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Wendy Cevola 7/26/16 Diamond Head Island Hilton Hawiian Village mug for Danno.
danlovestikis
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Posted: 3 days ago; 8:40 pm   Permalink



TikiAno come any time. For tiny paintings I have more control with a sharp tip than with a brush. I do all the Hot Tub Hula Girl faces with a skewer.

TikiHula oh good, I thought maybe I didn't put enough glaze on them. He thought up the FOM logo just before we shipped. He got it just in time.

hang10tiki You are the wood carver. How about doing the grain of rice. That should be super fun to see!


I glazed crawl mugs for 9 hours today so I'm taking the night off from posting. Be back tomorrow. Good Night. Wendy
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 3 days ago; 8:55 pm   Permalink

Day 10
Last day





Very happy with these two finds
I've never seen either one before
Trader Vic's Honolulu












Time to go home



Now back to your regularly scheduled program

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Posted: 2 days ago; 12:17 pm   Permalink

Hang10 that glass and napkins are awesome - never seen them before either. Ten days in the islands = no complaints
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2 days ago; 7:19 pm   Permalink

hang10tiki we are crying too that the photo journey to Oahu has now ended. Thank you for sharing. Same as Tiki Hula, never have see those before!

TikiHula every time we go to El Jardine or On the Border we think of you. Sense Dan loves Mexican food that's very often.

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Tonight is Catch Up night with misc. photos.

Another batch of necklaces are out of the kiln, $15 each plus shipping, just like the last batch. I have put strings on them.


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Dan bought me a scratcher as a surprise. I never had one like this before. I bet him they would all be tickets or dollars.


It doesn't pay to be right. I turned it in for another scratcher which was a total loser. At least the first one had the fun factor.


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Last week we took a day off and went to Grass Valley with Dan's sister. I wasn't looking and I tripped on these rounded bricks. I didn't expect a tree in the middle of the sidewalk and I was looking across the street at a restaurant.

I was in so much pain after coming down onto the raised bricks that I had to lay on the ground for awhile. People walked right on past without comment. I have five lumps and bruises, one the size of my hand on my hip. I'm so lucky I didn't break anything. Yes I did take photos of my bruises, no I'm not going to share them, ha ha ha.


Because I hurt myself Dan posed for this photo without a moments hesitation.


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I no longer have the HUGE Tiki Bob Hula Girl Monkey bowl. It has shipped to Owen in New York.

This is such a scary bowl to ship. We started with an inner box with peanuts on the bottom.


Once the bowl was in the inner box I put tissue over the areas that I had painted. Sometimes plastic peanuts can react with the enamel paint. I sent him one of my advertising buttons too.


Then we filled the rest of the box with peanuts.


Then after a layer of peanuts were placed in the bottom of the box we put the inner box inside the outer box and


filled it the rest of the way.


Pins and needles until it is safely in his hands.

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The story of the wedding mugs has not yet ended. I fired five mugs that I had dremmeled to remove their runny noses and when they came out of the kiln two were now good but three had runny noses again.

So I dremmeled off the brown glaze and put new layers of white and clear


and fired them last Friday the 22nd.


I took them out of the kiln and all three had all THREE had runny noses AGAIN. There were even


drips coming off the bottom.


Today was 104 degrees but I still put on the face mask, eye and ear protection and spent an hour removing the glaze from these mugs in my hot garage.


Once again they are cleaned up. I even removed glaze from the noses. Eventually there shouldn't be enough glaze to run.


I got out the glazes I needed and


re-glazed them.


I did many coats of white.


This time I decided to cover the entire faces with clear. Maybe the glaze will prevent the other glaze from moving.


The kiln is firing right now. In two days I'll know if it worked this time or not. The wedding is October first so I still have time to remake these mugs.

I feel so fortunate that none of the glaze ran on the HUGE bowl Tiki Bob's. That would have been a horror!

Cheers, Wendy



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Posted: Yesterday; 06:47 am   Permalink

Oh No
Sorry about the trip n fall
Hope you are ok
Bad place for a tree
I hope you heal up fast


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danlovestikis
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hang10tiki the bruise continues to grow but the lump underneath is shrinking. It may be the largest bruise I've ever had and that makes it kind of fun. Thank you for your kind words.

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Too tired so good night, Wendy
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Posted: Yesterday; 8:50 pm   Permalink

Tell Dan-0 that cookies are good for bruises

 
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TikiAno
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Posted: Yesterday; 10:03 pm   Permalink

Oh no! Wendy, so sorry you had a fall. Hopefully you'll feel better and be up and running in time for Oasis. Though I think Oasis will be pretty crowd-filled this year so if you fall you'll probably land on someone?!?!

Good luck with the Bobs, hope they turn out well. Man, your attention on focus to perfect is inspiring!

Thanks for posting, Jon, great pics as always.



 
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TikiAno Thank you and thank you and more thank yous!

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This mug is for Danno. He requested a Diamond Head Island mug with the addition of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Tower.

I cast all of these blank mugs so I could do these for the next Wish List #7 but I decided that I would do some now so that I could use them for advertising. So Danno and a guy at the Alibi in Portland will get theirs now. All the rest can be ordered for the next Wish List.


Since these mugs are really blank I had to start by painting in glaze my information.


Next I glazed the inside in my favorite spotted blue glaze.


I decided to try a new technique of cutting out some of the picture with the blue painter's tape.


Then I painted the sky over this tape.


I did three layers drying each between coats.


Then I let it dry completely and then I peeled off the tape.


After I did this I glaze painted the water at the bottom. When it dried I used a carving tool to remove this paint. So now I have two ways to do this.


Why am I removing paint? I have had some times where this CN glaze by Duncan has spread out when layered.


Now I began to paint the palm trees.


Then I painted in Diamond Head Island and the buildings.


Next I began detailing the palm trees.


Here I used the backend of the paint brush to carve the paint.


Next I worked on the palm fronds.


I used three colors.


The tips were actually yellow.


I also added coconuts to each palm tree.


So here's how it looked at the end.








Here's the Hilton Tower.


Here's the little one done with a tooth pick.






Cliffhanger: It has gone into the kiln days ago so tomorrow you'll see if it turned out or did not...

Cheers, Wendy.




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Posted: Today; 10:57 am   Permalink

Yikes - hope you heal up fast and I'm so glad you didn't break anything

The diamond head mug looks great so far. Amazing what you can paint with a toothpick!
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Posted: Today; 12:03 pm   Permalink

Wait, so you're painting mugs now?!
That Diamond Head mug looks like it's going to be a beauty. Keeping my fingers crossed when it goes into the kiln.


Get well soon Wendy!



 
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