Sunday, 7 February 2016
A Studio Interview Between Rima & Sylvia
Well, wonderful readers, what a fantastic five days it has been since Tatterdemalion made its first appearance! We are so grateful and filled up by all of your support. Quickly we are nearing 50% funded-- goodness!--so if there is anyone you know who you think would love this book, now would be a wonderful time to share it!
But more importantly, I have something very delightful to share with you — an interview between myself and Rima, filmed back in October when I visited her, and Dartmoor, for the first time. This interview was filmed in the truly fabulous studio of the inimitable Terri Windling--mythic artist, fantasy editor and writer extraordinaire, who keeps a treasured and much beloved blog full of mythic resources & reflections here. You will catch a glimpse of her bookshelves in the film; they are any writer's dream, full of everything from a complete clothbound Jane Austen collection to books of Navajo mythology, the Welsh Mabinogion, and the best of nature writing, from Barry Lopez to Terry Tempest Williams. Amidst books and tapestries, Terri's wonderful husband, Howard Gayton (Commedia dell' Arte dramatist, writer and musician) interviewed us about the creation of Tatterdemalion, its various strands of inspiration and unfolding.
So, without further ado, here is the whole uncut film--fifteen minutes of conversation! This is a private Shed posting; only you, dear supporters, have access to it. We hope you enjoy it, and all the windows it provides into the world of our beloved Tatterdemalion.
Sylvia & Rima