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What do you think? Quinntiki's original watercolors of tiki mugs
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Joined: Aug 14, 2012
Posts: 17
From: Boston, MA
Posted: 2012-11-01 6:55 pm   Permalink

I'm finally getting up the courage to share some of my tiki watercolors with you. I've been excited to share them with friends and family, but nervous about sharing them with such a discerning tiki-enthusiast crowd!

They are all original watercolor paintings. I have had a ton of fun choosing and painting different mugs.

I know this is a pretty common mug, but before I got really into collecting, I started giving the mugs names. This little guy is Earl:

Naturally, this bigger, similarly tan one is Earl Senior:

I opened a shop on Etsy to sell high quality matted prints of the watercolors, greeting cards, and what I'm calling Quinntiki trading cards.

This is a coupe glass from my grandma's childhood:

And I'll leave you with a suffering bastard:

I haven't made many sales (two, to be exact), but I'm having fun and that's what counts!
Quinntiki - Original tiki art

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Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 9064
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2012-11-01 7:17 pm   Permalink

Quinn, I like 'em. I think you'll find people here pretty accepting and encouraging. All that nervousness for nuthin'

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Professor G
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Joined: Sep 03, 2011
Posts: 346
From: the Tiki Wastelands
Posted: 2012-11-01 7:39 pm   Permalink

They're nicely done, Quinn. Have you posted them up in Marketplace?

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Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 7401
Posted: 2012-11-01 8:27 pm   Permalink

Nicely done Quinntiki. I especially like the colors on The Book of Tiki mug. Keep posting so we can enjoy all that you do, Wendy

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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
Posts: 3414
From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2012-11-01 10:38 pm   Permalink

Very nice Quinn, I like 'em too!

Water colors are a medium I have always struggled with my whole life, so you get extra props from me!

Good luck with sales, and please continue adding to the collection!

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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 1212
From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2012-11-02 03:41 am   Permalink

Nothing to be nervous about at all, they look great, especially the Book Of Tiki one.

I'm with Lake Surfer. The few times i've painted with water colours i've never enjoyed it because i've never felt in control, so props to you.

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Joined: Nov 25, 2004
Posts: 679
From: Oregon
Posted: 2012-11-03 05:59 am   Permalink

Nice stuff! Watercolor is a very unforgiving medium, you do a great job of utilizing it.

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