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Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2004-04-12 3:43 pm   Permalink

Okay artists and non-artists alike, we've seen your best (and it's AWESOME), now let's see your first!

I thought it would be fun to start a thread about some of our...er...not so best creations or our first creation(s) that got us hooked on all things tiki!
I'll start with my first two:


This Shag influenced guy (from one of the shag zippos) was carved with a swiss army knife and a palm sander. He was my first carving. And the first time I cut my thumb.


This Moai mug is straight out of PAD! He was my first tiki creation and my first tiki mug. He took a tumble one day, I glued him back together, bought the PAD book, and made a lamp out of him. He basked our kitchen in a beautiful red glow for many years. Our cats enjoyed his company too and liked to rub against him when we weren't looking. This, of course, caused him to tumble 3 more times, with 2 successful emergency surgeries, and one where I just couldn't find enough pieces to glue back together.
Here he is today:



I just couldn't bring myself to throw him away!

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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-04-13 06:27 am   Permalink

Somewhere I have a box of old pictures(20 years old or so)which contains pix of my first works. I may have buried it because it smelled so bad, or locked it up because it made everyone double over in laughter. I'm Lookin an lookin.
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kctiki
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From: Kansas City
Posted: 2004-04-13 06:49 am   Permalink

I assembled this guy about 18 years ago using linoleum, twine, old costume jewelry & hot glue. From the "Iola Boylan" school of crafting.



 
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Trader Woody
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Posted: 2004-04-13 12:39 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-04-12 15:43, Polynesiac wrote:



My wife looked over my shoulder just now and said "is that yours"? Honestly, my first and only carving has to be it's twin!
I stuck it under a plant for years hoping to 'weather' it into something decent, but it just made it more brown......

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johntiki
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Posted: 2004-04-13 5:53 pm   Permalink

My first and last attempt at carving...



I can't believe I made my parents haul that damn palm log all the way home from Florida for that!
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Turbogod
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Posted: 2004-04-13 7:33 pm   Permalink

Carvings #1 & #2 came out pretty good. I tried to do a 4 footer for #3, almost lost a finger he now is sitting in the yard in the rain as a Mai Tiki replaced his perch indoors. I have lost the love for #3.

 
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Chongolio
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Posted: 2004-04-16 6:21 pm   Permalink

Hands down this buggah:



I still want to sacrifice this one at a midnight bonfire under a full moon.
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motiki
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Posted: 2004-04-19 5:08 pm   Permalink




This is my first Moai and a wild Voodoo coconut mask I made last summer. I made the moai with a bow saw and a 1" flat chisel. I was going to finish him one day but I kind of like the primative look and decided he is done. I like the Tiki Voodoo vibe and made the coconut mask in honor of the Vodou God Gede. If any bad Karma gets by my Tikis the coconut mask will quickly take care of it. I will be working on some new stuff this summer and will get them posted when done. In the backround are some plants from my greenhouse that will be going into this years Tiki Garden of the Gods. I will put some pics of it on when it's up to full power.
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docwoods
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Posted: 2004-04-20 5:26 pm   Permalink

None of these is bad-the progression is the fun part of art.All of you should enjoy your first creations-I am!

 
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Trader Woody
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From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2004-07-17 09:12 am   Permalink

Well, this was my second ever carving which I recently found in a box. I'd completely forgotten that I'd even attempted a second carving.

I'd like to be able to say that my right hand was injured at the time and I'd had to use my left hand and my feet to carve such a debacle, but that would just be a big lie...



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chisel slinger
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Posted: 2004-07-17 8:23 pm   Permalink

I've seen worse than these in actual tiki bars.they are all great.very primitive looking. everyone is their own worst critic. some times i have to stop myself from spending too much time to make them look better.seems like the ones Im ready to throw in the trash are the first ones to sell. Ive actually set some out to the trash and they were gone the next day ( before the trashman came).

 
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Polynesiac
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Posted: 2004-07-17 9:52 pm   Permalink

I agree...we are our own worst critic. These creations are really good, even if we feel (as the carver/creator) that they deserve to be the first log in our next bonfire...so...I decided to change the title of the thread to just the first creation.
I have to say that looking at the images posted, I wish my first creations looked like them!
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2004-07-17 10:59 pm   Permalink

Great topic, Polynesiac!

Here's my first tiki illustration:




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wushu
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Posted: 2004-07-18 1:53 pm   Permalink





These were my first two tiki paintings, done at the beginning of last year. I have been a polynesian pop, oceanic art enthusiast for years and finally decided to act outta love

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Velvet Ruby
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Joined: Nov 22, 2003
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Posted: 2004-07-20 02:07 am   Permalink

This painting was two firsts...
First tiki painting, and first black velvet painting.. (before I found out that I should have bought velveteen ha.)
Didn't photograph too well, it's MUCH more subdued in real life.. that's the flash I guess... this would beeeee.. 5 years ago?



closeup of the little guy


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