Over The River & Through The Woods

Red's winter walk

For the CreativeSouls self portrait challenge #7 "winter/Christmas". Click image to enlarge
Over the river, and through the wood,
No matter for winds that blow,
Or if we get the sleigh upset
Into a bank of snow
-from song by Lydia Maria Child

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On other fronts, all is fine here. A family member's health scare & visit to the emergency room led to surgery, complications, and a hospital stay. But he's out of the woods now and at home recovering. This year we have lots to be thankful for!

close up of "Stay" ACEO

Etsy Wise - I'm having a 20% off sale on everything at ArtSnark.etsy.com. Just enter coupon code  BLACKFRIDAY when you check out. Sale is in effect until Monday night. Many items, including all $4 ACEOs and some canvases, also ship for free worldwide.

I've also created a new section of the shop $5 Specials.  I'm trying to make some more elbow room around here so it seemed a good way to move older pieces. I will be adding new items to this section every few days. The 20% Sale Code can also be applied to $5 special pieces.

The November Random Drawing is still on! To enter simply comment on this blog before 1 a.m. (EST) on Dec. 1st. (Since the blog has been on hold, entries are light, making your odds even better.)  

 To sweeten things a bit, 2 random winners will be selected! Each will receive a print of their favorite piece of my art from my Etsy Shop, Blog, or DeviantArt Gallery. For details click here.


  1. Thank you for the Thanksgiving greeting at my blog. All the best to you & yours :) Always so great to hear from you, Stacey.

  2. Hi dear girl, Love the first image... Pleased the family drama has settled down..no matter how hard we try life remains hectic doesn't it...take care...

  3. Very happy to hear that the family crisis was resolved, it must have been quite a scare, and i am glad that that is all that is was in the end. great to have you back creating again, and thank you for all the lovely thoughts and creative gifts Stacey, wonderful to see you back in action! :) be well! <3

  4. Happy Thanksgiving you as well, and I LOVE your Red Riding Hood images! It's obvious you have a very deep, personal relationship with the character, and the many things she symbolizes.

  5. What fun... going to check out those links.
    And beautiful piece... love the pop of color and the texture of the added wording.

    Thanks for sharing. :)

  6. So glad to hear that your husband is recovering. Love "Red's Winter Walk" and the ACEO too. Let's know that December will be less hectic and totally healthy for you and your family!
    Hugs, Linda