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On 21/02/10 this image has had 404 views, 169 comments, 35 Faves and 1 sale.

This was the point when Wolf suddenly realised he might just have met his match!!

This was just for fun – and for the Fairy Tale Challenge in Altered By Design

All I wanted to do here was to create a strong heroine – and here she is… Red Riding Hood with attitude.

I am indebted to the following artists for their brilliant stock…

Red Riding Hood by mizzd-stock
Man by katanaz stock
Wolf by socyonfrax stock
Background by dcsmc stock
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You must listen to this – it is *The Wolf’s Song’ – and it is great!

The Traditional Story

It is about a girl called Little Red Riding Hood, after the red hooded cape or cloak she wears. The girl walks through the woods to deliver food to her sick grandmother.

A wolf wants to eat the girl but is afraid to do so in public. He approaches the girl, and she naïvely tells him where she is going. He suggests the girl pick some flowers, which she does. In the meantime, he goes to the grandmother’s house and gains entry by pretending to be the girl. He swallows the grandmother whole, and waits for the girl, disguised as the grandmother.

When the girl arrives, she notices he looks very strange to be her grandma. In most retellings, this eventually culminates with Little Red Riding Hood saying, “My, what big teeth you have!”
To which the wolf replies, “The better to eat you with,” and swallows her whole, too.

A hunter, however, comes to the rescue and cuts the wolf open. Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother emerge unharmed. They fill the wolf’s body with heavy stones, which drown him when he falls into a well. Other versions of the story have had the grandmother shut in the closet instead of eaten, and some have Little Red Riding Hood saved by the hunter as the wolf advances on her rather than after she is eaten.

The tale makes the clearest contrast between the safe world of the village and the dangers of the forest, conventional antitheses that are essentially medieval, though no written versions are as old as that.

From Wikapedia

reslessd suggested that this music would be greart – and it is fabulous – so I have added it as well!!

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red riding hood, altered by design, anna shaw, fairy story, challenge

Anna and Robert have only recently moved to Kent, having spent six years living France where they first embarked on wedding photography. They are passionate about photography, and have a real love for shooting weddings, gaining so much pleasure and fun from these special days.

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  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 4 years ago

    Enchanting creation sweetheART ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • Thanks dear Val – that is lovely of you.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • strawberries
    strawberriesover 4 years ago

    very cool =D

  • Thanks my friend. I thought it was about time we had a more powerful role model for our young girls.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • simba
    simbaover 4 years ago

    Amazing work Anna.

  • Thanks so much Linda.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

    Fantastic work as always Anna , good luck in the challenge . x

  • Thanks dear Irene – I love the thought of powerful role-models.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • TedBlackall
    TedBlackallover 4 years ago

    Terrific Anna

  • Thanks so much dear Ted.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • Sue Smith
    Sue Smithover 4 years ago

    Lol, I love her attitude Anna. Yes, old wolfee had better run, she will eat him for breakfast, lunch and dinner before he can say ‘Grandma’.
    Perfectly put together, it’s a winner Anna.

  • Thanks so much Sue – not at all sure about it being a winner, but I just wanted to have a bit of fun.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • Brandie1
    Brandie1over 4 years ago

    A awesome creation.
    Yes she is a tough bird who is going to give this bad old wolfie a run for his money. GO GIRL.xx

  • Thanks dear Brandie – I love that she is not cowed by the wolf.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 4 years ago

    Oh – you have no idea how I love this – a grown up version and she’s not a victim anymore – he better watch out – fabulous work Anna xx

  • You are so lovely – that is exactly what I wanted to portray.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • bazen
    bazenover 4 years ago

    what fun!! watch out wolf!!:)))xx

  • I think he better give up now! LOL. Thank you dear bazen.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonover 4 years ago

    Beautifully done, I love the lighting and colours in this one and the body language is great

  • Thanks so much Josie – a strong female in fairy stories is long overdue.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

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