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Wendy Cevola 7/31/14 Alien Astronaut...the swap painting is finshed.
danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-12-05 09:19 am   Permalink

Atomic Tiki Punk what a sweet comment. We always enjoy seeing you and your wife too. Hugs, Wendy

Well I'm learning as many glitches as functions. So many of my photos want to lay on their sides when I try to load them to show here. So I picked a few that stay in the right position.

We started the fun with a visit to see HB Tiki and his wife Margi. He has a very special collection of rare items and new art.



Next we went to SoccerTiki and WooHoo's for a wonderful party with so many friends to visit with.



Sunday was the Don the Beachcomber's sale. Here is the start of our day. Dannie and GoGo were with us and we visited all day and the time passed fast.


We had a blast. Southern California has so many fun tiki events. This is one of the very best.
Now it is time for me to get back to work on Wish List #3 and start the Ren Clark Severed Head project.

Thank you all for staying with me while we were gone. Your posts and views inspire me every day.

Cheers, Wendy
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2012-12-05 12:51 pm   Permalink

Love the photos, Wendy. I wanted to post up a pic of the Moai mask (w/ our favorite glaze ) hanging in its new home. As you may be able to tell, it hints at my primary color fixation we discussed.



 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-12-06 09:52 am   Permalink

WenDan

Looks like u 2 had fun...
Wish we could have made it...

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WaikikianMoeKele
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Posted: 2012-12-06 3:54 pm   Permalink

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Did anyone else spot Wendy's 'bunny ears'? lol
~kele


 
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KAHAKA
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Posted: 2012-12-06 8:04 pm   Permalink

Totally dig the Grandpa mug, Wendy! Can't wait to show Tanya. She's gonna love it!!
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HB TIKI
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Posted: 2012-12-07 08:07 am   Permalink

Wendy, you are a great photographer and tiki Historian.

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-12-07 08:24 am   Permalink

TikiAno that's the first one I've seen hung on a wall. Thank you so much for the photo. I enjoyed our visits at Don's.

hang10tiki we did have fun but it could have been even better if you two had made it there.

WaikikianMoeKele I totally missed my bunny ears. They were perfect and no one was trying for the effect. I'm glad you saw it and shared.

KAHAKA I'm looking forward to seeing her with the mug and Grandpa. That would be a special gift for me.

Progress Report:

Well I'm jumping back into the work. Trips really throw me off and then with learning a new computer. ARRRH! I have to remember to take it easy and do one step at a time.

The most frustrating thing that has happened is that I unload my camera. I rotate all the photos so that they are perfect. Then when I bring them here they flip back on their sides and I can't fix it. There must be a step to make the rotation final but I haven't found it yet. So I'm sorry that the photos presented here are on their sides.

I've been gathering glazes to start on the last set of bisque projects.


Dan and I poured a batch again so I can begin the next wave of Wish List #3 projects. Yep I've not finished all the orders. It's a long journey to completion but I do my best to make each wish fulfilled to the best of my ability.


Next up was fine tuning the Ren Clark Severed Head sculpt. I've borrowed Dan's real one so that I can reproduce it well. This is much harder than just making my own design.


I use the original to see if my proportions are right.


I fashioned a pour spout for the slip to enter though when the mold is made.


I am using a pasta maker to form thin sheets of Sculpey clay. I also use a huge butcher knife to cut pieces.


I layer them around the spout and on the chin and upper lip.


It's really important to step back and examine what you are doing and how it will work when you make the mold. I saw a huge problem. Can you spot it? If I poured this as is I would end up with a large air bubble in the chin.


So I've added another clay tube which will be enlarging the opening to the tip of the chin. Once poured I'll add clay to close this up.


Next I continue to add clay or remove it to match the original.





Today I'll try to finish it so we can mold it tomorrow. I never run out of projects and that keeps me happy. Thank you for visiting. Someday I'll figure out how to make my photos stay rotated.

Happy Holidays, Wendy












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Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2012-12-07 09:19 am   Permalink

Looks great so far. I can't believe you can get it done in two days. That's mighty impressive.

So if I remember correctly, you said that it's going to be slightly larger than the original, correct?

So why did you choose sculpy this time? Is it because it's over an existing mug?

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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-12-07 09:23 am   Permalink

Ahhhhh
Back in action

A sideways Dan N Wendy show is better than no show at all...


 
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Posted: 2012-12-07 3:08 pm   Permalink

keep up the good work


 
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lunavideogames
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2012-12-07 4:12 pm   Permalink

Wendy, I have the same photo problem when I take pictures on my phone. They are always sideways or upside down. What I do to correct it is open them in photoshop, and photoshop usually can tell which way they are supposed to be. From there I just save them in photoshop and then they are right side up.

If you don't have photoshop, you should just be able to turn them on any program. From there you might just want to save them and that should do the trick. Obviously there are a bunch of different programs and operating systems out there. It might be a little more difficult on your end than that depending on what you are using. I am sure that you will figure it out though.

Nice to meet you last week! I am jealous of my wife having one of your great mugs before me...


 
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Chippy
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Posted: 2012-12-07 4:55 pm   Permalink

Wendy and Dan,

Thank you so much for spending some time with a tiki mug nerd and his wife while you were down last weekend. It was so wonderfull to hear how you make your mugs and the great stories about what goes into each and every design. Seeing them all on sale at Don's was fantastic. I wanted to take them all home with me.

I will be shooting you an email soon. Until then, keep the pictures coming. Mrs Chippy and I are loving the different items and how they come together.


 
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Posted: 2012-12-07 5:17 pm   Permalink

Damned PCs. Next time get a Mac.

 
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PockyTiki
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Posted: 2012-12-07 9:17 pm   Permalink

This is the first time I've seen all those different colored Tiki Bob mugs. I kind of want all of them. Rainbow Bob!
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2012-12-07 9:45 pm   Permalink

Wendy, I notice your camera puts everything in landscape mode (wide instead of tall). The few wide pictures you took are OK, it's the tall ones that are wrong. It's not a true fix but as long as you take the pictures wide they will display right
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