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hiltiki
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Posted: 2013-10-19 07:29 am   Permalink

Very nice.

 
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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2013-10-20 10:56 pm   Permalink








The Mermaid beside her Sister 'The Island Girl'

Miss Mermaid, (I am calling Phygia) is nearly completed. I am sifting through minor things and allowing the finish to cure out.

Oh yes, I am proud of her.


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hiltiki
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Posted: 2013-10-21 4:57 pm   Permalink

Beautiful work.

 
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Posted: 2013-10-21 5:14 pm   Permalink

ditto. Well done!

 
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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2013-10-21 11:58 pm   Permalink

Thanks guys!

An Artist mentor listened to me as I spoke about how much time has gone into this piece. He reminded me that many works have taken quite a while. (Michelangelo's David, 4 years)

Yes, these undertakings are worth it in the end, especially when I get all the positive feedback!


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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2013-10-22 6:03 pm   Permalink






Working on lot's of little, hard to see refinements today. The Manzanita Burl must be finished separately then both are sealed with Museum Earthquake putty.

The greater the effort, the better they become, the more I love them!





 
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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2013-10-22 6:08 pm   Permalink



One more Butt Shot!


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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2013-10-29 10:49 pm   Permalink




This is really the Honeymoon Phase. Showing it off, taking snaps, getting compliments and accepting praise for a job well done.

I hesitate briefly, Rest and bask in viewing her. Praising God and thanking him for the gifts he has given me and the opportunity to share them. My small imitation of him. Out of dust he made us, out of wood I made her. I enjoy. And then we move on to the next.

There are small things yet that I must correct, adjust, improve. Nothing apparent to the untrained eye but visible to my Artist Mentors who will judge my work and direct me in my progress.
The young Lady in this image is "Haley", she works at Don the Beachcomber and was nice enough to pose and smile.


 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2013-10-31 6:11 pm   Permalink

Very nice Mike....

 
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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2013-11-01 11:01 pm   Permalink








The whole family together. Sons and Daughters of a common Dad. Below Phyrgia the Mermaid after a few minor refinements. Still not ready to baptize her as being 'Done'


 
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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2013-11-03 9:47 pm   Permalink

[quote]
On 2013-10-31 18:11, pjc5150 wrote:
Very nice Mike....
Oh yes, Haley's a cutie, And the Mermaid is not bad either! Thanks, It's been a while since I've heard from you

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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2013-11-17 10:23 pm   Permalink





Here's Vinnie at DTB givng tiki central 'The Bird"

This piece of Arizona Cypress came from the Vedante Monastary up in Trabuco. I used to make a very nice incense out of the resins of this tree and gathered them up at the monastary where a friend of mine was a monk. Very fragrant wood, solid, long lasting and beautiful. Used for making musical instruments, paneling and in the distant past coffins. It resists rot, chemicals, insects and fungus's real well. Carves good too!

The knots on this piece were placed in such a way that I could not resist building a bird around them and using them for eyes. I'll post again after some more finish has been applied.

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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2013-11-20 6:21 pm   Permalink

Eucalyptus, golden Mahogany stain, teak oil finish.







 
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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2013-11-22 3:09 pm   Permalink

AMATE
If I never thanked you personally, I appreciate your work equally!


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Sunset Mike
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Posted: 2013-11-24 11:14 pm   Permalink








Progression of a wood scrap. A burl-type section like this makes for a grotesque little tiki!


 
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