||San Diego Tiki Chop - Sept 4th!
Joined: May 01, 2006
From: San Diego
|Posted: 2011-09-04 08:17 am  Permalink|
See you all shortly!
Grand Member (7 years)
Joined: Mar 30, 2008
From: The Anvil of the Sun
|Posted: 2011-09-04 5:50 pm  Permalink|
Had a great time - thanks all!
Joined: Apr 10, 2007
From: San Diego CA
|Posted: 2011-09-04 9:07 pm  Permalink|
Joined: Nov 19, 2006
From: Lemon Grove
|Posted: 2011-09-05 10:52 am  Permalink|
The Sept. 2011 Chop was a brilliant success! Gathered friends...some new, some old, shared art and creating for an afternoon.
Okay TC, This right here...this is what it is all about!
...and this too! The FOOD! Shown below is: Mieko's Mom Diane - she is the Chop's Flagship right there! - we all follow the food.
Mieko's Pop - Bill (the Man!)
Mieko and her Mom - Mieko is hands down the kindest, most giving person in Tiki.
This Chop was in part a celebration for a pair old friends who are moving on to enjoy life on the island of Kauai. We will miss you Bill and Lennie! We look forward to that Chop you will be having in Kauai. We will all be there!
check out Bill's mad skills
You all should pick one of these up before Bill splits
The talented Lennie:
Look for Bill's ride in Kauai...rock jumping on Kauai?...maybe?
Master Mad Dog Mike was there! Mike, brother, how did I only get 1 shot of you??
Some new friends - Jason Lee & Michele
Michele brought some reference materials along...
She draws like a dream.
Jason Lee is quite a carver!
Karrol and Chloe fought traffic to make the long trip down - you two are awesome!
Mr. Matt Reese showed up to show us his tattoos.
he can make the ass shake on this arm babe with a little flexing.
Dav Lozeau showed up to put a smack down on this monster log.
Sir B is always a joy to watch! He is without a doubt, the master of precision!
And I...I showed up at noon to the fun late, but I made it.
Babalu's Traveling Road Show:
I had to leave at about 3:00 pm so I was only able to get two of the three cannibals started that I want to stack up here. Time for some fine tuning and to add the third figure-
Scott from the Skinny Dog Crew showed up right as I was leaving...sorry I didn't get a shot of him...
I called Bowana this morning, and he told me that the Chop went on well into the night...I guess a Porter tribute dude showed up to play for them...
...and the evening was topped off with a ginormous fireworks disply!! How cool is that!
The CHOP LIVES!!!!
[ This Message was edited by: Babalu 2011-09-05 13:00 ]
Joined: Sep 09, 2003
|Posted: 2011-09-05 12:07 pm  Permalink|
Michele brought some reference materials along...
Mahalo Nui Loa! I am honored!
Waikiki Tiki; Art, History, and Photographs.
Available now from Bess Press Hawaii.
[ This Message was edited by: Phillip Roberts 2011-09-05 12:09 ]
Joined: Aug 03, 2004
From: Omao, Kauai
|Posted: 2011-09-05 12:48 pm  Permalink|
Babs, GREAT write-up of a classic chop! SO good to all get together again!
I really hope it will continue.
I only to a couple pics, and I didn't catch all attendees in these, but:
David (Clysdalle) and David (Bowana)
Mike (Mad Dog Mike) and Lennie (lennieguys)
Jason and Michelle
Thanks to Mieko for hosting!
Me on facebook
Joined: Nov 10, 2006
From: La Mesa, CA
|Posted: 2011-09-05 7:09 pm  Permalink|
Thanks for hosting, Mieko! And everyone who brought yummy food!
Really nice seeing everyone, and to meet Jason and Michelle. Hope you'll be regulars from now on!
Yes Babalu, there was a second wind with more carving and more eating later in the day. Twice the fun!
Best of luck, Bill and Lennie!
Any more pictures?!
The CHOP LIVES!
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Joined: Jan 27, 2006
From: Carlsbad, CA
|Posted: 2011-09-05 7:26 pm  Permalink|
Thanks again everyone...that is really the pure essence of the tiki community right there. No bullshit...no drama...just fun and art. Thanks for reminding what's good about the scene!
Joined: Jun 06, 2006
From: San Diego, CA
|Posted: 2011-09-06 12:41 pm  Permalink|
Thanks for posting all the pictures guys! It looks like you all had such a great time! I sure wish I could have been there. Bill, I wish you all the best in Kauai! I'll miss you and Lennie, but I know we'll see you again one of these days. xxx x ooo o
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Jun 17, 2002
|Posted: 2011-09-06 4:04 pm  Permalink|
Loved the photos. I feel like I was there - only I was here. I worked on ceramics the whole day while you were all together having the best kind of party. Living down south sure has its benefits. Hello friends, Wendy
Joined: Jul 21, 2011
|Posted: 2011-09-07 10:31 am  Permalink|
Thanks so much for posting these !
|Kiki von Tiki|
Joined: Mar 01, 2008
From: Irvine, CA
|Posted: 2011-09-07 11:19 am  Permalink|
Thanks to Mieko for hosting, it was so great to have some creative time with some of my favorite people! Good to see the SD crew and meet some new friends too. Lennie and Bill, you'll be missed, but I know you'll be back for visits and now I have someone to visit when I go to the Islands!
Kiki von Tiki stuff on etsy.com!