||Wendy Cevola 10/19/14 Another Tiki Bob inspired by the guys leg in Venice, Italy.
Joined: Jun 17, 2002
|Posted: 2014-07-07 2:45 pm  Permalink|
Tiki Hula there's no place like home, family and good friends. Also fun tiki projects to do. See you soon.
Joined: Aug 07, 2012
From: San Diego, CA
|Posted: 2014-07-07 3:07 pm  Permalink|
A belated "Welcome Back" from the whole gang of Sweat, er, Tiki Hogs:
I recently noticed a travel warning online- not sure if that coincided with your travels-
But seriously.... we just got back from Oahu, had a great (short) trip. Finally made it to LMSC- though they didn't have any W.C. mugs! There, were, however, mugs from Gecko & Bowana, which were pretty cool.
There were also some great float lamps...
And a lamp that I want to make for myself- a shell barrel lamp (hadn't seen this design/ build before)...
Joined: Jun 17, 2002
|Posted: 2014-07-08 2:30 pm  Permalink|
Tiki Ano I think I lived during the years that hairdo was popular. I sure did like that show. Tiki Godzilla!
We love La Mariana. It's been around 14 years since we were there. Those a wonderful photos, thank you.
These are the last photos from our trip. This is how we spent 27 hours getting home.
Our water taxi that would take us to the airport picked us up at the outdoor restaurant of our hotel.
If you are wondering I spray painted our suitcases with gold and on one I painted symbols so that we could easily spot them. It worked
but we were stared at with these and a few people asked about them.
The water taxi arrived. The journey was to take 45 minutes.
We slowly moved through canals.
One was the Grand Canal and one
was dark and eerie.
Once we were in an open area without any other boats around he took off. Our trip ended up being 15 minutes.
At the airport we had breakfast. I'd never seen these berries before but I ate them. Tart with crunchy seeds.
We saw guards with guns and also watched dogs sniffing for bombs around every corner. What's wrong with the lady in the middle?
Settled on the plane we would watch 5 movies. The best one was Nebraska.
This time we are chasing after the sun so we cut three hours off the time when we got to Philadelphia.
We left Venice behind. My first and possibly only trip to Europe had ended. Dan had been to Italy when he was a college student a century ago.
Just a hop skip and a jump.
The Jersey shore. Can you spot LoriLovesTiki's home?
Arriving on time at the Philadelphia airport.
There was a backup of 18 planes waiting for takeoff. We were delayed an hour.
Finally we were off the ground and in another 5.5 hours we would be in Sacramento. Another 45 minutes we would be home.
The next day we unpacked our suitcases. These are our souvenirs. A tacky Venice shot glass and squishy balls for kids in our family. They sold these at every corner of Venice.
You hold it face up and then
smash it on the floor.
Very slowly it regains it's shape. Lot's of silly fun.
Trip over next trip will be to Tiki Kon in Portland Oregon. Want to come along? I can't resist showing you the way.
Back to work on Tiki Atari's kickstarter mug.
Three down 3 to go to finish the topless version. Then 5 specials after that.
Thanks for the visit, Wendy
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
From: Lancaster, SC
|Posted: 2014-07-10 06:45 am  Permalink|
Thank you for sharing all the photos of your trip. Beautiful pics and it looks like the two of you had a great time. You win the award for most creative suitcases on a European flight. LOVE the squishy pigs. HAHA
The amount of detail on those mugs is amazing. it is like each one is a painting. Awesome work on those.
Joined: Aug 07, 2012
From: San Diego, CA
|Posted: 2014-07-10 08:08 am  Permalink|
Thanks for all the great photos- looks like an amazing trip. I love the look (and arrows!) on the luggage.
I know you're heading out to Tiki Kon, but I am really looking forward to seeing those kickstarter mugs fired.... so please have Hula glaze more so you can fill up the kiln and get to glaze fire them! Okay, sorry for all the pressure. I'll get back to work now....
Joined: Jun 17, 2002
|Posted: 2014-07-10 08:32 am  Permalink|
littlegiles and Tiki Ano this is certainly the year of travels for us. It's fun to share the photos with you all. It was fun to mess up our suitcases. I love those squishy pigs too. I hope to find more here in the states.
The kickstarter mugs will look very different fired so I'm anxious too.
All I had to do for Tiki Atari's topless version of his mug was to do the inside and the skirt to match and to do the rest in Teal Blue like the earlier version. When I thought about that it seemed that it might clash. So I decided that the lettering needed to also match the skirt and then these mugs just demanded more. So I did a full blown painting for each one. Three layers of every color.
Even though these are not my mugs I do have my name on the bottoms of those I altered and glazed so I need to do the best possible for each one.
Another one completed.
Here are a couple more photos of the last two and then the line up of the Tiki Rockettes.
Details and more
When we are back from Tiki Kon I have the 5 mugs, that I carved differently from these, left to glaze. I'll fire them with Tiki Hula's crawl mug.
Then I will submerge them in water to look for flaws. Those areas if there are any will be re-glazed. When they dry I'll cover them with clear glaze and fire them again. They will change one more time.
But for now we are on a Tiki Hunt/Vacation/Tiki Kon party week. Of course I'll be sharing photos or Oregon.
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Mar 04, 2005
From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
|Posted: 2014-07-10 11:43 am  Permalink|
WooHoo!!! That Mug is Beautiful!!
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jan 09, 2008
From: Kihei, Maui
|Posted: 2014-07-11 02:30 am  Permalink|
Wendy Your Incredible!!! Those mugs really look amazing!! ';)
|Atomic Tiki Punk|
Joined: Jul 19, 2009
From: Costa Misery
|Posted: 2014-07-11 03:35 am  Permalink|
Hey Wendy, those look like Red Currant Berries that you were eating.
Joined: Jul 18, 2010
From: Las Vegas
|Posted: 2014-07-11 6:53 pm  Permalink|
Missed the show for 2 weeks
Love all the photos
Ano- almost spit out my coffee when I saw the photo above
We had a great time on The Big Island
Here are a few of my favorite pics
(Ok, more than a few)
Funny, I think we see "Dan" on all of our Hawaii trips
This guy was great on the Vibes, he took requests
We had a couple great Martin Denny songs with our dinner
Worst sound ever, slurp of an empty tiki mug through my straw!!!
Joined: Jun 17, 2002
|Posted: 2014-07-11 7:14 pm  Permalink|
WooHooWahine Tiki Atari will love to hear that. I'm doing my best to make the mug as special as possible with glaze.
Beachbumz ditto for what I said to WooHoo. We are missing Tiki Oasis this year. Are you and Maui Tiki going to be there?
Atomic Tiki Punk your figured it out. Thank you. I've never had those before. I've heard of Current jelly so now I'll have to try that.
hang10tiki WOW I love how you set up these album pages. You are a computer wizard. The photos are wonderful. I'll be looking back on them for inspiration for my art. Dan will be looking back at them to admire Janelle! Hawaii and Janelle are beautiful and you are just plain studly.
TIKI KON starts tonight but after a day of antiquing Dan and I are in our room for the night. After all it's already 7 PM.
We found 1 tiki vase after looking through 1400 booths at the Portland Expo. Then another 5 hours in antique stores Dan found nothing. There must be many collectors here.
We have run into Justin one of the organizers. Amy and Jeff from Tiki Magazine and Kingstiedye and Sandy from Sacramento.
I think I'll show you now the photos of our trip from Elk Grove California to Tiki Kon. Every day in Oregon is a very special day.
My sister and her family live in Medford so that was our first stop. Before we traveled on we went through a couple of antique stores. The only find was this walking stick.
Hawaiian below a
Maori tiki on the top. After these photos Dan looked at the price tag and carefully returned it to the bin. $495.oo must be very special.
We watch for cute and fun photo ops along the road.
I liked this weeping tree.
Our next night was on the Oregon coast in a town called Bandon. Dan missed a good photo when the bird tried to peck my head.
It was very cold and windy in Bandon.
I was posting on...you guessed it...Tiki Central.
The sunset view from our room was unreal it was so beautiful.
Bandon has lots of wood carvings around the town. We found this one at a farmer's market.
The next night was in Coos Bay. We found a park in the woods and we took a hike.
The Egyptian Theater in Coos Bay was open for tours. We went so that we could see
tigertail777's painting of opening day 1925 in the same theater. What a great artist.
That night we were shook out of bed by fireworks that were over the bay and right outside our room. We got up and got dressed and went out to watch.
The paper the next day
Back on the road we stopped for lunch in Florence.
While waiting for our food I noticed this on a card at the table.
After lunch we found the "tiki" bar. Needs something doesn't it?
We continued on and stopped at the sea lion caves.
It's 200 feet down and elevator. It doesn't smell very good. Even still it was fun.
We could see them better outside.
Another stop more walking sticks. I think the cut the heads off Dollar Store tikis and glued them on. They did it well but we passed. These were $29.oo
We spent the next night in Newport Beach. Dan found a Skull mug and was so happy when he looked at the back.
Pub Tiki, yippy.
The next morning we stopped in Lincoln city. Dan always finds good stuff there. This tiki's face is different from any he has in his collection.
We made a quick stop at Cannon Beach to see its famous rock.
We have now reached Portland Oregon and the famous Trader Vic's.
Yes I went off my oil free diet to have their wonderful sundae. I just couldn't pass it up.
We still have a few days before Tiki Kon starts so we went to the Oregon Zoo. It's a super good bargain at $4 for us senior citizens.
These eerie fruit bats.
More beautiful woods in Oregon near the zoo.
Our second night in Portland was once again spent with Justin who with Greg organizes Tiki Kon.
I'll stop here for tonight. Depending on how the party goes I'll be back sooner or later.
Thank you hang10tiki for the trip photos. We were all so lucky to be on these great trips. Cheers, Wendy
[ This Message was edited by: danlovestikis 2014-07-11 20:02 ]
Grand Member (7 years)
Joined: Mar 30, 2008
From: The Anvil of the Sun
|Posted: 2014-07-11 9:20 pm  Permalink|
Working nite shift so I had plenty of time to catch up with your thread Wendy. Looks like you had a wonderful trip! I wonder if Tiki Ano and I were in Oahu at the same time? I had hoped to stop by and see Henrik VanTiki but it just didn't work out
I only have one comment on all your travel pics...
I notice these had a hole in the end
I hope to all that is holy that they weren't whistles!
When you hurry through life, you just get to the end faster.
Pirate Ship Tree House
Joined: Aug 28, 2008
|Posted: 2014-07-11 11:19 pm  Permalink|
It's not enough you make killer mugs, you gotta have tons of fun too ???
Joined: Nov 25, 2004
|Posted: 2014-07-12 12:47 am  Permalink|
Just caught up with your trip. Fantastic... but uh.... I don't think W.C means what you think it means.
Love the picture of you by my painting. Sounds like you enjoyed Coos Bay. I hope you have had time to eat at one of my favorite haunts there: "The Pancake Mill". They have delicious breakfast delicacies to die for, and even a lot of gluten free offerings!
It was really great seeing you both again before you headed off to Tiki Kon, I really enjoyed the visit! Thanks again for the extra paint. That aqua you included actually will probably be used in my current painting: "Polynesia Fantasia, ICE", it's just about the right shade. I have a bunch of much lighter than cookie sheets to hold, painting palettes now too! Seriously... cookie sheets get heavy after holding them for hours. So, when are you going to move in with Cy? I gotta say I absolutely love his little Frog Island.
Can't wait to see your pics of Tiki Kon!
Joined: Nov 25, 2004
|Posted: 2014-07-12 12:49 am  Permalink|
Oh..... and Hang10 super cool picture show of your trip too! Thanks for sharing!