This week’s Mixed Media Monday challenge was hosted by yours truly. The theme: Bedtime Stories, asked that artists depict a favorite story of childhood or one that their own children enjoyed. I chose the poem “Babes in the Wood.” Not the happiest poem, perhaps, but one I remember my mother reciting to us when I was little. It was probably the first poem I ever memorized and recited (though I fought my mother on the pronunciation of the word “children.”

Babes in the Wood

Do you remember the babes in the wood?

My piece is an applique forest that I scanned and then added the ghostly image of two children and the image of a robin. I think it fits the story well.