Sunday

Sunday in the Studio






Lots of activity in the studio this weekend. My Viking rock band (High Master) has a show coming up in April, so we are all madly working on new costume pieces,set pieces, and 20 sided dice (see picture of Chris and his die below). I also got a chance to do a little work with paint chips from the big box store today. I had Ziggy Stardust in my head all day, so some lyrics found their way into the pieces. Made me think of doing an entire album's worth of lyrics as cut outs on paint chips. That would take awhile.

10 comments:

  1. Wait, WHAT? Viking band? D20s???? I want to know more!

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  2. Uh, Yeah, well...I'm in a Viking band with my crazy friends Chris and Ken. Chris plays High Master the Viking. I play The Dark Lord Ungr and Ken plays a scientist from the future. The story goes like this: High Master is chillin' in Viking times, fighting battles, drinking mead, and dancing with Yetis (oh yeah, there are Yetis). The Dark Lord Ungr then steals the Sun and plunges the world into darkness, also, he freezes High Master in a block of ice. Fast Forward to the year 2455. A scientist who has invented a time traveling ship that doesn't work finds High Master in the ice, thaws him, and discovers that his ship WILL work...if it's powered by Viking rock. Then, High Master and the scientist go back through time to battle Ungr. The battle rages on for days and there is no victor, so, the Dice of Fate (D20s) must be rolled to decide whether good or evil prevails. All this is played out in a rock opera that takes about an hour. Well, you asked.

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  3. Viking rock... mead... art through typography... mead... yetis... mead... paint chips... This could be the best blog ever dreamed of.

    Seriously awesome job with the paint chips. Could we get a sampling of mead? OH I mean a sampling of your tunes?

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  4. Joel, We'll be videoing the April show. I'll send you a link or post it when it's edited.

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  5. firstly, the whole viking rock thing sounds awesome, but on a slightly less related note- dudecraft, you are the best news i've had all week. i like every post, i have read your entire blog and i found at least one thing i loved on every page. thank you so much. being a woman with an aversion to the cute and pink and useless is almost as rare as being a being a craft-inclined manperson. craft should be rad, functional objects with a healthy dash of form, objects that are as fun to use as they are to make. and that is what you deliver. thank you.

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  6. Thanks Anonymous! That made my day!

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  7. LOVE your paint-chips! Inspired both typographically and technically. I immediately got that "craft-tingle" I get when something is ridiculously good. I wish I'd thought of it (...envy, of course, being some of the highest praise I know.) Great job. -- Jeffery

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  8. Aw thanks, Jeffery. That means a ton coming from you. Really.

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  9. ....

    Mad scientist from the future as well as vikings? In a rock band....

    You're my hero.

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  10. Renee - AND dancing Yetis. Don't forget about the dancing Yetis.

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