A campaign to raise £500 to finish the remaining costs of getting my book published! All the money will go towards creating my book cover, bookmarks and tote bags.
A strange story that transcends the boundaries of the standard imagination. Darkly entrancing and abnormally creative. I assure you this twisted tale is not comparable to anything else you have read in this lifetime.
Do you wish to awaken your authentic self towards a pathway of higher conscious thought? If yes, the Autarchs can show you the way.
Now that I have got your attention, would you like to spend time with me celebrating the sublime?
Or would you rather become paint for the wall?
Imagine you were given the opportunity to transform your life? Well this is what happens to Leila, a 19 year old artist who struggles to understand the basic concepts of life. After coming last in the ‘I AM’ art contest, Leila goes home to sulk. How can she become a successful artist when she cannot win a single art competition? Fortunately fate is on her side as Leila finds on her doorstep a strange art set and a letter.
A sample of the letter is written as follows
Leila will soon realise these strange Thanatos Paints will become her doorway into many magical and frightening realms ruled by Eden the God of the 13 Dimensions. On her way through the Dimensions, Leila will face strange experiences and meet unusual colourful characters, all with personality quirks of their own. The Nonsense Monsters. Y'lee the first Fae Golem. The Autarch of Dreams and Nightmares. Nyxami the Seducer and her newly appointed guardian Enyx. Kia the orphan. Koal the shape shifter, and the cold and impenetrable Khan. All these characters and many more will guide Leila on a journey towards her ultimate fate. And that is to become... A WORLD FAMOUS ARTIST!
Fear/Control/Oppression vs Autonomy and Emancipation of Expression, Anger/Illusion vs Trust/Acceptance, Power of the Masculine vs Power of Feminine, Love and Passion vs Suffering/Restriction/Death, Authentic/Inauthentic, Sleep/Awakening, Illumination/Darkness, Supernatural Fantasy, Flowing Art/Mechanical Art, Reality/Nonsense
Using Thanatos Paints, every completed painting becomes a portal into another dimension.
The notion that you can use paints as portals into other worlds is a phenomenal idea. What makes the idea even more challenging is that you have to paint the location exactly right as the place you wish to go to. The slightest mistake and you will fall down inside the hellish dimension of 13 ruled by Nyx, the Goddess of Night. Inside the deepest dimension of 13, there is no way to escape without the help of an Autarch. You have to find one before the Swans pull you down into a watery grave.
Yes, the Swans are not to be messed around with. They hide in places where there is much dark water.
The main protagonist. A shy, unusually talented artist who is offered an invitation into the 13 Dimensions. Why? You have to read the book to find out.
A painting done of an ascended Indigo child who can manifest Gold. Artist Unknown. Rumours suggest this painting is an interpretation of Eden's child form. Mere speculation of course, as it is strictly forbidden to paint Eden.
A golem pet created by Eden. An attractor for light Autarchs. Get him to sleep and he will raise the vibration in any Dimension that attracts lower vibrational frequencies.
An enchanted Golem created by high vibrational ink of Eden. Her main responsibilities are greeting new artists in the 13 Dimensions and guiding them towards their Corridor of Alignment.
Unlike a completely friendly Autarch of Light, the Autarch of Darkness is neither friend nor ally. But he does contain a wealth of information on how to survive in the 13 Dimensions. It is best to listen to his advice. Even though he is rather cold and unsettling, he is full of wonderful ideas. As for how to capture his attention, he is drawn to places where there are pareidolias. Watch the video below. Can you see his favourite kind of art? If you can, you might possess the eyes to become his next apprentice!
Dark Autarch's humour is quite odd. He has a penchant for collecting rare images of pareidolias. He is also the first character Leila meets on her journey through the 13 Dimensions. A teeny sample of their meeting has been copied below.
Guardians of higher consciousness. They appear when guidance is needed in the light realms.
Mysterious, cold and angry Khan. I need not say any more.
The official fan logo for those who seek to practice Dark Autarch's Craft.
Eden- The God of the 13 Dimensions. No one who has seen him has ever lived to tell the tale. Who is he? What is he?
Nyx- A cruel spiritual entity manifesting the traits of a lower vibration. Her key skills are shadow dancing and attracting dense energy to her.
Anagennaó- A female machine that bleeds out creations in the Lowest Vibrational Realm of 13. Her body was made by the God Thanatos. Awakening her blood is the key to creating Thanatos Paints.
Khan- An enigmatic gun wanderer of the Shadow Forest. Despite his beauty, he commands a cold, distant vibration. A hater of women. Despite his blatant indifference to anyone who commands a pulse and his penchant towards negativity, he is strangely protective of Kia.
Kia- An emotionally sensitive orphan boy raised by the Sobekians (Lizard clan). He wears sutras wrapped as bandages around his head and body in order to protect him from the dense lower energies in the 13 Dimensions.
- You have an insatiable appetite for wildly creative fantasy fiction.
- Your mind likes exploring different pathways of emotional consciousness.
- You are attracted to reading about conflicts between strong male and strong feminine energy.
- You believe in overcoming fear by facing it 100%.
- You have a natural affinity for the arts.
- You have an interest in studies of Higher Consciousness, Angelic Healing Frequencies of Consciousness, Vibrational Energy, Enlightenment, Chakra/Mineral/Tarot/Rune Lore.
- You enjoy reading about work that celebrates the raw intensity of human emotion from the most gut wrenching grief to the most violent display of passion.
- You have an odd sense of humour.
- You enjoy love stories that offer an essence of the Gothic.
- You enjoy stories that celebrate strange relationships.
- You love unpredictable story telling.
Twisted/Disturbing interplay of emotional states
"What I find enjoyable… Is lying naked with a woman my younger Brother likes to call Mother. A woman I intend to kill… Hn… Is that what you desire from me as well? A man who desires to lay with you as much as he would love to kill you? Well I can tell you now, you foolish, simple thing that I have no desire to lay with you… But oh to kill you… Hn, are you kind enough to grant me such a gift?" Khan's romantic offer to a besotted waitress.
"Why are the hot men always psychos?" Rio sobbed after a moment.
"Hey! Am I meant to take offence to that?" Rho blinked down at the blonde. "Are you trying to say I'm not hot? Or are you calling me a psycho?"
"On the hot scale, I'd say you are a 4." Rio sniffed eventually. "Hmm, 4 out of 5, hey that isn't so bad baby," Rho preened aloud, as he turned himself around to face the curvaceous waitress.
"No. 4 out of 10."
Rho's face vaulted in surprise. "Oh..."
Just plain sweet and inspirational Relationships
"Kia you once promised you'd do anything I say," Leila began weakly, her voice quivering with growing fear as the rain from above began to shift into a deep, foreboding black. Panicked at the sight of the ill omen of colour, Leila tried to tug Kia down the once white stairway. 'Yes. That's it Kia. Walk towards me. Ignore the dark behind you. Walk towards me. You will be alright.'
It took nearly every ounce of effort for Kia to reply. "Y-y-yes Mother,"
The brunette's hands tightened around the teen's bandaged shoulders, and her eyes began to shake with pleading anxiety. "Well I need you to complete your promise to me Kia. Any voice you may hear in your head that is not mine, I want you to ignore it. I want you to focus only on me. Focus only on Mother. Will you do this for me Kia?"
Kia felt his entire body tremble in the dark rain. His lips moved before the voices in his head could dare attempt to make him defy the only woman he loved. "The only voice I hear in my heart is yours Mother, and that is a promise I will keep forever."
Now for the Artwork. So far all the illustrations and paintings have been created by yours truly. There are so many more pieces I wish to create for this project. I am currently designing sketches of Kia, Khan and Nyx. I will post them on the site over the next thirty days of hosting my kick-started Fundraiser. Hopefully the images will whet your appetite for the novel.
If you help me to raise £500 for my campaign, I will be able to create these lovely items listed below.
I can offer beautifully made Bookmarks of Dark Autarch
To create these beautiful Leila bookmarks on www.harmonydesigns.com/products I need to raise £250 for 100 bookmarks.
To create these beautiful bookmarks with www.harmonydesigns.com/products
The Dark Autarch logo T-shirt will be similar to this design
For those interested in purchasing a commissioned painting, whether of an 'I am Gold' character or a family member/pet, email me a photograph via [email protected]
Regarding painting commissions on canvas, there are options of standard size A5, A4, 16 x 24 box stretched canvases when you order. The average best quality canvas costs £20.99 each. The paints I use on them are Acrylic Liquitex and each singular paint tube is priced around £5.95. On average I can use up to 48 different tubes on one commission. All canvases will be bubble wrapped and protectively boxed for delivery.
This is the quality you should expect from an acrylic painting completed by EJC.
Anime - Escaflowne, Berserk
Films - The Piano, Spirited Away, Conan the Barbarian
Gaming - Final Fantasy series, Journey
Literature - Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland
Risks and challenges
There are understandably risks to every new adventure. Although I am an English postgraduate, I have never published a novel before.
Despite this fact, I know I possess the tenacity to complete this project, as I intend to expand on the vision of I am Gold after book one is complete. As there are too many personal dreams attached to this novel, I will not allow anything to stand in my way.
I AM Gold is infused with all my energy and represents my dreams to succeed. I need the support of everyone who can help me bring my baby to life. I have such big dreams for this book. Please allow my dreams to come true. My mind is too inventive, crazy and magical for the same, repetitive maudlin cycles of retail thinking.
I have been dreaming for many years, waiting for the right opportunity to express my soul gift inside the fields of creative communication.
Everyone who believes in actioning the creativity of art, please offer me the opportunity to express my authentic self into the world!
Key issues you all must take on board.
FACT! It is my first time self publishing a book.
This reality is frightening and rather exciting at the same time.
Why self publishing?
I am choosing self publishing as I am interested in learning the process of how to publish a book. My baby was born of me, nurtured by me and thus I choose to keep full rights over her and how she develops. I wish to see the project right through to its very end and I know I can do this. I believe in the destiny of my book. 100% belief.
Is the book done yet?
Regarding current state of manuscript, the first draft is nearly complete. I need to write up and have the second draft edited. As long as everything goes together as planned, I am quite confident that I will have the ebook novel /book available for sale by December 2016. I know the deadline is quite short, and what I am doing is quite ambitious but I am a rather driven girl. Especially when I have a dream I wish to fulfil.
About Emily’s Dream
I currently work full time hours in retail. The same job I have had since I left Birmingham University. What has kept me sane while working at this mechanical job is being able to express my creativity through writing, sketching and painting.
Despite the financial challenges I have faced, my childhood wish has never left me. My soul belongs to the creative arts. Since I was 5, I began teaching myself how to paint and I began writing short stories when I was 13. Most of my tales were about terribly tortured characters who were as romantic as they were gothic. I also put my attention inside the fanfiction.net world where I received over 200,000 hits and over 1700 reviews on my fanfiction trilogy series called To Love an Ancient. The majority of my fans were mostly American and UK followers, although I know I had different readers from all over the world supporting my work.
It always amused me how my fanfic fans used to tell me how my fanfiction was good enough to be sold as a book. I never connected the dots that I could make money out of using my creative skills. In the past, I merely wrote for the fun of it!
It was only when I completed my three year degree at Birmingham University studying a BA English Literature and Language in Education that I thought, hey, I might have a future in writing after all. Your vocation can be your vacation.
There is only one barrier to me becoming a writer.
Retail. Where I am financially, I have to work many hours to keep a roof over my head. That is why I need the support of crowd funding to launch I am Gold.
As I am confident in this book’s future, all I need is the financial support of those who still believe in big, childhood dreams.
With your support, I wish to turn my childhood dream into a fully fledged reality.
I believe in me.
I believe completely in the future success of this book. I hope anyone reading through my project can believe in its success too.
Hopefully with enough people wishing to read my work, I can leave the 9-5 life and have the job I have always dreamed of.
Of being a fantasy novelist!
Then I can spoil you all with my magical stories and art for the rest of my hopefully long, long life. But that can only happen by getting my work out into the universe!
I am being optimistic, but as long as my targets are reached, I have plenty of next step goals for the future
As I believe in dreaming big, I wish to have my written works translated into a graphic novel/anime or even an animated/real life film. But for that to happen, the novel needs to be launched successfully.
I wish to have an original soundtrack dedicated to my novel as well. For that to happen I need to find a band of musicians willing to invest their creative energy into my work. I know that will come as this project expands.
I wish to gain the brilliance of graphic artists who can expand on my illustrations to create environments of the different 13 Dimensions and add to intensity of my dreams.
Perhaps even have some figurines created.
I did say that I have huge dreams about this project.
I believe I am in the right place to attract the right kind of people in alignment with my dream of I AM GOLD. I believe I will find those who are able to fund me, as I believe 100% in the success of my project. If I don’t reach my target, this will not stop me from continuing my novel! I will not give up! I am fighter here. My art deserves to exist! It deserves to be read by the world.
I know that if you guys can support me in hitting my target, there will be no more barriers in completing this project! I will then be able to manifest my book into the world! All my dreams will come true and it will be all thanks to you.
To say thank you for the generosity of those who support this project, I will add all your names onto the I am Gold acknowledgement list. I will also offer different rewards such as limited edition original t-shirts, book covers, original art done by yours truly and even the opportunity of being named as a character in my next book of the series. I will also be offering skype chats and opportunities for any fellow artist to join me in the manifestation of my dreams. Wouldn’t that be lovely?
To all who still believe in fulfilling childhood dreams, please help me make my dreams come true.