Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Also worked on a limited edition screen print for "Skootiki: Mods and Gods" that will be here in July. It will feature tiki art and Lambretta scooters of which there is some kind of connection ( ? ) I had a blast at last year's event and am looking forward to this one. Of course I will have carved tikis as well. Will let you know on the opening day. Come on down-it's worth it.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Been busy with more shameless self promotion lately and hopped onto the "Tiki Central" bandwagon. It is a forum that encompasses everything tiki from carvings, paintings, destination spots, history, exotic drinks, etc. It has taken me about a year to sort through it and figure things out but I did it. Also heard from Joe at Elroy Artspace today and I'm in for this years' tiki show. It will be in July.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Getting burned out on carving and need to get painting. The varnish that I use is great for outdoor use but requires many coats and months of drying time. Just waiting for 50 degree weather. Thanks to the many people that actually follow progress on this blog. I can't believe the power of the internet and am fascinated by the world-wide reach of it all. Although 90% of the hits come from the good ol' U.S. I get hits from Canada, China, the Dominican Republic, Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany, Luxenbourg, Latvia, (I bet there are NO tikis in Latvia. Be the first on your bloc. Order now! I will ship.) Australia, Brazil and more.
- Frog Island Tikis
- I started carving tikis in 2000 after a trip to Maui. I love and appreciate Polynesian culture, but rather than follow traditional ways, I put my own rather twisted view on the matter. I build each tiki with a protective edge to watch over the owner's well being. Most of them are of redwood or cedar, but my brother-in-law Jimbo brings me excellent palm from California. I start with a chainsaw and then really get into them with chisels, files, and knives. I have read that the ONLY way to breath life into an idol is through use of hand tools, but if primitive man had access to a chainsaw I know he would have used it. Tikis are for fun. Mahalo- CY
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