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The new tiki is coming along fine…

Slow but steady. But it has gone from that, to this…

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Still more dogs and logs on blogs… now with more dogs!

We have three dogs at our house now. Two of them live there, one is just visiting. And, in my continuing effort to make tikis that are completely nontraditional, I am making one with facial features that have all straight … Continue reading

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More dogs and logs on blogs…

Our dogs… although there is another one staying with us for the next few weeks. I will fill you in on that as the other project progresses… the new tiki-to-be… I am preparing the log. So far, all I have … Continue reading

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Well, the new tiki is done…

I know, it is a little lopsided, but, like with some people, it is the flaws that make the face interesting. Here he is with that other tiki I finished a few weeks ago, and with the very first tiki … Continue reading

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A new tiki is born… part 3…

I have done some more work on the mouth. After the bark lips started to fall off, I had to flatten the remainder out, so I had to make the whole face a little deeper in the wood. I am … Continue reading

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A new tiki is born… part 2… and our first technical glitch…

The new tiki is coming alive. There is something sad and very earnest about the eyes that I like, and the big grin might end up looking cute. And yes, I am giving him bangs. HA! The thing is… and … Continue reading

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A new tiki is born… part 1…

Yes, I know it doesn’t look like a tiki yet… this is just a picture of the log… I looked at the log for a while. I found the face that was in the wood… the spirit of this tree. … Continue reading

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I fixed that tiki that made me feel like a racist… even though we all know I’m not one… right???

Here is what it looks like now. You might remember the post I did with a photo of the way it used to look… Once again, let me remind you that when I first used that wood stain/varnish, it was … Continue reading

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I am probably the least racist tiki carver you have ever interviewed… but… um…

Okay, where do I start? The thing is… (hello, old thing)… that I have been neglecting my tiki carving for a while now. I decided to get back into it, and I finished this guy. My clear varnish was dried … Continue reading

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I decided to start carving another tiki…

You know, because editing two novels and preparing them for self-publication, designing covers for the books, beginning work on a new novel, getting a kid ready to go away to college, working two part-time jobs,  all while trying to send … Continue reading

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