Our next switched-up storytelling show, Dark Woods, is fast approaching.

We reached out to artist Nikka Valken and asked her to create an image inspired by our theme. As you can see, the result is captivating and darkly delightful . Asked about her inspiration, here’s what she had to say:

When I think of the theme, Dark Woods, my mind goes straight to fairy tales, and of being a kid exploring the woods of my hometown. When I was young and small, I imagined whole worlds of even smaller people in every shrub and bramble bush. I pictured them going on exciting, vast journeys that could still happen within the span of my back yard. This mouse rider is off on just that sort of important, tiny adventure.

Join us next week for our first official No, YOU Tell It! of 2015. Click here for details and to RSVP.

Continue to lose yourself in the wonder of Nikka’s work on her Society 6 page: