Wednesday, May 30, 2012

sakura bloom: sling daries: EXPLORE

first of all, i have to say that i've been really excited for this particular theme of "explore" since the beginning of the sakura bloom's sling dairies. i knew right away what i wanted to do for this month's theme and i set out to make it happen.

baby-wearing is more than just something that we do daily. it's a total lifestyle and we (me, my husband and especially my baby) LOVE it. i love wearing my baby where-ever i go. i love having him close. i love kissing his sweet little head. i love being able to feel productive because both hands are free while keeping my baby so close to me. i want to EXPLORE the world this way. side by side, heart to heart with my sweet little baby. i carried him full-term, and i still carry him to this day.

if it was up to me,

i'd even wear him to the moon.

for this month's post i commissioned an incredibly talented artist, caitlin connolly to illustrate a children's book, inspired by this month's theme: explore. it was the best way i felt that i could express to my baby my desire to explore and experience the world again and again, with him by my side and close to my heart.

and so here you have it. my book. i wrote the words and caitlin created the BEAUTIFUL illustrations. it's so rad. i've already read it over and over again to my little Emerson and he's a fan, and if that's the only person who will ever love and appreciate it than that's enough for me. but honestly, i think you all might like it too. :)

i've photographed closer details of the pages so that you can read and enjoy the whole book...

i'm honored to be one of thirteen fabulous families participating in the sakura bloom sling dairies. have you seen the other entries? such beautiful photography! such beautiful moments captured and shared.

i feel fortunate to have had the inspiring push to create something so meaningful for my baby. thanks to the team at sakura bloom for this month's theme!

i also couldn't have pulled this off without the cooperation of caitlin and her mad artistic skills. seriously, she's rad, huh? want to see more of what she's got to offer- drop on over to her blog and check it out. i think she's even going to make some prints of her drawings available... wouldn't it be so awesome to have one of her beautiful illustrations hanging in your baby's room? yea... i totally think so!

one final thought- any of you interested in having your own copy of "I'LL WEAR YOU TO THE MOON" ??? i'm so thrilled with how it turned out that i can't help but want to share it with all of you. maybe i'll look into getting it published, or making it available on blurb or something... comment below and let me know if that'd be something you'd be interested in. maybe even leave your email address... i'll look into it and keep you posted on what i figure out :)

23 comments:

  1. Yes I'd love this book. Magnificent.

    Stephanie

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  2. I would love a book. I'm not a mom yet but I would love to have it for future babies. :)

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  3. Soooo awesome and beautiful!

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  4. Um - YES!!! This is so completely beautiful - I NEED one to read to baby #3. :)

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  5. I would love to read this to my little one has he drifts to sleep in our wrap!

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  6. I would LOVE to have this for my daughter's library! We <3 babywearing. So beautiful!! veronika_rae@att.net

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  7. oooh I'd love a copy of this book :) My girls love reading our BWing picture books together as their smallest sister snoozes in a wrap.

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  8. I want one (or two or three)!

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  9. I love it I love it I love it Carolee!! Yes, I want a copy, maybe two or three... one for each of my sisters? I love it, you did amazing work!

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  10. Yes. I need that book and so do a few mommas I know. Do it!

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  11. I'd love to get one for my little girl, and even give some as presents!

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  12. I LOVE this and definitely want one!
    rikidolph@aol.com

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  13. Love, LOve, LOVE THIS!!!!! So wonderfully written and illustrated! Count me in on this action!!! I have plenty other mama's who, I'm sure, would love to indulge also. :)

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  14. What an awesome book! I would love a copy!

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  15. It is a really lovely book. You can also self publish through Amazon, set your own price I feel like when I looked at it a book like this would only be like $3 and you would get the rest (i imagine a kindle version would be even less)

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  16. YES! Publish! What a great project and thank you for sharing. Let us know how it goes... racheluleah@gmail.com

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  17. Ohhhh awesome. I love this. I would very much buy a copy and one for every new mom I know! parsonslena@gmail.com

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  18. Carolee this is divine (as are you and sweet Emerson!). I'm working on a children's book at the moment too - it's in its early stages but I'm collaborating with a fabulous painter and we are revelling in the opportunity. It's very exciting!

    I think you should do a print run of this - I will most definitely buy a copy x

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  19. I would get three copies! The illustrations are SO beautiful and the story is sweet! Definitely a keepsake and a great gift.

    Veralynn
    joiedeveralynn.blogspot.com

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