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The September Tiki of the Month has lots of leaves to rake, since the fall season (or autumn, if you prefer) is upon us. And no matter how many leaves you rake, there will still be more to rake later on. Actually, here in Tennessee, most everything is still green. A few trees are starting to lose their leaves, and I am sure that the other trees will start to turn in the next few weeks.
The Burnsland Pumpkin Patch has some interesting looking characters this year. Most of them are happy to see you, and they all have that inner glow about them. This is considered to be Volume 1 because I anticipate there being others before Halloween actually arrives. In some ways, September seems a little early for jack-o-lantern pumpkins, but I thought I would go ahead and roll these out there. Unique Pumpkins are fun and easy to draw.
Cartoon Steve tries to play cards, except that he is frustrated because he does not know how to play the game. That seems to be the story of my, er, Cartoon Steve’s life, not knowing how to do what everyone else is doing. He isn’t too mad, actually. He is just frustrated trying to figure out what to do next. Playing the Game This artwork was somewhat inspired by real life, sort of.
How to have a good day: Decide to have a good day. Let nothing change that decision. I had a thought the other day, and so I thought I would share that thought with you, too. I also thought the thought might look better like this instead of just plain words in a social media post. So here is that thought for you. That thought might seem like an oversimplification at first.
The August Tiki of the Month looks a bit different than some of the recent tikis of the month, but that is okay, because he does not mind being different. While some of the past tikis have been happy and fun, this one looks a bit more serious. He has a different purpose, as he is left to guard the tiki home while the others are out having fun. So now I am interested in knowing what this tiki home looks like.
After being away for more than a year, Mobius the Goat returns. You may remember Mobius the Goat from his earlier appearances here. When I asked him, Mobius would not say where he has been all this time, but it looks like he has spent some time at the beach. He would also not comment on whether he has had some “work done” since the last time we saw him.
A travel poster for the island of Oʻahu in Hawaiʻi is a reminder of our June 2023 Hawaiʻi trip. When we go places, I sometimes think it would be cool to have a travel poster from the places that we go. There probably already are plenty of travel posters for those places, but not like I would envision them. So I thought I would create this one for Oʻhau.
A surfing tiki is the latest Tiki of the Month. But of which month? As you may remember, the May Tiki was posing with his board. And now this guy is actually out catching waves. But close observers may note that these are actually two different tikis. However, they must be related, due to the strong family resemblance. And congratulations to the tiki for being out there and happily doing what he loves to do.
The logo for our 30th anniversary 2023 Hawaiʻi trip is an adventure patch. All that stitching took a lot of time! Well, sort of. Every time we go on a major trip (the definition of which changes over time), I like to come up with a logo for that trip. I then use that logo as an anchor for the “home base” website page about the trip, which hopefully makes that trip page easy to find.
Perhaps you remember the Main Street Work in Progress artwork from a while ago? Here is an update on how that progress is progressing. As you can see, this looks a good bit different from the original sketch version, while in other ways looking much the same. This is definitely not finished, but it is still fun to share this step as I go along. The buildings are all still there - nothing much has changed for the overall layout of the street.