Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The Art of Sanjay Patel

I came across this site on Boingboing about an illustrated book of Hindu Dieties by an artist named Sanjay Patel who works as animator for Pixar and who's style has been compared to Mary Blair that I found very interesting. Here is a link to some of Sanjay's Doodles. Very cool lookin' stuff.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Holiday gathering at Hulas Santa Cruz, Ca

A few of the Tiki Central ohana got together for some holiday celebrating at the new Hula's in Santa Cruz for some lively convesation with good freinds, tasty cocktails and some killer eats. We all had a great time basking in the tiki ambiance. The owners did an awesome job of outfitting the new restaurant and bar with some of the finest tiki artist this side of the Hamakua coast. As always Humuhumu has done a nice write up on Humu Kon Tiki.

Santa sits in with Meshugga Beach Party

See more of Santa rockin' out with Meshgga Beach party here.
Happy Huladays to all. I hope everyone had a cool yule

Monday, December 18, 2006

The Tonga Hut Winter Wonderland Art Show

After I saw the pics from the The Tiki Mag release party at the Tonga Hut and reading one of the funniest threads ever on Tiki Central , I knew I just had to burn gears and make a road trip. All the stars lined up so I found myself down in North Hollywood, CA for the Winter Wonderland art show and mug release party at the Tonga Hut. What a gas it was to see all the kick ass tiki art and good friends who live down in the southlands. Big kine mahalos to Atomickitty, Grog, The Tonga Hut crew, all the artists and fine folks who made it out despite the cold, wet wintery weather to make a very entertaining night. Here are some of the pics I took of the evenings festivities.