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Welcome to Conga's Corner, various finished pieces since May 2006.

[ Edited by: congatiki 2012-03-03 14:32 ]

[ Edited by: congatiki 2013-04-21 09:42 ]

[ Edited by: congatiki on 2004-10-27 08:05 ]

Conga -- looked at the way you posted them and it seemed okay to me -- just re-read that FAQ about posting pix and try it out in the test section til you get it right -- I want to see those pics!

[ Edited by: congatiki on 2005-05-01 06:57 ]

deleted some pics that were mixed up at shutterfly.

[ Edited by: congatiki 2006-08-25 05:05 ]


Darn right, we DO Need another tiki artist and another and another and..... Anyone who can come along and post art as good as this is needed Anytime. More more more

I really like the one with the person in red sitting by the tree. It makes me happy.

Nice work. You're very talented!

thanks for the encouragement Benzart...and
Finkdaddy....anything that makes you
happy makes me happy. Now that i think
i have the knack of posting pics i'll
toss a few more in this thread.

foamy posted on Mon, Oct 25, 2004 7:17 AM

They all look fine. I really like the one of the fella play'in congas the best. There's an eerie-ness to it and the composition works really well. Keep it up!

Yes, I agree about the conga player. Very cool and unique...it almost has a collage look too. We love looking at art, so keep it up!

Jimmy Cliff??

RevBamboo....looks kinda like jimmy Cliff
but it's suposed to be a cat named
Babatunda Olatunji...recorded a hit lp
in the late 60s called Drums of Passion...
a world music hit before it begame a
genre...thanks again for all the positive
vibes...very gratifying...working on
another carving that I should be posting
in a week or so...it's a surprise!

a few additions from the northwoods...tiki
island...shriners on the town...fez monkey..
and latest carving...tell me what ya think...

Great stuff, Conga. Love the paintings. Cool, fun, and very impressionistic. That last carving somehow looks like a painting...like it was carved with brushstrokes.

Thanks for posting - very neat stuff!


hi pals...here's a coupla shots of latest
tiki...around 40 inches...almost ready for
stain and poly....

do you prefer your tikis with light or
dark stain?

[ Edited by: congatiki on 2004-11-28 07:14 ]

That is lookin' way cool, Conga. Is that basswood?

On 2004-11-28 07:11, congatiki wrote:
do you prefer your tikis with light or
dark stain?

How 'bout half & half?


Are you going to torch it, I like both stains. No matter what you do , I am sure it will look great. (already is)

thanks A-A and RodeoTiki....I am thinking
of a two tone job on this guy...mahogony
on the little feller on bottom and a
lighter stain on top...have also thought about torching...I've never done it but
how tough can it be right? Not sure
about the wood...leftover from a remodeling
project...probably good ole wisconsin pine.

[ Edited by: congatiki on 2004-11-29 06:34 ]

Looks teriffic! I'm partial to lighter stains, but I'm sure it will look great no matter what you choose. Everything you do keeps looking better and better.

I hope we can meet again before to long. Let me know if you and your wife are ever in the area.

That's some really nice work there Conga! Can't wait to see the finished piece!

Appreciate the comments Fink and LakeSurfer..
good to hear from the other members of
the TC Wisconnection! I'm thinking of
stealing an idea from...I believe
Rodeotiki...who put some color into one
of his tiki masks...wil post finished
product soon. We should all get together
at TV in Chicago sometime...could you get
off work for one of the wednesday nites

Maybe. It would take some planning on my part with babysitting and all, but it's not impossible. Couldn't do it till after the holidays though.

I'm down there every month... would be good to see you there...

December will be the one not to miss with the King in town...

It turns out that I will be able to make it down on the 15th of dec! I hope to see you guys down there.

again...deleting mixed up shutterfly pics.

[ Edited by: congatiki 2006-08-25 05:07 ]

I always love it when you pics of your work. Your carvings are so unique. I love the tiki cut up wearing the dark briefs!


Lookin Good Congatiki. Join the anks of first time carvers doing great first tikis. I Swear I don't know how you guys do it since my firsts were so bad they wouldn't even burn. Keep up the good work. Get yourself some good wood to carve too!

[ Edited by: Benzart on 2004-12-22 07:58 ]

[ Edited by: congatiki 2006-08-25 05:07 ]

Cool Work Conga-
I really like your latest effort. And the Two Tiki's with two different stains are very nice as well. I like your paintings too!!!
Good Stuff!!!! Thanks for posting.

Nice work Conga.

Very nice. It just gets better and better.

BTW, I love the new CD. You're right, the opening track is amazing! You should post it here for everyone to hear.

Nice job on everything!!

I really like your last mask - very cool carving!

the mask background is pretty cool too, whadya use? (looks like veneer squares?)

"Hey, at least I'm housebroken."

[ Edited by: Polynesiac on 2005-01-15 20:13 ]

thanks Spermy...raffertiki...fink and
Polynesiac...always great to get the
feedback from the tribe...Polynesiac the
background is from the fabric dept at
Walmart...hate to say it...the best choice
we have around here...Glad to hear that
you like the cd Finkdaddy...I would gladly
post some tunes but I am 'puter illiterate
and don't know how...Would you believe the
monkey sounds are my drumming buddy using
a squirrel call....


I agree,the last one is really good. How long did it take to put all those little squares together and build the frame/background? Keeep up the good work and thanks for sharing.

Fabric?!?!?!FABRIC!?!?!?! Well...I'll be!

Looks like I need to renew my glasses prescription. Still looks cool! (and I bet it feel nice when you touch it too....mmm...fabric)

Conga, I like the way that double decker tiki finished up. Nice use of different stains. And that last framed mask - very unique. Like Polynesiac said, you'd never know that was fabric from the photo. I looks like some kind of elaborate wood inlay. Great work.


Many thanks guys...the fabric department
at Walmart...where I am not a regular
customer I might add...does have some
pretty cool tribal patterns...I am going
to make a companion piece with a leopard
background...really appreciate the
comments from all of you...

That really is a cool piece of tiki work. I like all of the different background tones as well. Keep up the good work.



[ Edited by: congatiki 2006-08-25 05:08 ]


How can you not dig the Monkey.... man! I like the happy expression on monkeys face. Nicely done. Oooh Oooh Oooh, Aaah Aaah Aaah. Is that Redwood?


Woah Congatiki, nice Monkey for just monkeying around. Look what happens when you get bored. Now you have to do More Monkeys


monkeyman and ben...my monkey sincerely
appreciates your positive vibes...

Simply wonderful! And don't you go giving me the whole 'I was just bored so I was tinkering around' story. :wink: You are legit, anyone would say so.

My thoughts were so loud I couldn't hear my mouth...

[ Edited by: finkdaddy on 2005-02-04 10:32 ]

[ Edited by: congatiki 2006-08-25 05:49 ]

Both are very nice indeed. I love the monkey's expression, like he was just caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Priceless!

thanks finkdaddy....always fun to play
with monkeys....looking forward to seeing
you wednesday night!


Agree with Finkie, Monkey looks like he just got busted for something and the wahine is nice. What izzit with monkeyz, everybody loves'em?

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