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Episode 6: Happy Sunday Morning! Huge Update Today


 

I know, it’s been a few weeks since posting an update; and, for that I apologize. Hopefully this episode will make up for the lack of activity on the blog as of late. Last Episode, I talked a little about making my first Greybeard Cloak. Today is just the beginning of many new product updates. Let’s begin, shall we?

It is with great pleasure that I am announcing the launch of Addart’s Casual Gamer line of everyday garments to keep you looking fresh for the warming weather. I will start with the release of Skyrim Inspired Dragon Priest bandanas.

Several new designs will be soon to follow. The designs will be available in tons of mens and womens garment styles. I am working with some specialized pigments and inks to dramatically expand the line into a fuller collection. You can add me on Facebook to follow my work. I just don’t have the time to update this as often as I would like.

Casual Gamer will focus primarily on custom dyed garments and accessories processed in small batches. The idea is for every single piece to look unique. Several original designs are being developed and I am testing some special pigments for some crazy effects. Now, let’s just hope I’m not shoving my foot in my mouth. I have a surprise I am holding out for next episode, but let’s just say it involves a gradient dyed piece from Skyrim with a custom modded design. I think you will enjoy it.

If you would like to pick up your very own Dragon Priest Bandana, you can get the standard version Here and the customized version Here. Free US shipping and $5.00 shipping everywhere else!

Now I can’t just leave you with a post about buying my items. I know you are hungry for fresh art and I hope I can satisfy your appetite. Here are some of the painting projects I have been working on since the end of last year.

The Last Day

I wanted to do something awesome for the possible destruction of humankind on Dec 21. What a disappointment that was. If anyone needs to buy cases of Spam, I am offering a great price on discount doomsday food. 🙂 I can’t think of any better place to be during an apocalypse than in the arms of someone willing to die for you and maybe a trusty four-legged friend.

This project began as an experiment in painting on polyfilm. I actually had no clue how dramatic it would look until a light bulb went off in my brain and it hit me. This stuff lets light through. So, what started as a basic painting for my Facebook banner became a tale of two very different paintings. I look forward to painting on polyfilm again in my imaginary time that I don’t have. The only problem is that is flakes off with very little contact. But, I like the idea of temporary art. There is something special about a beautiful thing fading into the past. Now for a change of pace and medium comes contestant two.

Untitled Victorian/Gothic Painting

Sometimes, you just want to paint. Sometimes, naming your painting is the last priority. I would love to say there is a great explanation for this work; but, the truth is, I just wanted to paint a gothic scene with a Victorian woman. This is the most unfinished of the works I am showing today. I would love to know what you think.

Two Worlds Apart

So close, yet so far apart are two people having nothing, but everything in common. I wanted this piece to be a symbol of how close we all truly are. When you look at this piece, I would like to think that you see two immortals that have nothing in common. They would have never spoken to each other, had the same interests or even survived on the other’s planet. Yet, they are bonded the undying fact that we are all in this together.

Whether you are in Germany, France, Russia, America, China or anywhere else, this painting is for you. No matter is you are a Catholic, Christian, Muslim, Atheist or anything in between this painting is for you. When you look at this piece, it is my intention for you feel connected to your brothers and sisters across the world who are looking at the same painting as you. Even if that person is someone you would not associate with. This piece is about unity. We are all connected whether we want to be or not.

So today, whether it is just another Sunday to you or this is a special day for you to celebrate a religious holiday; remember to be kind and love even those people you do not agree with. Nothing positive ever comes from hatred or negativity. Hating a person just because of who they are or what they believe is a terrible way to use your mind. Your mind if for inspiring and creating and exploring the world and I would like to encourage you to do just that.

I would like to thank you all for taking the time to stop by and read this. If you would like to see the full album from this episode, Click Here If this is your first visit to my blog, I invite you to check out This Entry to learn a little more about me. The next episode will be full of new designs with a surprise if I can pull it off by then. I want this blog to be something you enjoy reading and feel like is yours as well. If you enjoy the content I provide, I welcome you to share this entry with other awesome people. It means a lot to know my work is being shared with amazing people all over the world. I wish you all a beautiful day and a Happy Easter if you are celebrating it and I will see you again soon.

Don’t eat too many eggs 🙂

Bunneah Munk

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2013 in Welcome

 

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Episode 5: Skyrim IRL – The Prologue


Welcome to what many of you will consider the first interesting post since this blog was launched. I want to start by thanking my readers and subscribers for being so patient. The uber awesome content will start to roll out slowly; I promise. It’s all about how quickly I can rotate, crop and watermark my pictures on top of my studio work.

If you read the Last Episode then you already know this one is all about bringing Skyrim to life. Several months ago, I gathered my hordes of remnant fabric and wondered what could come of them. After much debate, I decided I wanted to really push myself as a designer. I mean how on earth could I top the world’s most flawless hat? And then a light bulb went off. Well, I suppose it’s time to switch to those energy saving bulbs anyhow.

 The Concept

I put out a concept sketch and committed to making a modified Greybeard cloak. The in game version is sleeveless and hoodless, the sleeves and hood are actually part of the robe. I knew I didn’t have enough fabric for a cloak and robe set so I incorporated fringed sleeves and a hood into the cloak design.

This was right before the light bulb was fixed. I really had no clue the response would be so positive; so, guess who didn’t take an exhaustive library of pictures? If you guessed Bunneah Munkeah, you win eleventy billion dollars. Don’t worry; this is the only one without tons of pictures. Now that I have started this blog, I promise to try to take buckets of pictures for you.

Pics or It Didn’t Happen

   
The keyhole trim was a left over grey fleece; the liner was actually two different fabrics. A random fabric I picked up on sale aeons ago and an upcycled black stretch cotton fabric. The scales are synthetic suede. I had some on hand, but I did have to buy a bit more and some feathered trim.Any time I bring out pictures of the Greybeard work, the questions start flying. So here comes the geekery info…

The keyhole was made higher than the in game version to give it a more youthful aesthetic. It took over two months to make; I’m down to about three weeks for a full set now. The scales are cut one at a time with a rotary cutter I cut two layers at a time, the front and back. I made tons of mistakes the first time. I probably spent a week seam ripping and re stitching. Even better, my brain was switched off when I started and I didn’t make a pattern.

To be quite honest, I never imagined anyone would want to pay for one. I originally made it for me. How selfish, right? As the design came to life, I was told pretty frequently that I could sell it. So, I wore it maybe twice, terrified I would ruin it; washed it and stuck it in my closet. I think 20 minutes was the longest I ever had it on at one time.

Since I was encouraged to list it on My Shoppe and I hate money, I sold it for a pretty low price. Even better than making a sale, I gained something much more valuable than money. The moment I saw the sales notification, I gained the confidence to pursue a full time shop. I have been sewing for as long as I can remember; friends and family ask for garments and I happily oblige, I just always figured they were being nice.

So, if the owner of the cloak is out there reading this; I hope you still have as much fun wearing it as I had making it. I would like to thank you for opening an amazing door for me to further my work as an artist. It truly has been a tremendous opportunity and learning experience. As an American businesswoman and artist, this means the world to me. You have helped me realize I can earn a living doing something I absolutely LOVE and can be proud of it.

Okay you crazy people, I think that is about all for today’s episode. Remember to go out and do something good for someone less fortunate, make someone smile or just spend some time loving on your family. Life is too short to miss those moments.

I would like to thank you all for taking the time to stop by and read this. If you would like to see the full album from this episode, Click Here. If this is your first visit to my blog, I invite you to check out My First Post to learn a little more about me. I have no clue what will be the center of my next entry. I might show off a painting I am working on or maybe my newest garment. I want this blog to be something you enjoy reading and feel like is yours as well. If you enjoy the content I provide, I welcome you to share this entry with other awesome people. It means a lot to know my work is being shared with amazing people all over the world. I wish you all a beautiful day and I will see you again soon.

Until Next Time Traveler,

Bunneah Munk
 
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Posted by on March 7, 2013 in Welcome

 

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