Wednesday, May 23, 2012
I had a very good time at my first real tiki vending event and will certainly do it again. It was hot and close to or over 100 every day and loading and unloading damn near killed me ('Ohiki will never be going on another roady with me) but mostly enjoyed the beautiful dry heat. Many thanks to Rory for hosting the event and to Mark and Cindy from San Diego, John and his wife Janelle, Wendy and Dan, and the others that purchased tikis and depleted my t shirt supply. I will bring bigger sizes next time I promise.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Attended the sold out, sweaty, beer- soaked Dead Milkmen show at the Hawthorne Theatre yesterday so naturally I had a great time. They played their asses off for an hour and a half in a sing- along set that included old classics and from the newest album The King in Yellow. Opening band the ex girlfriends were ok while local band The And We Shared Milk provided a great odd, tempo that would change from one minute to the next.
- 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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