Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Cinder by Marissa Meyer Red Shoe Release Day!
Today is the wonderful and talented Marissa Meyer's debut novel release day! Cinder! And I am anxiously awaiting my copy to arrive by mail. In honor of the release, I decided to join in on the red shoe fun by making my own Cyborg Red Shoes.
I spend about three days with various supplies (most of which are scraps from my husband's junk heap) and some silver fabric paint.
Cinder is a futuristic retelling of Cinderella as a cyborg. But it's so much more than that. You can tell just by reading this first chapter: http://www.amazon.com/Cinder-Book-One-Lunar-Chronicles/dp/0312641893 .
As a long time fan, very long time fan, I've followed Ms. Meyer's journey from fanfiction, through Nanowrimo, through the revision of Cinder via her blog (http://marissameyer.livejournal.com/) and her newsletter she sent out under her fanfiction penname (and of which I'm currently following some of her advice with my own revision process).
She's been a great inspiration to me, and a personal hero. I hope the best for Cinder and the rest of the Lunar Chonicles - where I will always be one of the first in line.
But I spent a lot of work on these shoes, so I'm posting more pictures! (Photos by my lovely husband, Kirk.)