Monday, December 5, 2011
Wild for Wildwood Chronicles
One of our favorite bands is the Decemberists. In fact, their album The King is Dead is transformative. . . it literally changes me every time I hear it. So I was beyond excited when I saw that Collin Meloy and his wife, illustrator Carson Ellis have just collaborated on a new book, the Wildwood Chronicles and it's getting great reviews. Take a look at this lovely video of them talking about the process to create this together. . . I love the way they are together and how they talk about working together. What a gift! And below, prepare to be inspired, and maybe moved to tears. . . Rise to Me is all about love, life, courage and specifically Collin's ode to Carson and their son Henry. Beautiful. I'm looking forward to being moved and changed by the book, and maybe surprise some people with a special Christmas gift. A Decemberist surprise seems fitting.