Today, I have some news that is filling my heart with a tremendous amount of giddiness!
(Which, I know, sounds a little bit… twitter-pated, but truly.. I feel as if all the happy memories I have are about to come spilling out in one big gush of excitement!)
This is news I would have never anticipated sharing as a young, 14 year old girl, opening up the pages of a book entitled the Green Rider for the very first time. A book that, 13 years later, still finds me up at 2 or 3 AM some mornings, unable to put the book down as I desperately turn the pages, trying to find out what happens next (even if I may have found out ten reading’s ago).
Needless to say, this series has long ranked at the top of my list of absolute favorite novels. Through the years, each time I have read the adventures of young Karigan G’ladheon in the enchanting world Kristen Britain has created, I have fallen more and more in love with a fantasy world I could only ever dream about visiting. But today, those dreams seem a little bit closer to reality, because today I get to to tell you that:
I will be creating the artwork for the Green Rider album soundtrack, composed by Kristina A Bishoff and inspired by this heartwarming and enchanting novel written by Kristen Britain!
But I can’t do it alone, and so Kristen, Kristina, and I want you to be a part of this as well!
As with every project and series of artwork I create, there is much that goes into each and every one of my images: costumes, props, hair & makeup, and models, just to name a few. In undertaking such a large project, perhaps among the biggest so far, there is obviously an even greater need for help in bringing these many, many pieces together! With the completion of this album fast approaching, we have decided that the best way to accomplish this is to ask for your help to make the album artwork as heartfelt and magical as possible!
So next week, we’ll be opening a contest for contributions! Whether you’re a costume designer, cosplayer, model, HMU artist, lover of fantasy or someone who feels they have something to contribute to this project, we want to see it!
Sound intriguing? Be sure to check back in here at 12 noon on August 9th for the official contest opening, rules, and guidelines… and in the meantime, brainstorm, brainstorm, brainstorm! Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm August 23rd, so make sure to get your design, talent, and skills entered by the deadline for a chance to be a part of this one-of-a-kind project!
Until next week!