SO THIS HAPPENED
AND THEN THIS
AND THIS WAS A THING
AND NOW IT IS LIKE THIS
The office is complete!
With a floor and lights and everything! All that remains, of course, is to convert it from a mere office to a tiki office.
I started small by replacing the ordinary non-tiki white electrical socket covers with unfinished wood.
And for the light switch:
I’ve had this excellent guy for a long time, just waiting for the opportunity to install him in the tiki office of my dreams. He hails from the legendary Oceanic Arts in southern California, suppliers of tiki to the stars. Now he guards my light switches and watches over my office.
The construction of the tiki office is very nearly complete! It now has a floor and everything. All that remains is the electrical hookup, and then we can start to tiki this place up.
But that’s not the only thrilling tiki development this weekend. Remember last month, when I drew tiki sketches for everyone who ordered Narbonic and Skin Horse books? One of the people wise enough to take advantage of this offer was Tiff Hudson, who received this sketch:
I was pretty proud of that gerbil-face tiki mug. And Tiff was definitely the right person to send it to, because LOOK WHAT HE SENT ME BACK.
That’s right. TIFF HUDSON MADE A GERBIL TIKI MUG. I HAVE A GERBIL TIKI MUG FOR MY TIKI OFFICE. My life is now complete.
Thank you so much, Tiff!
The tiki office is tantalizingly close to completion. This weekend, Andrew painted the interior. Join him, won’t you?
Putting up primer:
Touching up the exterior paint job:
And, finally, the application of tiki color:
My parents are in town this week, so my father joined Andrew for an assist.
Next up: floorboards and electricity. Then the serious tikification begins.