and transparent where it thins on the high spots, allowing the base coat to show through.




This was my first try at this technique, it is much more transparent than I expected. I could have used a lighter base coat and 3 coats of Opalescent, I may put on another coat and fire it again.
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-05-29 09:04 am   Permalink

What a great lesson. I didn't know that Mystic Blue was high fire so I'll stop my search for it. The op glaze was a new one for me as well. Looks good on El Tiki. Wendy
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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2013-06-05 12:56 pm   Permalink

I just got home from work today to find this waiting for me:

I couldn't get it opened fast enough!
This is what was inside:
front

back


It's even nicer in person!!! Thanks so much Mike!!

- sorry for the horrible picture but I wanted you to see the big smile on my face. I'm so excited!!
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2013-06-05 3:06 pm   Permalink

You are most welcome Lori, glad you like it As you can see from the picture I posted earlier, I added 2 more coats of the Bluebell Opalescent and refired, it picked up more blue color

PS, Beautiful smile!

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lunavideogames
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Posted: 2013-06-05 3:19 pm   Permalink

Looks like it was a fun vacation! Did you drive down or fly?

 
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ebtiki
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Posted: 2013-06-05 4:38 pm   Permalink



Beautiful mug, Mike - many thanks!
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