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Tiki Central Forums Ľ Ľ Creating Tiki Ľ Ľ Other Crafts Ľ Ľ Wendy Cevola Isn't today 5/27/1978? It sure seems like it to us. Time Flies.
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Wendy Cevola Isn't today 5/27/1978? It sure seems like it to us. Time Flies.
Hamo
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From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 3 days ago; 10:13 pm   Permalink

Sure. It wasnít a part of my Wish; we were posting here back in January.

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On 2018-01-10 22:46, Hamo wrote:
Also, I would love a puffer fish necklace if you have any available.


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On 2018-01-11 09:07, danlovestikis wrote:
Hamo I have cast some puffers that are not claimed. I will be glazing them during this Wish List. For something this simple I will add your name. What color would you like it to be? You can go to the Gallery page and find those I've done before if you need a reference.


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On 2018-01-21 19:38, Hamo wrote:
Iíve looked though all of your Gallery pages, which was quick compared to the these pages, and found some examples of your puffer fish. I really like the colors that look like the puffer is lit up and glowing. For my necklace, Iím torn between the three colors Iíve circled below, though Iím leaning toward the blue. You can surprise me.




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On 2018-01-22 06:46, danlovestikis wrote:
Hamo, the blue glaze has glitter in it that sparkles in the sun? Does that help you decide on that one?


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On 2018-01-25 23:10, Hamo wrote:
Now, as for the color of that puffer fish necklace, letís go with the blue glaze. I was looking at some of Doug Horneís art yesterday, which always seems to include a blue puffer fish, so Iím considering that a sign to go with my initial instinct.


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On 2018-01-26 08:13, danlovestikis wrote:
Hamo that was fun to read. Blue glitter it will be.



 
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danlovestikis
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 7368
Posted: 2 days ago; 07:57 am   Permalink

Hamo you would make a good detective. I know I made a note for your request but I've got a whole stack of notes to file in the Wish List Binder. This is a warning to me that I'd better do that before I proceed. Thank you. Blue Glitter Glaze it is. Next glazing load fired your puffer will be in there.

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Wish List #8 has requests for six O2 out Diver's Helmets. This is the first one glazed. I've had a request for non-flash photos that I will take and post when I have them. Here are the flash pictures.




Coral.





Seashell.






I'll be back, hopefully today with the non-flash photos. Wendy



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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
Posts: 709
From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2 days ago; 10:42 am   Permalink

WOW! That looks great. Just right level of distressing on the helmet.

 
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OceaOtica
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Joined: Sep 29, 2003
Posts: 946
From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2 days ago; 4:21 pm   Permalink

Looking great Wendy!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posts: 7368
Posted: 2 days ago; 6:47 pm   Permalink


littlegiles I'm going to work on this a bit more and re-fire. I asked for suggestions and a fellow on fb pointed out that the skull was too white. He's right. I'm going to fix it.

OceaOtica I touched one of your mugs today so it's a fun coincidence that you wrote. I heard you moved to Georgia. I hope you are very happy there. I'm sad I never got to meet you in person after all these years. Oh well how about in our next lives?



 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 7842
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2 days ago; 10:05 pm   Permalink

Heís Kool lookin

 
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 7368
Posted: Yesterday; 08:13 am   Permalink

hang10tiki coming from Mr. Kool himself I'm honored and I'll say thank you from the bottom of the sea.

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Wish List #8 continues on with the spitting tiki mugs that mostly go with the Black Velvet paintings that have that tiki. However this go round there were a few wishes for the tiki mug along as well.

Stepping back in time to the day I opened the kiln. Top rack and


then the bottom rack. That's just light refection on the Moai bowl.


Stephen Steaton requested these mugs with no upper rim and red bursts on the inside for his custom version. Each of the tikis are hand built.








All three of the tops of his mugs needs more glaze. So back in the kiln they will go.


Here are the rest of the mugs. They are all spoken for, even hang10tiki has one coming.





Only one had dust that made the glaze skip. This is and easy fix. More glaze layers and when it fires again it all melts together.


So out of this load I will re-glaze four of these mugs in a few minutes of work, then do some upgrades on the O2 out mug and I'll change the colors on a couple of puffer fish.


This is how I line them up for the photography. There's always something to do.



I'm working on the glaze tests for the Sacramento Crawl mug so I'll be firing really soon. Cheers, Wendy





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danlovestikis
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Posted: Yesterday; 7:57 pm   Permalink

Wow I'm doing a second post on the same day. I must have run out of work to do...NOT!

Wish List #8 continues.


A while back I set up the kitchen to do glaze tests.


They were in the kiln and this is how they look. At the bottom there are 3 layers of glaze, then moving up 2 and then 1. I use these when I glaze.


I messed up the color for Hamo's puffer fish.


So I'm re-glazing three in hopes that one will turn out in a good color for him.


I re-glazed the tops of four mugs and


touched up the O2 out Diver's Helmet.


I also did some glaze tests for the crawl mug that I'll post later. I have a full load to fire tomorrow.
Lot's of fun ahead. Wendy
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 7368
Posted: Today; 06:58 am   Permalink

Hello Friends. Today is our 40th wedding anniversary. So once again I am going to show our wedding day.
We were married in my mother's backyard. Dan wore a Croatian Wedding outfit that my mother and I sewed for him. Nope he's not Croatian but we both loved foreign clothing. My dress came from Capitola by the sea. Our wedding cake was by a baker friend at Safeway Stores and cost only $15 the price of the ingredients. Dan and I made the decorations for the yard and we played Cat Stevens Morning has broken as our intro song.






















and we are living happily ever after in our tiki home.
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Love always, Wendy and Dan


PS I would say here we are today but since we are recovering from colds here we are on this day last year.


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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: Today; 07:04 am   Permalink

Happy Anniversary
Love those photos
Dan-0 still have those boots?
Have a great day........

Cheers

Jon


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: Today; 07:45 am   Permalink


He has the shirt. I have my dress. His pants and boots have left the building when given away to family. Thank you for sharing our day. Wendy
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danlovestikis
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Posted: Today; 6:40 pm   Permalink

Hey where is everyone? Oh yes it's a three day weekend. Our plans for our actual anniversary day today changed this morning when Dan said his tummy ache was getting worse.


We went to Sutter Hospital where we worked until 2010 when we retired. 34 years for me and 25 years for Dan.


It was so fast, checked in and sent for blood work.


Talked to the PA and


got an IV started for the CT scan.


CT scan and then the IV was pulled and


he was released to go home.


On the way home we stopped for our anniversary meal at On The Border.


Dan's doing great. He is on antibiotics for Colitis which was caught in time. Don't ignor tummy aches. Colitis is fatal if left untreated. Dan kept his tummy ache a secret or I would have nagged him to go to the doctor. He's tough but it could have been much worse. I want to be married to him another 20 or so years if we are lucky. Cheers, Wendy

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