||Wendy Cevola 12/17/14 Homer Simpson has his wood grain, is sanded and popped in the kiln.
Joined: Aug 07, 2012
From: San Diego, CA
|Posted: 2013-02-26 6:00 pm  Permalink|
Dartharnie, your quote from Wendy (from a few days ago) is/was definitely the TC quote of the day/week.
Can you believe it? I can't. Not only does Team Wendy & Dan create the most amazing clay work, not only does this thread sustain happiness and joy in countless TCers, but they donate blood, too? How generous are these guys? (That being said, perhaps some of Dan's cookies for all would be a nice touch, but no pressure).
Excited to see the Scary Trio come out of the kiln- though I'm really torn between which is my favorite. A tough decision.
Beach Bum Bob is, as everyone else has said, amazingly awesome.
Thanks for all, and rest up.
Joined: Jan 01, 2012
|Posted: 2013-02-26 10:22 pm  Permalink|
WOW!!!! I love the monsters....Each one is better than the next and it really doesn't matter the order you look at them!
Why do these glazes run? it seems to be happening more often this year compared to last (although that's just my impression)? Why?
Grand Member (3 years)
Joined: May 09, 2012
From: San Diego
|Posted: 2013-02-26 10:39 pm  Permalink|
Yeah Wendy, all of those mugs at La Mariana still say W. Cevola on the bottom too
I like the Ms Pac-Man mugs, do you want to ship out the head and the Pacman at the same time, or is it still going to be a bit until the severed heads are ready? Just send me a message if you would like me to pay. Thanks a bunch for making me such a cool mug!
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Joined: Jul 03, 2011
|Posted: 2013-02-27 08:04 am  Permalink|
Pac Man Bob & his 3 wives!!!!
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Jun 17, 2002
|Posted: 2013-02-27 09:58 am  Permalink|
Thank you everyone. I really enjoyed your posts.
TikiAno Aaaahhhhh, we will. We stopped the chocolate chip cookies. Now I mix angel food cake batter and spread it out very thin and bake it into a crispy cookie. We need to make and eat everything in the house and then start our diets!
dartharnie I think you'll like the photos today even better. I'll be asking you questions with each one. About the glazes. I'm using new types to see how they work. Some say three layer but now I know if you are putting layers of a different color on top of those they melt together even though they are under-glazes and not supposed to move. Experience is everything.
lunavideogames I'm glad to hear my name is still on them. That's my payment for the sculpt, will work for fame is my motto.
Are you going to Caliente? I deliver there in May.
LoriLovesTiki or floozies.
Progress Report Wish List #3
dartharnies monster trio.
Bela Lugosi Question. Do you like him as is a rough buff glaze on the vest, shirt, tie and face? Alternative 1. Gloss glaze over these areas. Alternative 2 the addition of some color to his skin and then gloss glaze. Any detail they you want added?
Invisible Man. He has a glaze skip near his left elbow. His glasses will be painted gold after he is finished glazing. Are the blue lenses OK or would you like them to be black? The pattern on the ascot didn't show up. I can add enamel detail when I do the glasses if you would like any.
The Mummy. Is he sandy enough? I can add more of the yellow with black spots to him. Otherwise he is finished.
The Severed Head #1 Artist Proof
Mine on the left and the tiny original on the right.
There are some changes for the run. I'll try to make the hair closer to the original. First I need to finish the Wish List and then work only on these heads.
Fun stuff ahead...Wendy
Joined: Apr 04, 2003
From: The armpit of Florida
|Posted: 2013-02-27 10:24 am  Permalink|
I wasn't too keen on the movie monsters idea. Not really "tiki" "mugs" in my book.
But man, those really turned out great!
And the severed head is a great rendering of the original.
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jun 21, 2006
|Posted: 2013-02-27 10:53 am  Permalink|
Those movie monsters are looking really nice. The Mummy turned out particularly awesome.
GROG like Bela the way he is without the gloss glaze on the skin. No color either. He was originally black and white. But, you gotta please the client, so what the client wants, the client gets.
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|Atomic Tiki Punk|
Joined: Jul 19, 2009
From: Costa Misery
|Posted: 2013-02-27 11:04 am  Permalink|
Great work Wendy! you rock.
Joined: Feb 08, 2009
|Posted: 2013-02-27 5:11 pm  Permalink|
The glaze on your new Severed Head mug absolutely amazing, wonderfully spot-on compared to the original!!
And they're not really my thing, but your monsters are fantastic; Bela is nothing short of a masterpiece!
I'm envious of the couches at your blood center - nothing nearly that nice at ours. (I go in for double reds tomorrow.)
ebtiki / eab21 on Ooga-Mooga
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Joined: Sep 05, 2012
From: Dawee's Kakaput Bar
|Posted: 2013-02-27 5:30 pm  Permalink|
Wendy, the Severed Head mug looks amazing! So close to the original, and I am really glad that you allowed us to vote and opt for the larger size! It's really impressive, I can't wait to have one sitting on my tiki shelf!
Joined: Jul 18, 2010
From: Las Vegas
|Posted: 2013-02-27 6:10 pm  Permalink|
Worst sound ever, slurp of an empty tiki mug through my straw!!!
Grand Member (7 years)
Joined: Mar 30, 2008
From: The Anvil of the Sun
|Posted: 2013-02-27 7:42 pm  Permalink|
I love that Bela Wendy! I think the matte finish of the skin contrasts well with the jet-black glossy hair. The severed head is amazingly close!
When you hurry through life, you just get to the end faster.
Pirate Ship Tree House
Joined: Jan 01, 2012
|Posted: 2013-02-28 09:09 am  Permalink|
Out of the kiln are some seriously awesome mugs.
The severed head is epic. the size and scope and blood splatter are really impressive. If i didn't have little kids....
Ms. Pac-Man is so playful and the individual level prizes (like the pretzel) is such a nice personal touch.
My monsters are Jaw dropping. The details and expressions are spot on and soooooooo prefect.
I have a Wendy shelf that now needs expanding! Yippee!
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Jun 17, 2002
|Posted: 2013-02-28 09:17 am  Permalink|
Philot thank you. Your Temple of the Jaguar bowl wasn't tiki either but I sure had fun comments about it. All the monster trio started out as Tiki Bob mugs. That's pretty close to tiki, just morphed!
GROG dartharnie agrees with you. I'll be adding gloss glaze to the tie and vest leaving the shirt and face to be buff. I like it that way too. Thank you for the (won't run) glazing suggestions on the PM page.
Atomic Tiki Punk and I can't carry a single note! (:
ebtiki best wishes for a painless stick today. Thank you for all the comments too.
Dawee Tiki I am so happy that you approve, I needed that. Now I need to go buy more of these glazes to be ready for the run.
hang10tiki the gift of another photo shopped picture just makes my day. Thank you so much. I bet dartharnie will have fun seeing this. How appropriate to have Dracula at the blood bank.
MadDogMike I thought so too, thank you. I'm looking forward to your swap drawing.
Thank you everyone. All your comments made my day. Now I'll work even harder for the Dan and Wendy show!
Progress on Wish List #3
My dining room table. I haven't gotten around to contacting anyone about their pieces. I'm always working.
Dan (while wearing a face mask) vacuumed out the kiln. We were checking to make sure the wires were dust free.
In the shed yesterday were all my dry pieces.
One by one I sanded them.
Dan blew off all the clay dust.
Top shelf. I fired last night without the aero-vent and the kiln completed without a fail message.
I'll be back soon, ya hear! Wendy
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Joined: Mar 13, 2011
From: NW TN
|Posted: 2013-02-28 1:12 pm  Permalink|
Full Time Tiki! The Bumatay Bob looks great